Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the best example of how a game functions great as an MMO, but at the same time it still has the good singleplayer feel. Despite Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning being fully singleplayer, it does have that MMO style gameplay and it works really great for the players as you might imagine.
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To download this 2012 game, click on the link at the bottom of the review. You should know that on Steam there is also a free demo of the game as well as three DLCs: Legend of Dead Kel, Teeth of Naros, and Weapons & Armor Bundle.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review
The game world is huge. Even without the DLCs, you have more than 60-70 hours of play, and that’s definitely a great advantage. The starting location is a bit easy and fast to explore, but as you go and explore the game you will find a whole lot of fun and interesting moments.
Despite the fact that this game has tons of weapons, they somehow made it to the point where every weapon is unique and exciting. You really feel that the game is designed to be intense and that intensity works extremely well all the time. Of course, every weapon has its pros and cons, but it adds to the experience.
The camera is definitely strange at times, and it doesn’t allow you to focus on the gameplay as much as you would want to. But in the end, the experience is full of action, and as you kill enemies you get to unlock a special attack mode that will help eliminate enemies faster and with a lot more convenience. You certainly need all that kind of stuff and you will be pretty happy with the way everything pays off in the end.
You have several classes (Might, Finesse, and Sorcery), four races (the Almain, the Dokkalfar, the Ljosalfar, the Varani), and specs you can use (22 abilities total). And we believe they did a very good job managing and handling all of that. It certainly becomes very tricky and challenging to go through all of this. But in the end, they just make it fun for everyone and you will be quite happy with the process and the game as a whole.
You do need to get used to some of the things as you play, but it’s definitely something immersive and unique. As for the combat itself, it’s pretty generalized and nothing special. You do have different attacks based on your class, but for the most part, they will not impress you that much, to begin with. You can mix and match classes though, and it’s those little things that add character and push the game further quite a bit. You should totally try it at the very least and go from there.
While Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is not perfect, it is very fun and that's what matters. It does take a bit of time to get used to some mechanics. And the quest system does have those unwanted MMO fetch quests, among many others. There are some more complex quests too, and that's fun. For the most part, the game is really good and you will enjoy it a lot.
- A very large game world
- Pretty impressive story
- Lots of great dialogue
- Cartoony graphics
- Lots of bugs
- The world can feel empty at times
- It's hard to get a class right