Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning - US & Canada
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A Massive World to Explore, Filled with Epic Fiction and Rich Storytelling
• Uncover the secrets of Amalur in hundreds of hours of immersive gameplay, from the vibrant city of Rathir to the vast region of Dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the Brigand Hall Caverns.
• Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death. Turn your lack of a destiny to your advantage and harness fate as a weapon.
• Explore deep levels of lore in a universe steeped in 10,000 years of fiction created by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore.
Intense Action Combat
• Customize your play in a dynamic combat system that delivers some of the most intense and responsive action ever seen in an RPG.
• Seamlessly integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them off with brutal Fateshift kills.
Choose Your Destiny With Customizable Classes
• Build the character you’ve always wanted with the revolutionary new Destiny system that allows you to continuously evolve your character class to your style of play.
• Create and modify your hero with millions of combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor.
AWESOMEdarksiders666 | April 3, 2013 | See all darksiders666's reviews »
I have been quite skeptical about buying online RPG games. I loved the Elder Scrolls series so my expectations were very high. I recently played Witcher 1 which I liked a lot, but Witcher 2 won't run without being so slow and such mouse sensitivity that I can't stand playing it. I liked Risen, but also found it lagged.
This game however, has been AWESOME! It is huge like Skyrim and with lots of things to explore. The game offers many many choices that affect the game in various ways. I suspect it can be played repeatedly in different ways. It plays well on my computer and I haven't had any trouble with lag.
The scenery is beautiful and creative. The quests are fun. Downside...lots of loot, not so much carrying room. However fast travel is an option and eventually you get to store some of your loot. I have been playing this game for 110 hours so far and am nowhere close to finished. I love that you can download 2 add ons that seem to be quite big also. Even some of the baddies are cute and part of you really hates to dismember them. Good mix of magic, alchemy and fighting. Tons of options. You aren't stuck reading and reading when you talk to people, just hit skip. It saves often so when you get killed by the big boss monsters you don't have to back track very far. Similar game interface as most RPG games, mix of mouse and keyboard, but easy to figure out. Not super gory which I appreciate.
Also good clues about what to do next. It frustrates me to no end being in the middle of quest and having no idea what to do next after trying several options. I really really enjoy this game and recommend it for anyone who appreciates RPG games
Underrated RPGlok0812 | March 15, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
Open world RPG that emphasize more on actions rather than just button clicking like the Elder Scrolls series. Gameplay is similar to other types of RPG with side quests, mini dungeons, and so on. Combat requires player to chain up combo by timing or holding buttons. Story wise is very enjoyable almost similar to Elder Scrolls that you are given a new life. One aspect that is bad is the camera angle, mobs that are outside the camera can easily ruin your combo. If you are a big jumper in RPG games you will be disappointed to find out there is no jumping in the game. All in all, it might not be as huge as the Elder Scrolls series but it is still definitely worth a try.
Great RPG with very polished combatCoolicy | Feb. 4, 2013 | See all Coolicy's reviews »
Many RPGs excel in story telling and customization, and this one is no different. What this does differently from other RPGs is how fluid and polished the combat is designed. The animations are top-notch, and the mechanics are innovative. Fighting is exciting and gets even more rewarding as more skills are unlocked. I don't think I've ever seen combat in an RPG so polished and rewarding. IMO it drew the perfect blend between traditional RPG and a hack-and-slash game.
The pacing of the game is perfect, even the stealth sections are surprisingly well done. It's not an open world RPG though, and is structured more similar to MMOs with different zones... which can annoying when you have to backtrack for quests.
The world and its culture is very rich and detailed, although it can get confusing sometimes as so much information is poured at once. The story is solid, but I don't really feel my decisions having a meaningful impact on the world.
Overall, the game was very well designed. I have no idea why 38 studios and Big Huge Games had to close down. There may be other factors affecting that outcome, but it's definitely not because the game - because it rocks!