Ryse: Son of Rome is an upcoming game for the Xbox One. As the name implies, it is set in ancient Rome. To say that the trailers that have been released so far are brutal and bloody would be an understatement. However, the game will not be just fight after fight. It will have a plot that is character-driven.
The trailers show off the game’s incredibly realistic and accurate style while revealing some of the story. Marius Titus is the main character, and one of the trailers delves into his story to show exactly what wrongs sparked his thirst for vengeance.
After finding his family slaughtered, Marius wants revenge, so he sets out to get it. However, in an article on GameSpot, Peter Gornstein, Crytek’s director of cinematics, is quoted as saying that Marius “[struggles] with emotions” throughout his quest. With such a three-dimensional main character, morals and ethics will most certainly play a role in the story, bringing an effective shot of realism to Ryse.