Reviews and Problems with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PC)
5 May 2012
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
Conclusion: The good: Fun, slick combat and useful crafting. The Bad: Occasionally dodgy graphics, a high potential for glitches, and being extremely derivative. What to do with a game like this?
Pros: KoA:R's combat is its ultimate saving grace. I like to rattle on about the game is borrowing from here and stealing from there, and given enough time I could probably give a similar explanation for its combat... But it's just so much fun that I really don't want to. Like always, I rolled a mage, ...
Cons: The name of the game here is graphics and glitches. Though much of KoA:R seems pretty high-grade, the character models seem surprisingly slipshod at times. In dialogue you can often make out some murky low-quality textures on the face of whoever you're speaking to, and a general woodenness to the...
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.
Excerpt: Забавно: два скачиваемых дополнения по отдельности оказались интереснее, чем затянутый и попросту скучный основной квест Kingdoms of Amalur. DLC исправили то, что бесило и навевало скуку во время прохождения оригинала.