Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
The Demo and information/opinions
I played the demo of the game today, and it reminded me of fable/diablo. The game mechanics are excellent; it's easy to get the hang of, and it's easy to learn how to use the controls. The story it lets you play through is amazing. It goes into detail about the worlds/story's lore and so far is just simply awesome. There are a lot of cool weapons and armors that you can buy for your arsenal of destruction, or crime, if you choose. the talent tress,skills, and fates looks and play flawlessly. The world is extremely dynamic and satisfying to the point that you don't want to stop staring at the whole scene. Skills such as blacksmithing,alchemy, and crafting seem like they could/will be challenging and might require you to farm/spend a lot of money for mats. The quests are cool, they aren't all generally the same like some games; one may require you to steal something, others to save a man's wife, or even help a wolf transformed into a man be cured of his curse. npc's have a 24/7 schedule from what i could tell. They would eat, sleep, walk around, and even shop. I'm not sure how the respawn system will work, I think that you will have to exit and reenter the game to make enemies resurrect, but if you murder shop keepers or quest givers....I'm not sure what happens then. You can change classes and play how you want. You can also use the cunning skills of persuasion, intimidationa and mercantile to make conversations more interesting. Overall from what i have played and have seen in the demo, I am glad to have pre-ordered this game. I hope I have answered and helped those wanting some information and opinions.
Best RPG since SW:KOTR
This RPG is amazing, it's exactly what the Fable series should have been but on a more adult scale. The graphics aren't realistic looking, but the style helps cast you into a fantasy realm instead of making you feel like you are plodding around the Alaskan Tundra like Skyrim. The combo's are fantastic, and the ability to switch weapons on the fly so you can start an attack off with your swort or daggers and finish it off with a bow or spell or any other weapon you have equiped is extremely fun to play around with. This game is extremely addicting; I have to set an alarm to stop playing so I can be rested for my convoys the next day. The only problem I have with this game is the same I have with Skyrim, the speech volume is a bit muted. All and all, if you have the money I highly recommend playing this amazing game.
The demo is rough, but apparently is an old build
So I played the demo, and I was disappointed. However, after doing a bit of research, it appears that the demo is a 3 month old build, and a lot of the issues I have with it, have supposedly since bin resolved. So I recommend not discounting this game yet, based on the demo. Check out the official forums for more info.
Not bad, seems fun
It feels kinda like WoW for single player. Very fun so far playing it on PC. Some guy said you need an xbox controller? I have been using the keyboard and mouse. I have a xbox controller for PC too, I'm just not hooking it up. Keyboard and mouse seem fine. There seems to be some bugs, but I am playing the demo. Feels and looks like Wow, a little bit of Diablo and perhaps some other game. Download the demo for this game. Give it a try. I am thinking on buying it now just from trying the demo.
This game is awsome for anyone who likes a good rpg. over 100 hours await in this beutiful,magic world. It is a must have. This games combat system is unbeatable and flows real well, the graphics are amazing, even tho not super real life graphics like skyrim, this game has artisticly designed enviroments and monsters. You can choose your classes as you advance and mix and match stats and abilitys. So if you have 60 dollars this is a must have.
a known bug that won't let you continue the story
this game has a bug that won't let you continue the main story line. this particular bug is well known in many of the forums. it's called the hunters hunted quest. you are supposed to go to this inn to meet up with this guy to continue your journey. he asks you if your ready to go, but there is no option that allows to to say yea lets go, or even yes i'm ready. i have over a hundred hours invested in this game. it is a rather large game and i am side quested to death. i am no longer playing this game and most likely won't be until they fix this bug. i have restarted the game to see if i did something that would affect the game but no that didn't work either. you may get lucky and not get the bug, but if you do get it, well then you may as well join me and play something else until they fix it.
Single player WoW
If you are an old time MMO gamer or simply enjoyed the tales of the Elder Scrolls, then the people behind Amalur were thinking of you. The quests have the innocent and whimsical interaction that you would see from Blizzard, but with current and updated appeal. The graphics and camera movement are from the Elder Scrolls, but you with brighter and sharper colors. The leveling system is awesome and allows the gamer to experience the feeling of leveling a character like they would in an MMO. You have talent trees to change the build of the character. It is the first time I have felt so much control over the character to the point where the possibilities of re-rolling a mage over and over can always be different. The characters in the game can win a spot in your heart and the amount of side quests means a lot of time can be spent on one character if you choose. I personally have found the game to be more enjoyable then Skyrim. The main questline is much longer then previous games and the side quests all play a big part in changing the outcome of the main story. The hardware requirements are extremely reasonable to fully enjoy the game and aside from having to underclock high end GPU's, I have no complaints.
Better With Time
The Closer this game gets to release and the more the videos are pouring out ..its looking more and more fantastic...RPG of the year maybe when it releases in 2012 ??well see though!
Is this worth getting for the PC? I want to get it for the PC but i read under the minimum requirements that it requires an Xbox controller for the Windows so does this mean if i get the PC version I'll have to go out and buy the Xbox controller for windows too? or can i play this with the mouse and keyboard which i prefer to do actually.
So i have been following this game for some time now and the more and more i watch the videos and read on the forums the more and more excited i get for its release. I have been back and forth with myself on wether i want this game or diablo 3 and with diablo 3 not coming out any time soon it pretty much made my decision for me. Im not rich so i have to pick games I want more than another over all i want both but this one just has some cool features that are totally out of the norm for me overall i Give it a 10 rating looking forward to killing the huge naskaru boss