Posts Tagged ‘kingdoms-of-amalur-reckoning’

Counterpoint: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

2012-03-04 by ravendreamer. 1 comments

Before playing the demo, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning wasn’t really even a blip on my radar. It’s a weird post-holiday-season RPG from EA that is dropping two months after the most anticipated RPG game of last year – Skyrim. I really enjoyed Skyrim, but I was intrigued by the prospect of a new fantasy RPG series that dared to emerge so close in the wake of Skyrim. I wasn’t really expecting something totally new and fresh, so I was pleasantly surprised with what I ended up getting.

Kingdoms of Amalur is, in my eyes, an RPG-lite. It’s the well-rounded love child of Skyrim and Darksiders. It’s Exactly-What-It-Says-On-The-Tin, no more, and no less. Amalur, is an RPG targeted for consoles. That means less exploration, and more combat than Skyrim, and beyond that, a faster pace and more loot than the traditional RPG.

more »

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

2012-02-17 by agent86. 2 comments

Before playing the demo, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning wasn’t really even a blip on my radar. It’s a weird post-holiday-season release from EA that is dropping a month before the real anticipated EA release of the first half of the year – Mass Effect 3. I’m really looking forward to ME3, but I was intrigued by the prospect of a new fantasy RPG series from a major publisher. I was really looking forward to something new and fresh, but I wasn’t really expecting what I ended up getting.

Have you ever bitten into a raw potato? If you ever have, perhaps you can understand what I mean when I say this game is dense, and at the same time painfully bland.

more »

Kingdoms of Amalur: A Contest

2012-02-07 by Lauren Gundrum. 0 comments

This contest has ended. Congratulations to

If you want to see the details of the contest, read below.
____________________________________________________________________________________________

In honor of the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, we’re holding a contest.

To enter, ask or answer questions related to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning as you play the game. Anything tagged kingdoms-amalur-reckoning is eligible for this contest.
Prizes:
  
 
There will be two winners: the person who (1) asks the most viewed question and (2) the person who gives the answer with the highest score. Each of these people will receive either a Cohesion XP 11.2 Gaming Chair Ottoman with Wireless Audio or a PS Vita (whichever they prefer).
The Rules
  • The contest is open to both new and current gaming.stackexchange.com users.
  • Everyone is eligible to participate regardless of geographic location. If you live in an area of the world where it is too difficult for us to ship you your prize, we’ll figure something else out on a case by case basis.
  • The only metrics we’re using to determine winners views and votes. So ask as many good questions and give as many good answers as you can, and share them using whatever means you see fit. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Google Plus, whatever works for you.
Dates: The contest begins Tuesday February 7th at 12:01 am and goes until Friday, February 17th at 11:59 pm (UTC). Only questions and answers posted within that time period will count towards this contest.

Kingdom of Amalur: The Excessive Use of Black (Demo Review)

2012-01-18 by yx_. 13 comments

75 million dollars.  Apparently, that’s what you can get from the Rhode Island government as a game development studio, despite having no prior published games at all.  No wonder this state is broke.  Well, as a gamer, RI resident, and taxpayer, I feel that it is my duty to at least try out the demo that was recently released (and provide faint praise) in order to do my little part.  But wait!  This first game, called Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, isn’t even developed here in RI.  The studio is actually created by the Maryland-based subsidiary of 38 Studios.  Well, that does it.  Time to bust out the gloves of bashing +5

more »