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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning (Series) Review

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Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is an adventure where you set out from the vibrant city of Rathir to rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war. Along with its huge scale, the game offers nuanced character development and a political system where you action affect the world.

You play through five distinct regions, four races with complex career paths and upgrades. As you gain experience you level-up through the skill-tree. You can also collect and craft a range of armour and weapons. Along with exploring the world, combat is fast and frantic. You need to press buttons with precise timing and in combination. These culminate in brutal finishing moves.

You learn about the world by talking with the population (or choose to rob or kill them). How you treat townsfolk has consequences, though. Particularly if you need their help at a later point in the game.

It's a huge game with almost endless lands to explore. This scope, it supported by a deep level of lore created by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore. Add to this the countless side quests rich in political intrigue, romance, sinister magic, and even whimsy and this is an enjoyable place to spend many hours.

The Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning brings this world to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, with enhanced visuals and game mechanics. A Nintendo Switch version is planned for release in March 16, 2021.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+

Release Date: 10/02/2012, updated in 2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Developer: @ReckoningGame

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 20 hours and 100 hours to complete. Although you can complete the main quest quite quickly, seeing the majority of the game will take over 100 hours.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning includes all the purchasable additional content from the original release, from Teeth of Naros to Legend of Dead Kel.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 18 due to depictions of extreme violence towards humans. Not suitable for persons under 18 years of age. This game contains frequent depictions of gross violence towards human-like characters, with large amounts of blood and graphic injury detail. A variety of weapons can be used, each of which has a gruesome finishing move paired with it. When they are killed, characters can be heard crying out in pain. After they are defeated, the player can loot the enemy's body.

The game also features depictions of motiveless killing of multiple innocent human characters. The player can enter locations full of innocent civilians and kill them. This causes surrounding civilians to run away in fear and hide. The game also features infrequent use of offensive language, including '*!@?*' and 'bloody'.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Suggestive Themes. Combat is accompanied by slashing impact sounds, screams of pain, and screen-shaking effects. Players can trigger slow-motion finishing moves (e.g., impaling enemies, tearing them in half) during combat; large blood-splatter effects occur as enemies are killed. A handful of cutscenes also depict large blood-splatter effects, as well as decapitation and dismembered body parts on the ground. During the course of the game, players can choose to attack/kill innocent civilians, though this may negatively affect players' progress. The game contains text and dialogue that reference suggestive material: “His trousers down, his passions flared/He groped with drunken hand”; “For hours, only the panting and sighs of love broke the silence”; "Her skin's luster…her heaving prow and ample stern…”; “That man became obsessed with me. Probably because we had sex. A lot”).

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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