History VideoGame / RyseSonOfRome

16th Jun '17 11:04:04 PM evilwillhunting
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The upper tier character unlocks are only available when the game is just about over, and they make little, if any, difference in the final sequences. They'll have little impact on finishing the game.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The upper tier character unlocks are only available when the game is just about over, and they do little good in the final sequences. They'll have little, if any, impact on finishing the game.
16th Jun '17 11:02:44 PM evilwillhunting
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* AwesomeButImpractical: The upper tier character unlocks are only available when the game is just about over, and they do little good in the final sequences. They'll have little, if any, impact on finishing the game.
16th Jun '17 10:58:04 PM evilwillhunting
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* BadassGrandpa: Leontius may not be a grandfather (Marius did not seem to have a wife or children, and we know nothing about Marius' sister), but he's in his early-to-mid-sixties, and can still kick all kinds of ass with his trusty gladius.
16th Jun '17 10:53:16 PM evilwillhunting
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** His father, Nero, certainly counts. The Emperor instantly flees from any kind of danger, calls for his guards the moment anyone might do him harm, and faces his assassin with utter panic and terror.
16th Jun '17 10:51:07 PM evilwillhunting
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* WarIsHell: The battles are pretty gruesome and cruel for both sides. Made worse considering the government in Rome is lazy, decadent, corrupt and care very little about their troops.
16th Jun '17 10:47:46 PM evilwillhunting
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* NintendoHard: You can get by with sloppy blocking at the easiest difficulty, but if you do not have timed blocking down to a *science* playing the harder difficulty levels, you'll never beat the tougher opponents.
16th Jun '17 10:38:04 PM evilwillhunting
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** Oddly inverted with Boudica, who is often depicted in media as a buxom barbarian beauty. Here, she's a not-at-all buxom, gangly and somewhat homely waif-like teenager.
11th Jun '17 4:50:29 PM nombretomado
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''Ryse: Son of Rome'' is an XboxOne game developed by Creator/{{Crytek}}. Previously slated for an {{Xbox360}} release, it was re-tooled into a launch title for the Xbox One, then later ported to PC.

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''Ryse: Son of Rome'' is an XboxOne UsefulNotes/XboxOne game developed by Creator/{{Crytek}}. Previously slated for an {{Xbox360}} UsefulNotes/{{Xbox360}} release, it was re-tooled into a launch title for the Xbox One, then later ported to PC.
7th May '17 1:35:43 PM Kamikashi
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** The complete butchering of the Roman naming system is just as glaring: Both Marius and his father (who are both from the ''gens Tita'', hence Titus; more correct would actually be Ti''ti''us, as Titus is a ''given'' name, see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus Emperor Titus]]) never give their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognomen cognomen]]'' (which is why the XIV. calls him by his praenomen, his given name, which was considered completely inappropiate for people who were not close friends or family), and Commander-General Vitallion [[OnlyOneName only ever gives]] [[LastNameBasis the very same cognomen]] to the audience, which leads to never learning which family he is from or what his given name is (which oddly enough was not uncommon to refer to a Roman, especially an older one). The only person in-game that actually gives anything close to his full name is Nero at the very beginning.

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** The complete butchering of the Roman naming system is just as glaring: Both Marius and his father (who are both from the ''gens Tita'', hence Titus; more correct would actually be Ti''ti''us, Ti''ti''a/Ti''ti''us, as Titus is a ''given'' name, see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus Emperor Titus]]) never give their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognomen cognomen]]'' (which is why the XIV. calls him by his praenomen, his given name, which was considered completely inappropiate for people who were not close friends or family), and Commander-General Vitallion [[OnlyOneName only ever gives]] [[LastNameBasis the very same cognomen]] to the audience, which leads to never learning which family he is from or what his given name is (which oddly enough was not uncommon to refer to a Roman, especially an older one). The only person in-game that actually gives anything close to his full name is Nero at the very beginning.



* HowWeGotHere[=/=]InMediasRes[=/=]OnceMoreWithClarity[=/=]ThisIsMyStory: Chapter I, ''The Beginning'', starts with General Marius racing over the bridge to Nero's palace, [[spoiler: seemingly]] trying to protect the terrified emperor, who is less worried about the Barbarians laying siege to his city but "him", eventually bringing Nero to his safe room, a vault under his throne. On the way down there, it turns out Nero is worried about a mythical spirit called "Damocles" who seeks to kill him, to which Marius scoffs that "only men kill men". Then, in the Vault, when Nero asks about his name and background, Marius begins to retell his story how he became leader of the XIV. Legion and the general in charge of the defence of Rome. [[spoiler: As his tale reveals the treachery of Nero and his sons to Marius' family, the Vitae, his legion, the XIV., and ultimately, the entire Roman Empire with their selfish greed, it becomes clear that "Damocles" whom Nero fears is in fact Marius himself.]]

