Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
This is going to be awesome
I can't wait for the kingdoms of amalur to come out it is going to be awesome.
A Delightful Surprise!
TBH I knew little about this game when I downloaded the demo for it a couple weeks after its release. The demo blindsided me, It was extremely fun! But it only offered a taste of the delights to come, I had to buy it. Now, having spent just over 100 hours with the game, I have completed all of the main quests, and faction quests. I love the combat in this game. ( all three play styles) It's fun, fast, fluent, and effective. The graphics are good, but inconsistent. After I left the beautiful forests of Dalentarth, I found the Plains of Erathell to be rather bland... I was satisfied again after I reached Klurikon. The story lines of KoA were all very interesting and complemented with strong voice overs all the way through. Although, the faction quest lines all felt a little rushed. I didn't really feel like I earned, nor got to explore each rank within each faction. Overall I give KoA two thumbs up. I would recommend this to any core RPG gamer looking for a little more action in combat. :D P.S. I just downloaded the new "Dead Kel" expansion! I can't wait to try it tomorrow.
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.
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!
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.
A great game with its flaws
Kingdoms of amalur is a beautiful world, you take the hand as a guy basically.. Who was withdrawn from the well of souls, your fate is unknown you create the fate around you. Little to know of the world around you.. Classes, you can customize your classes anyway you want, be a rogue/mage, warrior mage or heck all three, or go your own way with whatever you choose. From the loot you pick up, legendary weapons/unique weapons you could say are scattered everywhere throughout amalur, choose wisely apon your weapons people! Side quests are more of a chore, as you go throughout towns, you might find a reused side quest. Nothing new here. Some side quests however make you actually feel involved with the town, as they would continue on like a side main story. Factions are deep and entertaining although you would want to explore more throughout the short storied faction guilds :(. The voice acting, a lot of voice acting work but some just feel plain and boring and it's almost like you don't want to listen to them because they suck! Not all NPCs have boring voices believe that. The graphics look more like fable, maybe less realistic, Wait Fables realistic? lawl no. But I'd pick up kingdoms of amalur, but don't be disappointed by the lack of indepth storyline, but you might like it!
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!!!
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.
Amazing, give it a chance!
People are too harsh on this game...calling it a fable rip off because of similarities, saying its graphics are out of date and bad. Seriously? We can't call games "rip offs" because some things happen to be similar to one game or another. There are thousands of games in this world. I would pay someone to find a game that isn't similar to another. It's kind of late to be completely innovative...gaming has been around for decades. As for saying its graphics aren't good and are out of date? it's 2012, obviously if they wanted the game to be realistic, that's what the game would have looked like. They apparently chose not to do that, apparently some developers don't mind their video games looking like...well, a video game, instead of a movie. The graphics are fantastic, and are spot on for what they were going for. Too many games try to be too realistic, this game was a nice change of scenery. It's a great, VERY LARGE, fantasy world. I have over 70 hours logged into it, and i haven't even beaten the main quest, and have only discovered 2 out of 5 of the major locations. The weapons in this game are awesome too. I would recommend this game to real RPG fans.
What Fable should have been
To put it plain and simple, this is how Fable should have gone after the first game. It presents itself as an easy RPG like Fable where you might get away with spamming one button for the entire game but that's just not the case. It's much deeper than that. Don't let the colorful stylized graphics fool you, there is a lot of customization and the game is challenging on harder difficulties. The graphics are nice but a bit dated, the colorful nature of the game makes up for some bland textures and the character models are nice. What makes the game truly stand out is how seamless it is, how much it feels like a wide open world with TONS of content and the best combat system of any RPG i have played! This is a perfect example of how to make a fun and engaging game, it's just a shame more people didn't give it attention and instead focus on games with horrible combat like Skyrim.