Posted: November 16
TL:DR? See Conclusion
NOTE: Despite my game time, I actually finished this game on the Xbox360
Kingdoms of Amalur is a single player RPG developed by Big Huge Games with 38 Studios for both Console and the PC. One of the notable personalities involved in its development is former Major League Baseball player and known avid World of Warcraft subscriber Curt Schilling, the founder of 38 Studios.
The game places you in the role of the “Fateless One”, a mysterious character who was recently resurrected back from the dead and discovers a new found power to change destiny itself. Travel the land of Amalur in search of answers on why you were recalled back into the land of the living and at the same time, learn more about a great war in the east against an immortal race called the Tuatha Deohn and why they want you dead...again.
+ Beautiful Graphics, models, animation and special effects
+ Stunning scenery, levels and environment
+ Healthy game time that doesn't get too boring
+ Expansive world which rewards exploration with...
+ Good loot, item and weapon variety
+ Fun combat regardless of the class you're playing
+ Crafting system is deep but easy to understand
+ Class System is VERY extensive (want to make a warhammer wielding wizard that's good with stealth? Then why not? This game lets your cross-class as much as you want.)
+ Good enemy design and variety
+ Lots of fun side quests (Also a CON)
+ Fun and relatively long DLC story (Legend of Dead Kel was fun for me)
+ Nice, straight forward story that is complicated enough to not get boring, but simple enough to follow.
- Way too EASY, even on the hardest difficulty. This is possibly the BIGGEST CON of the game (There is a mod to fix this and I have provided it in the comment section below)
- Player customization is very limited
- Some forgettable npc characters
- Too many side quest (Also a PRO) that levels you up too quickly even before you reach the end of the game, this results in...
- Boredom will set in after max level, specially if you max out before the final stage
- Money becomes irrelevant really quickly
- Generic world and story
- Massive map with NO MOUNT (Jogging Simulator 2011)
It's a NICE RPG game that provides several hours of entertainment. If you have an itch for an MMORPG but can't be bothered with the complications of playing with other people, then this game is right up your alley.
The game boast a very beautiful and colorful art style, enjoyable levels and scenery with a fun combat mechanic. The game play gets boring at times because the difficulty curve is too easy and provides no challenge. It has a big expansive map with lots of places to explore, but gets tedious because of the lack of mount. Still, all in all, I can easily RECOMMEND this game while on sale. If MMORPG games are Cigarettes, then Kingdoms of Amalur is the Nicotine Patch.
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