The Waiting Game - Ryse: Son of Rome

Can't wait to cut some fools in Ryse: Son of Rome? Fall in, legionary, Johnny has you covered.

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This game looks interesting and it is pretty much notable to talk about since it comes on Xbox One.

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I'd go for Simon Scarrow over Conn Iggulden...

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So this game won't come to PC??

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For anyone that's not seem Rome the HBO show it was just criminally undersold here.

Think Game of Thrones in Rome without dragons. It's on netflcks as well so no excuse not to watch.


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@muffin2020 : Which is why I have great hope on Ryse. I am really hoping Ryse can be HBO Rome story + Gladiators in a single package. At least the graphics in mesmerizing and probably the best in the launch up. It's better looking then Killzone IMO.

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Meditations is sort of anti-Ryse. As far as I can tell Ryse's story is mainly motivated by revenge, whereas the Meditations would argue against such an emotion/motivation. For Marcus Aurelius, death was such a part of living that one shouldn't even mourn the loss of children. I guess that part of it sort of fits, but the death of family member shouldn't rouse any more emotion than then death of a flower or criminal.

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Who at Crytek decided that the name Marry-us Tight-a** was a sensible name for a character?

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RYSE, all flash, no substance.

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@nousername66 : Coz you played already right? /s

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Got to play this game at an Area One event and I can say it is awesome. I had so much fun playing it, the QTEs are optional but they are so badass. Easily the most fun first party launch game.

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None of these really seem to work with Ryse though, setting a game in Ancient Rome doesn't mean that game will be about political machinations and intrigue. Maybe it should. But this game is about killing people, with graphics; stuff like God of War and Kill Bill seem more appropriate suggestions.
Recommending books and board games to someone who's interested in Ryse, fucking brilliant :)

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Who wants to bet Ryse will score better then Knack. My money is on Ryse.

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@Snakepond1 Few games will score lower than Knack did.

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@Snakepond1 im thinking a 7

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Edited By meedokicky

that bear on your shirt looks kind of 3D o_O

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This game had so much promise, it could have held in M$ claws, too bad you cant make a kill without completing a GTE... it looks greats, but it rather is an interactive movie...

Anyways, as it is not made by M$'s console division, chances are that there will be a PC port in a year or so...

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@croxus Really, had so much promise? It was going to be a Kinect game. Have we already forgotten how abysmal Steel Battalion was for example? Or Star Wars Kinect? And on top of that, Asura's Wrath has shown a QTE only game can be great fun, if implemented well (not that I have particularly high hopes for Ryse, but would love to be proven wrong in my cynicism).

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WWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!

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REALLY surprised Johnny (especially Johnny) didn't mention Chivalry in this one....

FOOOOR THEEEE OOOORDEEEEER!!!

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T'riffic stuff Johnny. I'll look into that Republic of Rome board game, seems right up my street. Do you use the original Avalon Hill version or the more recent reissue?

Also, I'm always happy to see one of the classics of ancient philosophy get mentioned on a video game website. So much so that I actually logged in to Gamespot for the first time in years to commend you for recommending Meditations! I'd also recommend checking out the History of Rome podcast (on iTunes among other places) for people wanting to while away the time learning of Rome from it's foundation myth, through the conquering of Italy, the fall of the republic & rise of the emperors all the way to the fall of the Western Empire, covering nearly 1000 years of history in 191 episodes. If you've an interest in the time period I do think you'll find it informative & entertaining.

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@ascendedcobra I think it looks like a generic launch title, but that's besides the point - the last thing this place needs is more people bringing up the console debate. Buy your console, enjoy it and let everyone else do the same. Neither Sony nor Microsoft give a flying **** about you or your misplaced loyalty. We are all gamers.

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@Jamoid @ascendedcobra Agreed!

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Can't wait for it and unfortunately nothing can help me with waiting.

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Lol to all the posters hating on anything to do with the xbox one. You guys think all your negative comments are going to stop people from getting the xbone or any games for it. Sorry to burst your little bubbles but Ryse looks better than the ps4s launch games and your little rants aren't going to stop the xbone from dominating.

