Kingdoms of Amalur is an awe-inspiring game right from the start, I got goose bumps when I saw a warrior taking on a gigantic kraken looking monster on the starting screen. I quickly logged on and made my character, there was quite a bit of customization options and something I don’t see very often, a jewerly option, it’s not my favorite but I don’t see it often. I’m not going to tell you about the tutorial scenes since I don’t want to give anything away,but rest assured, it was amazing.
As soon as I finished the tutorial I was leveled up and learned about the Finesse, Might and Sorcery ability trees, basically rogue, warrior and mage, but what makes it unique and fun is that you can specialize into up to all of the trees. Doing this makes you a jack of all trades, allowing you to have a lot of options while fighting. You can also take two of them and mix them, keeping you powerful while still having a lot of options while fighting. While on the topic of fighting, I should tell you about the fate meter, it’s a purple meter that fills up as you use skills and kill enemies. Once you fill it all the way up, time slows and you become a lot more powerful, once you kill an enemy you can use a special kill-finish on them; all of them look amazing.
The story quests in this game are fun to play and addicting. Even if you just play the story quests for the whole time right to the end of them (which I don’t reccomend), you still are going to spend tons of hours playing. The regular quests, are fun the first or second time but they start to become boring and stale after, if you can remember them all, if not they will last awhile. Overall the quests are interesting and refreshing, I can’t imagine how much time went into making all of them.
Next topic of this game, professions, there are some new ones and old ones. The one I found the most fun and useful was Detect Hidden, you can find items hidden inside natural things, such as a log or rock. It also lets you find hidden doors inside dungeons and such. The other professions I tried are probably very useful, but they didn’t strike me as much fun as detect hidden was, well except maybe blacksmithing, which becomes over-powered end game when you can make gear with extremely high stats.
Well that’s the review, if you want to learn more about this game buy it! I found it completely worth the 60$ I spent on it. The good thing about this game was, you can replay it a bunch of times and not get bored. Good luck, hope you try out the game!