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Ryse: Son of Rome Megathread


#1 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

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Fight as a Soldier. Lead as a General. Rise as a Legend.

Ryse: Son of Rome is a stunning action-adventure that follows Marius Titus on a heroic quest to avenge the death of his family, and preserve the honor of Rome, at all costs.


Take Your Place in History

Embark on a journey of revenge, betrayal and divine intervention:

Ryse: Son of Rome tells the story of Marius Titus, a young Roman soldier who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits, then travels with the Roman army to Britannia to seek revenge. Quickly rising through the ranks, Marius must become a leader of men and defender of the Empire on his quest to exact vengeance - a destiny he soon discovers can only be fulfilled much closer to home.


There's No Place Like Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome presents a cinematic recreation of the Roman Empire in breathtaking detail, from the northern reaches of Britannia, to the Coliseum and the very heart of Rome itself. Stunning visuals bring every aspect of the Empire to life: Incredibly detailed facial animations add character to the people you encounter, and new CryENGINE features allow for a world unlike anything you've seen on console before.


Become Legendary

Action, adventure and Brutal Realism:

Experience a cinematic adventure that leads you deep into the dramatic world of the Roman Empire. The brutality and intensity of Roman warfare are brought to life in visceral detail, thrusting the player into the chaos of close-quarters combat. See and feel the emotion on your opponent's face! Players have to master sophisticated sword and shield combat techniques to vary attacks and manage multiple enemies, and then finish foes with one of over a hundred brutal final executions.


CryENGINE Unleashed

Witness the power of CryENGINE 3 in full flow on Xbox One. New features like Crytek’s Virtual Camera hardware provide more directorial power than ever before, meaning developers can make lighting, environment and effects changes on the spot to create a more immersive game world. Meanwhile, advanced Vertex Animation combines with numerous other new features to set new standards for facial animation and realism. At every turn, CryENGINE’s power is put to work not just to change what you see on-screen, but how you connect to the action too.


New Ways to Play

Command and fight with Kinect for Xbox One. Optional voice commands allow players to direct attacks and encourage their troops, while motivational cries can turn the tide of a mass battle by rallying troops or focusing attacks. Physical gestures can be used in combination with (or instead of) button presses to launch ranged weapons, or to block with your shield. Full SmartGlass integration: With the ability to deep link straight into the campaign and launch from SmartGlass, players can jump directly into the experience. In-game DVR lets players review and share the best experiences from their game directly from their tablet. A context-sensitive achievement and help guide will help players unlock secrets along the way, with tips that are synched to their location and situation. Players can manage their character, inventory and upgrades directly from their SmartGlass device, and also get the latest game news.  

  

 

RESOURCES:

Official Website

Ryse Wiki



#2 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5384 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:03 AM

I'm excited for this game. Preordered from amazon. I'm glad to hear that most of the recent previews have been positive.

#3 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:53 AM

Koalak you obviously put a lot of effort into this thread, I don't know why someone gave you a 1 star. That just doesn't seem right and it's prob people butthurt over exclusives. Ryse has seen a big change in its developement and I've been watching it through all these years. I'm liking the webseries as well, you guys should check it out if you haven't as it's quality directed live action. Makes me want to watch Gladiator again, I can already see Russell Crowe yelling "Are you not entertained!"

 

Ryse: Son of Rome - The Fall Ep1

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=xxDtKNN0Wtc

 

I think the game's come a long way since it's Kinect only concept and their refining of the UI and gameplay after E3 looks to be bringing the combat into the combat flow of titles like Batman: Arkham Asylum and City - with environmental kill animations from titles such as Sleeping Dogs. The dynamic Colosseum looks like a really cool feature and well yeah why wouldn't they do that, this is a video game after all. They are being limited to a historical theme and time piece but it does seem like they're trying to make a fun game behind it with a combo system that would be inspired off titles like DMC or Bayonetta.

 

Ryse also looks visually impressive, Crytek sure knows how to do engines well that's for sure. Aside from the visuals the animations look fluid and the motion capture we saw on the main character's face will def bring those playing this game into the story and gaming experience. Far Cry and Crysis are two of my favorite franchises and in large part to how well that developer optimized their game to their CryEngine. My only concern is that the combat, after a few hours, becomes too repetitive and lacks any new breath of excitement.


Edited by Spybreak8, 14 November 2013 - 01:54 AM.


