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Game Informer- Ryse: Son Of Rome Is As Fun As Dialing Phone Numbers

GI:I've never wanted to leave a demo as badly as the one for this tedious, uninspired Xbox One launch title. (Ryse: Son of Rome, Xbox One)

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Majin-vegeta  +   829d ago | Well said
Lol at the title xD
majiebeast  +   829d ago | Well said
Dat burn

"With my left hand completely off the controller, I was able to slice and dice through tons of enemies simply by inputting the same sequence ad nauseum. On a couple of occasions, the game would shift to sequences that involved me defending an area with crossbow stations or ordering my men to block arrows with their shields. These were somehow even less exciting than the tedious swordplay."

Crytek continues their trend of making tech demos instead of games.
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NewMonday  +   829d ago | Well said
"Ryse is undeniably pretty, but that’s about all it had going for it"

sums it up
AlexanderNevermind  +   829d ago | Well said
Ouch.....But this is not the 1st time I've heard that.

Articles like this and DR3 coming in at 720p. Man MS still can't catch a break.
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PoSTedUP  +   829d ago | Well said
wow that sucks... i wouldnt blame crytek tho (even tho they are somewhat known for this) bc MS are the ones who called for this, they gave them a kinect game and said "here, we need another exclusive X1 game, do what you can, you have X amount of time, throw some sparkles on it, deal with our awkward hardware, and try n fix the clunky kinect controls/animations".

thats what i saw anyways...

good thing KI looks good.
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JokesOnYou  +   829d ago
Edit My bad, I guess headline is right but this is just 1 preview of many, some liked the combat some didn't well see.
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No FanS Land  +   829d ago
I want the AVGN to review this, or at least jim sterling!
Boody-Bandit  +   829d ago
I've been saying this since it premiered earlier this year. This is a very simplistic and clunky engine. There is nothing to it. I agree this falls completely on MS for going to Crytek and pulling the plug on it being a Kinect game for the 360 and trying to make it a launch game for the XBOX ONE.

It's impossible to make a complex combat engine in a rush. It takes years. I don't understand why they don't just push this game back and see if they can really turn it into something special or at least better than it's current form.

I'm starting to think that the rumors were true. MS was originally planning on releasing the XBOX ONE next year. How else can you explain dev kits not being sent out in time, games not being shown on their hardware, most multiplat titles barely being seen and now that they're done running at 720p, all the poor messaging and PR, turning over restrictions and mandatory implementation? They just don't seem like they were ready to launch in 2013.
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Enemy  +   829d ago
Here come the 4 and 5's out of 10. There's been endless bad press since it was revealed.
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mewhy32  +   829d ago
Wow. Is the ANY good news for the bone? At least it's a pretty game.
darthv72  +   829d ago
I guess it would depend on the number. If we are talking 411 (information) then yeah that isnt really exciting.

If we are talking 976 numbers (the dirty ones) then....hey now!
Kujii  +   829d ago | Funny
Welp. At least Xbox fans have the option to rent it now.
GiggMan  +   829d ago
I stopped reading at the title of the article. lol. Funniest title ever.

On topic, that sucks for Ryse and it's defenders. I can honestly tell you that I didn't have to wait for a pre/review to realize that this games was mostly a miss.
morganfell  +   829d ago

Regarding the 720p matter, people should realize this is the result of a very intentional policy decision. Microsoft stated succinctly ‘We purposefully did not target the highest end graphics. We targeted it more as a broad entertainment play'. It was only after having designed their machine and witnessed the public reaction they attempted to back peddle on that particular remark. And therein lies the rub. While their marketing line was drastically altered their hardware was not. The gap between these two machines is going to widen rather than narrow. Some members of the gaming demographic should brace themselves for more unpleasantness.
asmith2306  +   829d ago
"Crytek continues their trend of making tech demos instead of games." - absolutely. I have been saying this for years. Can't stand Crytek's arrogance about 'how good the next Crysis will look on PC compared to consoles'. Up their own arses and all they care for is graphics, their games are shite.
ShinMaster  +   829d ago
I told people they were getting too hung up on the graphics and polygons and not paying attention to the gameplay.

