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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: 20 out of 40
  2. Negative: 2 out of 40
  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
    80
    The game itself continues to be as good as it was when it came out the first time, and to anyone looking for a deep RPG world to get lost in, you could do a lot worse. Kingdoms of Amalur is a game that shows its age, mainly through system design, and while this re-release does little more then slap a new coat of paint on an already good game, giving a new generation a chance to enjoy the sole product of a studio they otherwise would have only heard about in the annals of “bad stuff that happens to poorly led studios.”
  3. CD-Action
    Nov 16, 2020
    80
    A great remaster of the best “single-player MMORPG” ever. The original seemed to have everything it needed to shine, but some external factors (poor marketing, the closure of 38 Studios) robbed it of success. I’m happy to inform that the remastering was done expertly and this charming, fun, unpretentious game resembling Fable is still worth both its price and all the hours needed to complete it. I’m really happy I got this chance to revisit Amalur, and I want to believe that Re-Reckoning foreshadows the revival of the franchise that died prematurely years ago. [11/2020, p.48]
  4. Sep 7, 2020
    70
    Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning is a good solid remaster, just don't expect much to have changed compared to the original. The world is as magical fantasy as you could get, and it really does draw you in, but some technical issues and a number of repetitive quests can dull the otherwise colourful experience.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2020
    70
    Reasons for playing, then? Nostalgia. Appeasing all those ‘best RPGs you’ve never played’ listicles. And as a reminder of why character– new ideas and memorable places – is so important to a grand adventure. [Issue#181, p.86]
  6. 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.
  7. Oct 8, 2020
    30
    Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning is a poor attempt at a quick money grab by the developers. We’ve expected a remaster and gotten a re-release of a 12-year-old game. Little to no improvements have been made and the price is almost as a full modern AAA game. The game itself is amazing, and all RPG fans should play it, but either get the original or wait for a big discount on this re-release.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 60
  2. Negative: 13 out of 60
  1. Sep 27, 2020
    10
    Sorry, but far superior to Skyrim, The Witcher, or Fable. It's actually fun to play. And the combat is FAR superior to any of theSorry, but far superior to Skyrim, The Witcher, or Fable. It's actually fun to play. And the combat is FAR superior to any of the aforementioned, Skyrim is dull and drudgery compared to it. And in Skyrim you get attacked by a dragon about every 5 steps you take. I want to explore and interact...not fight a dragon every 3 minutes. Whomever made that game design decision should be canned. And the Witcher combat...just plain clunky. Fable may come close, but Amalur is fun and fantastic. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2020
    10
    It's a remaster. The same thing that was done here was done with darksiders 1 & 2. People need to realize that remasters will only lookIt's a remaster. The same thing that was done here was done with darksiders 1 & 2. People need to realize that remasters will only look slightly as better as its original. The game is great as of now as it was back in 2012. With an expansion coming in 2021, fans of the game have something to look forward to. Expand
  3. 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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  4. Jan 18, 2022
    7
    Приятная игра из детства. Пробежался по сюжету, насладившись прекрасной музыкой и красивым миром. Боевая система всё так же принесла многоПриятная игра из детства. Пробежался по сюжету, насладившись прекрасной музыкой и красивым миром. Боевая система всё так же принесла много удовольствия. Expand
  5. Jun 25, 2022
    6
    I played Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning in 2020 and thought it was an above average game that I liked.
  6. Nov 23, 2021
    5
    I'm not really writing the review on how it was remastered for the ps4/ps5, but just about the game and my initial impressions.

    I felt
    I'm not really writing the review on how it was remastered for the ps4/ps5, but just about the game and my initial impressions.

    I felt somewhat misled at first, because with this being on ps plus I was expecting I guess a game that was like closer to what you expect from an RPG/MMO for today, but when I started to play the game I realized this is definitely from around the ps3 era. Obviously this game is dated, but even with imagining when the game was originally released, it has some flaws that really prevent the game from being better. And you can instantly tell within the first few hours.

    First issue is that you have no connection to your character. Your character doesn't say anything, doesn't show emotion, and just looks disinterested when talking to other characters. Your choices don't really change anything and feels forced when you have to make a decision on how to proceed with a quest.

    The NPCs, their voice acting is really bland and don't get your attention at all. I've played the game for a few hours and not one character has wanted me to go through all of their dialogue options. A further issue is that ALMOST every character has WAY TOO MUCH dialogue. It's too much to comprehend and understand what is really going on in this setting and makes you just skip everything other than what's the quest so I can get the quest and decide if I want to complete it. NPCs talk about all these different places and characters and groups that it's just very hard to understand what they are even talking about or referring to because you don't know anything about the game or where you are at.

    Quests, This game just throws WAY too many quests at you right from the start after you complete the tutorial. It's a shame too because if it kept the fast pace of the tutorial, that part is actually really fun and you sense the urgency to continue. After that, there's just no urgency or drive to complete the main quests. It just puts you at the first village where's there just a bunch of random quests to do, If you go south then you run into another village with even more quests...and a lot of them just seem boring and don't feel rewarding to complete.

    The main issue is that when you just play the game for a few hours, you really get the sense that this is all that the game has to offer and just feels like a drawn out RPG, and from my understanding was supposed to be an MMO at some point, which would explain why the game feels so empty. and with this being a remaster sort of, you then realize how dated the game is.

    Overall, not a terrible game, but the game just feels like a chore to play and doesn't really give any sense of emotion. Most likely I'll just play this once in awhile for the combat and just to explore and complete a quest, then move on and do something else.

    Final score: 5/10,
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  7. Jan 31, 2021
    0
    I had a game breaking bug 15 hours in game a game breaking bug that was in the original as all of the other bugs are this is a re realese withI had a game breaking bug 15 hours in game a game breaking bug that was in the original as all of the other bugs are this is a re realese with only graphics updated a little yet still people love it and pay for it
    Are we still surprised companies treat us like **** when the consumers will pay anything they spit and be grateful for it
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