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Hands On Impressions of Ryse: Son of Rome's Co-Op Mode | Co-Optimus

Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be one of the games Microsoft hopes is a system seller for the Xbox One. The impressive visuals provided by developer Crytek definitely will catch people’s eyes, but can the actual game draw in players with its ancient Roman setting?

Combat itself was better than expected, Ryse plays a bit like a modern brawler. While combat isn’t as fast for fluid as say, God of War, it is satisfying. Using both a sword and shield you can perform light, heavy, and special attacks. Timing blocks with the shield allow you to parry and weakened enemies can be finished to the delight of the crowd. (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

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Daz  +   441d ago
They still need to fix a couple of things but its looks great.
lifeisgamesok  +   440d ago
Looks fantastic!!!
JokesOnYou  +   440d ago
Yeah it looks amazing even in this youtube quality vid but still needs some touch up work/bugs/clipping.
aceitman  +   440d ago
that clanking noise annoys the hell out of me I would not play this from that noise alone , and it happens so much from him running ,walking and fighting , I understand its supposed to be the armor but dam I haven't seen armor make that much noise ever. and I don't care if it was multi platform its annoying .
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OpieWinston  +   440d ago
You might find it annoying, but you gotta admit for metal clanking around, it's some amazing sound FX.

And yeah that's how it would've sounded, not saying I'm an expert but common sense tells ya that when you've got metal like that hanging and bouncing back and fourth.
kratos_TheGoat  +   441d ago
not impress yet
Goku781  +   441d ago
Kratos has spoken! Lol
kratos_TheGoat  +   441d ago
the fightin look stale for some reason i was really more impress with xbox 1 controller then ryse
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Goku781  +   441d ago
Not to hate hate hate but nothing about this game impresses me more than God of war or Heavenly Sword. It's pretty but not as pretty as they said it was going to be so they kept back tracking and that to me is lying, which I don't like.
kratos_TheGoat  +   440d ago
god of war is best selling h&s of all time. all god of war series won game of the year. has epic story and graphic ryse is not fuckin with kratos lol
kratos_TheGoat  +   440d ago
heavenly sword is underrated which i love everything about the game hope sony make heavenly sword 2
Grave  +   440d ago
Heavenly Sword was incredible!
IC3_DEMON  +   441d ago
Slow-mo every 5 secs? If they think we're impressionable monkeys, than yeah, I could see why they put that in.

Honestly game looks kinda boring.
mdluffy  +   441d ago
Why does every game add slow-motion?
killzone:sf got slow-mo too, but I still love killzone.
BobBelcher  +   441d ago
cinematics mostly.
BobBelcher  +   441d ago
Looks great.
iistuii  +   441d ago
its looking pretty good from when i first viewed it at E3. The combat seems a lot like Batman/Sleeping dogs the way it moves from one attacker to another. But from a video it looks nice too, wanna see it in the flesh mind..
lifeisgamesok  +   440d ago
Definitely next gen

I'm sure I made the right decision to preorder this and DR3

Now I just need to decide on Watchdogs, Forza, or NBA 2k14
Tiqila  +   440d ago
thats a hard one
Clarence  +   440d ago
Next gen? Every enemy he killed half their body fell inside the rocks. Also the game combat is so simple anybody should be able to beat this game in 3hrs. Just follow what the prompts say.
TRD4L1fe  +   440d ago
oh so you already know how long this game is? you're awesome.
lifeisgamesok  +   440d ago
Glitches can be fixed and even if there are still bugs that doesn't determine whether a game is "next gen"

When Elder Scrolls games or GTA have glitches does it make them bad games? It was just a minor glitch

The gameplay is good enough and you have to defeat your foe before you even get to use the button prompt to finish him off.

Are you paid by Sony?
TRD4L1fe  +   440d ago
Im getting watch dogs, that game looks very promising
mhunterjr  +   440d ago
Yeah, if this is what people consider a 'downgrade', we can only hope games get downgraded all the time. The visuals look fantastic!

This won't be the first game i get for xbox one, but once i pay through dr3 it'll be on my list.
byeGollum  +   440d ago
"Combat itself was better than expected, Ryse plays a bit like a modern brawler. While combat isn’t as fast or fluid as say, God of War, it is satisfying."

that's all I needed to know, I can't wait to play it for myself.
whitefang1988  +   440d ago
I think it looks a lot better now, I love god of war and heavenly sword was good too. But I also liked castlevania and Dante's inferno We can't judge if its boring or not yet though because the story might be brilliant which let's face it without a good narrative to drive a hack and slash you begging to ask what's the point of this? I'm glad there's a game like this coming out at launch otherwise my time on games would be filled with fps and nothing else...
windblowsagain  +   440d ago
Not sure of the gameplay.

Graphically it looks nice. Cryengine 3./
MRMagoo123  +   440d ago
still meh to me, its like god of war but without the stuff that made god of war good.
WeaseL  +   440d ago
lmao look how close the shield gets @2:08
Grave  +   440d ago
Looks good and it's nice to see some that can actually play a video game at the controls. The one thing I didn't like was the sounds. They get a bit annoying after a bit, but prob just me.
PFFT  +   440d ago
It looks and sounds fucking amazing! And the fighting is nice and fluid! Day One!
saint_seya  +   440d ago
Does anyone noticed how the first enemy that he kills has half of his body inside of the rock #check 1:30 and before that he was standing inside the rock...
Doesnt look bad #graphics looks nice#, but that kill after kill with cinematic looks a bit repetitive, and the camera angles sometimes make it weird #anyone who played a 3rd person can notice that.
Either way it looks interesting for a first game if they can fix those problems.

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