Ryse: Son Of Rome – A Promising Beginning
Good news, gamers! Gaming is about to get exciting once more. As soon as the Xbox One hits shelves, we’re in for a virtual avalanche consisting of several of the most exciting title releases in years. Needless to say, this will be a breath of fresh air for the gaming community at large.
Why will Xbox One games be a bigger deal than pretty much any gaming releases in the last 5 or 6 years? Well, for one thing, consoles have been stagnant for so long that “exciting” gaming news has been relegated to the world of mobile devices and online gambling. Just consider the past couple years of gaming news:
App games have totally taken over the market. Each and every day, new iPhone and Google Play gaming apps top the charts. Friends update their social networking profiles with gaming high scores, and somehow, these tiny little gaming apps made to pass the time rather than truly entertain have become the hottest features in gaming.
But back to the point, there’s no denying that a group of new games for the ridiculously capable Xbox One will blow your favourite apps and online games out of the water. Apps and casino games may be addictive, but they’re not exactly full-fledged entertainment sagas! This is why the people at Xbox seem to be swinging for the fences right off the bat with Ryse: Son Of Rome.
Of course, Halo will always be Xbox’s baby. But Ryse: Son Of Rome will be the first game released exclusively on the new console, and looks to be the start of a promising franchise, somewhere in between Playstation’s “God Of War” and the popular “Assassin’s Creed” series, perhaps. Let’s take a quick look.
Developed by Crytek and scheduled for release alongside the new console itself, Ryse: Son Of Rome is an adventure game in which players control a Roman general named Marius Titus. Titus is on a lifelong mission seeking revenge for the murder of his family, and to get what he wants he needs to rise through the ranks of the Roman army – which, in the case of this game, is operating in a semi-historical alternate world, taking the basics of the Roman empire and embellishing with fictional conflicts, tactics, and general style.
As far as gameplay goes, it seems as if players will be able to enjoy an incredibly dynamic experience, controlling Marius Titus via controller while issuing vocal commands to his legions and supporters. This is a bold concept that should make for one of the most engaging and complete war experiences in gaming.
Additionally, of course, Ryse: Son Of Rome will include an online multiplayer mode, which sounds incredibly entertaining on its own. Essentially, the multiplayer mode brings the Roman gladiator arena into the picture, pitting players against and alongside each other in this ancient sporting spectacle.
Ultimately, the game looks to be beautiful, complex, and incredibly enjoyable. Not only will it launch Xbox One with a new franchise, but, as mentioned, it should constitute a brilliant awakening for gamers who have been thirsting for something new! Time will tell if the game lives up to the hype – but we can’t wait to give it a try.