#4 The Ebbtide   : CAGiversary!   1656 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:04 AM

I think that's a valid concern about the game, as the combat system, while seeming familiar, could get repitious.  The Arkham games combat system seems to get praise because it works well in a game that also has puzzles, stealth, scale and various types of combat options.  If all it had was just Batman punching and occassionally blocking and throwing a batarang, with little attack variation, it would be disappointing.  Hopefully the game has much more to do, and it just hasn't been shown yet. 

 

Also, I feel like the online will not last, as for some reason cooperative online seems to never last as long as competitive.  While I know Horde Mode was very popular in Gears of War 2 (and 3 even), it's the only title I experienced where you could find people playing it without delay years later.  It seems like without a competitive mode the game won't have as great of a successful online.  I should note that I actually like that it focused more on cooperative play, rather than a generic one on one gladiator fight setup which would just involve people quitting out of losing matches, but it just seems like it'll be short lived.

 

This games looks very good though.  I really like the glistening armor effect, though I find the gore to be lacking (no blood spraying wildly?), and would actually hope there's an option to turn it off.  I'm not into gore porn, but I'm suprised that a game that's focused on the brutality of combat doesn't feature as much blood, yet has limbs that are severed off, showing bone and tissue beneath, but no blood rupture.  And the executions seem like they would become redundant quite quickly.  It's ashame that you can't skip through them after a few times of them being displayed.



#5 LinkinPrime   :,( CAGiversary!   43972 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 06:16 AM

I was hoping for a demo of this game, as everything I've seen has left me disappointed, but its Crytek...it can't be that bad, can it?



#6 ludus   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:03 PM

I'm really interested in this, but I'm holding my hope that it'll be good or bad until I finally play it. It looks impressive, but impressive doesn't always mean good. 



#7 Superstar   CAG Superstar! CAGiversary!   2081 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 11:58 PM

I have been reading good reviews of this game. I am pretty excited for it. I think it will be my first game I buy for the Xbox One.



#8 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

I was hoping for a demo of this game, as everything I've seen has left me disappointed, but its Crytek...it can't be that bad, can it?

Well it's interesting that Crytek has decided to be going the all free to play route from now on (after Ryse of course) so I can't say lol. Considering how much support Microsoft is giving this game, not only re-doing its development but also the web series, I'm feeling it'll be decent if nothing else.


Edited by Spybreak8, 15 November 2013 - 03:45 AM.


#9 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 04:03 AM

Ryse Son of Rome Launch Trailer

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ecsCrOEYl7c

Stunning



#10 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5384 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:21 AM

That launch trailer looks damn good.  I remain optimistic for this game.



#11 Saint'sRow911   Flip 'Em CAGiversary!   1535 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:24 AM

Hoping Redbox jumps on the next gen quickly so I can rent this for a couple days.

It looks great, but seems like it would have little replay value to me after I beat it. But damn does it look good.

#12 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:18 PM

Good interview talking fluid combat, next gen art style vs resolution and more.

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ivDYnnCkcyY



#13 Methoes   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   805 Posts   Joined 5.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:21 PM

I worked on this game! So excited for launch!!! I'm sure you all will like this.



#14 koalak   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   579 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:42 PM

I worked on this game! So excited for launch!!! I'm sure you all will like this.

very excited for this game :)

 

are you one of the devs?



#15 Superstar   CAG Superstar! CAGiversary!   2081 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:50 PM

I worked on this game! So excited for launch!!! I'm sure you all will like this.

 

Awesome! Looking forward to the game. Good luck on the launch. :)



#16 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5384 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 03:21 AM

It's killing me that the review embargo was right up to the day before launch.  I remain very hopeful for this game, but usually last-minute embargo's don't bode well.  Hope I'm wrong.  Still, this is my first full retail X1 game.  Cannot wait!

 

FYI, there is some decent weapon and shield dlc as part of the MTN DEW promotion and you can nab some in-game cash ($50) by reading the free web-comic online at the official Ryse site.



#17 dennisb407   Banned CAGiversary!   5506 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2013 - 01:20 PM

Eurogamer – 5/10
Joystiq – 2.5/5
Polygon – 6/10
Destructoid – 5/10
Shacknews – 5/10
OXM – 7/10
IGN – 6.8/10
Kotaku – Yes
GameInformer – 6/10



#18 DestroVega   Life is short... stunt it CAGiversary!   7191 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 04:30 PM

Seems like a game that would really benefit from a sequel.

#19 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:30 PM

Seems like a game that would really benefit from a sequel.

Yup just like Knack it appears like a game that has a good foundation but that's about it.

