Reckoning PC

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Heaps of fun"
5 stars"

Review by Zac on 19th April, 2013

This game is a great rpg with lots of quests to do. Theres always someone to battle while you roam the world. The graphics are pretty good and the gameplay is very well done. The storryline is very easy to follow and the game does take sometime unless you only do the main quest. Overall this is a very good game and i would definatly recommend playing it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Excellent game on all levels."
5 stars"

Review by Michelle on 22nd June, 2014

Awesome game with lots of positive reviews available online. Does take time to register game but once again lots of helpful information available online about this too. Game is mostly only available via internet stores now.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
"Awesome value for money!"
5 stars"

Review by Matty on 1st July, 2013

Really great game, awesome combat system.

Somewhat forgettable story but it definitely makes up for it in terms of game-play.

Spent a good 80+ hours on this game and even though I've completed the main quest I still haven't done all the side quests. I love that you can change your build at any time allowing rather than starting all over again.

Highly recommend if you are a RPG fan!

METEOR IS AWESOME!!!!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
""click", "quest", "run", "kill", "harvest"."
5 stars"

Review by Marty on 19th June, 2013

Hours of game play if you are a RPG fan. Very easy controls and fighting system, “click”, “quest”, “run”, “kill”, “harvest” is pretty much what you will be doing but the game has Hack n Slash elements with some great magic and a very easy leveling up system. The animation and graphics are also very good quality and proved itself with the engine used. Definitely worth the price to play! Fact!

2 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
"Potential"
3 stars"

Review by Shand on 17th April, 2012

I have only played the demo and feel that it would be a very worthwhile purchase to anyone who enjoyed Fable ( The first one ) and The Elder Scrolls games as it has a similar combat system to that of Fable with the questing opportunities and exploration of The Elder Scrolls.

There were two points that troubled me. 1: It was too easy on the default setting. 2: The graphics were disappointing. If you enjoy a challenge like The Witcher 2 on Dark mode or Dark Souls this may not be the best choice. If you do not have a very powerful computer or excellent graphics are not a requirement this could be the fix for your RPG appetite.

Those are the two biggest points for me as I have other RPGs I can play that have great graphics and can be set to horrifying difficulties.

Side note: The running feels very much like an MMORPG when using click to move, where there is little to no weight behind your character. In other words it feels like you're running on air. It doesn't feel natural to me and makes me a little uncomfortable, this may not be a problem for anyone else but it may be something to consider if you enjoy games with a feeling of weight behind your movement.

I think I will pick this game up somewhere along the line if it has a very hard difficulty setting at the very least. It seems like it will have a very long lifetime with it's replayability and it doesn't look like it will a simple six hours and game over. Worthwhile for anyone who enjoys quests, side-quests, magic, monsters, and the option to slaughter the villagers.

I rate it 3/5 BASED ON THE DEMO Two stars lost due to graphics, feeling too light in movement and too easy. These may not plague the full version or you may not see them as factors that effect your enjoyment of the game.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
"Highly entertaining fun RPG."
4 stars"

Review by Ewan on 12th March, 2012

Kingdoms of Amalur offers something very different for the RPG fan. Having been a fan of the Genre it is excellent to see developers doing something new.

Character development is very interesting indeed as you are not tied down to any one class and can combine Mage/Warrior and Rogue/Thief classes in a number of ways. The ability to mold your class and make it your won is excellent.

The combat is great fun and does satisfy the player as they develop moves they use from their character development. Combat is visceral and gutsy and flows very well.

Loot drops galore (somewhat too much at times) will please most, with crafting being pretty decent (not as detailed as other MMO's but certainly holds its own).

Side quests are everywhere and there is a huge selection to go off and gain XP and rewards. The world is pretty enough if somewhat ‘cartoony’ as opposed to realistic, however it does have a dream like quality that fits well and isnt boring to look at or wander around.

The story line and Lore is ok, nothing amazing and the voice acting is poor at best from NPC's (attempts at dwarf/Gnome like Scottish accents in particular are embarrassing).

A great one to take a more structured instant satisfaction style of RPG gaming. Very different form Skyrim, personally I'd have both as Skyrim is very open and totally different in terms of your game play.

The GUI lacks customization and hopefully the MOD community will open up this title, which has a great potential if it goes online!

Will keep and enjoy this great RPG, certainly until Guild Wars 2! 8/10 from me!!

Description

“…Reckoning proves once and for all that great role-playing experiences don't have to sacrifice what matters most in any game – gameplay – while still remaining true to all of the minutiae that makes the best RPGs great.” 9/10 Amazing – IGN

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an open-world action role-playing game set in Amalur, a mysterious and magical new fantasy world created by New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore.

Brought to life visually through the trademark style of renowned artist and Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, Reckoning brings a new level of visual style and visceral action combat to the RPG genre. The game was developed under the leadership of Ken Rolston, lead designer of the critically acclaimed RPGs Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

  • Reckoning combines intense third-person action combat with deep exploration, expansive character development and customization, and immersive storytelling in an extraordinarily detailed fantasy universe.
  • The lore of Kingdoms of Amalur spans an epic course of 10,000 years of history created by R. A. Salvatore. Every building, tree, and creature has a clear and defined history within this immersive world filled with extraordinary landscapes, mysterious cities, colorful characters, and fantastic creatures inspired by the legendary art style of Todd McFarlane.

