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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Xbox 360

  • Publisher: EA
  • SKU: 4263049
  • Release Date: 02/07/2012
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood and gore, Intense violence, Suggestive themes
$19.99
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (32 out of 35)

    Product Details


    • Developer: Big Huge Games
    • Publisher: EA
    • Platform: Xbox 360
    • Genre: Role Playing
    • Release Date: 02/07/2012

    Synopsis


    From the mind of New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning delivers an action RPG like you've never experienced. Set out for Amalur, a mysterious and magical fantasy world filled with spectacular landscapes, creatures, battles and more. Create your character and enjoy complete customization as you embark on a heroic quest during a moment of the land's epic history.

    Embark on a thrilling journey over a course of 10,000 years in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. In this magical story, every building, tree and creature plays its own part in history. Journey through majestic landscapes, venture to mysterious cities, meet a variety of vibrant characters and encounter never-before-seen creatures as you shape the fate of the world of Amalur. Make your own hero by picking from dozens of skills and abilities, and get ready for a one-of-a-kind adventure. Thanks to the revolutionary Destiny System, the story unfolds based on how you play — your destiny relies on your choices. Personalize your fighting style by selecting from nine different melee weapon classes and tons of magical spells in the Action Magic combat system. Decimate your enemies in adrenaline-pumping fight sequences using powerful Fateshift finishing moves. The brutal combat, detailed characters and stunningly rendered landscapes spring to life through amazing visuals and eye-popping artwork. Enter a world like no other. Enter the Reckoning.

    Features


    Amalur

    Brace yourself for an open-world, action RPG set in , a mysterious and magical fantasy world created by New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore

    Amalur

    Shape the fate of the world of over the course of 10,000 years

    Immerse yourself in a magical realm where every building, tree and creature has a clear and defined history in an extraordinary world filled with majestic landscapes, mysterious cities, colorful characters and remarkable creatures

    Let the revolutionary Destiny System unlock new Destinies based on how you play the game

    Create your character by choosing from dozens of skills and abilities, and use endless combinations of weapons and armor to make the character you've always dreamed of

    Choose from nine different melee weapon classes and dozens of devastating spells in the Action Magic combat system to customize your fighting style

    Eliminate your opponents in mind-blowing fight sequences with brutal Fateshift finishing moves

    Experience more than 60 hours of compelling storyline, suspenseful side quests and open-world exploration created by RPG gurus Ken Rolston, Mark Nelson and Ian Frazier

    Enjoy intense action, hordes of gruesome adversaries and beautifully rendered fantasy vistas

    Watch as the game comes to life through amazing visuals and breathtaking artwork thanks to Spider-Man artist and creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 35 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Game you know want it...

      Posted
      knightfire5513
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Ok so been waiting in the works on this one, Great New IP, Great Art Work, and Great fighting mechanics.... Think of this game as Fable on hardcore with more RPG. I love the fact that I am one charater picking from a sort of roles i can be, and yet mix it up... FYI Warrior Mage is tight, or might want to change it up still, but dont have to restart the game fresh... I love the professions in the game as well, but thought they could use a little more work, nice thing is there pretty simple. Did have some, and i do mean some gliches with sound on a 5.1 suround sound system, and changed it to my tv, same issue, and no its not my set up, works fine with everything else... But i would all of a sudden get no sound but my swords swinging, no boxes breaking, no talking, nothing... worked out fine when restared, has happened twice.... so might have a fix down the road if a know bug.... other wise great game, pick it up youll love it looking forward to whats next in the Amalur World...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Addictive

      Posted
      mischievious20
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      This game is so much fun! It sucked me in during the demo. After I unlocked all of the "exclusive" weapons and armor from playing the demo I immediately pre-ordered it at my local bby! The graphics are very rich. The story line is intriguing, and I have played about 18hrs and am still finding new areas. My only complaint is the time it takes to navigate the menu system while in combat. This is a little frustrating because it takes awhile, but doesn't affect the combat, which is paused while accessing the menu. It would've been nicer to have a radial or some other kind of quick-select menu for weapons (there is one for potions while in combat) instead of opening menu, opening inventory, opening weapons, opening primary (or secondary), scrolling through everything I'm carrying to find the weapon I need and then hitting b repeatedly to back out. But the way I look at it is, if that is all that I'm complaining about this far into my game, then there are no real complaints! I love it. If you enjoy games like fable, you will love this game!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      You have got to be kidding me right?

