Reviews and Problems with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
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Review: Kingdoms of Amalur (PC)
31 March 2015
Summary: In a nutshell, Kingdoms of Amalur is the Action RPG title you have been waiting for. It’s a complete adventure with hours upon hours of encouraged exploration. It also offers the deepest and most satisfying combat system in the Action RPG genre and is pretty much second to none.
Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning – Review (PS3, 360, PC)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: As a lover of RPG’s I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this game when I was asked to review it. Published by EA Games, developed by Big Huge Games and written by acclaimed author R.A Salvatore the pedigree was undeniable so would it live up to my expectations?
Conclusion: Kingdoms of Amalur is a fantastic example of a Western RPG that skimps somewhat on fleshing out characterizations and differentiating itself from the crowd, but nevertheless delivers an extremely solid experience.
Conclusion: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a great action RPG. It's not perfect, at least for now, due to things like annoying mini-games, problematic camera, or the silent protagonist, but it's still a stunning experience that will delight you for tens if not hundreds of hours.
Pros: +Dynamic combat, +Lots of choices and freedom, +Stylized visuals
Excerpt: Back in 2006 baseball's Curt Schilling did the impossible and managed to turn a hobby of questing through Azeroth into an actual RPG development studio. It should have been a disaster but instead Schilling, a born-again ex-Major League pitcher with no previous work in development, spent the next six...
Excerpt: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is one of those games, that when reviewed at this late in the game, is somewhat of a tragedy. 38 Studios, the current owner and creator of the property, has since gone bankrupt, and been liquidated.
Pros: Very large world, with over 200 quests, and many, many hours of content; interesting factions, with a fairly well realized world back story; excellent combat, spell, and enemy animations; good voice acting; enjoyable music; very nice graphics and art style; really well polished with relatively fe...
Cons: A somewhat generic fantasy world; some voice actors are reused often; some characters are forgettable; many quests are standard RPG fare; rarely do you get the sense that what choices you make really change the world; a few minor interface glitches
Excerpt: As with so many longform fantasy RPGs, the troubles afflicting the inhabitants of Amalur can all be blamed on the actions of a single mad gnome. Stupid gnomes. This time one of them has decided to build a device called the Well of Souls to bring people back from the dead.
Excerpt: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single-player action RPG set on the mythical world of Amalur, and limited to the Faelands – one of the kingdoms. KoA: Reckoning was jointly developed by 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, and published by EA Games.
Excerpt: I've got a bit of a confession -- I don't worship at the altar of Skyrim . Now, don't get me wrong, I appreciate the amount of work that went into it, and sheer craftsmanship that it must have taken to make the kingdom of Skyrim so realistic -- I just find myself getting bored very quickly.