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New Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and RYSE: Son of Rome Editions

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Forza 5, Dead Rising 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome, have all been released alongside the Xbox One itself when it first hit retailers November 2013. For new Xbox Onr gamer’s on the block who might have unfortunately missed the release first time around – new editions of the games are available that include all DLC content as part of the package.

Here’s a re-cap of our scores for reviews of all games when they were first released. Remember that what you get now contains more content than what was originally reviewed and will therefore be better value for money.

Forza 5 Game of the Year Edition:
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Forza Motorsport 5 is another triumph of car mania with superb graphics, stunning vehicles and excellent sound; it’s almost everything we wanted albeit the shortage of tracks did add a little disappointment to the affair. Forza 5 is a beautiful world of engines and tire smoke, a world of convincing motorsport with the introduction of Drivatar and tuned AI. If you are looking for a ‘must have’ game for your new Xbox One, this is it.

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition:
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There is never a dull moment in Dead Rising 3 and the objectives whilst mostly straight forward are a matter of getting from one location to the next in one piece. It is really quite imaginative with the weapon combo’s, vehicle combo’s and some frantic moments of escaping what appears a never ending mass of zombies. There are zombies EVERYWHERE, and not as in just everywhere, but I mean absolutely totally unmissably everywhere imaginable except the crack of your arse. Next gen capabilities for Dead Rising 3 absolutely allows for bigger environments, more on screen zombies than ever thought possible and the icing on the cake has to be its impressive visual quality.

RYSE: Son of Rome Legendary Edition:
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Ryse: Son of Rome is a well-crafted Roman Empire game that to look at is to die for! Sadly, the campaign is a bit shit and the combat system somewhat repetitive that you might get tired of – but the great news is that multiplayer is its saving grace and you can have endless hours of fun completing the many daring challenges of the Colosseum as you progress your Gladiator into an ultimate fighting machine. Ultimately, Ryse is not as good overall as I had hoped considering the E3 2013 briefing advertising it as something truly special. What was a Kinect exclusive now simply uses a handful of voice commands (thankfully) but it’s a fun game that could have been a lot better if the combat system was improved and it offered more than a six to seven hour run through.

Ryse: Son of Rome Legendary Edition

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Gamemania.be have listed Ryse: Son of Rome Legendary Edition on there website here.

The game is listed at 49.98 Euros (around £39.95) and gives a release date of 5th September 2014. According to the description (once translated) Legendary Edition will include the full original Xbox One launch title along with all 4 pieces of DLC and an exclusive outfit and weapons.

Last week Crytek spoke out about how they were disappointed in the  sales of Ryse: Son of Rome, is this there latest attempt to recoup some lost profit after closing their UK Studio?

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Ryse: Son of Rome scored 70% in our review at the beginning of the year…

Ryse: Son of Rome is a well-crafted Roman Empire game that to look at is to die for! Sadly, the campaign is a bit shit and the combat system somewhat repetitive that you might get tired of – but the great news is that multiplayer is its saving grace and you can have endless hours of fun completing the many daring challenges of the Colosseum as you progress your Gladiator into an ultimate fighting machine. Ultimately, Ryse is not as good overall as I had hoped considering the E3 2013 briefing advertising it as something truly special. What was a Kinect exclusive now simply uses a handful of voice commands (thankfully) but it’s a fun game that could have been a lot better if the combat system was improved and it offered more than a six to seven hour run through.

Ryse: Son of Rome Xbox One Review

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Ryse: Son of Rome from Crytek and Microsoft Studios is available in retail stores now or digitally from the Xbox One Marketplace. If you fancy a trek down some old roman roads and a breath-taking view of the Colosseum in the distance as you battle your way to save the Roman Empire then you’re in luck – or alternatively you might be wondering if Ryse is really worth the money, or all it’s cracked up to be?