Rev3Games Review - 2/5

https://www.youtube....h?v=T4o4qc6Osk8



#20 NinjaPenguin777   LEO CAGiversary!   5852 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 12:07 AM

Seems like Crytek isn't a very good developer when it comes to gameplay. They can make great engines but they can't make games that are fun at all. This game suffers from the Crysis/Rage problem. Looks great but it isn't very fun. It's a shame too. Hopefully a sequel will fix these issues. You'd think they would try to steal more ideas from the Batman games



#21 MIX_MASTER_ICE   The Night Stalker CAGiversary!   1971 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 01:43 AM

Gamespot 4/10. Game is a turd. I feel bad for those who pre-ordered and couldn't find this out sooner, due to the review embargo that lifted today. Video review-



#22 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

Seems like Crytek isn't a very good developer when it comes to gameplay. They can make great engines but they can't make games that are fun at all. This game suffers from the Crysis/Rage problem. Looks great but it isn't very fun. It's a shame too. Hopefully a sequel will fix these issues. You'd think they would try to steal more ideas from the Batman games

You gotta be kidding me right?

Crytek makes some of the BEST games out there:

 

Farcry series

Crysis series

 

No this game just is very repetitive as changing Kinect only to controller gameplay threw the game's development a wrench.



#23 robodobo  

Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

Even watching a 40% video review still makes me want to play this. I just don't trust reviews on this one.

#24 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2013 - 09:59 AM

They only made the first Far Cry. Ubisoft Montreal made the sequels.

In my blind rage I glossed over that, thank you for that correction.

I remembered when Far Cry 1 came out. Yeah it was the shit, everybody talked about it. The AI was super smart, the open gameplay let you choose whichever way you wanted to approach enemies and then you had everyone and their brother using Far Cry for their Benchmark on the PC because their game looked amazing. Crytek makes great games, I wouldn't let Ryse sour your entire perception of them.



#25 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6929 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:29 PM

I saw the 61 on Metacritic but generally I like to make my own impressions (for example, I absolutely loved Naughty Bear despite its poor reviews) so I went ahead and bought the game.    Haven't tried it out yet, but watching the quick look Giant Bomb did, it looked fun.

 

http://www.giantbomb...ryse/2300-8245/



#26 Santurio   The Ladies' BodyGuard CAGiversary!   3724 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

I saw the 61 on Metacritic but generally I like to make my own impressions (for example, I absolutely loved Naughty Bear despite its poor reviews) so I went ahead and bought the game.    Haven't tried it out yet, but watching the quick look Giant Bomb did, it looked fun.

 

http://www.giantbomb...ryse/2300-8245/

Dude!  I loved Naughty Bear too!  I pre-ordered this and don't plan on switching it.  I can't wait to be able to try it out



#27 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5384 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 06:49 PM

I'm getting this later today (coooooome on UPS guy!) and remain optimistic.  The Kotaku review expressed EXACTLY what I want from this game and they gave it a positive review. 



#28 Spybreak9   $exy Game Scholar CAGiversary!   9435 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:16 PM

It's funny I think there's a lot of support for this game as I've heard gamers and critics alike talking about improvements they could do with a sequel. Being a launch title, yeah the poor reviews might not affect its sales actually.

 

Paul if you haven't played Far Cry 1 yet I highly recommend it. I like Ubisoft and I like the Far Cry series but they really only just redeemed themselves with Far Cry 3 as having regenerative outposts, weapon jams, crazy accurate AI and malaria popping pills gameplay implemented into Far Cry 2 was an injustice (the open world, livable flame system, hidden items, combat and story were good though). There was also a big glitch that didn't allow people to continue on the campaign in FC2 and it wasn't until a few articles were written about it from GamesRadar before Ubisoft finally came out with a patch for the game lol.



#29 dennisb407   Banned CAGiversary!   5506 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:28 AM

 

 

I've been watching Pixxel play for like over an hour and the game doesn't look bad at all IMO



#30 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6929 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2013 - 05:57 AM

I played the first 4 or 5 chapters and I think the game is pretty good.  Yes, its mostly just fighting, but the fight system has a nice flow to it when you come across multiple different types of enemies that require you to switch between attacking, parrying & blocking at the drop of a hat.  Being able to choose what bonuses you get for doing executions is great and it works on the fly so if things go bad and you need some extra health its literally a D pad push away and you have plenty of choices in upgrade paths.

 

My biggest complaint is that for a game with 3 different types of collectibles, there are way too many occasions where there are dead end side paths you go down expecting collectibles and not finding any, only to end up at a part of the level where they just put all 3 collectibles in the same small area.