posted by classicmints (MAYFIELD, PA) Aug 15, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Kingdoms Of Amalur IS a solid game. With lots of area to explore, the game feels similar to Lord Of The Rings Online in its scope and exploration. Yet where Amalur succeeds in giving you a wide open world with nearly no restrictions (which is something that all RPG's should embrace, otherwise the game becomes an action/adventure instead of a true RPG), it fails to deliver in its combat.
After hitting level 30 and becoming way overpowered, no monster or boss could stand up to me. I ran through giants and trolls like they were cake. I also found that its repetitive combat system became very boring after a while. I ended up at times avoiding battles just to skip the same attack-attack-attack combo that became my bread and butter.
Amalur is a GREAT game for anyone interested in a TRUE RPG experience, those of us who were deeply disappointed in the so called "role playing" of The Witcher 2 found solace in Amalur or Skyrim. Yet Amalur has low replay value and just burns out after 15+ hours of game play. You find yourself doing the same mission in a different city, or taking on the same boss with a different name, being knocked back a thousand times, spamming health potions and hacking him away with the same three strike combo every time.
Overall a fantastic game to play while you're waiting for the next best RPG!
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
This game redefines the wrpg genre. Everything about this game is wonderful. The graphics are amazing. The graphics do seem to be more Fable like and less like Skyrim, thus opinions on graphics may vary. Moving on the voice acting was well done there is more than 5 people doing voices so I do not feel as if I have already talked to the same person 20 different times in 15 different towns. The real difference in this game comes in the game play. The combat mechanics are truly amazing. The game does start off feeling like any other wrpg mostly a hack and slash type game. The beginning of the game is where the combat mechanics are
introduced and the early enemies are easy to defeat as the game progresses though the enemies become more difficult and the combat mechanics become a must to survive. The game feels alive and wonderful.
Great game, but it is not an action adventure game!!!
It is an action RPG!!!! Why does gamefly mess up like this?! It is NOT an action adventure, but instaed it is an action RPG!!! (sigh).....
If you like Oblivion, fallout 3, fable (the original), or Skyrim, then this is a game to try! Giving you unlimited choice in how you want to play! This is perhaps the highest rating I have ever given any gamefly game to date! However its weapon selection is limited to swords, daggers, faeblades(dual swords), Hammers, chakarams, staves, wands, and bows,yet you can also, of course, go unarmed(fists), using magic or try using traps(rogue ability)....
Characters are fully customizable. the problem is that the game also requires you to pump points into skills that you might not like just to get the skills you do... It is sad that they don't give you spears, axes, or crossbows.... I guess you can't have everything...
Thankfully the enemies do tend to respawn(for level grinding), but just not often though... It works for the most part! Then again some people don't like enemies that respawn too often, so that is highly underrstandable... Try before you buy!