VIDEO | Xbox One Saturday, November 23, 2013 | 2:55 PM

Our videos of Ryse: Son of Rome

Our videos of Ryse: Son of Rome

After Forza Motorsport 5, what better title than Ryse: Son of Rome to demonstrate the power of Xbox One? Crytek's new creation may look a bit repetitive, but it is undoubtedly the best-looking game on the console, with an impressive amount of details. Our good friend Davton really enjoyed capturing these 6 videos for you guys, so we hope you'll enjoy watching them as well.
Note: Again, our captures suffer from the same sound issue we were talking about earlier, so if you hear anything odd, it's not the game itself. We're still looking into it to understand why it affected all the videos we recorded yesterday.

Gameplay #1 (sound issue)
Gameplay #2 (sound issue)
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Gameplay #4 (sound issue)
Gameplay #5 (sound issue)
Gameplay #6 (sound issue)

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Commented on 2013-11-23 15:01:25
the game looks amazing. seiing this I cant even imagine what naughty dog could achieve for uncharted on ps4...
Commented on 2013-11-23 15:04:35
Wow wonderful!
Commented on 2013-11-23 15:19:33 In reply to DoctorFouad
Posted by DoctorFouad
the game looks amazing. seiing this I cant even imagine what naughty dog could achieve for uncharted on ps4...
I would be more concerned with ND making a game that is more fun then dialing phone numbers then what it looks visually.
Commented on 2013-11-23 15:33:48
Game has great visuals. To me, it is the only "next gen" looking game along with KZ.
Commented on 2013-11-23 15:54:01
Stunning stuff.
Commented on 2013-11-23 16:03:41
Game looks gorgeous, gameplay looks a snoozefest.
Commented on 2013-11-23 16:09:13 In reply to BLackHawkodst
Posted by BLackHawkodst
Stunning stuff.
It really is, and on my 48 samsung tv the game really stands out.
Commented on 2013-11-23 16:15:43 In reply to catfish
Posted by catfish
Game has great visuals. To me, it is the only "next gen" looking game along with KZ.
It does, but it also plays like crap and KZ is just a decent shooter. This gen needs a lot more than prettier visuals, because the impact just isn't as strong as it was when we jumped from ps1/n64 to dreamcast/ps2 (the huge boost in polygon amounts made everything super smooth) and even ps2/gc/xb to 360/ps3 (HD res, normal mapping and advanced shaders still made an impact). But here? Sure it's prettier, but it doesn't hit you right in the face. It's more like looking at the same things with a new coat of paint and a few upgrades than a totally brand new GRAPHICS!
Commented on 2013-11-23 16:30:35
when I look at this game on my 720p small screen laptop VS my 52 inch 1080p sony TV VS my 150inch big projection 1080p screen : it makes all the difference ! (I have also a 7.1 big surround triangle speakers system with velodyne 1200 subwoofer). I am glad and fortunate to ahve all this, but this is really the first generation of coinsoles and video games where really the quality of your setup affects greatly your experience and perception of graphics/sound.

in the 90s you have the same graphics with crappy small TVs VS big expensive TVs, this time around its different...
Commented on 2013-11-23 16:34:40
I watched all the cutscenes of Ryse today, graphical facial detail and motion capture, makes me wonder how action RPGs like DA3 and ME4 will look like when they show up.
Also I liked Ryse's story, even though generic plot it was well done, atleast to me. But the gameplay, its a chore to watch, until you see the executions only which is good other than that...meh.
Commented on 2013-11-23 17:00:33 In reply to DoctorFouad
Nah, we had 5.1 during cut-scenes in most ps2 games and a big CRT tv still made a difference and if you had a rear-projection tv... A good setup made every generation a lot better, but it doesn't change the fact that video game graphics suffer from diminishing results. The impact is smaller with every generation and that's why we need other factors to define this new generation.
Commented on 2013-11-23 17:31:06
This game is really underrated. The story, sound, music, visuals, art and acting are just magnificent.
Commented on 2013-11-23 17:31:29
Is it 1080p native? Cause it looks a little blury on my 42 tv. Overall realy beautiful graphics.
Commented on 2013-11-23 17:33:34 In reply to VARPA
Posted by VARPA
Is it 1080p native? Cause it looks a little blury on my 42 tv. Overall realy beautiful graphics.
No, 900p...but i have a feeling you knew that.
Commented on 2013-11-23 17:44:04 In reply to KORNdog
No i did not. But thanks for the info.
Commented on 2013-11-23 17:44:09
its a polished turd and thats all there is to this game, looks good but the rest is crap
Commented on 2013-11-23 18:02:18
I´m buying a PS4, but I must say this game looks stuning, very next gen! Graphics are insane, with very great lightning and faces (Realistic faces and great facial motion capture)
Commented on 2013-11-23 18:04:49 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
Nah, we had 5.1 during cut-scenes in most ps2 games and a big CRT tv still made a difference and if you had a rear-projection tv... A good setup made every generation a lot better, but it doesn't change the fact that video game graphics suffer from diminishing results. The impact is smaller with every generation and that's why we need other factors to define this new generation.
thats not true, big better screens at that time made games more immersing not better looking. I remember having a big CRT 32 sony TV with dreamcast/ps2 it was impressive for immersion, but the graphics looked exactly the same as in my 21 inch crt sony TV.

nowadays playing a 1080p game on a 32 inch screen VS 50 inch+ screen results in HUGE DIFFERENCE in visual quality and details that you could see. I am not even talking abvout the comparison between 32 inch 720p TVs and 1080p 60inch+ ones...or even compared to a projector (my prefereed setup for movies and games).


as for surround sound, besides MGS2 cut scenes, and maybe some rare games (GT4), no game supported 5.1 and you cant compare the quality to killzone ps3 with its incredible lossless PCM 7.1 support. the fact is : I cant appreciate the sound of modern games without a surround system...that cant be said about ps1/ps2 games...
Commented on 2013-11-23 18:11:34 In reply to DoctorFouad
Awesome, so you are using a projector as well? Me too man. But holy shit..150inch? I'm on a 110 here. My wall doesn't allow any bigger ;)

You watched the video's via 360/PS3? I might do that too...gives me an indication of how things will look for me when i get the X1 when it launches in 2014 here.
Commented on 2013-11-23 19:17:46
Can you upload 720p videos? It's great for old PC and PS3...
Commented on 2013-11-23 19:18:04
IMO data move engines are very useful to achieve for this level of visual quality on x1.