Since I actually watched gameplay videos for the gameplay, I can't say I'm not too surprised by this. Not to mention this used to be Codename Kingdoms, a Kinect game on 360 before they upgraded to Xbox One.
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RedDevils  +   829d ago
lol so true, Crytek are known of making boring ass game don't know why people even got hype for this game, maybe because the graphic
mikeslemonade  +   829d ago
Told you so :)
titletownrelo  +   829d ago
I'm just imagining Angry Joe's insane rant when he reviews this on his YouTube channel!!! XD
IVanSpinal  +   829d ago
Crysis on PC
Killzone on PS4
Ryse on XB1
Waste of money
FamilyGuy  +   829d ago
Whoa, I'm a bit surprised a game informer journalist is getting away with being this critical.
Raises my respect for big name sites/magazines a bit as they usually seem restricted in how much they can talk about a negative experience.

Anyone without fanboy goggles could see the game play in this one was going to leave much to be desired but we're all here still saying "I told you so" anyway. LOL

I can't wait for the reviews to roll in at the levels we've been expecting for months.
Computersaysno  +   829d ago
Whats the phone number?

mikeslemonade  +   829d ago
Well the xbox zealots still were saying how good the game the looks and the game was transitioning to less "rails" and qte gameplay.

I was already saying during E3 this is a 6.5 type game but might get higher reviews just because everyone's scale seems to be only 6.5-10.0.
SilentNegotiator  +   829d ago
IGN called the MP "boring"

Game Informer is calling the demo they've played "as fun as dialing phone numbers"

Can we stop pretending like this is the game to justify packed-in Kinect? Or even a good game?
ThanatosDMC  +   829d ago
I hope they dont lynch this guy.
n4rc  +   829d ago
One persons opinion... I dont care what website he works for.. Its still just one guys opinion...

Some people think cod is the best game in the world and Justin beiber is the best singer.... doesnt make them right to me, just themselves..

Beautiful game with batman like combat... Sounds like a blast to me
dmeador  +   829d ago
Thats disappointing, I'm picking up an X1 at launch, and am a huge fan of the Roman Empire. After the bad press planned on picking up this on a rental, but it might not be worth that.

To those saying its not fair that they were asked to make an X1 game, I think thats a little much. They are a major game developer, they should be up to the challenge.
mistertwoturbo  +   829d ago | Funny
Whoa whoa whoa now, I love dialing phone numbers.

*Pre-orders Ryse*
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Kryptix  +   829d ago
It has been stated throughout the months that the gameplay needs a lot of work. Delaying the game would of been the best choice but I guess Microsoft decided to rush the game to make themselves look like they have more exclusives for next gen than Sony.

The main problem why Ryse is still being released with awful or mediocre gameplay to some is because the Xbots will still buy it. I mean, notice the comments above, look who's in denial and I respect the people buying an Xbox One taking this into consideration that gameplay matters more. Of course, Ryse 2 will fix the problems if there ever is one, but I don't blame Crytek...Microsoft gave them the cards and they had to play them in a short period of time. All the glitches we see in previews with the engine and A.I. tell the story.
The_Con-Sept  +   829d ago
I foretold this game would be the "Lair" of this generation. And it did worse than that.... Now Ryse is the new example of a trash exclusive. It makes Lair a double a game when compared to ryse.
PSX04  +   829d ago
I'm not serprised because it's a native kenict game so it's no controller needed game
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BlueShirt7749  +   829d ago
I'll wait for the game to come out before I stick a fork in it. Looks great obviously and could be a fun launch title.
Xsilver  +   829d ago
Ryse was never gonna be Good :/.
TheTwelve  +   829d ago
Looks like this will be Microsoft's "Lair".
wsoutlaw87  +   829d ago
Ha i forgot about lair, i didnt own a ps3 at that point
itBourne  +   829d ago
Lol almost the exact same, Sony forced Factor 5 to show off the six axis. If the game had standard controls it may of actually been playable. So this is kind of the opposite, Kinect to Core, and Core to Sixaxis.
Guwapo77  +   829d ago
@ T12 - I own that game and holy hell was it bad. I couldn't even control it...
frostypants  +   829d ago
I as about to mention Lair myself when I read that others felt the same. LOL. Yeah...Lair all over again. At least Lair became semi-entertaining when they fixed the controls.
ThanatosDMC  +   829d ago
Lair wasnt bad... after they released the patch so you could actually play the stupid game.
vigilante_man  +   829d ago
Shame. I hope it isn't true. New ideas are great for gaming. Keeps things fresh. There has not really being a good Roman game of later.

