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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Thread


#61 imacjenn   Girl Gamer CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:31 AM

Do you happen to know if you can play/use the content unlocked on multiple consoles, as long as I use the same gamertag/EA account? I have 2 xBoxes and I downloaded and played the demo on one but would rather play the game for real on the other console. Do I need to complete the demo on both consoles? Also, with the online pass, if I unlock it on one console, are those extras thereby available on any console as long as the account is the same? aagh. EA accounts have given me problems before back with DA2. It was a big hassle to unravel.


It's safe to delete the demo provided you already have an EA account that's linked to the gamer tag you used to download and play it. The unlocks are present and accounted for in registered game content page of your BSN profile. The demo should have tried to rope you into signing up for one when it started anyway.



#62 MrPiggles   Better Call Saul CAGiversary!   1548 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:41 AM

For those of you that have the game, how is it? I've heard that the combat is good, but that it has a lot of issues too, such as a bunch of technical glitches, lack of enemy variety, loading time problems, and how the game isn't that "free" and open-world" as it should be. And how is it compared to Skyrim?

#63 schuerm26   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4571 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

F'n love this. Rented it to check it out. Returning tomorrow and going to buy. Fun.

Edit. Just for comparison. I had more fun with Fable 2 than I did with any of the Elder Scrolls game. Reminds me more of Fable than Elder Scrolls.

#64 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5291 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 04:23 AM

Edit. Just for comparison. I had more fun with Fable 2 than I did with any of the Elder Scrolls game. Reminds me more of Fable than Elder Scrolls.


And, that's what I needed to hear! I love the Fable games, especially 2. I can't wait until my copy arrives.

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#65 matrix9280   CAGiversary! Banned   1839 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:53 AM

F'n love this. Rented it to check it out. Returning tomorrow and going to buy. Fun.

Edit. Just for comparison. I had more fun with Fable 2 than I did with any of the Elder Scrolls game. Reminds me more of Fable than Elder Scrolls.


Does it have all the good parts of Fable 2 (quests killing monsters) and none of the bad parts (jobs, relationships, multiplayer)? If so I'm sold.

#66 snakemaster2389   Temporarily Banned Temporarily Banned Users   3437 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:19 AM

there is no relationships or jobs. its like a single player mmo almost. some side quests arent that good but so far u can just explore and do whatever quests u want to do. its good and sucks u in.
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#67 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8628 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:31 AM

Put a few hours into the game and I am enjoying it. I mean for what it does, it does it well. It doesn't innovate (except for maybe combat since it's probably the most action like combat in a RPG I have seen), but on the other hand it's just a good game.

Right now doing the finesse tree because I like being a Stealth person in games, but I might get into some sorcery later on. I like how in this game it gives you to do whatever you want skill wise and not punish you, or make the game harder because you chose a bad build. Each skill on each tree is crafted to how the player plays the game, and I mean as long as you know exactly how you want to play the game, it's so easy to pick skills.

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#68 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   6252 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:07 AM

So is there a big difference between the demo and actual game? I enjoyed the demo but I heard some were turned off by all the glitches.

#69 snakemaster2389   Temporarily Banned Temporarily Banned Users   3437 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

i havent found any glitches yet and im 4hrs in. the demo was an earlier build of the game
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#70 Poor2More   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4008 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

I played the demo, it was very glitchy, but still fun. I purchased game yesterday because I love loot oriented game. I played for 5 hours yesterday and ran into zero glitches (as when playing demo I ran into a glitch every 20 mins) one advice to give is play on Hard difficulty or the game will be a cake walk for seasoned veterans on the genre. Easily 9/10 for me.

#71 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6854 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:25 AM

I've only found a handful of glitches in the full game 10 hours in. The big comparing point was there was some spell in the demo where when you hit the enemy, instead of the spell effect, a giant yellow triangle that took up 75% of the screen popped from the enemy's chest. The only glitches ive come across thus far had to do with the camera not following you, so either you'd be on the far left of the screen, or worse, you'd see only your legs, and the entire empty world underneath the ground. Its only happened about 3 times and lasted no longer than 5 seconds, so pretty unsubstantial IMO.

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#72 KrizB   Flrying into FWEE! CAGiversary!   765 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:05 PM

Waiting to see if Redbox gets it in.

If it wasn't for Mass Effect 3 being right around the corner (who thought that was a good idea?) would have bought it already.

#73 Foladar   Forum Guide: Contests/ Free Stuff Forum Moderator   3629 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:59 AM

Waiting to see if Redbox gets it in.

If it wasn't for Mass Effect 3 being right around the corner (who thought that was a good idea?) would have bought it already.


Redbox isn't carrying Amalur (or ME3 for 360, ugh).