I found with Ryse, that I just wanted to spend as much time as I could admiring the Roman empire scenery; the exquisitely designed architecture, the way the water flows down streams and the glistening sunlight that bounces off the roof tops as you sword fight your way from town to another. Certainly one of the most stunning games to look at on the Xbox One console, and what a way it has come since first being announced as a Kinect exclusive Xbox 360 game way back in 2011. Delivering Ryse: Son of Rome as an Xbox One exclusive was a brave move and likely to ensure its sales success since Kinect on the Xbox 360 was not as popular as maybe Microsoft hoped.  What Ryse does do well is show you how far we’ve come in console gaming – the level of detail is second to none! What it doesn’t do well is combat – surprisingly!

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The story within the campaign element of Ryse: Son of Rome, follows a fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who (after developing and improving his fighting technique) joins the army to avenge the slaying of his family as well as fighting to save the Roman Empire. Through-out every chapter are cinematic re-creations of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in extraordinary detail which I simply cannot compliment enough. The close quarters combat action plays a heavy prominence in the gameplay mechanics as does a super supply of quick time events in an effort to bring down every one of your enemies. Don’t for one minute assume the story is based on any historical real life events either as although the setting for the game is Roman with every detail as close to Roman life imaginable, Crytek have set the scene for Roman combat in an alternate timeline. Not that I am a historian, but I know it’s quite inaccurate, so if you had assumed you would be playing a little part of history – putting it bluntly you’re not!

Repetitive is the best word I could use to describe the combat within Ryse; you seem to be greeted with a great cut scene through trailing the chapters from one to another and then placed in an almost-immediate battle scenario where you wield the sword, defend with the shield and bash the X button as fast and hard as you can until the enemies drop to their knees before death kicks in. The gore is brutal and mastering every move could take you awhile as part of the process of progression is Skill Upgrades. Health, Focus, Gain and Combat can be increased through the spending of Valor or Gold which can be acquired through performance based gameplay with Gold weighing in at an expense from the Xbox marketplace if you wanted to pay to upgrade your soldier’s attributes.  Referring back to the combat itself, it is a basic set of Deflecting incoming attacks, evading an attack, Sword Attack and holding the X button down for a Heavy Sword Attack. There are additional executions to add which will boost your XP too, but in scenes with a brutal amount of enemies tactics goes all out the window – you’ll find you will keep hitting the X button and running away, going back to for another stab of the sword and rinse and repeat until all enemies have been defeated.

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I doubt I am hardly really selling Ryse: Son of Rome to you, but it’s not an awful game in the slightest, however it just isn’t as great as perhaps you would expect. The campaign is short, the combat repetitive, but its intriguing story-line and beautiful world is what keeps you in the game (albeit very linear). You would never have seen anything like it. One of the major annoyances of the game is that after death you will find yourself repeating battles from their very beginning. I know ‘save’ points can be like marmite where you either love or hate them depending upon how challenging you like your games to be, but Ryse could have done with a few more.

This impressive Roman title (as E3 2013 first suggested) that launched with the Xbox One console a mere few months ago from Crytek and Microsoft Studios is just not how I imagined. This beautifully designed campaign set in the Roman Empire brings to the forefront some heavy hard-hitting action amongst the most stunning environments. At first glance it appears to be one of the most striking launch titles for the Xbox One, yet a little further in and you realise the gameplay in the campaign is dull – Ryse is a scenic trip down a few Roman roads, a survival game where pressing the same buttons over and over rolls you through from one scene to another before it’s all over!

Multiplayer is another element to Ryse: Son of Rome, and surprisingly it offers more longevity (well to be expected) than its campaign counterpart as you take your customised Roman Gladiator to face the many challenges of the world’s most famous fighting arena, the Colosseum! You can choose from Arena, co-operative two player combat as you fight each other for glory and Gold while playing through a series of dynamic environment. Round to Round, where you team-up with a fellow Gladiator as a two player co-operative helping to face the challenges together – and finally, a daunting Solo Mode considered extra challenging as you battle the Colosseum alone!

