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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:05 am

Hey all. So I was just browsing around the "coming soon" area on gamefly.com and noticed this game was coming out in a few weeks. I had never even heard of it. I will say after checking it out and playing the demo that is on Xbox Live I'm pretty impressed. I'll definitely be giving this one a go. It actually fits into my style more so than Skyrim. I really like Skyrim, but there's just that "It's missing something" feeling for me. Maybe I'm just geared towards more colorful fantasy type games.

Anyways, here's a few youtube vids. Just figured I'd point out the game since so many here seem to be into RPG's. Also, like I mentioned, there is a demo on Xbox Live so check it out.

22 Minute Intro to the game...



Quick preview with some cool gameplay...



Combat Featurette...


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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by S7 Coolhand on Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:22 pm

Nice mix of elements from other games - I especially like the inclusion of gems and sockets like in WoW, and the hidden area discovery talent seems kinda cool. Good RPG elements combined with hack and slash should make for a fun game. I'll probably try the demo, but unless I'm blown away I will wait to buy it cheap or rent it. Good find Husker!

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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:11 pm

Adding a series of pretty cool and semi-informative vids. I'm actually pretty excited about this game and it's potential.

Factions and Fae...



Power and Mastery...



Destiny and Fate...



Skill at Arms...



Skills and Crafting...


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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:10 pm

Some more vids. I'm actually getting more excited the more I see and hear about this game...along with checking out their forums to see what is to come.

A New World to Discover...



Music & Sound...




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Post by S7 mrmiller on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Yea, I have been looking forward to this game and Witcher 2 for a while.

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Post by S7 Interseptor on Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:08 pm

S7 mrmiller wrote:Yea, I have been looking forward to this game and Witcher 2 for a while.

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You hear Witcher 2 is coming to the 360 on April 17th?

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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:45 pm

For any of you that are just planning on renting this game...

http://www.destructoid.com/kingdoms-of-amalur-hides-seven-quests-behind-online-pass-220459.phtml

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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:30 am

New launch trailer...


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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:35 pm

IGN just released their video review. They seem pretty impressed...


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Post by S7 mrmiller on Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:45 pm

I wasn't overly impressed with the demo. I'm going to rent it anyhow, as the reviews seem to be good.

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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:19 pm

S7 mrmiller wrote:I wasn't overly impressed with the demo. I'm going to rent it anyhow, as the reviews seem to be good.

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Yeah, there are some that feel the same as you. Sucks that they were stuck using code from that game that was from October. Every review and reviewer has said that the game is MUCH better than what the demo had to offer. I just have a feeling this one is going to be fun for me. I don't normally buy games, but this on hooked me for some reason. We'll see.

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Post by S7 OC on Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:35 pm

I though the controls and graphics in the demo seemed a bit clunky

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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by S7 Coolhand on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:55 pm



The developers recently announced that a "speed run" of KoA's main quest and every side quest took roughly 200 hours to complete. And that's with already knowing exactly where to go, and what to do for every quest. And then they questioned if perhaps they might have gone a little overboard.

The main quest alone is supposed to clock in between 30-40 hours, if you just focus on that. I have no doubt there will be people going for 100% completion. I suspect it will take well over 200 hours. I also suspect it will take well over 400 hours if they stop to harvest every plant they see. Even just outside the Well of Souls I was stopping every ten seconds because another shiny harvestable was begging to be plucked.

The game is a nightmare for anyone who can't walk past a potential lootable.

I know for a fact there's no chance I'll see everything KoA has to offer, but I like knowing it's there nevertheless. Who knows, I find the combat far more enjoyable than anything Skyrim brought to the table, so perhaps once I really get into it, I won't be able to put it down.

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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:24 pm


The developers recently announced that a "speed run" of KoA's main quest and every side quest took roughly 200 hours to complete. And that's with already knowing exactly where to go, and what to do for every quest. And then they questioned if perhaps they might have gone a little overboard.

The main quest alone is supposed to clock in between 30-40 hours, if you just focus on that. I have no doubt there will be people going for 100% completion. I suspect it will take well over 200 hours. I also suspect it will take well over 400 hours if they stop to harvest every plant they see. Even just outside the Well of Souls I was stopping every ten seconds because another shiny harvestable was begging to be plucked.

The game is a nightmare for anyone who can't walk past a potential lootable.

I know for a fact there's no chance I'll see everything KoA has to offer, but I like knowing it's there nevertheless. Who knows, I find the combat far more enjoyable than anything Skyrim brought to the table, so perhaps once I really get into it, I won't be able to put it down.

Can't wait to start my journey tomorrow night after work! Smile

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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:11 pm

Some pretty cool examples of some fateshift kills...


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Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Post by DerangeMaverick on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:17 pm

I just bought this game.

amazon had it for 45 bucks so just waiting for delivery ill probably be on this weekend.

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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:21 pm

If you like fantasy RPG's this game is for you. I've been putting TONS of time in playing this since it came out last Tuesday. This game is absolutely up my alley in terms of gameplay and artistic style. I don't buy many games but I'm very pleased that I bought this one.

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Post by DerangeMaverick on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:27 pm

does it have online play?

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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:31 pm

DerangeMaverick wrote:does it have online play?

No, it's single player.

38Studios (The company that made this game) is however working on an MMO that is rumored to be released later this year (currently set to release in September), but looking like that's going to be PC only. Currently it's called "Project Copernicus". The MMO is going to be in Amalur also (the same universe that Reckoning takes place.)


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Post by DerangeMaverick on Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:33 pm

oh i guess its ok then would of loved online play.

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Post by DeadSockPuppet on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:01 pm

Yeah the company that made this game is Curt Schilling's game studio. I guess that he's a super wizard when it comes to math and he's been a gamer for years so he bought a studio and is going to design games until he dies, rather than coach or be a commentator.

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Post by OneBadHuskerFan on Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:18 pm

DerangeMaverick, what do you think so far? Have you played it at all yet? I'm interested to see what others think here.

In my opinion anybody that is even remotely interested should at least rent this one.

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Post by DerangeMaverick on Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:20 pm

havent gotten it lol should behere this weekend i think i took the free shipping

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Post by S7 mrmiller on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:13 pm

One of you all need to write up a full review. I'm looking at getting this from GameFly after the up-all-night event and I return Halo Reach.

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