#74 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1313 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:12 AM

Pleeease tell me you're joking.


My thoughts exactly.

#75 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1313 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

Just picked it up today with the BBY bonus pack. Installing it to my HDD right now, as soon as I'm a few hours in I'll post my impressions. I'm reallly excited though considering all the great reviews I've heard (online and from customers).

#76 snakemaster2389   Temporarily Banned Temporarily Banned Users   3437 Posts   Joined 6.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 12:51 AM

anyone know when the dlc is supposed to hit? and for Curt Schilling's first foray into gaming, I think this is a great step into building something more in the future. This game is more about your character then it is the story
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#77 Kevfactor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

love this game. i'm playing on hard and it gets a lot tougher after the pit :)
whats really cool is the violence. usally action/rpgs dont have this scale of violence unless its a hell game. pretty much the game i can say is mostly a mix of skyrim with how the world is set up, wow the the cartoonyness ,dark siders/zelda with the fighting and mass effect wtih the story, all doing really well together. :)

#78 Kreutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   216 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 February 2012 - 09:23 AM

For those interested, I spotted this game on Amazon tonight for $45 for 360.

http://www.amazon.co...28951915&sr=8-1

Just ordered it for my wife as she is the one who likes WRPGs, but I might give it a try anyways as it looks promising.

#79 dutch72   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:34 AM

Just picked up a used copy at Gamestop using a 20 dollar off Power up rewards coupon. Was getting ready to buy the online passcode and noticed that Gamestop had included a code on the receipt. I guess Gamestop is giving the online code with used copies.

#80 theytookourjobz   We Gotta Go Back CAGiversary!   1260 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 04:08 AM

Inventory system fucking sucks. Other than that, and my quest log OCD, this game rules.

#81 chubbyninja1319   Where's my stuff!? CAGiversary!   5291 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:25 AM

So annoyed. Finally got my Special Edition in the mail today, unwrapped it and the cardboard box has a rip in one spot, making the whole thing kind of flimsy. Not a big deal, I suppose, but I paid $90 for a collectible that's damaged in the shrinkwrap. Not even damage due to shipping. I emailed CS, so we'll see what happens. I'm excited to get into the game, though. :)

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#82 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1313 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

Absolutely love it. First game in awhile in which I've really sunk my teeth into. I've had it about a day and have played a solid 6.5 hours. The camera can be a little annoying at some points in my opinion because it's not fixed. However it hasn't been a big burden throughout my playtime. The quests are all pretty MMOish; find X, kill X wolfs, etc, but it hasn't bothered me.

Combat is great, very fluid despite only using one button. I'm currently practicing my blacksmithing to see if I can build any badass armor later. What I've been telling customers is that it's Fable mixed with World of Warcraft.

#83 Bezerker   Bezerker Barrage! CAGiversary!   6854 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:50 PM

Does anyone notice that after a few hours of gameplay, the sensitivity/reaction time on the buttons as far as picking up loot & making dialogue choices slows down?

I've been noticing to where when I start the game, I have no problems, but later on I have to mash down the button really hard or hit it multiple times to pick up the reagents or make dialogue choices. My attack buttons always stay smooth & responsive.

I've been switching between Darkness 2 & FF13-2 and have had no problems with the button on those games so I dont think its an issue with my controller.

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#84 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1313 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

Does anyone notice that after a few hours of gameplay, the sensitivity/reaction time on the buttons as far as picking up loot & making dialogue choices slows down?

I've been noticing to where when I start the game, I have no problems, but later on I have to mash down the button really hard or hit it multiple times to pick up the reagents or make dialogue choices. My attack buttons always stay smooth & responsive.

I've been switching between Darkness 2 & FF13-2 and have had no problems with the button on those games so I dont think its an issue with my controller.


Kinda. I've had the dialogue issue, but never a problem picking up reagents or anything. I'm assuming it's because I usually blow through the dialogue and it takes a few seconds to catch up before letting me choose another option. Do you have the game installed? It takes up 7GB and apparently helps a lot with loading times / reaction times.

#85 krashhole   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   3481 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:49 PM

I'm still trying to decide on this. I thought the demo was pretty cool, but being that I could never get into the elder scrolls series, Fable series, Assassins creed series, or dark souls....I have a feeling this will be another "regret" purchase. Maybe once it gets in the $20-$30 range I might consider it.

#86 Ink.So.Well.   Well.Went.Wild. CAGiversary!   3020 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:41 AM

Helga Swanwhite is a gem. If there's DLC that features her in it I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Everything this chick says is gold.

 

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#87 Nealocus123   That's Vagtastic! CAGiversary!   1313 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Helga Swanwhite is a gem. If there's DLC that features her in it I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Everything this chick says is gold.


