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Kingdoms of Amalur, Asura’s Wrath, NeverDead get first reviews

First reviews are in for EA, Capcom, and Konami titles. Final Fantasy XIII-2 and SoulCalibur V are reviewed as well.

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WolfLeBlack2041d ago

A great first score for Alamur, a game which I've been looking forward to for some time now. Hopefully it continues to garner impressive scores.

Kudos to NeverDead as well for picking up a great score. It certainly looks like an interesting title.

JellyJelly2041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

The demo on Xbox Live was great, despite some minor camera control issues. I'm sure they can be adjusted though. It feels like a mix between Fable and Elder Scrolls.

DaveMan2041d ago

Agreed. The demo definitely sold me the game. Love the mix of fable and elder in the game.

da_2pacalypse2041d ago

Yes! I was afraid that Reckoning might end up flunking, I'm glad it's not... because it's an awesome idea. Day1 purchase :)

NewMonday2041d ago

the only thing i want to know is if Alamur is standalone or with a cliffhanger ending.

Bigpappy2041d ago

This game is obviously not trying to be like Skyrim (that is a good thing). I like that Skyrim has its own identity as a more immersive and realistic experience. This game feels more focused on action and making that aspect deeper than the Role Playing side.
Most younger gamers are not into the slower, deeper RPG's like skyrim, so they will prefer this type of action RPG. I played the demo and even though I prefer the deeper RPG elements over the action games, this game has a lot of input from Ken Rolston, and if he is involved, it can not be a shallow game.
The action fells very responsive, and the game looks and plays more like 'Fable' with some 'Torch Light' thrown in for good measure. Now I want to see how it plays once the world opens.

Spydiggity2041d ago

i just played most of the demo...really enjoyed it. til it locked up on me. i'll likely be buying it. i just hope it doesn't turn out to be a 10 hour game like fable.

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LightofDarkness2041d ago

Just read about it now and watched some vids, this game looks great! I'll be picking it up on day 1, methinks.

Drake1172041d ago

agreed i was looking forward to this game ever since i knew Ken Rolston was on board.

Led-Zeppelin2041d ago

I was on board ever since I knew Todd McFarlane was in. The game looks beautiful.

Bleucrunch2041d ago

yea I think I will have to purchase this game rather than rent it...It looks like a game that is going to be a lot of fun.

ArabianKnight012041d ago

Been waiting and anticipating KoA:R for a while and my hunch was dead on, seems like its gonna be an amazing game. Here's to many more good scores. Ps Demo is available as of today 1/17.

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Bundi2041d ago

Woohoo!! Go Kingdoms of Amalur

Dark112041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

Can't wait for Asura’s Wrath!
as for Kingdoms of Amalur .. great score but still won't buy it the game looks way too colorful for my taste.

DaveMan2041d ago

You won't play a game because it's to "colorful"?

Seriously? It's one thing if you dislike rpg's, or dislike something mechanical about the game (like the gameplay) but to say you won't buy the game simply because of it's color just makes you sound ridicoulous.

diabolicRapier2041d ago

Erm take a peek at his username.. nuff said :)

vallencer2041d ago

A lot if people didn't play borderlands because of the way it looked. As dumb as his comment is it is still his opinion, albeit a rather stupid and shallow opinion. I agree though why decide not to play a game because its too colorful? What if skyrim was too colorful? You would have missed out in a fantastic game. Besides for a colorful game its rather dark and violent.

Captain Qwark 92041d ago

colorful is half the reason i want it, im so sick of grey, drak grey, light grey, brown, black and red games

specialguest2041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

Dark11 is correct. It is too colorful.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2n1a...

Dark112041d ago

I just don't like colorful and shiny games
why people make it like it was crime?
and @vallencer
"a rather stupid and shallow opinion"
so my opinion is stupid cuz you don't agree with me? really? fuck off!

Drake1172041d ago

Only conformists like colorful things right?

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Simon_Brezhnev2041d ago

Well I cant wait for Asura's Wrath also. I want to play Kingdoms of Amalur too i really hope the story is really good.

Hozi2041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

Wow, those are some great scores. Kingdoms of Amalur has got my attention. That game looks highly impressive. I love the combat system too.

Now I have 2 games to pick up. This and Dragons Dogma.

TheGameFoxJTV2041d ago

Go get a Game Boy then. >.>

Kalowest2039d ago

The demo was okay, it fault like WoW to me.
I'm not buying this game.

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Lucreto2041d ago

I will play the demo tomorrow and see how it fairs. I was going to play it for items for ME3. A good marketing ploy from EA.

FF XIII-2 also got a good score and I will look forward to playing that. Then Mass Effect 3 a few weeks later and I am still playing Skyrim.

I don't know where I will fit in Kingdoms of Amalur.

rob60212041d ago

The way it reads, it's like the guy posting it wanted to ignore the FFXIII-2 score, I don't understand the hate with this game with some people. It says Alamur got the top score, but that's not true FFXIII-2 one upped it with a near-perfect score.

Lucreto2041d ago

Haters got to hate I suppose. I liked FF XIII it has its flaws but it was still good.

It looks like people have written off FF XIII-2 before it was even released here.

radphil2041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

@rob6021

People would rather still love to hate, even if they're wrong and/or never even played it. Rather than listen to those that even have the game, they'd still focus on reviews.

MasterD9192041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

I originally downloaded it just for the ME3 armor but I think a lot of people will be pleasantly surprised by this game. I would consider it more like Dragon Age than Fable.

I think the camera will get a stability update for sure as it is a bit loose.

Bebedora2041d ago

Hold on a minute...Do I actually have to consider a buy? A new epos like DA:O would be fragadelikk-muyo-dublonenza-fa ntastico.(a great buy)

MasterD9192041d ago

I don't know if it is a must-buy yet as I haven't fully completed the demo yet but I did enjoy what I played so far.

Will this replace Skyrim or other any other RPG? I don't think so but it is a nice pallet cleanser and feels different enough to warrant at least a try.

Download it and at the very least get the ME3 stuff.

Captain Qwark 92041d ago

@master

i think its leaps and bounds better than skyrim. skyrims combat sucks, they did nothing to improve it from morrowind or oblivion, if anything its worse as there are less options than ever before

MasterD9192041d ago (Edited 2041d ago )

@Qwark
I could agree with you on Skyrim but I do enjoy it regardless. Didn't want to step on anyone's toes either.

That being said...I am actually playing through the KoA demo right now and am definitely enjoying it. I find the world they created to be quite impressive and as I said before, it is different enough from any other RPG to at least warrant a try.