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
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Xbox has unveiled the newest titles that will be added to Xbox Game Pass starting today and it’s a pretty darn good lineup. Among the seven new games that have been added, Hitman is likely the most noteworthy title of the bunch. Its arrival should help allow those who haven’t played IO Interactive’s highly-acclaimed stealth game to catch up before the launch of Hitman 2 in November. Additionally, Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome has also joined the program along with indie twin-stick shooter Ruiner. Rounding out the list, Capcom’s Dead Rising 2, The Escapists: The Walking Dead, and Dandara have also hopped aboard. Last but certainly not least, we’ve also got a Kinect game joining Game Pass today as well. If you still have your Kinect, be sure to dig it out and you can play Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure for free if you’re subscribed. Xbox Game Pass now boasts over 100 titles on … [Read more...] about Hitman, Ryse: Son of Rome, and More Join Xbox Game Pass Today
By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 17:35 GMT The Humble Cryengine Bundle has returned with a host of games and development assets. As the name suggests, the Humble Cryengine Bundle is a collection of games developed with Cryengine. The bundle is aimed at developers as well as players, because it includes Cryengine assets from many popular games for use in development, and a few big Cryengine games. The $1 tier gets you Rolling Sun, Aporia: Beyond the Valley, The Land of Pain, the Cryengine 5 samples, a collection of webinar training videos, and the Crysis animation pack for the engine. Beating the average, currently at $8.35, upgrades you to the second tier. This tier expands your collection with Miscreated, the Pro Pack DLC for Snow, Sniper Ghost Warrior 2, UAYEB, Ryse: Son of Rome, the Underwater Cryengine demo, and asset packs for Robinson: The Journey, and Ryse: Son of Rome. The final tier, at $15 gets you all the above as well as Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, Homefront: The … [Read more...] about Get Homefront, Ryse, Sniper Ghost Warrior and a bunch of Cryengine assets cheap in new Humble Bundle
Ryse: Son of Rome is one of those games that have made an impact in players’ hearts even though it didn’t manage to make a huge name for itself. Fans of the game still hope that a sequel might be released at some point and there might be a chance to it. At least Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra “remembers it”, that must mean something right? Today, corporate vice president of Microsoft, Mike Ybarra tweeted a picture of a statue of Marius, the protagonist of Ryse: Son of Rome followed by the line “I remember him”. Could this be a tease of something related to the game or was this purely a homage to it? Crytek and Microsoft haven’t revealed the existence of a Ryse: Son of Rome sequel, however, rumors about it are lingering for quite some time. Could Ybarra’s tweet be a water test to see how fans feel about a potential sequel? We should go expecting and guessing since Twitter is a huge place and rumors rise and fall almost every … [Read more...] about Mike Ybarra “Remembers” Ryse: Son of Rome, Could This Be A Teaser?
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?