Regardless of what you thought of Ryse, the consensus was that it was very, very pretty. That was partly a result of Crytek's fancy new next-generation engine. Now at GDC, Crytek has released some fancy videos showing what other developers have been doing with its technology.
Above is an overview of work from your major development teams, but below? That's what's being done with the CRYENGINE Free SDK used for non-commercial development. In a lot of ways I find what they've been creating far more interesting.
All very fancy looking stuff.