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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: 25 out of 49
  2. Negative: 12 out of 49
  1. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    I think the people who gave this really bad reviews were expecting a reMAKE, which is a completely rebuilt game. This is a reMASTER, so youI think the people who gave this really bad reviews were expecting a reMAKE, which is a completely rebuilt game. This is a reMASTER, so you have to judge it on that standard. It's the original game running better on new hardware, with some quality of life tweaks added. Let's review what they've done with this game:

    -1440p 60 fps instead of 720p 30 fps

    -inventory space doubled

    -field of view slider added

    -camera distance slider added

    -zone level lock upon entry has been removed (was a major problem with the original game)

    -8 skill slots instead of 4

    - loot tweaked so that you're more likely to get drops based on your spec (might/finesse/sorcery)

    -very hard mode added

    -expansion coming in 2021

    They just released a patch 9 days after launch (9/17/20) version 1.05 which cleans up some bugs that people had been experiencing. To me, this is already a nearly perfect remaster of a great game. It was only $33 on release day. Totally worth it.
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  2. Sep 11, 2020
    10
    I really love playing the original and am loving the re-reckoning version. I see little improvements here and there and I trust THQ NordicI really love playing the original and am loving the re-reckoning version. I see little improvements here and there and I trust THQ Nordic with this property. Hopefully we can finally get a sequel to this game. Looking forward to the expansion coming our way. 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. 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 16, 2020
    6
    It's ok, the story could use a lot more depth and there are too many fetch quest for a RPG, but there's also lots of other things to do thatIt's ok, the story could use a lot more depth and there are too many fetch quest for a RPG, but there's also lots of other things to do that don't make this so tedious as first made seem. Expand
  6. Oct 23, 2020
    5
    Not enough difference to warrant this a legit remaster. Load times are still brutal, this game just has too much stuff to do , it’s overkill
  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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