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The Colosseum is the main multiplayer playground for all options, but the centre changes and adapts different environments depending upon Colosseum playlists. Your job is to not only keep the crowd entertained, but to finish a series of challenges that vary from killing waves of enemies, using designated traps and surviving as best as you possible can. This is a fun and challenging multiplayer that also uses the Smart-Match system so you can set the console to look for your next game whilst you still battle away on the campaign or watch a bit of TV.

Ryse: Son of Rome is a well-crafted Roman Empire game that to look at is to die for! Sadly, the campaign is a bit shit and the combat system somewhat repetitive that you might get tired of – but the great news is that multiplayer is its saving grace and you can have endless hours of fun completing the many daring challenges of the Colosseum as you progress your Gladiator into an ultimate fighting machine. Ultimately, Ryse is not as good overall as I had hoped considering the E3 2013 briefing advertising it as something truly special. What was a Kinect exclusive now simply uses a handful of voice commands (thankfully) but it’s a fun game that could have been a lot better if the combat system was improved and it offered more than a six to seven hour run through.

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Xbox One Has Full Screen Achievement Pictures

It has just been discovered that achievements for the Xbox One will come with full screen pictures. More exciting news for all achievement hunters. Whether or not these are preset images or a screenshot from the moment you earn the achievement, or both is still unknown. But this is some exciting news for the Xbox One.

Check out these images down below.

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Exclusive Day One Content Detailed for Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome and Dead Rising 3

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To celebrate the launch of a new console in style, select Xbox One games will receive the Day One edition treatment… oh you already knew about that! Well perhaps you didn’t already know that Day One content applies to digital downloads too for the first two weeks of sale.

Today, Xbox has detailed the extra content for Forza, Ryse and Dead Rising 3 as shown below.

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“Forza Motorsport 5” Day One Car Pack

This three-car pack features amazing cars from Lamborghini, Audi, and Ford; each with a Day One-themed livery and custom tuning package created by the experts at Turn 10:

2010 Audi TT RS Coupe: Stuffed stem to stern with modern tech, the TT RS is the first TT model to carry Audi’s famed RS badge – a distinction that’s earned on the track from the moment you step on the gas.

2013 Ford Focus ST: Debuting with the same 247-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine from the much larger Ford Explorer SUV, the new Ford Focus ST packs a serious punch.

2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera: Like great sculpture, the Superleggera’s chiseled form is carefully considered for maximum impact. That’s where the similarities end, however, because this work of art is best appreciated when it’s moving at top speed.

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“Dead Rising 3” Day One Edition

“Dead Rising” Tribute Pack featuring exclusive game content and bonus attribute perks.

Classic Frank West outfit with Frank’s Zombie Slugger weapon, extra gory attacks and a custom skill move. Also includes attribute perks for increased melee damage and tougher survivors.

Official Chuck Greene outfit with Paddle Saw combo weapon that cuts through zombie hordes with increased damage and durability. Also includes attribute perks for vehicle and weapon durability.

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“Ryse: Son of Rome” Day One Edition Exclusive Gladiator Mode Unlockables

The Day One Edition of “Ryse: Son of Rome” will give players access to an exclusive Gladiator Mode Co-Op Multiplayer Map and an exclusive Sword add-on. Owners of the Day One Edition will be able to invite friends who own the Standard Edition to join them on the exclusive map.

Legionnaire’s Trust Exclusive Sword: From the Brotherhood of Metalworkers high in the Swiss Alps comes this well-crafted, finely hammered blade that includes bonus in-game attributes.

Ruins: Placing gladiators among the columns of an abandoned temple, Ruins will pit players against hordes of Barbarians, attacking from around every corner. The arena changes dynamically during gameplay, adding new obstacles and objectives for the player to encounter and overcome.

Source: TheWire

Ryse: Son of Rome Gladiator Mode Trailer

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Check out the Gladiator Mode for the upcoming Xbox One game Ryse: Son of Rome.