Digital Foundry: Xbox One has its data move engines, dedicated audio hardware etc that should free up CPU resources. Are we seeing a situation almost like the reverse of 360/PS3 - this time with Sony having less CPU resource but more GPU power?

Cevat Yerli: Xbox One's move engine has proven to be quite useful to us by accelerating streaming of texture data, etc. How well that fares overall and compares to the prowess of PS4's compute engines remains to be seen and likely depends on the specific type of game you want to build.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-c...
Commented on 2013-11-23 19:26:13 In reply to StateBiscuit
Posted by StateBiscuit
This game is really underrated. The story, sound, music, visuals, art and acting are just magnificent.
Agreed, such a shame. the gaming industry has big stigmas on many genres.

I guess the negative ratings were because the game was classified close to hack slashers. I knew from the very beginning, that anyone looking for their fix on high speed sword action, mid air DMC combos they're not going to get that with this game... and it would not make any bit of sense to see that in this game anyways.

Roman weaponry and combat style was pretty Superior for it's time, but for a game overall it would be kinda basic. I can say anyone with that core idea in their mind they should be able to get passed that and enjoy the game.
Commented on 2013-11-23 19:33:18 In reply to DoctorFouad
I wouldn't totally agree. A big LCD is just that, if the resolution is the same then the details STAY the same (unless there's a huge difference in overall display quality). You can just appreciate them from a longer distance, same as with CRT. Surround sound is surely better these days, but remember we're not judging the leap from ps2 to ps4, but from ps3 to ps4 and it's not that big of a deal IMO. Not to mention the fact that it's all been seen on PC already, more so than in previous generations. In 2005 you needed a hell of a rig to match x360. Today you can achieve ps4 quality graphics on $200 GPU.
Commented on 2013-11-23 19:45:42 In reply to Moonwalker
Posted by Moonwalker
Awesome, so you are using a projector as well? Me too man. But holy shit..150inch? I'm on a 110 here. My wall doesn't allow any bigger ;)

You watched the video's via 360/PS3? I might do that too...gives me an indication of how things will look for me when i get the X1 when it launches in 2014 here.
Thanks man ! nothing beats gaming on projector its sooo immersive ! and with 1080p gaming you see more details ! I am watching the videos on my popcornhour a400, sometimes on my ps3. (I dont use my xbox360 for watching anything because of the horrible noise it makes)

I calculated its actually a 136 inch VISIBLE 16/9 picture (visible 300cm*169cm picture, its an elecrtical remote controlled projeection screen, I have at the same spot a 52inch sony 1080p TV). Its very impressive indeed, my guests who see my setup are indeed very impressed and say : its tooooo big ! the soound is incredible ! better than cinema (which is true) ! but I love big screens ! and high quality sound setups (I am a videophile and audiophile at the same time lol)

I find my 52inch sony TV as too small for gaming. And the difference in quality of picture is staggering VS my 1080p DLP mitsubishi projector. Not only I see a lot more details with the projector (cripser picture), with more accurate vivid colors but more importantly the picture is a lot more stable with no aliasing or shimmering for 1080p blu ray movies.

For example what i like to show to my guests as a demo is the movie skyfall on blu ray, on my sony 52inch TV, you cant see a lot of detils even if you sit closer to the screen, in one of the first scenes of the movie the old woman reads her computer screen, on my TV its very difficult to read anything, on the projector you can read letter by letter what is written on her monitor with crisp detail !

thats why I am sure that people who say : there is no perceptible difference between 720p and 1080p, the jump to nextgen is not huge, are surely watching on small screens. even if your distance is narrow your eyes cant see more details because they are already too small. You NEED BIGGER SCREEN to see more details, sitting closer wont help...for your eyes to see very small details ITS NOT ABOUT THE DISTANCE OF VIEWING its about the SIZE OF THE SCREEN...unfortunately very few poeple are aware of this fact even the so called experts who insist on viewing distance as a detrmining factor which is wrong...
Commented on 2013-11-23 19:59:27 In reply to CloudXIV
Posted by CloudXIV
I wouldn't totally agree. A big LCD is just that, if the resolution is the same then the details STAY the same (unless there's a huge difference in overall display quality). You can just appreciate them from a longer distance, same as with CRT. Surround sound is surely better these days, but remember we're not judging the leap from ps2 to ps4, but from ps3 to ps4 and it's not that big of a deal IMO. Not to mention the fact that it's all been seen on PC already, more so than in previous generations. In 2005 you needed a hell of a rig to match x360. Today you can achieve ps4 quality graphics on $200 GPU.
read my previous post : YOU CANT SEE VERY SMALL DETAILS even if your viewing distance is too close to your small screen.

try this test : watch any 1080p native video (try forza5 for example or killzone shadow fall) of gamersyde on your 1080p screen (or higher rez) 10 inch tablet. then try watching the same video on a 50inch+ TV. now dont tell me that you were already seeing on your tablet all the details that you are seeing on your big TV screen...unless your eyes have a microscope to decipher the details hidden on those too small pixels of your tablet...
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