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.
Great RPGxanthophylle | Feb. 17, 2014 | See all xanthophylle's reviews »
This is probably not the best game ever, but it definitely deserves a try. The universe is rich and diversified, there are a lot of quests to do so you are never bored. The developers wanted to make a MMO called Project Copernicus, but changed their plan to create a singleplayer game in the same universe. Some aspects of a MMO are still in the game (like coloured name for rare object, random loots,etc.), which is great for people who prefers the MMORPG to the singleplayer RPG like Kingdom of Amalur. You can decide the way you play and can mix combat style easily. The only thing I don't really like is the time the mobs take to spawn. You need to wait a long time to see enemies if you cleared a zone, which is not really fun when you need to kill some mobs for a quest. Except this annoying point, the game is absolutely great!
Great Battle System, Backdrop, and Story, but Forgettable QuestsSonoDaten | Jan. 7, 2014 | See all SonoDaten's reviews »
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a good game for players who enjoy RPGs. The graphics are aesthetically pleasing and the art style is a very refreshing step away from realism. The battling mechanics are without a doubt one of the best features of the game, and it is actually rewarding to think out combos while fighting. The Destiny System also deserves to be mentioned here. It's a phenomenally revolutionary take on the classic "class and specialization" portion of creating a character. Your character's class is defined as a single card selected from a group of cards, and more cards become available depending on where you allocate your ability points. These cards offer perks and new abilities (for certain builds) that are tailored to that play style. There are even cards for hybrid classes! The best part? You can switch which card you have designated at any time. No waiting for a level up or paying in-game currency to have some wizard change it for you--you can change which Destiny you want whenever and wherever. The story itself is rather engaging--as the protagonist is a person without a fate in a realm where the future is a defined path for each being. And if you don't like main quests, there are plenty of side quests for you to do. Like, seriously. Side quests for days. I'm not kidding. These side quests suffer from the idea of "quantity > quality," I'm afraid. The quests are often boring and fall flat when compared to the larger side quests, rendering the quests themselves and all involved largely forgettable. There are also guild quests for those who are interested in that sort of thing. All in all, Kingdoms of Amalur is a solid game and an enjoyable RPG experience.
Out of my KingdomCoillyZ | Oct. 3, 2013 | See all CoillyZ's reviews »
This is a good game. I had fun, but I felt like it wasn't the best RPG out there. It made me think of a single-player version of TERA mixed with Diablo. That's not a bad thing, but I expected it to be better. It's still a good game, though. Buy it on sale.
Hack and Slash Mixed With Elder Scrollsthegaminglyfe | June 21, 2013 | See all thegaminglyfe's reviews »
Kingdoms of Amalur - Reckoning feels like a hack and slash game during the intense combat and like Elder Scrolls during the rest of the game. The combat is amazing and requires skill instead of just remembering combos. The RPG elements have lots of depth and is very rewarding. The balance between the two is perfect. The world around you is very rich and you can really start to see how much detail they put into the game! The graphics are very nice with a great art style. The games soundtrack is perfect for the kind of world that you feel you're in. If you like hack and slash games or RPG's, this is the game for you. If you like both types of games, this is the perfect game for you!
Good first effortmostnatebe66 | May 28, 2013 | See all mostnatebe66's reviews »
I purchased this game on a whim and had real trouble putting it down. The graphics aren't anything spectacular, the story is basically pointless, and the side-quests are basically the same thing over and over again. Yet this game had me mesmerized for the few weeks I played it.
The game feels more like an MMO than a traditional RPG and the skinner box of MMO's is what kept me going. I found myself clicking through the dialogue wheels as quickly as I good so I could find more loot to upgrade. The upgrade system is definitely broken as I was doing otherworldly damage by the end of the game.
The combat system is also what kept me interested. I played as an assassin character and loved sneaking up behind enemies and zooming around the map with my various powers. It's a shame that this game will never have a chance to work out the kinks in a sequel, nevertheless it is a fun game.