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* HowWeGotHere[=/=]InMediasRes[=/=]OnceMoreWithClarity[=/=]ThisIsMyStory: Chapter I, ''The Beginning'', starts with General Marius racing over the bridge to Nero's palace, [[spoiler: seemingly]] trying to protect the terrified emperor, who is less worried about the Barbarians laying siege to his city but "him", eventually bringing Nero to his safe room, a vault under his throne. On the way down there, it turns out Nero is worried about a mythical spirit called "Damocles" who seeks to kill him, to which Marius scoffs that "only men kill men". Then, in the Vault, when Nero asks about his name and background, Marius begins to retell his story how he became leader of the XIV. Legion and the general in charge of the defence of Rome. [[spoiler: As his tale reveals the treachery of Nero and his sons to Marius' family, the Vitae, Titae, his legion, the XIV., and ultimately, the entire Roman Empire with their selfish greed, it becomes clear that "Damocles" whom Nero fears is in fact Marius himself.]]
30th Apr '17 9:50:11 PM Kamikashi
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It is a time of crisis. UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire is besieged by barbarian armies and is on the verge of collapse. In these troubled times, you command Roman soldier Marius Vitus. When barbarians murder his family, he embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that takes him on a brutal campaign to the shores of [[GrimUpNorth Britannia]] as he climbs the ranks of UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome.

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It is a time of crisis. UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire is besieged by barbarian armies and is on the verge of collapse. In these troubled times, you command Roman soldier Marius Vitus.Titus. When barbarians murder his family, he embarks on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge that takes him on a brutal campaign to the shores of [[GrimUpNorth Britannia]] as he climbs the ranks of UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome.



* AnimalMotif: Marius, Vitallion and Commodus wear customised suits of armor which are decorated in with a certain animal. Marius's is a stylised ''Aquila'' (Roman eagle) that is emblazoned high on the front and back of his chest armor, arm and shin guards, and the individual bands are bordered golden to remind of the feathers of a golden eagle; Vitallion's beast of choice is a ''lion'', found relief-hammered in the same places as on Marius with the exception of his back, as well as on the attachment points for his ''sagum'' (cloak); Commodus' golden armor bears a viper's head with open mouth on the chest and is, unlike that of the two professional soldiers' (who both wear the famed ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorica_segmentata Lorica segmentata]]'', embodiment of [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome the Roman Empire]]), a set of ''scale'' armor.

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* AnimalMotif: Marius, Vitallion and Commodus wear customised suits of armor which are decorated in with a certain animal. Marius's is a stylised ''Aquila'' (Roman eagle) that is emblazoned high on the front and back of his chest armor, arm and shin guards, and the individual bands are bordered golden to remind of the feathers of a golden eagle; Vitallion's beast of choice is a ''lion'', found relief-hammered in the same places as on Marius with the exception of his back, as well as on the attachment points for his ''sagum'' (cloak); Commodus' golden armor bears a viper's head viper encircling his neck with open mouth bared fangs on the chest and is, unlike that of the two professional soldiers' (who both wear the famed ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorica_segmentata Lorica segmentata]]'', embodiment of [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome the Roman Empire]]), a set of ''scale'' armor.



** Not to mention the complete butchering of the Roman naming system: Both Marius and his father (who are both from the ''gens Vita'', hence Vitus) never give their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognomen cognomen]]'' (which is why the XIV. calls him by his praenomen, his given name, which was considered completely inappropiate for people who were not close friends or family), and Commander-General Vitallion [[OnlyOneName only ever gives]] [[LastNameBasis the very same cognomen]] to the audience, which leads to never learning which family he is from or what his given name is (which oddly enough was not uncommon to refer to a Roman, especially an older one). The only person in-game that actually gives anything close to his full name is Nero at the very beginning.

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** Not to mention the The complete butchering of the Roman naming system: system is just as glaring: Both Marius and his father (who are both from the ''gens Vita'', Tita'', hence Vitus) Titus; more correct would actually be Ti''ti''us, as Titus is a ''given'' name, see [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus Emperor Titus]]) never give their ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognomen cognomen]]'' (which is why the XIV. calls him by his praenomen, his given name, which was considered completely inappropiate for people who were not close friends or family), and Commander-General Vitallion [[OnlyOneName only ever gives]] [[LastNameBasis the very same cognomen]] to the audience, which leads to never learning which family he is from or what his given name is (which oddly enough was not uncommon to refer to a Roman, especially an older one). The only person in-game that actually gives anything close to his full name is Nero at the very beginning.



** Not to mention the use of Hwachas in Coliseum mode a '''Korean''' artillery weapon developed in the ''[[AnachronismStew 16th century]]''.
* AloneWithThePsycho: While [[spoiler:Marius himself isn't a psycho,]] it becomes increasingly clear to Nero as the game reaches its climax that [[spoiler:he's trapped himself in the room with the man that has sworn to kill him.]]

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** Not to mention the use of Hwachas in Coliseum mode a '''Korean''' artillery weapon developed in the ''[[AnachronismStew 16th century]]''.
century]]'' that launches [[ArrowsOnFire ''Rocket'' Arrows]].
* AloneWithThePsycho: While [[spoiler:Marius himself isn't a psycho,]] it becomes increasingly clear to Nero as the game reaches its climax that [[spoiler:he's trapped himself in the room with the very man that has sworn to kill him.]]



* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Marius Vitus Is About To Stab You]]: The game's cover art.

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* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Marius Vitus Titus Is About To Stab You]]: The game's cover art.
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