Ryse: Son of Rome presents a cinematic re-creation of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in breathtaking detail that represents the graphical benchmark for the next console generation. It brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail, thrusting you into the chaos of close-quarters combat, where the emotion on the enemy’s face can be seen and felt.

Ryse: Son of Rome is exclusive to the Xbox One console and will be available this Fall.

E3 2013 – Ryse: Son of Rome – Facts & Info

Developed exclusively for Xbox One by renowned studio Crytek, “Ryse: Son of Rome” is an immersive action-adventure story of struggle, brutality and heroism. It follows a fearless Roman soldier named Marius Titus who joins the army to avenge the slaying of his family and emerges as a hero who must fight to save the Roman Empire.

“Ryse: Son of Rome” presents a cinematic re-creation of the Roman Empire, its people, conflicts and landscapes in breathtaking detail that represents the graphical benchmark for the next console generation. It brings the brutality and intensity of Roman warfare to life in visceral detail, thrusting you into the chaos of close-quarters combat, where the emotion on the enemy’s face can be seen and felt.

Showcasing the possibilities of Xbox One, “Ryse: Son of Rome” extends the gameplay experience with unique features such as Xbox SmartGlass, Game DVR and the new high-fidelity Kinect, letting you manage your character’s progress with your compatible mobile or tablet device, record and share your best gameplay moments with friends, and command legions with the sound of your voice.

Features: A riveting story of Roman revenge 
“Ryse: Son of Rome” tells the story of the young Roman soldier Marius Titus who witnesses the murder of his family at the hands of barbarian bandits. Seeking revenge, he travels with the Roman army to Britannia where he proves himself a soldier of phenomenal skill and quickly rises through the ranks. As Marius leads the army against the barbarian horde, his quest unravels and he discovers that he must return to Rome to find his vengeance.

Next-generation cinematic immersion 
With the power of Xbox One, “Ryse: Son of Rome” presents conflict in the Roman Empire like you’ve never seen it before, from the northern reaches of Britannia to the Coliseum and the very heart of Rome. New advancements in performance capture allow you to interact with believably realistic characters featuring incredibly detailed facial animation and naturalistic emotion.

Brutally intense combat 
“Ryse: Son of Rome” delivers a visceral, brutally realistic combat experience with epic-scale battles and breathtaking visuals that will set the standard for next-generation action games. Relive the ruthless history of ancient Rome as you engage in raw close-quarters combat against the barbarian horde, utilizing both sword and shield as weapons to attack, counter, block and pull off brutal executions.

Epic-scale Roman warfare 
Experience the thrill of Roman combat as you charge into massive battlefields filled with more than 100 characters on screen at the same time, each with individually controlled AI. Unmatched intensity and realism enhanced with stunning detail combine to deliver an incredibly immersive action experience.

Cooperative gladiatorial combat in the Coliseum 
The cooperative multiplayer experience in “Ryse: Son of Rome” plunges you into the brutal world of gladiatorial combat, where you enter the Coliseum to fight side-by-side with your friends against an ever-changing array of enemies, to the roar of thousands of spectators.2

Kinect integration and battle formations 
Command legions using the all-new, high-fidelity Kinect. With the power of your voice you can command your surrounding units in battle in a strategic way to help defeat your foes, fire pilums or arrows, or block incoming attacks.

Inventive SmartGlass features 
“Ryse: Son of Rome” incorporates deep SmartGlass integration that extends the gameplay experience to compatible mobile and tablet devices with features such as the following:

  • Deep link. Launch “Ryse: Son of Rome” from SmartGlass directly into the campaign.
  • Game DVR. Review and share the best experiences from your game with friends directly from your SmartGlass device.
  • Context-sensitive Achievements guide and help. Achievements hints and game tips are synched to your location and situation.
  • Character management. Manage inventory, character and upgrades direct from SmartGlass.