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Monday, February 20, 2012

Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning (8.9/10)

To read the official full length review follow the link here: Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning

The sheer depth of modern RPG's never ceases to amaze me. The worlds that become our fantastical playgrounds are rich not only in the visual flair that modern technology provides, but also in the imagined history, philosophy, and theology created by talented authors. One such author, R. A. Salvatore (famous for The DemonWare Saga and the Forgotten Realms series, among many other works), has probably had a larger influence on modern fantasy story-telling than any other author. With Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, Salvatore brings his expansive, incredibly detailed universe into interactive reality with the help of acclaimed artist Todd MacFarlane (best known as the creator of Spawn), designer Ken Rolston (of Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion fame), and 38 Studios (owned by former baseball player and avid gamer Curt Schilling). The result of such a consummate collaboration is an impressively deep third-person action/RPG that I thoroughly enjoyed.

If you want to read more of my specific thoughts about the game, follow the link to read the full length review at Game Over Online!  


Score = 8.9 / 10


  1. I totally agree with your review (and even tweeted it). I'm only 15 hours in, and it's almost overwhelming. Also agree with the technical stuff, camera, voice acting/syncing, and all of that.

    Great review, Simon!

    One thing, and I know you don't have control over the look of the reviews over on that site.

    But all of that text, white on a black background? Would be much more readable (and pleasing to the eye) if they changed that, *and* if they interspersed the screen shots instead of having them all off to the side. It would break up the massive text wall.

    Again, great review!

  2. Cheers Dave, much obliged! As for their site, I'm low man on the totem... but I did mention something similar when I first started writing for them. They like the set-up the way it is... shrugs. But I do get what you are saying;) I just wish Google didn't punish for duplicate content (although I do understand why they do!).

    Stay tuned for (hopefully) Asura's Wrath and Syndicate!

    P.S. Are you on Facebook? We need to promote each other on there!