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  • Summary: The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, spawn creator Todd mcfarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: oblivion lead designer Ken rolston, comes kingdoms of amalur: re-reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay re-reckoning delivers intense,The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, spawn creator Todd mcfarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: oblivion lead designer Ken rolston, comes kingdoms of amalur: re-reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay re-reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of amalur, from the vibrant city of rathir to the vast region of dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first Warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.

    * Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing from a countless combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor
    * The revolutionary destiny system allows you to continuously evolve your character class to your style of play
    * Seamlessly Integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them Off with brutal fate shift kills
    * Extend your experience in amalur with all DLC from the original release, from teeth of naros to Legend of Dead kel and more!
    * Hundreds of hours of RPG play await! Travel from the vibrant city of rathir, to the vast region of dalentarth, and the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns as you uncover the secrets of amalur!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Sep 28, 2020
    90
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is everything that you would expect from an epic fantasy game. There is an intriguing story full of magic and mystery, combat styles for all types of players, and an environment so enchanting it’s impossible not to want to live in it. While the remaster isn’t very different from the original in most aspects, it still makes for an enjoyable game and is a nice throwback to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
  2. 82
    If even the original game wasn't able to take that extra step and stand out among its competition, you shouldn’t expect that its remastered version will be able to accomplish this task. Nevertheless, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning remains enjoyable despite its age. It is a "vintage" game, capable of entertaining for hours (and hours and hours and hours) with its classic fantasy story full of fantastic creatures, epic legends and fairy lands.
  3. Oct 25, 2020
    75
    It’s a polished game, but it’s polished for 2012. It’s a solid RPG, and if you want a very well fleshed-out fantasy world, you’ll find joy here.
  4. Sep 8, 2020
    70
    As of right now, Kingdoms of Amalur is a good introduction to a universe that doesn't have any other entries. The fluid combat is brought down a bit by overstuffed quest design and repetitive dungeon areas, and the front-to-back storyline is a little basic, but it offers a solid foundation to a world whose fate is once again uncertain.
  5. Nov 16, 2020
    65
    I appreciate Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning for giving gamers who missed it the first time a chance to see what could have been, but ultimately, it’s a project that should’ve been left to its previous fate.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Oct 7, 2020
    60
    A remaster of a shamefully overlooked game. Beaming with colors and flexible build management, Kingdoms of Amalur offers an engaging RPG experience that is, however, somehow spoiled by a botched remaster that should just have been something more. [Issue#306]
  7. Sep 14, 2020
    50
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning's MMO beginnings are pretty obvious due to how generic the world and its lore is, and from how repetitive and… non-role-playing-game-esque it actually is. This is basically a simpler, more casual friendly version of Skyrim, and while definitely somewhat enjoyable, it's not exactly "the best RPG of 2012" as some have claimed. Even worse? The remaster of this generic MMO-ish "RPG" is a total lie. Put the original next to its new version, and it will be easy to assume that the developer just played with the contrast and saturation gliders a bit, and nothing more than that.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    Anyone who has not had the pleasure of encountering THQ Nordic's current intellectual property on their path is strongly advised to purchaseAnyone who has not had the pleasure of encountering THQ Nordic's current intellectual property on their path is strongly advised to purchase it without reserve.
    I spent about thirty hours in the game, but at the time it took me more than a hundred to finish the game on PC: it is certainly a long-lived title that allows you to have fun for a long time.
    - Immense, multifaceted and deep
    - Combat System still at the forefront
    - 60 fps that make everyone happy
    - A new expansion is coming 2021
    voto : 10
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  2. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    THQ seemingly did everything right with this re release. They didnt call it a "Remaster or Remake" to manage expectations, They didnt chargeTHQ seemingly did everything right with this re release. They didnt call it a "Remaster or Remake" to manage expectations, They didnt charge full price. They kept the art and assets the same to be true to the original. They got the maximum performance for every console including 60 FPS. AND YET THERE IS STILL "OFF COURSE" OUTRAGE!!!!! Modern gaming consumers man!, its just a cycle of outrage instigated on You Tube Spreed to the Audience then to Twitter and back to another You
    Tube video, just a cycle of people looking to create or be out raged, This is why we cant have nice things.
