Reviews and Problems with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
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Great open world RPG, though with a few flaws
Ricardo Paredes Martinez, Amazon
24 July 2013
Summary: The first and final game of Big Huge Games does live up to the name of everyone involved, specifically that of R.A. Salvatore. It is a great open world RPG, rivaling Dragon Age in scale and epicness.
Summary: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has many treasures and riches in its RPG ensemble. A brilliant sense of weight defines every bludgeon from an axe and every swing of the greatsword. The colour and the melodic tones that shimmer in the background as you play, define the elegance of Amalur's creation.
Pros: If you're a fan of classic RPG elements, and need a break from the grim fantasy settings that have become prevalent, this game will be a breath of fresh air. The main story line is adequate, but it's in some of the side quests that the real gems of this game reside. In fact, it's very easy to get...
Cons: Really needs a codex of some sort. Forgettable characters. Not much replay value, since you can change your class/skill any time you'd like, as many times as you'd like.
Summary: A deep fantasy world that is hella fun to slay-for-bank. When the action hits, I forget I was playing an RPG. When I customize my character (male/female), I can experiment with looks to a simplistic degree. Customizing them for combat is completely open and diverse.
Summary: Well worth the money, especially when I reserved it here and got it for a great deal. There is literally soo much content to cover in this game from side quests to faction quests to main storyline. Reminds me of a cross between Gd of War and Fable.
Pros: Great combat system Fun gameplay Strong RPG elements Easy menus AI animations Plenty of content
Cons: Sometimes camera angles get messed up Cant zoom out Poor story - very random
Summary: The dev team for Amalur get a decent amount of kudos from me for this title. There is a lot of work put into this game and most of it really does come off quite well. It's not god's gift to RPG's, so I do think anyone giving this game a 10 is a bit crazy (or maybe this is their first game played in...
Summary: I prefer the look of Skyrim over Amalur, but during fights, the controls in Skyrim are sluggish and unresponsive, while Amalur's controls are spot on perfect. Skyrim's bugs were so bad they actually depressed me because I had to wait for four patches from Bethesda before I could finish the game.
Summary: As far as Action RPGs go, Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning has the potential to compete with the industry giants, and in terms of gameplay, it very much crushes its competition. However, the incredibly weak storyline and inconsistent visuals make it a no more than above average adventure, falling...