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Demo Jimpressions: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
by Jim Sterling

I've heard mixed things about Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Some say it's great, others feel a little disappointed. After spending time with the demo on Xbox Live, I'm not prepared to judge one way or another -- after all, it's a huge RPG that needs more than an hour. Still, I can say this -- I've got a good feeling about it. 

At its core, Reckoning is very much a typical open world, hack n' slash RPG. However, it's looking set to be a lovely one. Combat is straightforward, but tight and satisfying. Amalur is, itself, a rather beautiful environment -- very brightly colored, with a unique blend of "realistic" and cartoon-like visuals.

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10:00 AM on 12.10.2011

DTOID Show: Interview With KoA: Reckoning's Producer

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Max Scoville

9:30 PM on 12.08.2011

DTOID Show: Hands-on with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Hey guys! Earlier this week, I got some hands-on time with Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning, the mutant brain-baby of fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, comic book artist Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls series alumnus Ken Ro...

Max Scoville

4:00 AM on 11.11.2011

Kingdoms of Amalur's All-Star team shows off class system

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Kyle MacGregor

12:30 PM on 10.31.2011

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning deals with destiny

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Jim Sterling

3:22 PM on 06.06.2011

E3: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning looks pretty damn great

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Maurice Tan





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Jordan Devore

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Joseph Leray

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Samus: I don't need no plasmids, bitch

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Leigh Alexander

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SRVSLPS

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