I hope for all XB1 fans this game turns out great. I am still a little stung over the Haze game. Wow. That game looked so good pre-release!!
hulk_bash1987  +   829d ago
I guess im in the minority that actually enjoyed lair san six axis controls.
Guwapo77  +   828d ago
So they patched it? I never picked the game back up, my level of frustration was through the roof.
LackaJaKane  +   829d ago
Hey guys, there was a more positive preview of ryse posted 2 minutes b4 this preview... Did you guys miss it?

It just goes to show you how things work on this site
AlexanderNevermind  +   829d ago
Even in that review he was critical of the gameplay (see same xxx y combo sequence). This critique speaks of a maybe 6.5-7.0 score.

Here's another not so glowing review...

With God of War part of the allure was not knowing what crazy creature was around the corner. Since Ryse doesn't stray from realism, They need to find other ways to keep the gamer connected.
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LackaJaKane  +   829d ago

You'll find a whole lot more positives than negatives in that article.

"I’m far from disappointed with what I’ve seen in Ryse so far. Leading off a console launch with a new title is always risky, and developer Crytek risks losing its game in the shuffle. It definitely isn’t a God of War clone, but from what I’ve seen so far, it’s something that might surprise Kratos fans if they’re in the market for an Xbox One system. Either way, Ryse seems to do a good job of bringing on the bloodletting, even if the Son of Rome isn’t quite as sadistically creative as the God of War"

"This critique speaks of a maybe 6.5-7.0 score"

cant seem to find were the author stated anything about a possible score based on their impression

EDIT: And also there have been articles posted b4 "that not so glowing review" article...where you'll find more positives than negatives, by gaming giants like gamespot and ign, but for some reason, the negative articles seem to be getting more attention. Yep just goes to show you how things work around here
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jacksjus  +   829d ago
"Ryse doesn't have any superpowers, magic or epic boss battles with titans".

Nuff said this game is trash juice. And that's a shame.
warczar  +   829d ago
"Upcoming Xbox One murderfest Ryse: Son of Rome doesn’t have superpowers, magic, or boss fights with mythical titans, but it might be just as violent as PlayStation’s God of War series.

Please, Ryse and God of war should never be compared. Call me when Ryse tears the head of a god off with his bare hands.
moparful99  +   829d ago
You post a preview from an unknown online source to defend a title that was lambasted by the most respected publishing in all of gaming (gameinformer)

I read the entirety of that article and its obvious you are attempting to glean only the positives instead of seeing it for what it is..

The only positive sentiment in the entire article was the amount of gore.

He even describes how he created his own challenges and goals to stave off the monotonous flow of this game in his first playthrough! Thats not good..

Nobody is arguing that the game isn't pretty or that it doesn't have positive aspects but from an enjoyment standpoint I haven't heard anyone come away proclaiming this is a must play title..
PFFT  +   828d ago
You are preaching to the wrong crowd broski. The fools in this site are too blind to see anything positive about the XB1. Do yourself a favor and leave this dirty place.
FITgamer  +   829d ago
Not surprised, myself and quite of few others on this site said this game looks like 7/10 at best.
MusicComposer  +   829d ago
Yeah exactly! I've been saying this for the longest time now. I even asked how people would feel if Knack got reviewed higher than Ryse. This is arguably the Xbox One's flagship game.
itBourne  +   829d ago
I have been saying it too for a long time. All the symptoms of a bad game were there from the start. I think Knack will get hammered for being a $60 game, Im guessing most reviewers will say it should of been $40. Just a guess tho.
nypifisel  +   829d ago
Maybe if MS focused on making a games console rather than a media box they would've invested in some first party studios.
hellzsupernova  +   829d ago
Is anyone surprised by this
It's crytek
mistertwoturbo  +   829d ago
Actually Crysis 3 was pretty good gameplay wise. A solid 8/10.
Cuzzo63  +   829d ago
This game is gonna fail so bad. With all the knack jokes from the xbots, sure its safe to say knack will be more enjoyable than ryse.
wsoutlaw87  +   829d ago
i didnt expect something so harsh from game informer. I guess thats what happens when you try to turn a kinect game into a launch AAA exclusive thats main focus is graphics.
a_squirrel  +   828d ago
Somehow you just explained exactly why it is failing so hard.
Magicite  +   829d ago
Its Da Bestest
dan-goes-forth  +   829d ago
Unless you are dialing Funky Town on it, this is not good news
sAVAge_bEaST  +   829d ago