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@ascendedcobra Actually you're one of very few commenters I've seen bringing up that tired console argument. Why bother? Each to their own, let people buy and play whatever console they want.

I don't think there's any decent games at launch on either side, but that's pretty normal really. The good games always come a bit later.

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Well why else all the negative comments on a game thats not even out yet? Of course we all know its because its an xbox exclusive. If a person just goes by the vids it looks very good. Its ridiculously transparent.

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How to get ready for Ryse: Either cancel your preorder or if you're nieve just buy a kids match the flashing button toy to practice your QTE's :P

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Yeah it's a shame it got cut short, was one of my favourite series while it lasted. Second season wasn't terrible, but it felt like they hired a lesser writer who just filled it full of dodgy sex scenes.

Don't worry - I know you meant nothing by it, I'm a miserable Scottish bastard who needs more coffee.

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boring shit in HD?

no thanks

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Seriously recommend at least the first season of Rome, there's very little to fault in it. Second season is a bit dodgy though.

"Irish and British actors" - Kevin McKidd is every bit as Scottish as any Irish person is Irish. Hopefully in a year we will finally have the right to that distinction by law. Let's hope Westminster doesn't manage to **** that up too. I know you meant no harm with your wording but I felt that needed to be said.

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@Jamoid The second season was the plots of seasons 2, 3 and 4 smooshed together because they knew they were being cancelled.

Hope my wording didn't cause any offence - I specified Irish simply because Ciaran Hinds is from the Republic, rather than N.I.

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It's probably going to end up going the route of LAIR. Looks great, but plays like sh!t.

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@caseystryker I'm not even sure it looks great really. It's very shiny yes, but the artstyle and execution is seriously lacking. Typical launch title business.

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@Jamoid @caseystryker : The artstyle is lacking in Ryse? Really? Ryse is really is best looking game coming out in launch which include BF4 and KZ. While both of those MMS have great graphics the settings, maps are similar to what we keep seeing every year with mariginal improved graphics. Gotta say BF4 really pushes the boundary with it's levolution and particle effects.

Ryse art succeeds in a surprising unique settings for a third/first person game. Sega' total war Rome 1&2 are good the environment nothing comparing to Ryse.

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seriously? no recommendation to the TV show SPARTACUS?!? gladiator arena and tons of gore? should have been there, even if just as a reference like for the gladiator movie.

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@topeira As popular as it is, I started watching it and hated it instantly. It's like they took everything shit about 300 and applied it to a Roman setting. Terrible acting and writing, no historical accuracy at all and that constant slow motion shit that plagues bad action movies.

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@topeira

Really, this is Johnny's show - if he did not think of it, it won't be in.

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Edited By h1221292h

Shadow of Rome on PS2 is a good play; similar in some ways to Ryse and has a great gameplay (for games of that time ofcourse).

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Get ready....for a worst H&S ever made.

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Lol is it the only game coming out now or something? I can't imagine anyone waiting for this. Or did Gamespot receive free Doritos and Mountain Dew again from MS.

Ill tell you what Johnny, you get it with your OWN money, then we'll talk :D


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@FTB_Screamer

More likely that Johnny wants to highlight things mentioned in the video other than Ryse itself.

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Who in their right mind is looking forward to Ryse?

Rome 2, good? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA That is arguably the most ridiculous recommendation I've heard out of Johnny.

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People should also check old ps2 action game Shadow of Rome, from the Ryse videos that I saw these games look remarkably similar.

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I don't no about this game, ill wait for a review before I buy it I think

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Does anyone else think the combat looks like a ridiculously cinematic version of Assassin's Creed / the Arkham series? Combat is alright in those games, but I can't imagine playing an entire game focused mainly on that aspect.

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Ryse looks better than Knack!

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*Sigh*

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Well the game looks preety good, a bit to much cinematics going on but not bad!

A coupe more for the waiting list:

De architecture. By Vitruvius

The gallic wars. By Julius Caesar.

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so why do people think this looks so bad, I mean it will probably either be an average game or a very good game but jeez guys don't be such pessimists.

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@Joshua Wilson sorry, slow motion button press.

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