Critic & User Reviews
The most fun I've had in years
posted by laethyn (BEAVERTON, OR) Feb 18, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful
The volume of lore, also, is truly astounding (I mean, come on ... R.A. Salvatore wrote 10k years worth of history for Amalur).
The combat is fluid and exciting, and far more gratifying than many other games out there (Insead of: "click click click click click done." Not here! It's more like: "dodge, attack, roll left, roll right, attack, roll left, swap weapons, attack, roll back, attack with a spell, roll forward, attack". It's just ... fun!)
I can't recommend this game enough.
Origin Required to Play!?!?!?!
posted by Gimmelots (Philadelphia, PA) Dec 17, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
posted by lilmarie (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Feb 7, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
4 out of 9 gamers (44%) found this review helpful
posted by Unix (LA CROSSE, WI) Feb 12, 2012
Member since Jan 2012
3 out of 7 gamers (43%) found this review helpful
What a fun game!
posted by robbiezee33 (Las Vegas, NV) Jan 13, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
Blah Story, Great Game
posted by Zonzai (Orlando, FL) Jan 4, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
Quick Review: Don't compare this to other games.
posted by odin4905 (MONROE, NC) Dec 15, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
This game takes small ideas from many other games and genres, but is very much a new world and new idea separate from anything before. Just as it would be wrong to say, "Halo is like Call of Duty in space" I think it's wrong to call this "Fable with World of Warcraft graphics and Elder Scrolls type story/background".
Anyways, I liked this game a lot. I played through it as Warrior with Broadsword not a single skill outside of warrior. I loved it this way, especially late in the game when some very cool armors and weapons were available.
The fighting system was great, fast, and fun. Some may have a bit of trouble at first, especially if you are loyal to one weapon class like me, only using broadswords, but once you figure out when and how to block and counter well, it is extremely fun.
I've heard others call the story shallow, full of characters who don't have depth or emotions. Well, I can't comment much on that. This game has a huge amount of story put into the game. Much of this is backstory and information about the world's races and government and nature, for the die hard fantasy fans to read.
But even the dialogue you have to get quests and proceed with the story is lengthy, and very early in the game, I decided to skip all of it. YES, ALL OF IT.
This is because the fighting is so fast and furious, yet reading and listening to people talk is so slow, and a bit tiring. The contrast was too great for me. It was hard to keep my energy for battle after speaking to someone for my next quest. Too bad, because it all seemed quite interesting to me at a glance.
Once I began skipping all speech, I was able to keep a fast fun pace, and the game was still very long and fu
posted by Deadenemy (Sparks, NV) Sep 10, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
I Reckon this ain't bad.
posted by Henry121 (LYFORD, TX) Aug 2, 2012
Member since Nov 2008
Story: The game has a pretty interesting storyline. Everyone has a set fate that they cannot change but you don't. Change is coming to the Faelands and it is by your hand. You aren't bound by fate and your involvment affects everyone elses fate as well for the better or worse. Although nothing too memorable is achieved.
Graphics/Audio: Everything looks... cartoony. The world is heavily saturated and you can't change that. While enviroments are entertaining they look overly bright and fruity. Soundtrack fits the games style well though.
Gameplay: This game undoubtably has some of the best gameplay I've enjoyed. Combat is fast paced, fluid and flat out fun. I prefer using Motion Joy to hook up my PS3 controller and hacking and slashing at my enemies. Magic is pretty combat friendly and one of my favorite things about this game was classes. There's the classic Rouge, Warrior, Mage set up but with an exiting twist. You can spend you level up points however you want into any of these three classes and choose one of many Fate Cards. Fate Cards outline your character's combat style and the game encourages you to mix and match. You can be a Battle Mage, a Blademaster or a Jack of all Trades, or you can be a strict warrior or rouge only. The user interface is better with a controller over keyboard but not too bad.
Heart: What is Heart you ask? Heart is what draws us to games like Catherine, Persona, Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Dragon Age proves you can have an unoriginal story but if the journey there is outlined with amazing characters and daring romance it's still the best thing ever. This is where the game lacks badly. Characters aren't interesting and their about as deep as a puddle of wizz. I cannot give a game like that a good rating.
Good game but lack of depth kills it.
posted by drmastermind (SPOKANE VALLEY, WA) Apr 2, 2012
Member since Oct 2011
Lots of fun!
posted by Velinestra Mar 20, 2012
had great potential
posted by manequin (TACOMA, WA) Mar 18, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
This is Good if you like RPG!
posted by Methrol Mar 6, 2012
I can't wait, going crazy, i dont have it yet
posted by WilyCoyote (REDDING, CA) Feb 21, 2012
Member since Feb 2012