what' Crytek make a soulless game?? get out of town.
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princejb134  +   829d ago
i love dialing numbers* sarcasm*
IRON883  +   829d ago
Ha! Please put water on burned area:)
thehitman  +   829d ago

That is the most troll title I ever seen. Well there is still Forza and DR3 right?
dale_denton  +   829d ago
but but but the graphics are what makes this game good..... but but but..... its xbone exclusive...
Nocando  +   829d ago
Ok, all jokes aside the "but but" thing should have died a long time ago, it was stupid then and now is just unbearable.
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dale_denton  +   829d ago
but but but it's not stupid.... but but but it's not unbearable....
XboxFun  +   829d ago
But but but it's one review!

I remember when TLoU or Uncharted would get one bad review and N4G would be set on fire. But for a Xbox game it's party down central.
Kryptix  +   829d ago

Are you talking about Polygon? The same people that admitted they got payed $750,000 by MS and gave every PS3 exclusive anything lower than an 8?

I read Game Informer and they seem to come out fair than a lot of reviewers and point out all the flaws in a game. Like TLOU's bad A.I. with Ellie at some points of the game. And I can guarantee Ryse is going to be one of those games that you'll play it once just to see it's visuals and not try to pick up again because of it's repetitive simple gameplay.

What is an Xbot going to say now, wait for the patch? Wait for Ryse 2? lol Just accept the truth...

But...but...pwetty gwaphics. lol
Bathyj  +   829d ago
"Dialing Phone Numbers"

7/8th of your audience just said WTF?
BABY-JEDI  +   829d ago
Phone app confirmed.
Dialling your way out of trouble.
kenshiro100  +   829d ago
Pretty brutal comment but I'm not surprised. I didn't see much appeal for this game either.
Irishguy95  +   829d ago
What a shame, thank **** I chose the Ps4. The only 2 I really wanted from the X1 was Ryse and Titanfall. And Titanfall will be played on my 360
showtimefolks  +   829d ago
Crytek knows how to make beautiful looking games

gameplay is usually boring/dull and very uninspiring
story is always below average

i was really hoping that crytek would learn from their past mistakes but from the looks of it they didn't

they own Homefront IP which had a decent story from THQ sale and they also have many employees who worked on darksiders IP, but i guess all we should expect from crytek are tech demos

they had the backing of MS, yes not the best publisher but one of the biggest for sure. They could have made this game into something great. But blame also goes on MS since this was suppose to be kinect exclusive when it started. So maybe some of the shortcomings should be blamed also on MS
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Gardenia  +   828d ago
On easy the Speed Dial is enabled
NikonSteve  +   828d ago
Hmm dialing numbers eh? http://www.leftoverculturer...
OllieBoy  +   829d ago
Duh, it's Crytek. Great visuals, mediocre gameplay.
WeAreLegion  +   829d ago
I love FarCry and the first Crysis though. :/
MightyNoX  +   829d ago
Took the words out of my mouth. No one can deny Crytek's visuals but they themselves admitted they don't care about gameplay.
HugoDrax  +   829d ago
IGN gave it a decent video review



Guess it's one of those cases were you will need to play the game, and make your own analysis of the gameplay. Reviews seem to be positive and negative, I wish we could get one conclusive review.
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Pintheshadows  +   829d ago
Wow, that was quite an uncomfortable read.

It sounds like the kind of game The Stanley Parable mocks.

