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Submitted by dotarray 801d ago | news

38 Studios saw no cash from Kingdoms of Amalur

Player Attack: The 38 Studios saga is far from over, despite the Kingdoms of Amalur developer closing its doors and filing for bankruptcy. The company is still facing a court hearing in Delaware, and representatives have just announced a couple of bombshells about the way things unfolded in Rhode Island. (38 Studios, Industry, Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, Project Copernicus)

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Ronaldo85  +   801d ago
Stop making mediocre games,and then charging $60 for them,If skyrim is $60 then kingdom of Amalur should $30-$50.This not just for 38 Studios but ALL game developers.
aPerson  +   801d ago
If you even had half a clue, you would realize that pricing has nothing to do with why the studio went bankrupt. They sold over 1 million copies. Those are good numbers for a new IP.

The reason they needed 2-3 million sales in order for the game to be profitable is because they had invested well over $175 million into the unreleased MMO.

Enjoy your bland, lifeless, glitchy world with outdated gameplay mechanics. I'll stick with Reckoning.
ChronoJoe  +   801d ago
Bland lifeless glitchy is reckoning... on top of shallow and linear to boot.

I'm confused.

I thought Reckoning was alright but it didn't really do anything better than I'd seen from others. Skyrim does, not even a fan of Skyrim but I can appreciate the vastly larger scope of that game, and the greater freedom it grants the player.
aPerson  +   800d ago
Skyrim does nothing new, and player freedom is useless if there is nothing to do.

I didn't experience any bugs in Reckoning and I certainly wouldn't call it a linear game (with the exception of the last zone, "Alabastra", which is easily the worst part of the game). Large areas connected by paths does not make a game linear.
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Emilio_Estevez  +   800d ago
Comparing any RPG to Skyrim isn't fair, Skyrim is probably the most popular multi-plat released RPG in at least a few years.

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