I'm not sure if I've ran across her yet. Right now I'm doing the Fae faction quests and am having a really good time listening to all their ballads (aka lore). Usually I don't give a crap about that stuff but this game grabbed my attention pretty quickly.

#88 imacjenn   Girl Gamer CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:34 PM

I played through the ME3 demo completely and then loaded up Amalur. I got a special delivery "quest" pretty much immediately, headed to Gorheart and checked out the chest. It contained the Omniblades, but NOT the N7 armor. I've spent forever looking online to see what the reason for this might be, and I can't figure it out. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know how to get the N7 armor?

I did read somewhere that the armor unlocks after you start the ME3 demo and the blades unlock when you finish the demo. If that's true, I don't know how I'd get the blades and not the armor? I've tried loading and reloading, reloading the ME3 demo and playing it a second time - and nothing. It's driving me crazy! Why do they have to make crap like this so f-ing difficult?

The Omniblades aren't even that great. I'm only level 8 and they're not any better than anything else I have in my inventory right now. Stats: 6 physical damage, 6 piercing damage, 6 fire damage, & 3 burning damage over 6 seconds. Has anyone gotten the N7 armor? Is it worth it, other than looking cool?

I really wish unlockable items like this would level up along with the character so it made more sense to use the items throughout the whole game.

#89 Ink.So.Well.   Well.Went.Wild. CAGiversary!   3020 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

I'm not sure if I've ran across her yet. Right now I'm doing the Fae faction quests and am having a really good time listening to all their ballads (aka lore). Usually I don't give a crap about that stuff but this game grabbed my attention pretty quickly.


You meet her during the House of Valor quest line that opens up when you use the code enclosed in retail copies of KoA. She's hilarious.

I played through the ME3 demo completely and then loaded up Amalur. I got a special delivery "quest" pretty much immediately, headed to Gorheart and checked out the chest. It contained the Omniblades, but NOT the N7 armor. I've spent forever looking online to see what the reason for this might be, and I can't figure it out. Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know how to get the N7 armor?

I did read somewhere that the armor unlocks after you start the ME3 demo and the blades unlock when you finish the demo. If that's true, I don't know how I'd get the blades and not the armor? I've tried loading and reloading, reloading the ME3 demo and playing it a second time - and nothing. It's driving me crazy! Why do they have to make crap like this so f-ing difficult?

The Omniblades aren't even that great. I'm only level 8 and they're not any better than anything else I have in my inventory right now. Stats: 6 physical damage, 6 piercing damage, 6 fire damage, & 3 burning damage over 6 seconds. Has anyone gotten the N7 armor? Is it worth it, other than looking cool?

I really wish unlockable items like this would level up along with the character so it made more sense to use the items throughout the whole game.


The Omniblades are indeed terrible. The very first thing I received from the demo was the armor, but in order to get it I had to clear out my Special Delivery chest of the normal bonus items for buying new first. It didn't show up until a couple of hours later via quest notification, but by then I had already saved, played something else and came back. If it's in your registered game content list then you may have to save, dashboard/reset then load up again. If that or clearing your cache doesn't work then worst case scenario is playing both demos again or digging for new info. Regardless make sure the game is at least signing you into your EA account when you start it.

As for the armor I can't speak for the aesthetics since I'm a Rogue/Mage hybrid, but the stats and set bonuses are decent enough.

 

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#90 imacjenn   Girl Gamer CAGiversary!   324 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

You meet her during the House of Valor quest line that opens up when you use the code enclosed in retail copies of KoA. She's hilarious.



The Omniblades are indeed terrible. The very first thing I received from the demo was the armor, but in order to get it I had to clear out my Special Delivery chest of the normal bonus items for buying new first. It didn't show up until a couple of hours later via quest notification, but by then I had already saved, played something else and came back. If it's in your registered game content list then you may have to save, dashboard/reset then load up again. If that or clearing your cache doesn't work then worst case scenario is playing both demos again or digging for new info. Regardless make sure the game is at least signing you into your EA account when you start it.

As for the armor I can't speak for the aesthetics since I'm a Rogue/Mage hybrid, but the stats and set bonuses are decent enough.


Thanks for the reply. Maybe time will do the trick! I had to go to work, so I'll check again when I get home later. If it still doesn't work, I'll try clearing the cache like you suggested. I love ME, but I'd really rather not play the demo a third time. :p

And I'm pretty sure it's signing into my EA account, but it doesn't show my email address anywhere in the corner, like it does for DA2. I looked around and I didn't see anywhere in the menus to manually sign into an EA account. And if the omniblades came through, then I think that connection must have been established, otherwise I would have gotten nothing?