History VideoGame / RyseSonOfRome

31st Jan '17 4:30:11 PM Kamikashi
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* AlternateHistory: [[spoiler: The end implies that thanks to Marius' actions, the Roman Empire never fell, surviving to the modern ages, as in the final shot of Marius' Triumphal Memorial Column, one can see both a church and the intact Coliseum.]]
24th Dec '16 6:14:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''{{Badass}}''': '''Marius.'''
** XIV. Legion Commander ''Vitallion'' also qualifies, specifically as FourStarBadass.
** [[spoiler:After Vitallion dies, Marius gets the FourStarBadass upgrade.]]
22nd Nov '16 3:00:28 PM ArtoriusRex
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* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: Damocles. To explain:
** In the original Greek legend he was nothing more than a minor court official who desperately wanted ATasteOfPower, so his king, Dionysius, allowed him to sit in his throne for a day. Damocles was having the time of his life for most of the day until he saw Dionysius had arranged to have a sword hanging over his head by a single strand of hair, at which point he realized being a king has its own problems and promptly vacated the throne. Sounds like a pretty mundane {{Aesop}}, right?
** But in this game, the legend of Damocles goes that he was a FourStarBadass who got abandoned on the battlefield by his top generals. He was eventually slain after fighting valiantly, but the goddess Nemesis resurrected him as a [[BlackKnight ghostly figure clad in black armor]] who went back and murdered the men who abandoned him. Roman commanders have daggers with the visage of Damocles engraved on them to remind them that cowardice is not an option. [[spoiler: Marius donning the guise of Damocles late in the game scares the living shit out of Nero.]]
** Being named after a fictional character of a different culture does not imply that this Damocles is the same figure/individual in the Greek moral tale.
3rd Oct '16 8:26:15 AM supergod
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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: No, a [[SiegeEngines scorpio]] could not shoot [[AutomaticCrossbows a bolt a second.]] Not to mention the copious amounts of ExplodingBarrels all over the place. But we don't care, because it is fun.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: No, a [[SiegeEngines scorpio]] could not shoot [[AutomaticCrossbows a bolt a second.]] Not to mention the copious amounts of ExplodingBarrels all over the place. But we don't care, because it However, the aim here is fun.fun, not accuracy.



* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Because historically accurate swordfighting is rather boring, RuleOfCool provides stunts like impaling an enemy in the gut with a sword, then lifting them (while holding the sword with only one hand, by the way) over the protagonist's head for a body slam.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: one of the key elements of Roman success on the battlefield was that its legionaires moved in concert, with discipline. The maniple, consisting of 120 men, was the smallest tactical unit Rome fielded, and its soldiers ''never'' brawled one-on-one the way we see Marius doing... unless things have gone to hell in a handbasket. (Which, to be sure, they mostly have when Marius shows up, so perhaps this is a JustifiedTrope.)

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* ArtisticLicenseMartialArts: Because historically accurate swordfighting is rather boring, RuleOfCool provides stunts like impaling an enemy in the gut with a sword, then lifting them (while holding the sword with only one hand, by the way) over the protagonist's head for a body slam.
* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: one of the key elements of Roman success on the battlefield was that its legionaires legionnaires moved in concert, with discipline. The maniple, consisting of 120 men, was the smallest tactical unit Rome fielded, and its soldiers ''never'' brawled one-on-one the way we see Marius doing... unless things have gone to hell in a handbasket. (Which, to be sure, they mostly have when Marius shows up, so perhaps this is a JustifiedTrope.)
29th Aug '16 10:42:42 AM Morgenthaler
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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 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 [[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 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 [[TheGloryThatWasRome [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome the Roman Empire]]), a set of ''scale'' armor.
29th Aug '16 10:37:51 AM Morgenthaler
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It is a time of crisis. 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 TheGloryThatWasRome.

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It is a time of crisis. TheRomanEmpire 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 TheGloryThatWasRome.
UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome.
17th Aug '16 4:54:36 PM Dragon573
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* DropTheHammer: The Pict minotaur chieftain uses a massive bone hammer (called an "axe" in-game) as his weapon, as do some of the [[EliteMook big beastmen and the Britannians who wear wolfskins.]]

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* DropTheHammer: The Pict minotaur chieftain uses a massive bone hammer (called an "axe" in-game) as his weapon, as do some Some of the [[EliteMook big beastmen and the Britannians who wear wolfskins.]]wolfskins]] wield massive hammers.
2nd Jul '16 1:57:27 PM Morgenthaler
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** XIV. Legion Commander ''[[TheObiWan Vitallion]]'' also qualifies, specifically as FourStarBadass.

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** XIV. Legion Commander ''[[TheObiWan Vitallion]]'' ''Vitallion'' also qualifies, specifically as FourStarBadass.
1st Jul '16 6:01:37 AM jormis29
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Crytek themselves admitted they weren't aiming for historical accuracy. Hence why Nero is an old man with two grown sons[[note]]he historically died childless at the age of 31[[/note]], why Commodus (best known as the bad guy from ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'') is Nero's son[[note]]he was emperor one century after Nero, and doesn't even hail from the same dynasty[[/note]], why the Colosseum already exists[[note]]it was not built for over a decade after Nero's reign and its original name was the Flavian Amphitheatre, named for the Flavian Dynasty that followed Nero's reign[[/note]], and why UsefulNotes/{{Boudica}} sacks Rome with war elephants[[note]]among other inaccuracies regarding her, Boudica never left England and never had access to elephants of any variety[[/note]].

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Crytek themselves admitted they weren't aiming for historical accuracy. Hence why Nero is an old man with two grown sons[[note]]he historically died childless at the age of 31[[/note]], why Commodus (best known as the bad guy from ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'') is Nero's son[[note]]he was emperor one century after Nero, and doesn't even hail from the same dynasty[[/note]], why the Colosseum already exists[[note]]it was not built for over a decade after Nero's reign and its original name was the Flavian Amphitheatre, named for the Flavian Dynasty that followed Nero's reign[[/note]], and why UsefulNotes/{{Boudica}} sacks Rome with war elephants[[note]]among WarElephants[[note]]among other inaccuracies regarding her, Boudica never left England and never had access to elephants of any variety[[/note]].
27th Jun '16 4:10:37 PM Kamikashi
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** Also, much earlier, in ''The Beginning'', Marius answers to Nero's prayer to be safe in the vault "Oh, we will be safe here, my emperor. As safe as we can be." [[spoiler:In chapter one, this simply seems the words of a [[KnightInSourArmor battle-worn, experienced soldier]], but after it is revealed that Marius is the "Damocles" that Nero fears…]]

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** Also, much earlier, in ''The Beginning'', Marius answers to Nero's prayer to be safe in the vault "Oh, we will be safe here, my emperor. As safe as we can be." [[spoiler:In chapter one, this simply seems to be the words of a [[KnightInSourArmor battle-worn, experienced soldier]], but after it is revealed that Marius is the "Damocles" that Nero fears…]]
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