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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: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Sep 10, 2020
    90
    In brief, it’s great that THQ Nordic revitalized this classic. I appreciate the presentation boosts, and the under the hood changes to leveling and difficulty. I would have liked to have seen shorter load times and a revised inventory management system so that players can more easily avoid spending so much time in their inventory, but these are things that could very well be addressed with patching. Those two gripes aside, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is an awesome game and a wonderful experience to sink into.
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    85
    The technical improvements are well done also, the extra details of each environment adding a little more color to Amalur’s world while keeping the framerate manageable. There’s still a few warts along the way, mostly involving things and people popping into view when passing or speaking to them, but none of them break the game to the point of starting over. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning accomplishes everything a remaster should accomplish, and stepping back into Amalur should be a top priority for everyone.
  3. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    Ultimately, what I keep thinking of is Katamari Re-Roll, which was similarly a very fun game because it was an unambitious remake of an already very fun game. If you already have the original, it’s a harder sell, because the remake doesn’t change all that much from the original… but it’s also an improvement and a chance for those who missed out on the original (or the DLC) to try the whole package, with the promise of more still to come. There are, in other words, some reasons that not everyone will be delighted by Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. But even if there’s not much new to it… well, there’s also nothing wrong with it at all, and the original was great.
  4. Sep 8, 2020
    79
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a revitalization of a game that remains vivid, addictive, and comfortably familiar. While it lacks the immersive touch of something like Skyrim, The Witcher, or Fable, the split-up areas of the Faelands are still fun to explore. However, the main draw remains the irresistible combat, which has now been refined to its full glory. As such, this remaster is the definitive way to experience one of the very few action-RPGs that realizes the “action” part so phenomenally.
  5. Sep 15, 2020
    70
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning remains a solid RPG, but one that did not age well. Developed initially as an MMO turned into a single-player experience, the game is fun, but it is not an RPG for the ages. Some minor tweaks have been added gameplay-wise, but Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning remains a repetitive game, with inventory management that is a pain in the butt. For all these reasons, if you have already played the game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning will offer nothing new, and will prove to be only a minor improvement over the original. However, if you missed the original and you are looking for an action RPG with fun combat, you might want to give it a chance.
  6. Sep 7, 2020
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  7. Sep 13, 2020
    40
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning’s story is fascinating and still holds up eight years later. The combat is basic yet enjoyable, providing several opportunities to be a deadly assassin, unstoppable warrior, or powerful mage. However, the near-constant technical issues derail this game almost entirely. Kaiko has since provided a significant quality-of-life patch after the game’s release, so fans may not run into the same issues. The early impressions show improved performance and fewer framerate issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 39
  2. Negative: 10 out of 39
  1. 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 for the game. 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 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.
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  2. Sep 15, 2020
    10
    Great game. To be honest, I slept on the original every time I went to gamestop and now I know why it is a hidden gem and beloved by its fans.Great game. To be honest, I slept on the original every time I went to gamestop and now I know why it is a hidden gem and beloved by its fans. It's fun with basic combat and a great story. Played it on launch and had no problems with bugs, crashes, framerates, etc. likes others claim to have had. Overall, I'm glad I decided to give this game a shot. Expand
  3. 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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  4. Sep 18, 2020
    8
    This game is so amazing. I’m playing it for the first time ever and it just feels addicting. So many weapons and classes to choose from toThis game is so amazing. I’m playing it for the first time ever and it just feels addicting. So many weapons and classes to choose from to tailor to your specific play style. So many quests scattered around the world. You can play for 30 hours or 200 hours. It’s up to the player to decide how much they want to invest in this world. The graphics isn’t much of a dealbreaker once you get used to it. Solid 8.5/10 and highly recommend. Expand
  5. Sep 13, 2020
    8
    First off, if I were to rate this purely as a remaster, it would get a 2 out of 10, but since this is still an immensely fun game to play andFirst off, if I were to rate this purely as a remaster, it would get a 2 out of 10, but since this is still an immensely fun game to play and spend over a hundred hours in, I'm giving it an 8 out of 10

    My initial review for the original was a 10 out of 10, but since this has clearly aged graphically mechanically, I have to lower it for the remaster if you want to call it a remaster and not just a re-release, which is pretty much what it is. But I can't stress enough that this is still an extremely fun game that I hope everyone picks up, especially if you haven't played it in the past. The negative reviews that you see are usually from people who rated only as a remaster, but don't elaborate on how great the game actually is. Great story, combat and music combined make this a solid game in and of itself.

    In terms of gameplay in combat, this pretty much has even most modern-day RPGs beat. It's extremely fun and arcade-like and being able to pick and choose and even mix classes together very seamlessly make this a pretty great experience.

    Back in 2012 when this was first released, I felt that this was one of the best RPGs released, in my opinion of the game is still the same today. I really hope that this re-release is successful and that we get a sequel. The great news is that there is a new DLC coming out next year, which most reviewers failed to mention also.
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  6. Sep 11, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Realmente disfruté de este juego en PS3 y ahora estoy re-disfrutando de esto en PS4 PERO no veo nada nuevo aquí. Los gráficos son los mismos. Lo más probable es que no vea el punto de esta cosa de remasterización aparte de hacer dinero muy fácil. Expand
  7. Sep 16, 2020
    0
    This is one of my all time favorite games on the ps3, saying that is not anymore, it looks prettier and that's it. it's in a technical aspectThis is one of my all time favorite games on the ps3, saying that is not anymore, it looks prettier and that's it. it's in a technical aspect inferior port because this is not even a remastered is a demastered, it has problems the ps3 version don't have. Still is an enjoyable experience for arpg enthusiasts! Expand

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