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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (now Re-Reckoning)


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Totally finesse for me. I kill trolls with just bows and ice traps. Everything else gets multiple charged scattershots in the face until it falls over. If anything by some miracle is still twitching they get faeblades up the wazoo backed by my active abilities (poison, bleed and increased crit damage)

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I've been going with Might too, made a big sword that does silly damage and have basically been running around twatting EVERYTHING with it. Got the shield move so added some flips into my usual attacks (bat them in the air and stick them with arrows). Had a great fight against a big red troll last night and found myself switching through weapons to see what was most effective, great selection of styles available. Not really connected with the world yet, the cartoony styles not as immersive as Skyrims beautiful environments - but thats not to say there aren't some wonderfully handled moments so far...just simple stuff like flowers blooming around you as you leg it through a dungeon are very effective. I need to look up and around more, must be missing loads of great touches in my haste, having no run stamina is both a blessing and a curse here.

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Four stars in Metro today. Is this good then?

It seems to have come out of nowhere.

It's a highly addictive amalgam of a story/quest/exploration/real time combat RPG which is absolutely stuffed with loot on top. Very smooth and stable.

If you liked any aspects of Skyrim, Fable, Diablo, Torchlight, Sacred 2 then it's worth a punt.

Avoid though if you dislike high fantasy.

Try the demo first and ignore graphical / sound glitches which have been fixed since - some folk complain about camera and FOV.

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Not really connected with the world yet, the cartoony styles not as immersive as Skyrims beautiful environments - but thats not to say there aren't some wonderfully handled moments so far...just simple stuff like flowers blooming around you as you leg it through a dungeon are very effective. I need to look up and around more, must be missing loads of great touches in my haste, having no run stamina is both a blessing and a curse here.

That's interesting; I feel the exact opposite. I love the style and graphics and have taken to them far more than Skyrim's beautiful but largely grey world.

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That's interesting; I feel the exact opposite. I love the style and graphics and have taken to them far more than Skyrim's beautiful but largely grey world.

I'm not a fan of the first rather large forest area. A bit too twee for me. The next two areas more than make up for it though.

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Is anyone not playing a rogue? too much fun!

Rogues are awesome. I've unlocked the abilities at the top of the skill-tree now, and I'm Death incarnate. I'm chucking bombs around, pretty much everything I hit gets poisoned or bleed-damage. I've also got the ability that turn 50% of those poisoned into poison-bombs.

The bows are great too, my charge attach unleashes 7 arrows at once now :)

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Well, I just grabbed the 360 demo, to get my free Mass Effect 3 items. Expected generic rpg shite, but I was utterly glued to it at the end. It still felt a bit offline WoW clone right until I got outside proper and pick pocketed the nice folk in the village then stabbed them all. Looks like I get to play my assassination spec WoW rogue without subscribing to that damn game! Yay.

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Does anyone know of a way to remove a cruse with potion rather than having to find a healer ?

I don't have it to hand right now to check but I'm pretty sure the manual says only healers can cure curses.

Edit: Just had a quick look at the manual on the EA website and, yeah, healers only for curses.

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I got up to level 15 yesterday after beating the Maid of Windemere who was easily the hardest boss I've come across so far (killed me six times!) and required me to have something stupid like twelve potions on the go at once.

Umm, really?

I've been tracking this topic while getting my Dokkalfar on, and as I happened to have been following the House of Ballads storyline, was more than expecting a throwdown with the Maid. Quite the anticlimax for my Level 14 Hunter who, after 28 hours of rough and tumble in nowt but her underwear and gem-encrusted Trollhide Gloves and Boots, managed to seize the crown (and the achievement) in one fell swoop of Reckoning mode! Bitchslap much?! :P

But that's beauty of thoroughly pacing your progress. Was reluctant to leave the initial round of sidequests because all your XP are belong to us. And not even the allure of Shephard in her finest ME3 regalia could dull the lustre of my clothless victory. Amalur is reet special innit?

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Reading back through this thread, i'm really going to have to get this. I'd never heard of it prior to reading up on ME3 pre-order rewards. I guess it'll give me time before the inevitable Skyrim GOTY edition, too.

edit - question for wow players. Is there a build equivalent to the poison talent tree on rogue? I always loved that, and it pained me to have to give it up for raiding.

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You can put points in an active skill that gives a percentage chance to add poison effects to your target with every hit (And rogues hit very fast). Later you can make corpses explode into poison cloud. Grab a bow and some melee weapons with poison and yer laughing :)

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Christ this has the most quests ever. I am level 11 and haven't even touched the main mission yet, but over 30 quests done. It's massive! Rogue for life yo.

I got the most bitchin' drop ever though a stupidly powerful bow that one shots trolls. Methinks at level 11 this is a tad powerful.

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Paid for a minor character re-boot to put all skills into those most useful in the field for now, leaving crafting capability to some future point in time.

Loving the quests centred around the refugees in the plains area too - I like gradually exploring the map in a vaguely easterly direction trying to take in all the local circumstances as I do so. Some side quests start looking pretty straightforward but evolve into something else - they are certainly not all fetch quests by a long way.

And the combat is still so smooth - it's the same old combinations of block and roll but they work beautifully. That is, if they are needed after the ice traps, the volley of poison arrows and the flurry of knives haven't already done the necessary.

And after each strenuous work out, back to Gossamer hall for a bit of a haircut and a snooze.

Amazing game.

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So I think I might like this. I find the elder scrolls series a bit too open for my liking, but I loved wow, dragon age I enjoyed, torchlight too the bits I played.

I should get this, right?

Yes absolutely - it's an open world in the sense there are few physical impediments to you running through the entire map from the outset if you want to but it is much better tackled slowly either trying to clear out individual sections of the map or by following one or other of the various faction quest lines. Typically when exploring you find a village every 2 or 3 areas along and each has a different set of circumstances. So off you go to help some one sort out say the contamination to the local water supply and along the way you will encounter levelled mobs and, if you have put points into the detect hidden skill, you will come across a few loot caches and maybe an entire hidden area. Then you wonder whether you should keep the armour which has better stats than that equipped but needs gems to add specific benefits until you have sufficient skill in crafting gems, and whether that rather stupendous great hammer of ultimate damage should be kept on the off chance that it might come in handy even though you are a dagger & bow specialist. Then you realise you have reached your inventory capacity and have to return to the village to sell up but along the way you encounter more mobs...

ETC

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Tried a bit of sneaking last night, had to infiltrate an enemy camp and destroy certain crates as part of a side quest that spiralled into some epic adventure as they do sometimes. Catching guards sleeping and avoiding patrolling groups really added an extra dimension.

Tried to move onto a new part of the map, but the enemies really ramped up at the entrance to the connecting passageway so I decided to spend a bit more time helping out peeps in the woods...*Cough*BUKKERK*Cough*

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HMV and Gamestation have sold out of the game in the centre of Bristol.

Massive shame as yet again you lot have given me the gaming-horn for this (as you did with Dark Souls). Seems Gamestation only had 8 copies which were sold by Saturday!

I shall have to live vicariously thru this thread until I can find a copy (goes to order on-line)....

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It's cool that they have many of the enemies doing something when you encounter them - bandits tending graves, wolves eating prey, kobalds venerating works of art (!) which lead to many stealth opportunities - I think my backstab damage is 30k or so already.

Indeed! I happened upon a camp of bandits who were all working out! One was doing press ups, another sit ups etc. brilliant touch! I also liked the brownies picking flowers and the boggarts chasing butterflies.

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