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When it comes to character motivation for a video game, revenge is tough to beat. Do you think we'd still be talking about Kratos if he mourned his losses quietly, like the rest of us have to? Ryse: Son of Rome is capitalizing on that idea, and a pair of new trailers show two different takes on vengeance.
In the first clip (below) we learn more about Marius Titus, whose family was slaughtered by barbarians. His quest for revenge takes Titus (and players) across the Roman Empire, leaving piles of limbs and pools of blood behind him.
The other new trailer tells the tale of Damocles. Betrayed by his generals and killed in the battlefield, he is given a chance to seek justice by Underworld's sympathetic goddess of vengeance, Nemesis. According to legend, Roman generals carried daggers with Damocles' emblem on them to avoid incurring the dark centurion's wrath.
For more information on the game, take a look at Tim's hands-on impressions.
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It looks pretty but it just how Perfect Dark Zero was for 360, pretty looking but the game was awful...I feel this will share the same fate.
Ryse is one of the games on next-gen I'm looking forward to, I haven't seen many Roman games.
The game looks pretty, but also look kind of boring.
wow this game looks impressive
Looking to be a must have if your a fan of gladiator games or spartacus. Cant Wait
I don't think the combat will win any awards, but I think Crytek is doing the graphics and story right. Hopefully this will be like The Walking Dead, Heavy Rain, God of War, etc. where the QTEs and interactive-movie gameplay are the only downside.
Hard to believe it actually looks even better than the E3 build.
This still looks like an interactive movie to me, and not a particularly good one.
I'd rather play something like Caesar III for decent gameplay in a Roman setting. And i'd rather watch the TV series 'Rome' for cinematic entertainment.
I just don't see any point in this existing...