posted by robbiezee33 (Las Vegas, NV) Jan 13, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
If you enjoy games where you are rewarded for your inquisitiveness, and you aren't trying to beat the game in as short a time as possible, well this is the game for you! I have heard Reckoning as being compared to a juiced down version of Skyrim. TBH I couldn't get into Skyrim no matter how hard I tried. It just didn't do it for me. Now, Kingdoms of Amalur had me hooked in about an hour. The graphics are bright...the weapons look cool...and the battles are exciting! True, the game isn't going to introduce you to a new type of monster throughout the game, nor will you find any sort of different herbs or chests to utilize/open as the game progresses...But, you will increase your powers and akill sets with noticible improvement. The weapon types are minimal but the variety within those types varies enough to make rare weapon discoveries exciting from start to finish. I could go on and on...but I won't. If you enjoy games that reward exploration with cool gear and you arent trying to get a medal for the qickest RPG game finish of the year, get this game and prepare yourself for about a week or two of fun.
Story: 5 ---You have to kill the big bad guy because um... it's not your destiny? I'm sure that made sense before they turned into the main plot of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. --- Visuals: 6 --- Yeah, it's a world space, a very well-made world space but not really anything to write home (or a review) about. --- Sound: 6 --- There's music and the VO doesn't suck. What else do you want? --- Combat: 10 --- Let's face it slaughtering a myriad of meatbags with an incomprable armada of spells and special abilities is just plain fun. The levels are well-designed and the abilities are even better. The only bad part about the combat is how weak most of the enemies are. But it's not such a big deal when you're slaughtering dozens of them every 30 seconds and the developers do a lot to provide a good pace. ---- Game Design: 7 --- Kingdoms of Amalur doesn't do a whole lot but what it does do is a lot of fun combat and a lot of cool special abilities. So is it poorly designed? No, it's good. Not perfect, not great but indeed good. --- Fun Factor: 10 --- I said that already didn't I? This game is long and fun to play. In every other way it is mediocre but hey, when you rock at doing one thing you may as well rock it as well as Kingdoms of Amalur does. --- Overall: 8 --- Very fun, very long, not much else but who needs flash when you;'ve got fun? It's a game right?
posted by Gimmelots (Philadelphia, PA) Dec 17, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Nowhere in the store page does it state that Origin is required to play this game. The Steam version doesn't require it. I refuse to install EA's spyware on my computer. As a result, I've wated the price of this game. If you don't want Origin, avoid buying this game from GameFly.