    This re release was made for consoles the PC game all ways looked good because games scale with PC hardware, so you wont see much difference. On PS3 and 360 this game was 720p at 30FPS, you can now play it at true 4K 60 fps on the 1X and 1440p 60FPS on PS4 pro and 1080P 60 FPS on base consoles, this is a massive upgrade, IF you cant understand those number than you wont understand just how amazing they are.
    Yes the art and assets are the same, thankfully because the character models in the original game are more attractive than the character models in modern games made today, thanks to political pandering. Yes the animation looks dated but this isnt a full priced release and re animating 1000s of characters would have made the project way to costly to risk.
    Its meant as a performance upgrade so modern console gamers can experience this amazing game. After the cry baby reception that the game has received for not completely over hauling everything, and them not spending 500 m on this risky project dont expect many more of histories hidden gems to be brought to the new platforms. Its just to much of a risk with today's entitled modern You Tuber community and their hungry for out rage audience.
    Overall still a masterpeice, runs great on console NOW.
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  3. Sep 9, 2020
    9
    Ofcourse, if you pay the full price for this remaster, ps4 and xbox users may be very disappointed to receive an overly outdated game.Ofcourse, if you pay the full price for this remaster, ps4 and xbox users may be very disappointed to receive an overly outdated game. However, if you pay the 16,- for an update in steam... it really is a no brainer. This is why I’d give a 9 for the pc version.. I’d give a 7 (it is fun after all) for the PS and Xbox version. Expand
  4. Sep 18, 2020
    4
    Played for a few hours and found it slow and boring and the gfx are basically a mobile game level, played it on ea play, do not buy it
  5. Sep 9, 2020
    3
    KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RE-RECKONING is not really a remaster, but just a slightly polished reissue, and at $40 (or $55 for a special edition) aKINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RE-RECKONING is not really a remaster, but just a slightly polished reissue, and at $40 (or $55 for a special edition) a seriously over-priced one.
    I wasn't really impressed with the classic edition when it came out in 2012 either, despite some big names like R.A. Salvatore being involved, the world was just way too bright and colorful for my taste, monsters looked rather cuddly and not scary, it felt more like a Zelda game (I prefer "dark" fantasy).
    This reissue (it's too little to be called a remaster!) polishes some textures and adds a bit of lighting here and there, but it still looks like a product of the last decade: the game world is mostly empty, some textures are rather blurry, and the terrible PC controls and inventory management have not been touched at all, it was clearly designed with consoles in mind and then lazily ported over. The inventory system is complete garbage and combos in combat are atrocious to execute with mouse & keyboard that it's actually easier to just left-click your enemies to death DIABLO-style. And that's a pity, because combat really is KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING 's strong suit.
    Unlike THE WITCHER 3 and DIVINITY: ORIGINAL SIN 2, owners of the classic edition do NOT receive a free upgrade to the new version, they do get a 50% discount (at the moment), which still is too much.
    The classic edition was average at best. this "reissue" is below average" it looks very outdated, controls are terrible and quite frankly if you own the classic edition there really is NO reason to purchase this game again: that bit of extra polish could have been done in a mod (I'm not into the modding scene, it might already have been done, check nexus).
    If you don't own classic edition you might want to pass this one by as well, there are far better RPG options out there, some of which a lot cheaper by now!
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  6. Sep 12, 2020
    3
    They really didn't do much in this port. If you have the "old" version you're not missing out.
  7. Sep 9, 2020
    0
    No changes to the terrible kb&mouse controls. No rebinding of certain keys. Same as in the original.
    There are no significant improvements
    No changes to the terrible kb&mouse controls. No rebinding of certain keys. Same as in the original.
    There are no significant improvements over the original game.

    This version is a cashgrab, don't spend your money on it.
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