It is sounding more and more like it will be the X1's version of Lair. Looks nice, plays badly.
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NateCole  +   829d ago
Dude. I love Lair.
Pintheshadows  +   829d ago
Each to their own I guess but I never had the chance to play it with normal controls (I got it day one and it really irritated me). Even then, I think you may still be in the minority.
cactusjack  +   829d ago
lair was fun until you hit the bugs and glitches,
I_AM_ CANADIAN_1989  +   829d ago
I still wish they'd remake lair for the ps4 awesome game just terrible screen tearing And FPS drops, even with the analog patch I found the game to be unplayable which absolutely saddened me because I love the concept of being a dragon lord :( not enough dragon riding games in the wild. Only problem with lair was Sony forced 1080p native and six axis controls add smooth 30 to 60 FPS @ 720p to 1080p depending if it's on ps3 or ps4 and you got yourself a good game. To be honest because the game was aerial combat heavy 60 FPS is a must. Like I just want to call up Sony and say hey please remake lair for ps4. It just blows me away that Sony hasn't realized that lair was a awesome concept it was just executed poorly. Remake the game for ps4 with 1080p 60fps native analog controls and call it dragon lords or something.
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neogeo  +   829d ago
FACT! Lair was in true 1080p. not upscaled. the whole game was pure 1080p. The frame rate was pretty bad at times but give them credit for trying so hard.

"Eggebrecht: First of all, we are not only rendering some part of Lair in 1080p. The whole game is in 1080p native, from front-end to all in-game bits."

PS3 launch game in true 1080p What res is Ryse in?

We absolutely love 1080p because of the detail that you can see. When we went up from 720 to 1080 I was blown away how much more of the artwork was visible. We started out being true 720p proponents, but since switching over to true 1080p via HDMI a few months ago I can't go back."
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I_AM_ CANADIAN_1989  +   829d ago
Yeah I said it was native 1080p to bad the game could only handle 720p with decent frame rates. I'd trade any amount of detail to actually be able to finish the game. any battle moment where catapults were shooting fireballs with large armies on the ground my frame rate dropped to like 10 FPS with major screen tearing and that was with a brand new ps3. What's the point of having nice visuals when you can't even enjoy them because the framerate is at 10fps and the screen is tearing. I don't know if your defending lair being in 1080p but I hope you aren't because it's the main reason after the patch that the game is unplayable. PS3 cannot do a game like lair in native 1080p way to many onscreen enemies plus fast past aerial dragon fights with catapults shooting constant flaming rocks. Also when I said native at the end of my comment I was talking about native analog controls .... Got Alittle excited for nothing . Lol
TheTwelve  +   829d ago
I mentioned the Lair thing above too, haha. I played Lair and the problem was the opposite of Ryse; Lair was asking for too much and not providing the controls to do so. Ryse looks to be just too simple overall.
ABizzel1  +   829d ago
Lair was awful because of inaccurate motion controls. With the patch it was a decent game, problem was the patch came over a year later and people had moved on to Uncharted, Ratchet, MGS4, etc...
Pintheshadows  +   829d ago
Yeah, I never tried it with the patch.
Gamefan12  +   829d ago
Played it with the patch, it was decent, but better games were out so didn't get that far in before moving on.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   829d ago
Oh wow that's not good.
pyramidshead  +   829d ago
I think most were expecting reviews like this to be honest.

I have a feeling the next GOW will have criticism like this. But there seems to be room for more freedom of combat with God of War.

Crytek really took that cinematic feel and made love to it there and then.
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mdluffy  +   829d ago
Most of the time: GameInformer is really positive about big games, so the gameplay must really suck bad.
SkippyPaccino  +   829d ago
What can we expect from a poor mans God of War clone?....Same thing about PlayStation All-stars...They probably would've been more successful if they fully copied smash brothers instead of reinventing the wheel...
PSVita  +   829d ago
I gotta agree. I would have liked PSallstars a lot more if the had made it mortal Kombat style honestly or just gone and fully ripped SSB.
mistertwoturbo  +   829d ago
lol funny you mention God of War clone.

When I saw that Ryse trailer about the guy who gets betrayed and killed, then goes into the afterlife and gets revived by a god and sent back for vengence.

