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General: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning First Impressions Preview

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  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    You better look at the ad again 29.99 is the price for the baseball only
  • AdamTMAdamTM Frankfurt Am MainPosts: 1,376Member

    Originally posted by 77lolmac77

    $60 is too much for PC games. I remember 6-8 years ago they were always 50. Then publishers saw console games could sell for 60 and copied that.



    If you think $60 is a fair price for a game you are delusional, and probably dont understand why people pirate stuff like this

    inflation.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/an-inconvenient-truth-game-prices-have-come-down-with-time.ars

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  • camil82camil82 jklkklkjPosts: 49Member

    i tried demo and played it and tried it playing at a friend who bought it, honestly its almost same or familiar like Fable 3 , gameplay and most things are almost similar, so i dont think its much difference.

  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 3,012Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by KingofHartz

    You better look at the ad again 29.99 is the price for the baseball only

    If you are seeing baseballs when you look at those links... i'll have whatever you're smoking.

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member

    No jumping!?  How will I ever roleplay in Amalur? Guess I'll have to figure that out when I pick it up later this week. Nice write-up.

     

    Joystiq review here.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • MarlonBMarlonB HoensbroekPosts: 520Member Uncommon

    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?

    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    The Repopulation - Scfi Fi Sandbox.

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,053Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by MarlonB

    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?

    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    Its super expensive and HUGE rpg.

    People payed 60$ for ME2 that has 15-20 hours of gameplay. This baby has over 200 hours of gameplay.

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  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common

    this whole site is getting really off topic....they even promoting alot of games that aint even mmorpg anymore......reckoning is a pure rpg (a good one imho) but it aint no damn MMORPG.

     

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  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,458Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by oubers

    this whole site is getting really off topic....they even promoting alot of games that aint even mmorpg anymore......reckoning is a pure rpg (a good one imho) but it aint no damn MMORPG.

     

    There is a general gaming section.

    Also, many players who play mmo's play it because of the "rpg" part. So a solo rpg might be of interest.

    Lastly this game is based on the mmo that they are making. So the tie in might also be of interest.

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,458Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by MarlonB

    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?

    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    Maybe they would like the additional funding to help them finish their mmo?

  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon

    The similarity to "Fable" and how bored I was with the demo  will make me hold off buying this until it's nice and floating in the cheap bin, if I even do that.  That ad on the front page with that quote from the penny arcade guy...what is he smoking saying it's better than Skyrim?  Some people are easily fooled, er, pleased, I guess.

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  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    Just wait, buy it two weeks before they release the mmo version and all is good. By then the price will be reduced to $15 you will get a signed baseball, the game, a small peice of bloody anklewrap and a $13 pizza gift certificate to Papa Johns.
  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,458Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by elocke

    The similarity to "Fable" and how bored I was with the demo  will make me hold off buying this until it's nice and floating in the cheap bin, if I even do that.  That ad on the front page with that quote from the penny arcade guy...what is he smoking saying it's better than Skyrim?  Some people are easily fooled, er, pleased, I guess.


     

    He finds it better than skyrim because for him, large open worlds can be paralyzing. I've heard other players say the same thing about Elder Scrolls games. So it pretty much comes down to a preference thing. My guess is that it's "different from skyrim" in many ways.

    As far as the game goes, it's on its way so we'll see. My initial thought, which differs from the preview, is that I didn't like the combat precisely becuase it was this gamey "god fo war" style combat. Not that that can't be fun but that stuff always felt very arcade like to me which always seems gimmickey.

  • MarlonBMarlonB HoensbroekPosts: 520Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Sovrath

    Originally posted by MarlonB

    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?

    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    Maybe they would like the additional funding to help them finish their mmo?


     

    If they have enough faith in their MMO, they don't need it ;)

    At least they can reuse a lot of things.

     

     

    The Repopulation - Scfi Fi Sandbox.

