Microsoft: "Pushing For A Lot Of Story In One Of Our Unannounced Projects", Gives Ryse As An Example.
Story based games have been a strength of PlayStation exclusives. Not so much on the 360. I think MS are making all the right moves now (regardless of the Ryse association). More story based games are needed really. I think MS are trying to break away from the shooter-centric appeal of the X1's predecessors, which is a good thing in a way (even though that's what attracted me to the Xbox in the first place). The market is horridly saturated with shooters at the moment and no doubt Spencer and co have witnessed the majesty of The Last of Us as an example of the value of a quality story based game. This medium needs more meaningful/artistic elements.
LOL yeah, the association with Ryse's story is going to *ahem* raise some eyebrows. FWIW, I'll take more story (they're already doing that with Quantum Break). HIstorically, Microsoft has made some awesome stories in gaming but they moved away with that once they started to focus more on Kinect/Xbox Live. But I'd actually rather see these devs branch out into the free-roaming build-your-own-world sort of games like Minecraft. Sony has Everquest Next coming up and Microsoft has Spark (not sure if it's free roaming, or how in-depth the tools go). I think we need more games like that. As you pointed out, story-based games are kinda Sony's thing right now and Sony has the devs to back it up. Microsoft? Not so much anymore. They need to work their way up again.
I heard the story of Ryse was actually great? It's the gameplay that got boring and repetitive from what I understand. Either way, hearing this is great as I agree with you. The PS has soem amazing games with story.
Why do you say that?(Dedicated gamer) Did you play all the way through and beat Ryse like I did? I'd give the game a 75% rating. Not the greatest game, but far from the worst, and one of the best looking games ever. The story was some pretty good fun and a really good effort for a launch title. What am I talking about? Look at my bubble and look at yours. You can tell by mine I'm an Xbox fan and you're a Sony fanboy buy all your bubbles. And of course the biggest games and most played games on Sony are FPS games. Oh, and that other huge game you guys are looking forward to, another shooter... Destiny. Ya, I know... I know. Shooters on the Xbox are no good and not fun. Shooters on the PlayStation are awesome and the best. Ya.. I know.
X1 has Sunset Overdrive A living breathing world being made by Insomniac... With the Cloud it'll make it easier for them to continue to update and fill the world. A lot of people overlooked the potentials of the cloud...Not for processing capabilities but the ability to create these living breathing online worlds. No one in the MMORPG community is giving Everquest Next a second look. But it's good for a lot of console gamers to get into it.
MS still has weakest first party studios out of Sony, Nintendo and MS group. And it is laughable how some people mention Black tusk as replacement for Epic Studios or 343 as replacement as Bungie. Those are downgrades in studios.
The cinematics in ryse are insane, it goes into the action directly from the cutscenes, the story in ryse was very good, the gameplay got repetitive after a while but the production was on another level
@Opiewinstons - That sounds amazing, what else can you tell us? Does it run in 4k or 3k resolution? How many levels are there? I mean, surely you must have seen SOME gameplay videos to sprout all these 'facts'. Also, did the elephant people ever re-elect President Nixon as Earth's Ruler in 2020? :(
@Mighty If you paid any attention to listen to Insomniac when they have been interviewed about Sunset overdrive...of course you're just a dumb fanboy.
"LOL yeah, the association with Ryse's story is going to *ahem* raise some eyebrows." -Again yet another reason I can't take the Ryse hate seriously. Yes its opinion but if you're a real gamer who's played so many highly rated games that lack a decent story to even suggest that Ryse story was bad is foolish, Typical warrior story yes, but its told with care about the characters, they are dynamic characters not cookie cutter good vs bad, he faces hardship through his family death vs duty to the empire, his leadership grows as he directs his men, the voice acting and production value goes along way to make every character believable, the end has a perfect climax= All the nitpicking aside Ryse definitely has a great story.
@ Jokes You just described the plotline of Gladiator...
Xbox 360's 3 major games had amazing storys. Halo, Gears and Fable.
I wouldn't call Gears amazing. Good, sure, but nothing groundbreaking or amazing. It was pretty standard space marine fare. Pretty cliched story as well, not that there's anything wrong with that, as overall it was interesting at times. Gears appeal was it's amazing game play and technical achievements, particularly early on. Halo got pretty good as it went along, I'll agree there. Can't speak to fable as I never followed it. OT to the article. I would love to see more story driven games come out on the X1. Good stories are what appeal to me the most. X1 is still on my radar, but I'm waiting for a must play game that can tear me away from my ever increasing backlog on numerous other systems.
