Reckoning, Kingdoms of Amalur is a game that seems to have slipped under the radar for quite a few people. So what is this game and why did it fall off the grid?
Reckoning is a game that takes what the Fable series should have been. It's not quite Skyrim but it does have a lot of the fine tuning one could expect from a current generation RPG. Reckoning is very action oriented and causes the player to decide how they wish to attack and evade. With an arcade like feel of a button masher the game is riddled with different types of combo attacks that can be mixed and matched for an amazing view. The visuals and beautiful backdrops of the game is a wondrous relief to the genre. With the introduction of the Reckoning mode that allows the player to go into a form of an unstoppable nature to create some of the most well thought out finishing moves to even the largest monsters in the game, Reckoning is one of those titles that needs to be played.
Along with all of the different types of classes that can be combined to create hybrid classes Reckoning offers what they call Destinies. These destinies allow the player to focus on 42 different types of mixed classes. This offers a slew of different options and replay factors that most current single player RPG's lack. The way that Reckoning shines though is also its downfall. Players are in a sense given too many different options and can be persuaded to go many different routes to the point it could be confusing. Luckily there is a way to change the way you have designed your character by way of a Fateweaver. The Fateweavers allow the player to re-spec their character to their new liking.
With hundreds of different types of weapons, houses to find and own and even armor sets that can only be found by taking your time and scouring the whole world for these hidden gems. Reckoning has 100's of hours of play time if the player decides to finish every aspect of the game.
Do not look forward to any more added content or even a sequel to this wondrous new world and carefully designed story as the studio that designed it went bankrupt only months after its initial release. It is a truly a must have for any RPG player and at a price of $19.99 on PC, PS3 and XBOX. You will definitely get your money worth.