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,290Member Uncommon

    must admit i did see this one and wondered, but.. the more i read about it, the less there seemed to be, i really don't see this one comparing to Skyrim at all, it just looks like another 'churn' game, only a really expensive one. I could only see me buying it once it hit the platinum version kind of thing where they sell it cheap on steam for £5 or something..  for the moment though, i just don't have time to play a game with so little actual appeal. image

  • GrayGhost79GrayGhost79 Webster, MAPosts: 4,813Member

    I was stoked enough about this game I took the hour drive to pick it up at the Bellingham, Ma. Gamestop so that Curt Schillings and RA Salvatore would sign them. Ended up buying two copies both signed. 1 for PC and 1 for 360 :P

     

    Wish Todd McFarlane and Ken Rolston were there to have signed it, but it was ok since they gave us a crap ton of free RedBull lol.

     

     

    woot woot.

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,735Member Uncommon

    There is 1 problem I saw with this game so far.. the story, characters.. they are so incredibly boring. R.A.Salvatore must be overhyped imo... maybe it's better later on.

  • kantseemekantseeme millville, NJPosts: 709Member

    Originally posted by MarlonB



    Originally posted by Sovrath






    Originally posted by MarlonB





    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?

    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    Maybe they would like the additional funding to help them finish their mmo?

     

    If they have enough faith in their MMO, they don't need it ;)

    At least they can reuse a lot of things.

    What the hell does faith have to do with funding? sheesh some people...

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,290Member Uncommon

    i think before buying this game, people should go watch the gameplay vids on youtube..  highly enlightening imo.. and another good reason not to buy (not at its current price at least!) if anything i would call this game 'retro' as the graphics etc, seem a bit 5 years ago at the very least. image

  • QSatuQSatu WarsawPosts: 1,735Member Uncommon

    Gamespot's review:

    The Bad:



    • Generic story and characters  


    • Generic world  


    • Generic quests.


     


    Completely agree. But it might be better we never know.


  • MarlonBMarlonB HoensbroekPosts: 520Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by kantseeme

    Originally posted by MarlonB




    Originally posted by Sovrath






    Originally posted by MarlonB





    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?

    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    Maybe they would like the additional funding to help them finish their mmo?

     

    If they have enough faith in their MMO, they don't need it ;)

    At least they can reuse a lot of things.

    What the hell does faith have to do with funding? sheesh some people...


     

    You obviously missed the wink.

    The demo was ok-ish at best, definately not worth 60 bucks. Funding should not be a problem for a company the size of EA ... so why 60 bucks i ask you?

     

     

     

     

    The Repopulation - Scfi Fi Sandbox.

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member

    Gah! I can't play as a dwarf but there are 2 playable elves?

     

    Hmmmm, guess I should have researched before stating I'd pick this up later.

     

     

    /grumble

    /grumble

    /grumble

     

     

    No elves! Dwarfs fo life, yo!

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • shakermaker0shakermaker0 SheffieldPosts: 194Member
    I had the opportunity to play this game for 2 hours at an EA event: it's great. Not like Skyrim but like everything a fable game should have
  • KabaalKabaal Edinburgh, ScotlandPosts: 3,012Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by TwilightEdge

    There is 1 problem I saw with this game so far.. the story, characters.. they are so incredibly boring. R.A.Salvatore must be overhyped imo... maybe it's better later on.

    I haven't read anything of his in recently but in years past Salvatore was an awesome writer. The story for the game however does start out a bit RPG generic but gets a bit better later on, nothing mind blowing though.

  • kantseemekantseeme millville, NJPosts: 709Member

    Originally posted by MarlonB



    Originally posted by kantseeme






    Originally posted by MarlonB












    Originally posted by Sovrath






    Originally posted by MarlonB





    If this game is meant as a "step up" for the MMO ... wouldn't it be smart to release it for free?



    You give your new addicts the goods for free .. untill they depend on it :)

    Maybe they would like the additional funding to help them finish their mmo

     

    If they have enough faith in their MMO, they don't need it ;)





    At least they can reuse a lot of things.

    What the hell does faith have to do with funding? sheesh some people...

    You obviously missed the wink.

    The demo was ok-ish at best, definately not worth 60 bucks. Funding should not be a problem for a company the size of EA ... so why 60 bucks i ask you?

    EA is making copernicus? i thought 38 was doin that? Publisjers and Developers are two totaly different things. And as for 60 bucks.... Its the status quo. What was Skirims release Price?

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