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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.
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.
This contest has ended. Congratulations to
- Raven Dreamer for asking the most viewed question: What is the max level in Kingdoms of Amalur?
- Sterno for giving the answer with the highest score.
In honor of the release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, we’re holding a contest.
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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