Features:

  • Intense Action Combat in an RPG – Create your own unique combat style, choosing from among nine different melee weapon classes and dozens of devastating spells in Reckoning's unique Action Magic combat system. Eradicate your enemies in grand fight sequences featuring brutal Fateshift finishing moves that will redefine visceral RPG combat.
  • Open World RPG Design Led by Ken Rolston – Play your way through 60+ hours of riveting storyline, diverse side quests, and open-world exploration created by RPG gurus Ken Rolston (Lead Designer, Morrowind, Oblivion), Creative Director Mark Nelson (Lead Designer, Shivering Isles; Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3), and Lead Designer Ian Frazier (Titan Quest).
  • Rich Fiction and Storytelling by R.A. Salvatore – Reckoning is set in the Kingdoms of Amalur universe and its 10,000 years of deep fiction created by 22-time New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore.
  • Art and Action Directed by Todd McFarlane – Brought to life through the direction of renowned Spider-Man artist Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn and Founder of Image Comics, Reckoning brings you intense action combat, hordes of gruesome enemies, and beautifully realized fantasy vistas.
  • Choose Your Destiny – Create your character from dozens of unique skills and abilities, and further customize it as Reckoning's re­volutionary new Destiny System unlocks powerful new Destinies based on how you choose to play. Millions of combinations of weapons and armor allow you complete the character that looks and plays the way you've always hoped.

Review by IGN
"…as much as I absolutely adore games like Fallout 3, Mass Effect 2 and Skyrim, gameplay in those titles simply didn't live up to the amazing standards set by their superb settings, narratives and quest structures. In Fallout 3, VATS was simply an excuse for its inherently clumsy combat, and for as much awe as Skyrim instilled in me, in-game fighting is sloppy. Good news, then, that Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has come along.

Reckoning proves once and for all that great role-playing experiences don't have to sacrifice what matters most in any game – gameplay – while still remaining true to all of the minutiae that makes the best RPGs great…

I'll come right out and say it: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will be discussed when Game of the Year 2012 rolls around. It has brought the conversation about what combat can be in the role-playing genre to the forefront and sets the bar exceptionally high for its future contemporaries in the genre. But don't let its competition-shaming gameplay lull you into think that that's all this game has to offer, because that's just gloss on an overall package that's bound to impress the RPG faithful.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning isn't the perfect game. Its random technical hiccups and inconsistent art style certainly holds it back from even higher levels of greatness. But no matter what you're looking for, whether it be amazing gameplay, immersive storytelling or perhaps a riveting new world to explore as you fully customize and re-customize your character at will, Reckoning has it all. And after I jump back into my own game to clean up all of the optional stuff I didn't do, I sense I'll want even more. And yes, so will you."

IGN RATINGS FOR KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING (PC)
8.5 Presentation
Amalur totes an impressive story penned by one of the great fantasy authors of our time, and it takes place in a fantastic fictional world. It’s complex and hard to follow at times, though.
8.0 Graphics
Beautiful environments and solid animations are marred by fairly shoddy-looking character models. I wish lip-syncing was more on-point during dialogue.
8.0 Sound
Music is sparse, but the voice-acting is well-executed and really adds a great deal to the story. Characters have a lot to say, and that’s a good thing.
9.5 Gameplay
The bread and butter of the game. Reckoning sets the bar very high for other games moving forward, and is an absolute pleasure to play.
9.5 Lasting Appeal
I hope you have a hell of a lot of time on your hands, because Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning will require all of it for the foreseeable future.
9.0
OVERALL
Amazing
(out of 10)

System Requirements:

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS:
Windows XP with Service Pack 3
Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

CPU:
Intel Core2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 2.2GHz or greater
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater

RAM:
At least 1 GB for Windows XP
At least 2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7

Disc Drive:
CD/DVD ROM drive (required for installation only), 8x or faster CD/DVD drive

Hard Drive:
At least 10.5 GB of free space

Video Adapter:
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or better
ATI Radeon HD3650 512MB or better
Supporting Pixel Shader 3.0
Minimum Resolution Supported is 1280x720

DirectX:
9.0c Compatible


RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS:
Windows XP with Service Pack 3
Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Quad (or equivalent) running at 2.4GHz or greater
AMD Phenom X4 (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater

RAM:
At least 3 GB for Windows XP
At least 4 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7

Disc Drive:
CD/DVD ROM drive (required for installation only), 8x or faster CD/DVD drive

Hard Drive:
At least 10.5 GB of free space

Video Adapter:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 1GB RAM or better
ATI Radeon HD4850 1GB RAM or better
Supporting Pixel Shader 3.0

DirectX:
9.0c Compatible

You will also need an internet connection for product activation/registration.
Release date Australia
February 10th, 2012
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Publisher
Box Dimensions (mm)
138x190x15
UPC
5030930103804
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
10564772

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