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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - First 30min (OXM)

In this edition, join OXM editors Ryan McCaffrey and Kevin Smith as we play through and discuss the first half-hour of the upcoming big-world fantasy role-playing game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. (Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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joab777  +   1018d ago
I'll admit I haven't been this amped about a game since...oh yeah, the one I'm playing now, skyrim. But, I am amped that these two games provide a one two punch for an avid rpg fan that I haven't experienced maybe ever. Also it helps quell my disappointment in regards to swtor, because I don't hav a of to run it & really wanna play it. 4 more weeks and counting.
49erguy  +   1018d ago
I'm pretty excited too. The combat looks great. I'm even MORE excited for the Witcher 2 on Xbox though. Sadly I don't have a gaming rig, but I've read that Witcher 2 destroys my beloved Mass Effect in terms of story and choice. I HAVE to play it!
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despair  +   1018d ago
Choice yes but story is more a matter of taste, I found it more intriguing but I wouldn't go so far as to say it "destroyed" Mass Effect's.
joab777  +   1018d ago
Yep the witcher 2 Is the other rpg I can't wait for. But I am pretty confident from everything that I have seen that KoA is going to be really, really good. We either get risen and two worlds (not that tw2 didn't hav a phenomenal magic system) or we get skyrim & witcher. I believe this game is of the latter vein. I cannot see how rolston would attach himself to anything less than stellar. He was behind the game design for morrowind and oblivion. I like the action aspect a lot, as long as I get character customization, great leveling and questing and loot, lots of loot. And an epic storyline helps. It appears to be check, check, check, & check. But appearances hav been deceiving before. Just not this time, I'm fairly certain. So certain that I have per ordered it. Skyrim has me on an rpg kick. I have so many games from last year to finish and all I can think about is skyrim and KoA.
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lzim  +   1018d ago
If it is an awesome as Dungeon Siege III I'll take a look.

For some reason I thought about this type of game (3rd person action RPG) as a spin off in the Mass Effect Universe. More aliens on screen, vehicles and AoE skills, generally more intense powers faster player and squad movement and generally larger battles. Hmmm...
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joab777  +   1017d ago
Actually, that's brilliant. Not another fps but either an action game or an action/rpg. I did read somewhere that me3 is gonna have different settings for heavy rpg/ hybrid/ just story or action. I would love it if they went heavy on the rpg again but allowed others to turn it off or streamline it. It makes everyone happy without screwing the hardcore fanbase. I so want this to b the best one but if it's all story and action that's fast paced, I have a feeling that I'll like it cuz its bioware, but I won't love it.
Bigpappy  +   1018d ago
Looks like fable had a huge influence on the art direction and interaction. There is a lot of detail they had to skip in order to reach the outdoors with in that time slot. I don't rush RPG's so it was a bit un-nerving to watch. I still appreciate what they have shown and hope that they give a demo. I could be done in the same manner (with the 30min time limit).
Graey  +   1018d ago
I've been waiting for this game since I saw it about 6 months ago. Anticipating it even more than skyrim.

Didn't know Rolston was involved till about a month or so ago. What has me excited is R.A. Salvatore writing the story and Todd Mcfarlan doing the art work. Rolston is just icing on the cake.

Indeed a day one for me.

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