I was like... "Didn't I play this game 10 years ago?"
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yeahokchief  +   829d ago
The blunt honesty is refreshing and entertaining.
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xReDeMpTiOnx  +   829d ago
Buuuuuuuuut ryseeeee
NateCole  +   829d ago
The power of the cloud. lmao!!
no, it is written like this:
TeehH PaWWoAAAh ofF tEEeh Cla0uAOD!
Yami007  +   829d ago
Xbox One is still not looking good and its November now.
NewAgeisHere  +   829d ago
Actually it's looking worse by the day.Xbox One image actually rebounded after that e3 fiasco, but now with this resolutiongate and other details its lookin pretty bad again.
grailly  +   829d ago
I just watched a forza interview, and that game looks badass, way better than I thought.

other than that it's true that nothing else is really looking good. Is the whole TV thing still included? I didn't hear much talk about that lately
hellzsupernova  +   829d ago
Here's my problem with forza, the number of cars in forza 5 is tiny only 120 I believe where forza 4 had over 500, forza 4 was the reason I bought another 360
Mikefizzled  +   829d ago
Forza 5 has about 200 cars in it but yes its a disappointingly low number.
Anzil  +   829d ago
forza isnt next gen in the tech department but ya its a pretty 1080p60fps title
kneon  +   829d ago
120 cars is fine if they are cars I want to drive. I have over 1100 cars in GT5 but there are only a few dozen that I care about driving.
TheEnigma313  +   829d ago
Hopefully this isn't true, but Crytek has a history of having beautiful games with mediocre gameplay. I guess we will wait and see.
tdogg  +   829d ago
can't wait for this..... day one for me
SpiralTear  +   829d ago

This game sure has had a tough development cycle. From the resolution issues to the Twitter drama, it's all been downhill for Ryse. If the demo is that bad this close to launch, I expect the game to be a real wreck when it's released.

