Comments on: Kingdom of Amalur: The Excessive Use of Black (Demo Review) The Gaming Stack Exchange Blog Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:18:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kechlion Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:00:32 +0000 It seems as though you set out to be disappointed by this demo. The issues you mentioned, such as not being able to alt tab out and back in and having a black screen… that’s seriously just going to be what we PC gamers have learned to deal with over… oh I don’t know the last 10 years at the very least? And if you’re using an ATI card… I hate to say it but I don’t know how you didn’t see a problem coming.

A few things to note – the demo is an old build that they finished so they could put more polish into the game, it’s not the final product. Have you thought to try it on another system, if you have one available? Or have you went to their forums to find workarounds to the issues you have? Once again, as a PC gamer you ought to know how to use Google to find fixes for problems, seeing as how making an application work on every system setup is impossible if you want to actually release a game.

I’m going to have to say to chill out and wait for the final product to see if it is worth buying.

And about the $75 million thing – You are right that Rhode Island is helping finance 38 Studios… as part of an Economic Development package. It’s a program to create jobs in the intellectual property sector in their state, enticing tech companies to move there. It’s not some free money for nothing, or even an investment that they can expect a return on. It’s similar to a tax break that entices companies to move into their state, which cost just as much if not more in lost taxes at the benefit of creating jobs. They have moved their development studio to RI and probably created more jobs in the state. Sensationalism is so tabloid.

By: Palglo Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:55:23 +0000 Just so you know the black screen is an ATI issue, just turn off post proccesing in the menus

]]> By: yx_ Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:39:54 +0000 Something as poorly done as this demo deserves no praise, and any reviewer who would do so after the same experience I had is just as obviously not objective.

]]> By: yx_ Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:29:47 +0000 I would LOVE to be able to play the actual demo, but as you can see, its kind of hard when all you get is a blank screen.

]]> By: Sterno Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:17:01 +0000 I hadn’t heard about the $75 million before. Thanks for that tidbit! Though from what I’ve read, that money is actually for a different project by 38 Studios, an MMO.

]]> By: kc Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:05:49 +0000 and wow are you overly hostile..and seems like your making it rather personal as well..i though “reviewers” were suppose to be objective?

]]> By: kc Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:03:22 +0000 its DEMO..take a chill pill and relax..ive played through it numerous times and never had a problem..some ppl like to be overly critical to ridiculous point..mountains and molehills and all that..

]]> By: yx_ Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:59:27 +0000 Fixed, thanks

]]> By: CyberSkull Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:54:34 +0000 @yx_ You misstagged this article, you forgot the “s” in Kingdoms. The tag on Gaming.SE is kingdoms-amalur-reckoning if that is of any help.

]]> By: CyberSkull Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:49:17 +0000 I filed a bug report here.