Rated 0 out of 10
by Roxasfan9999 This is going to be awesome
I can't wait for the kingdoms of amalur to come out it is going to be awesome.
Rated 7 out of 10 by shiftlogic interesting story, good gameplay but lacking
i've heard great things about 38studios and the fact that the games lore was created by salvatore i was expecting a very indepth and story driven game. the game looked quite nice, a mix of modern age and cartoony animation is quite a change of pace from modern day grim/dark rpg. the game play and mechanics of control is very good. fast paced battle system can be compared to fable game play. the story itself is good but i felt like the side quests throughout the game seem kind of redundant and repetative. customization on salvaging of materials from weapons and gear was a nice touch making gamers able to create hundreds of not thousand of specific weapons tailored to the stat boast and perks they wanted to. the skins of the weapons and armors was kinda limited (weapons looked the same just had different stats). good game control and battle system makes up for some of its flaws and it is definately a game to try. not to sure how long players will want to keep it after they finish it though.
Rated 0 out of 10 by EVILINMYMIND THE DEMO SOLD ME!
I have not heard one single thing about this game until I downloaded the Demo and tried it out. I was honestly not expecting much, thought it would have been another straight to bargin priced glitchy, low rated RPG. But no, I was WRONG in a good way. It's basically what Fable SHOULD have been. I love the art work of the graphics, the story seems pretty good from what the demo showed but the best thing was combat. Very fast paced, fun and addicting. I played the demo several times and was honestly surprised how many free items you get for the actual game just by playing the demo. More games should be like this if you ask me. Instead of playing a boring 5 minute demo you don't really know what you are getting yourself into game. You get to play at least an hour worth if you count the begining and then the 45 minutes of play you get when you get out of the first dungeon. You get to truely see how the game is going to play out and I am hooked. Preordered after just 20 minutes of playing the demo. I can't wait!
Rated 9 out of 10 by ElitistPanda Don't believe the haters.
I don't write reviews see them as a waste of time, space, and breath. This however is worth writing home about, the game play of this game is immersive from the very get go. You find yourself placed into a story that just unfolds and deepens as you go along. If you read the novels by R.A. Salvatore you can certainly see the touches that he has placed into the story of this very game.
The combat in this game is what in my opinion separates it from any competitor, the fact that your character isn't stuck to the same old drab animation, and the ability to switch out weapons and also stealth up behind something and get a stealth kill. It's just nothing I've ever seen implemented into a game, let alone an RPG. You don't look like you're a robot swinging a sword.
Screw it. This is basically WoW for a console, except at the same time it's a SUPED up modified version of Fable, rolled into combat style of God of War, and with the depth and entertainment of Mass Effect.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Rhinofever Something different for the RPG world
Let me start off with saying this is game is not skyrim. Skyrim is a adventure RPG. Reckoning is a action RPG. Which is two completely different games. That's like calling Linkin Park and Greenday the same exact thing just because there Rock. Reckoning does something that most RPG's don't : has complex and unique combat. which is why it is an action RPG. Most RPG's, like Skyrim, has simple combat that keeps the gamer entertained but is simply there and not the real part of the game. If you want a game that is "like" reckoning then i would say if you are a fan of single player WoW or Fable, then you will like this game. One thing that stands out about this game is the fact that every piece of armor and every sword and dagger looks epic and makes you feel like a hero. Even the "rusty sword", the first weapon you get, looks cool. with 10 + class combinations, great gameplay, 100's of quest, and a huge map; this RPG will be great for any RPG or action game fan.
Rated 8 out of 10 by ThorAxis Overall a solid game
I've seen the gambit of reviews on here and what I've learned is that not everyone likes the same things. Regardless, this game may not be visually enticing for many, specifically those that feel the need to compare it to Skyrim, you have to realized its not Skyrim. Though I haven't had the honor to play Skyrim I can say I have spent 35+ hours on a game that has taken elements of Dragon Age and Fable and meshed together a game that is fun to play and continues to challenge my character. I also like that your character isn't set in stone and you can mold and create into combination of warrior, rogue and sorcerer and if you want to change your destiny you can reset your stats, for a price, at a fateweaver. Controls are fairly easy to navigate and the battle system flows rather well. Boss battles can be rather challenging but can go a bit easier with potions to buff your character. Your character can also create armor, weapons and gems. Overall this is a solid game and will be interesting to see what will come next from 38 Studios.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Nevrix A fresh take on an old formula!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning can easily be campared with games such as The Elder Scrolls series and World of Warcraft, as it has much in common with them both. However this game takes the rpg genre in a new direction with a heavy emphesis on action oriented combat and a highly customizable class and skill building system. The graphics and art are fun and colorful, if not a bit on the generic side. The combat, while not without it's flaws, has a decent amount of depth, especially for an rpg, and is all and all quite fun. In a game where you are sent on a seemingly infinite amount of quests, which usually boil down to, "Go there, grab that thing that is guarded by a bunch of enemies, fight and kill those enemies, and bring it back to me." It is important to have an entertaining combat system, as that is the meat and potatoes of your questing. In this, KOA: Reckoning stands out from the masses, and I feel is a more enjoyable experience for it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by TDKN Impressive
What can I say about this game first off I just downloaded the demo last night and gave it a try and despite the majority of people comparing it to Fable or Skyrim, it's a brand new Rpg with it's own twists and turns even with similarities from other games.
Though I admit to see familiar things from the demo like the fighting system being similar to GOW but that was already known I would think. I can say this though that Reckoning is a game for almost anyone that loves Rpg's, New gamer's that love Rpg's and are looking forward to this then go ahead and get it for I feel it would be worth every penny but, if you are still hesitant then just wiat it out till the price drops.
All I can say though that this game despite the similarities has potential to be great if not one of the most excellent Rpg's ever made. the lore and mythical tale flowed perfectly and in my opinion since it looked a bit like World of Warcraft it got me hooked.''
but on a unbiased opion i give it a 8/10 just for the demo so it doesn't count for the real thing.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Maclane0911 SICK!!!!!!!!
Honestly, this game is awesome. I downloaded the demo right when I saw it. I hate how people are comparing this to Fable, but I wont get into that. Peoples opinions are there own, like mine. But honestly, this game is awesome and addictive, it has a huge world, plus with the look of things, it looks like you can take off on ship into the open ocean, and other than Two Worlds 2(Amazing Game) I've ALWAYS wanted to do that. I'm definitely getting this, I mean, all I play is RPG's(The Elder Scrolls mainly) and Halo. So this game looks INTENSELY promising. Plus can anyone name a game wear you can give your character a LIP RING!!!! I gave my character the same lip ring I have(Not color wise) but the lower left lip ring, YES!!! I also can't wait to get into the game and join the Warsworn, Honor bound knight/warlord/mercenaries, what more can you want. So ya, get this game or at least rent it. Cause it's going to be fun for a LONG time!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by FabianOctober omg...
ok so i hate rpg's and im not at all a fan of these "hardcore" fantasy stories like lord of the rings and star wars and so on. but for some reason I LOVE THIS GAME! i played the demo all weekend. cant wait to buy the whole game tomorow! the graphics are good. the story, is ok. the gameplay is really smooth. the only problem i have with this game is that the fighting i felt(based on my playing of the demo only) wasnt the best. to use the sword you have to start your attack far away from your target because the charecter has to swing the sword on such a wide arc it takes a while for the attack to land. no close quarters kombat here. its all long range. but other that one problem this game is great! never thot id say that about an rpg with with such a stereotypical nerdy story. one question... i cant see todd mcfarlanes influence in the game. whatd he do exaclty? the other 2 guys i see their influence all over this thing. wheres todd?