Now that is where XB1 can turn the tide, if they have more story driven games. No doubt shooters will always be superior on the xbox platform, because of the controller and xblive, but ps4 has a lock on the single player story driven games. With Quantum Break coming out this fall, it can be the start of the story driven games for XB1. I love what I am hearing from Phil Spencer, he is leading xbox gaming in a wonderful direction.
The storyline in Ryse is fantastic imo.
Ryse has some of the best voice acting I've ever witnessed in a video game http://youtu.be/wjShf9PctO0 Anyone trying to even make a mockery of Ryse's story clearly, has not ever played it. Like 90% of N4G critics of it
Shooters sell on both systems. Regardless if there first or third person, shooting guns is a shooter. Both systems have them. Top selling games on both are shooters, 360 had great jrpgs in the beginning also. Multiplatforms are saturating the market with shooters, snd multiplays are on both systems.
Ryse ending was EPIC! Really made me want a second.
I just finished that game yesterday and I swear it felt like a version of the gladiator how it ended....i loved that game .... By far the best game I have played in this current gen era so far
Ryse was great, but if you haven't played dead rising three yet you are missing out. It was fantastic
Microsoft is really turning the ship around I love how much they're improving. Since Don left things have been much better
Gotta agree with you there, getting rid of that clown was the smartest move they have made so far. I really hope MS's focus on games is sincere this time and lasts longer than the first few years, i don't want a repeat performance of the past gens where they brought game after game and then just dropped core focus for the more casual market towards the end of the generation.
The story of Ryse was actually pretty decent and the approach was very cinematic, although I like what I'm seeing with Quantum Break in terms of narrative direction.
Ryse story was great.im really glad ms is pushing for more story driven games. It actually makes a lot sense since phil has had nothing but praise for naughty dog. Cant wait to see what they come up with. My guess is that ryse 2 is also in development and under the direction of tod pappy. I expect great things this gen.
He thinks story is like a dial you can just turn up.
Or maybe a switch? Hey, if you can turn off switches, why cant you turn them on? ;)
We have the sound engineering turned way up. Gameplay ... up, up. up. We pushing a lot story in this one. The programming alone 10x pushed up. Sub pixel resolution, we switched that on. Color scheme has been made broader and more fluid. Gamer to gamer on this, off the charts.
I see what you did thar! :)
Story is just a check you have to cut after hiring a writer(s)...whether it's good or not, up to the writer.
Another unannounced games :)
Ha ha ha :)
this year E3 gonna be one to be remembered, as of both sony and MS talked a lot about so many unannounced titles .. and we may see valve there with their new machine and some PC exclusive may money on sony >>> they got the biggest 1st and 2nd party in the industry P.s english isn't my 1st language, just ignore the grammars mistakes ;)
It was pretty good English for it not being your first! My bet is on Sony too but I wouldn't count ms out this time. Spencer seems to want to turn around the Xbox brand.
You did better than a lot of people on here who only speak English, so good job.
these guys are barking so much about these 'unannounced games'.I hope its not all talk and no show
These are the same people who said "Beyond: Two Souls" was crap... Unbelievable...
Because, it was? Im sorry, but anyone who's ever taken a film class would know that Beyond Two Souls has one of the most unoriginal plots of all time. Every character could've been a satire of archetypes, (not to mention the David Cage racism and/or plain stupidity because the navajo never lived in teepees). David Cage literally ripped every possible trope that you could from this type of story while also including convoluted nonsense into it. Out of his three major games so far (Indigo, Heavy Rain, Beyond), beyond is the worse, easily.
Film students hate everything, especially movies. Beyond was fantastic. Screw film school.
Ryse actually had a shockingly competent and entertaining story. Was excepting that going in.
I like to see where this goes in the long term!
I wouldn't be giving 'Ryse' as any example. In any case, it's just pretty dog poop.
Hmm surely you can give Ryse as an example of pretty dog poop then.
Ryse was very mundane in story and gameplay. Why use it as an example, they should be trying to distance themselves from the title.
Well what other game would they talk about that would even have a story? Ryse's story is as bad as Shadow Fall's story. It's really funny what the people above consider a good story. Shows how poor the games they've been playing.
Your right there isnt a lot of titles on the system yet. They could have compared it to a last gen title like alan wake, or maybe just said The Last of Us to wow some people. This being said they could have compared it to ryse in story because its may not be that great.
They should have used Alan Wake as the example, but I'd like to see more story oriented titles from MS.
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