It has been 6 years since Ryse: Son of Rome first launched as an exclusive launch title for the Xbox One, but a recently discovered early Prototype shows the game was originally going to be far different than how it is remembered now. These details showcase some of its development hell, as its development began as far back as 2006, and it was originally going to be a Kinect 1.0 title. This came to light after a recent Xbox 360 devkit was picked up at an auction, and it showcases some of what developer Crytek had been working on way back when. This information passed from the auction to Prototype Preservation, a YouTuber who posted it online (as seen below). At this point in its development, Ryse: Son of Rome was called Codename: Kingdoms, but the Ancient Rome vibe and QTEs were already settled in. Point of View hadn’t been settled in at this point either, as the video showcases a first-person hack and slash perspective, but developer Crytek‘s Ryse: Son of Rome launched in … [Read more...] about Ryse: Son of Rome Early Prototype Shows Very Different Game
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As a launch title for Microsoft’s Xbox One back in 2013, Ryse: Son of Rome was, in a way, carrying the entire machine on its shoulders. Sony’s PlayStation 4 had launched just the week before, and Microsoft had to prove itself after a disastrous console reveal. What was originally meant to be a Kinect title, the game was also in development by Crytek, developers of the gorgeous, PC-melting Crysis series. Taking their graphical expertise away from modern times and into the past, Ryse was the prettiest launch game on either console.But, the game released to average reception. Nobody dismissed the powerful CryEngine visuals, but people did criticize the repetitive gameplay and lack of staying power for a launch title. Of course, with the game being the first showcase of a new console generation, people will skew their perceptions. Pretty. Pretty repetitive that is. That’s not to mention PlayStation 4’s The Order: 1886. Similar to Ryse, The Order was a … [Read more...] about Ryse: Son of Rome Remains A Worthwhile Experience Just Begging For A Sequel
It's a new month, and that means another set of games for Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's all-you-can-eat subscription service for games on Xbox One. The $10 per month service offers unlimited downloads of its library, which promises all first-party Xbox games on the day of release. This month the spate of games includes contract killing, cyberpunk shooting, and zombie slaughtering, just to name a few.As of August 1, Game Pass includes the entire first season of Hitman, the episodic reboot of the classic series. Its sequel, Hitman 2--which abandons the subscription model--is launching this November. Ruiner is an action shooter set in a cyberpunk dystopia, and Ryse: Son of Rome was a much-talked-about Xbox One launch game renowned for its visual feats. The Escapists: Walking Dead takes the adorable pixel art and gameplay of The Escapists series and applies it to the zombie franchise. Dandara is a metroidvania with some fluid gravity-defying reversal.A couple of Xbox 360 games are coming … [Read more...] about Xbox One’s Game Pass Rolls Out New Titles For August 2018
Hitman has arrived on Xbox Game Pass alongside Dead Rising 2, Ryse: Son of Rome, and more. Xbox Game Pass subscribers can fire up their Xbox One and download Season 1 of Hitman, The Escapists: The Walking Dead, and more for a total of seven titles this month. The remastered Xbox 360 Kinect supported game Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is also available, alongside Dead Rising 2. Crytek-developed Ryse: Son of Rome has been added the lineup. Originally developed as first-person Kinect-only for Xbox 360. Kinect was eventually forced to sit in the backseat as development switched it over to a third-person, hack-and-slash. Kinect became an option to provide squad commands through speech and gesture. Other titles added to the Xbox Game Pass for August are Ruiner and Dandara. … [Read more...] about Xbox Game Pass: Hitman Season 1, Dead Rising 2, and more for August
Last week, Xbox Live announced its schedule of Games With Gold for December, bringing to 48 the number of free games it offered in 2016. Were they any good? What would they cost otherwise? In short, what do the numbers say about the value of this Xbox Live Gold benefit? We’ll try to answer that question this year as we have the past three years. To that, however, we’ve added a few more questions: How old is the game? Did Microsoft publish it? What publisher did Games With Gold use the most? Did these appear earlier on PlayStation Plus? These questions may shed light on where these free games programs are headed, particularly as the previous console generation ages and the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program continues to pile up old titles. What about PlayStation Plus? Getting Started In all, there were 48 games in Xbox Live Games With Gold for 2017, with an average Metacritic score of 77.19 and a combined retail price (at the time of the offer) of $1,029.52 The … [Read more...] about Xbox Games With Gold gave out $1,029 worth of games in 2017. Were they any good?