Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Best RPG ever made.
I spent more time playing it and it seems like the quests, alchemy, training, and overall interaction with the world of Amalur does not end. To increase my inventory limit, i had to upgrade my back pack. Doing so, I have more room for rare weapons, accessories, armor and consumables. Lock picking is always a surprise because sometimes you could get useful items if picked successfully. The voice acting is really good and story lines vary depending on which path you choose to take or what quest you decide to track. Now let me let you in on the combat. Weapons can be swapped with ease in mid play and combos are a definate plus. There is a bar you need to fill by beating enemies called a fateshift bar. When filled, you could choose to go into reckoning mode and destroy enemies in slow motion during this fateshift. The animation and smooth execution of attack, block, parry, dodge, and spell casting are fantastic and will stay fun for a very long time.With all the possibilities given to players from this title, I am most certain that this will keep you busy for a while. To conclude my review, and there will be many, this game could be game of the year and this game will be the best game you have. lol. Later.
This is an unbelievable video game.
Just clocked in over 10 hours of game play and I have to say I am glad I bought this. Let me tell you why. The bosses, people of all races, and the surrounding environments blends in nicely. This can easily become addictive because customization and hero development are massive. Combat is one of my top favorites because you don't just button mash but rather you need skills if you want live and defeat beasts the size of of modern day buildings. The fun doesn't stop there either Your going to need a bigger back pack when picking up rare items from chests from fallen enemies, locked vaults and many more. Once you press select you can view how vast the world of Amalur actually is. You would really notice how much thought and work went in to this title. That's all I can say now without ruining the plot. Get this game now! I know you want to.lol.
I thought this game's combat system was amazing, very fun to kill things.The blacksmithing, sage crafting, and alchemy was a cool edition for character customization. I love to get creative in games and make my character and build it up, make it stronger, level up and get new gear. This game let me do that easily one of my top 10 favorite games overall and top 3 RPGs.
OK so first off let me start off by saying this game is amazing. I am a HUGE RPG fan and this just puts it up there in my top 20 of all time. The reason it is so good..is something most RPG games lack..and that's GREAT game play. This game is like God of War and Fable put together to make a master piece. the controls are not hard at all. It has a good story to it..and can get a little confusing at times because the game is so massive and u will talk to about a million people..from their u will pick up side quests and other fun stuff to do..that may or may not be related to the actual campaign. The graphics are great also. rated about a 8. All in all this is a cant miss game if u are a RPG fan.
Enough with the color customization rants
Ok, here is the deal, you don't need to customize your character all the way. Especially in a solo game. I don't know why people get so worked up about that and see passed an obviously good game. Sure the sound is not the best, believe me, i have to turn up my tv to hear the sound.
Yet, the production companies for the game are loud and clear.
But i'm not gonna let poor sound ruin an otherwise good game.
Nor poor customization. In my opinion, the customization is good enough. I don't know how changing the color of my characters armor is gonna change what happens in the objective.
Now I like these type of games (rpgs) if you will. So i'm a little biased with my review, again who isn't. I haven't even beat the game, which by the way, if you didn't notice is the whole point, exploration. That is why i'm 35 hours into it, and barely finished with the main quest.
To be honest. I did customize my character a bit, but only for ambiance. I wouldn't care if they didn't have customization but since it's there. The graphics are colorful yes,but that's what sets it apart from other games like this. Do you want another Skyrim clone copy to the exact point?Ask yourselves that. Overall the game is good, if you like that sort of thing. Hopefully whenever i'm finished with it, they'll have a sequel in the works, if i finish it by then ;) .
Great gameplay but some technical issues
Let me start by saying I am beyond a huge R.A. Salvatore fan, having read every one of his books from the Icewind Dale series, The Cleric Quintet, Dark Elf series, and his Star Wars books (Vector Prime and Episode 2). This is really what enticed me towards giving this game a chance. His ability to tell create worlds is a perfect fit with an open world RPG. The game play is fast paced and extremely fun, with the ability to quickly switch between primary and secondary weapon skills with ease, the fluidity of dodging and sprinting, and the ability to build a character to fit ones play style. The only issue I had with with this game thus far has been on the technical side. Often times you will see the ground disappear, tear, or oddly reflect as if it were a wavy pond. Understand that this is a Demo, but these are issues with the underlying engine itself. As long as these issues are taken care of before official launch, and not needing to be patched after buying, I can say this will be an easy win for RPG of the Year.
So far from what I've seen from the demo, this could very well be on par with Dragon Age: Origins and the Elder Scrolls series. A few bugs out of the way, the environments are vivid and beautiful, something I am glad to see as most RPGs like to be dark, gritty and gloom. The standard weapons I saw looked great, combat was buttery smooth, changing between primary and secondary weapons and mixing abilities was practically seamless. Oh, and being a powerful mage is pretty easy so far! Most games have you dying to fast. The Rogue and Mage classes feel like both were fleshed out. I love the character designs. You can really see Todd MacFarlane's Spawn influence, mostly in the monsters and over the top weapons and armor. Hopefully they iron out the bugs by the time the release date rolls along. I am getting this day one and am happy to have it preordered. I plan to be a Spell Rogue. >:)
Beautiful, Challenging, and Exciting
I played the demo and was not impressed but I knew I would have to give it a chance because I am a hardcore RPG person. Many people who have written bad reviews are giving extreme bias because they like a game and won't adapt to others. This game has beautiful graphics, some of the best fantasy based graphics yet to be seen on console. The music fits very well into the scenery and what is happening in the game. It is a MASSIVE game that you will not get bored of. Gameplay is topnotch and fluid, even when you are fighting huge bosses/opponents. The voice acting was done very well, MUCH better than in skyrim mainly because they use more than 4 voices for characters. Not to disrespect skyrim because that is a great game as well, I just believe this game is a very good competitor to skyrim for best console RPG.
Demo was amazing
Whoever wrote that they think this is going to be a disappointment obviously did not play the demo. The demo came out a few days ago and it was PHENOMENAL! It plays so smooth and all of the animations are crisp and clean. The voice acting has some well-known actors and acted out well! The story was written by R.A. Salvatore (Drizzt saga), so you know it will be amazing. The battle system is fluid and never gets boring because you can switch weapons on the fly to link moves. Magic is impressive and very well done with great effects and a lot of spells. The Fate Deck system gives you perks depending on what combination of player types you are. You can be any mix of mage, warrior, or rogue, with hints of each class depending on where you allotted points. The demo had glitches that were addressed and repaired according to the dev team. I have played through the demo 3 times already. This game is on par with skyrim, and once you play it you will see why. If you liked the first Fable then i beg you to play Kingdoms of Amalur, it is amazing!
This looks amazing.
This looks a bit kinda like Wow (obviously better graphics though) but better. It has the more toony design i'd say than completely realistic like other rpgs. Like lets say Guild Wars. But even though im not much a fan of those types (cartoony ish) this game has me wanting to pre order it. I dont pre order to many games, im the used buyer. I dislike buying new as what if i dont like the game? You just wasted 60$ on it. But some games are just good from viewing the video and demo. This looks to me, to be one of them. I have high hopes for this and the next couple months cant come sooner lol.
My only question is if it might have multiple endings? and a good side or bad side. They say its really customizable but can you be good or evil? Have different endings that pertain to your good side or dark side? Other than that, i wonder if it might have online. Though i highly doubt it. These are just some wishes, whether they could become reality, i dont know. This game looks legit either way.