A Step on the Road to Greatness - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review | The GameEffect


Somewhere in a dark, cramped room, Curt Schilling, Ken Rolston, R.A. Salvatore, and Todd McFarlane sit hunched over a table, scheming together to design an RPG with enough addiction hooks to be the new digital heroin. Salvatore scribbles notes on a pad as he thumbs through pages of his own fantasy novels, while Rolston runs raids in World of Warcraft, the whole time discussing his experiences helping make Elder Scrolls titles Morrowind and Oblivion. Well, that’s how I like to imagine Amalur’s origin. Together this group of all-stars certainly got all the ingredients right for addictive entertainment, creating a solid foundation for an enduring franchise, though they didn’t quite get the mix right in their debut outing.

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