Also, I find it rather interesting that this game was originally announced as a Kinect game.
nevin1  +   829d ago
Isn't this the poster child of the XboxOne launch?
The Meerkat  +   829d ago
Looking forward to hearing what Yahtzee thinks of this.
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cactusjack  +   829d ago
this game is going to get butchered when it is released,
T2  +   829d ago
Serious question - ryse not looking great , dead rising has never sold over like 3 million or so .... And a racing game . This is the reason to get an xbone ?
I dont get it.
mistertwoturbo  +   829d ago
Uhhh hello? Did you miss the part about Kinect being soooo awesome??? And you can watch NFL with your Bros??? And The cloud's theoretically computational power equivalent of an Autobot's left thumb???
GryestOfBluSkies  +   829d ago
why dont you tell us how you really feel
gamer7804  +   829d ago
Why don't we look at other previews as well. Ign really liked the latest build and showed gameplay of single player
SkippyPaccino  +   829d ago
If it's Ryan Mac that did the preview, it's probably some lip service to M$ for some extra add revenue...Because Ign did two previews and the other people that played it thought it was terrible....
gamer7804  +   829d ago
The other preview is outdated in comparison. That preview was an early multiplayer preview. Furthermore this preview was not done by Ryan.
devwan  +   829d ago
@gamer7804 Yeah and earlier today IGN said DR3 was aiming for 1080P/30 and hit it 90% of the time... then the actual dev of DR3 said 720/30. So take what IGN shove down your throat with maybe just a pinch of salt?
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gamer7804  +   829d ago
I think all previews should be taken with a grain of salt. As by nature, they are previews
Deathdeliverer  +   829d ago
HOLY SHIT! The amount of pain in this article is spellbinding. I have been saying that the game looks great graphic wise, but looks boring as hell gameplay wise. I was hoping for a day one demo and I still do. But this. This is even worse than my lowest expectations. Some people just cant tell a bad game from seeing it. I never pick bad games, my brother on the other hand has some kind of uncanny magnetism to terrible games. Mafia? He bought it. Metropolis Mania? Yep that too. Blue Stinger? Day one. Point being this is one of those cases. I saw it from a mile away. Dead Rising, and KI day 1 to coincide with my day 1 PS4.
grailly  +   829d ago
I'm still not sure about dead rising... It looks like it might get boring quickly, you just mow down hordes and hordes of zombies and it looks like they just respawn when you turn your camera away. It's hard to believe that the game would stay fun for more than a week.
Deathdeliverer  +   829d ago
I gave you an agree because... well I do. But in all honesty, DR can be fun for sure, but I really expect it to have limited lasting appeal. I know im going to get shit for this but if I don't get dead rising there is nothing else to get on XB1 for me. I love KI but if its the only game I have for XB1 alllll the way till Titan Fall comes out, its going to feel pretty bad. I have no interest in anything else and to a degree I am kinda getting DR just to get it. All the multi plats I will be getting on PS4 so at this current junction, its KI and DR3 or only KI for the forseeable future.
ThatEnglishDude  +   829d ago
Replied to wrong post!
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ThatEnglishDude  +   829d ago
But Mafia was a great game. Really good. Mafia II was ok, nothing spectacular - but still pretty solid.
Deathdeliverer  +   829d ago
It was Mafia 2 on PS2.Game was terrible. Low speed chases, getting shot through walls, and utterly boring gameplay. Coolest thing about this game was having people pay you for protection. Everything else was terribad. Especially if you consider everything else that was out at the time.
ThatEnglishDude  +   829d ago
Mafia II wasn't on PS2, only the first game was. I remember the console ports being rather poorly received. I'm purely speaking about the PC version of the game. But the first game itself was met with critical acclaim and is widely considered to be a classic in the genre. I'm not sure if this is the game you are talking about. I remember the PS2/Xbox versions of Mafia were released several years later - which would make it seem dated, yes. But still, Mafia was a great game. Especially on PC! :)
T2  +   829d ago
I still want to beat my friend for convincing me to buy crackdown 2 .... Cant believe how desperate people are , listing crackdown 3 as a legitimate upcoming title ... Crackdown 2 would have run on ps1 easily ....horrendous
blackpanther25  +   829d ago
Oh damn......crackdown 2 looked horrible from a mile away and this coming from someone who bought two copies of crackdown (looooove that game)
Godhimself_In_3d  +   829d ago
Ouch lol the Xbox ones poster child. Not to flame bait but only Xbox owners would think that crytek would even consider making gameplay fun. They only deliver great graphics. Himself out
Lannister  +   829d ago
I disagree, at least with dialing a phone number there's the possibility you're calling a dime piece.
NateCole  +   829d ago
I have read some bad previews before but this takes the cake.

DanielGearSolid  +   829d ago
Does game informer still have a physical magazine? If this article makes it in, less informed gamers might read it... Not good lol
WeAreLegion  +   829d ago
They do, but the digital copies release like two weeks before anyone gets their physical copies, so I don't see a point in them for digital subscribers.
dark-kyon  +   829d ago
crytek in all his glory,this guys do not make games,make software,tech demos.what awfull dev. how these keep in work talk very bad for the industry.
clmstr  +   829d ago
Ryse = Crysis + Swords
isarai  +   829d ago
crysis 1 was really fun though
d0nT wOrrY  +   829d ago
The 2nd was terribly boring..
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Thegamer41  +   829d ago
The first Crysis was fun becuase it kinda had an open world though which Ryse obviously dsnt have.
isarai  +   829d ago
Wow, never actually heard something so negative from Gameinformer, they are usually the optimistic "break it to them softly" type of reviewers. must have been really bad for the reviewer to say that.

Crytek, you really need a new gameplan for your gameplay department, cause recently you've been sucking major ass in your gameplay.
supraking951  +   829d ago
lol how sad. First the ugly gameplay of Dead Rising 3 and now more confirmation of the crap that is Ryse
tdogg  +   829d ago
I played this game when they were in Chicago and I don't see why they say it isn't good. this game is awesome. but that's my opinion. just as I said I liked gow ascension and others say that was boring. people just don't like these type of games
christocolus  +   829d ago
im willing to give it a try...
R0n0rve  +   829d ago
Although this does concern me a little, I'm still going to give it a shot. If this turns out to be a total let down, then it's my loss I guess.
SirBradders  +   828d ago
rent it
LGM313  +   829d ago
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