      Posted
      ichiefthat

      Now this is gonna make me sound like a hater for saying this but i must, first off this game takes good ideas from other games, god of war, fable, "skyrim", yet lacks originality if you ask me. Why is skyrim so great? because ts original? this game does have pros and cons, pros in my veiw are you get to pick up all types of armor and weapons with neat effects, "some" of the characters in th game are very well designed, cons in my view would be disenchanting chests and getting cursed is pretty annoying, there are a good bit of glitches as well, and last but not least CARTOON graphics are for rayman not rpgs, Skryim did so well because their graphics are oustanding and detailed. This game is the fable 1 it should have been but hey im just saying. I would recommend this to all the guys and gals who like to spend a huge amount of time on rpgs other than that i would say go buy rocksmith or better yet RESIDENT EVIL!!!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Combat is Great!

      Posted
      Princessp64
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Combat is very diverse. Unbelievably GREAT! But the role playing choices are disappointing as they make no difference in the outcome of that choice. The story is pretty good but your character choices don't really affect the outcome. Be it whether you choose one more controversial answer over the other the outcomes are the same, so if they would have married the excellent combat with the story development of each quest outcome that would have improved the game to Excellent! There is no follow through of the quest characterization. It is almost the exact opposite of Skyrim, where the combat is fabulous and much more colorful, but the choices I make in Skyrim really matter in the overall plot development. So if Amalur would have made the quest plot choices matter more then the whole game would be 5 out of 5!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Lots of fun

      Posted
      Anonymous
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have been playing the game for 4 days now, I dont really pay attention to the storyline, I just like to do the main quests and the side quests. I am looking forward to beating every quest in the game. Its a very addictive game. I like the fact that you can roam around and break stuff. I dont like the fact that for some of the side quests you have to steal things, and when you steal things you either have to pay a fine, resist arrest, or go to jail. When you resist arrest it makes your fine go up, and you cant go back to that town until you have enough money to pay the fine, and if you go to jail they take everything that was in your invintory, including the weapons you need to continue.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      How to fill that post-Skyrim pre-Diablo lull

      Posted
      GoSpeedGo
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Honestly I had pretty low expectations for this game but ended up being pleasantly surprised. I can't really point to a somgle "wow" factor, but all of its parts go together well and before you know it, you've ended up running around doing RPG questy stuff for hours on end and having a good time in the process. The difficulty level of Normal seemed a little soft to me, but I have maxxed out smithing and sagecrafting so my armor and weps are much better that what the shops stock. Might try using all store-bought stuff next playthrough and see how that plays.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Next Best Thing to Being There

      Posted
      1DTP

      This game is superb: The graphics are outstanding, and the gameplay is smooth. Anyone recall Champions of Norrath on the old PS2? Well, it's that game meets God of War with graphics times 200! I like being able to "name" my weapon once I've built one, and the quests are endless. Mucho replay value. I'd honestly like to see more reviewers here compare & cotrast it with Skyrim, which I'm considering buying, but am hesitant, because since I have this one, I'm wondering why should I bother with Skyrim?

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      GIT U ONE A DEESE

      Posted
      NuclearDan
      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT THIS GAME BUT FOR 5$ I FIGURED WHY THE HEGS NOT! TO MY SUPRISE I LOVE IT! THE GRAPHICS WERE A LITTLE CHEESY/CARTOONISH FOR MY TASTE BUT THEN AGAIN IVE BEEN PLAYING SKYRIM FOR 5 MONTHS STRAIGHT. IT REALLY IS A GREAT GAME AND THE COMBAT IS CHALLENGING ON HARD MODE. LOVE THE WEAPONS AND LOOTING, AND ALSO LEVELING UP IS FUN. IF YOURE ON THE FENCE ABOUT THIS GAME, JUST BUY IT. IT HAS ELEMENTS OF SKYRIM, FABLE, AND ZELDA ALL MELDED INTO ONE GAME.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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