Zero Punctuation: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

This week, Zero Punctuation review Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning,

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I tried the demo and it just felt like Dragon Age with a dodge button. Still am not interested in it.

I'm going to use "Babby's first Skyrim" to describe certain games now.

Maybe they should make a Moomin game!

I tried the demo. While it certainly seemed competent, it didn't make a strong case for why I should spend $60 on it.

This is the third review I've watched for a game I have no interest in. Wonder if it's actually any good.

Yes, I am indeed quite tired of fantasy, it needs more monster girls.

"Baby's first Skyrim" I've got to remember that one.

I find funny the description of "Baby's first Skyrim", when Skyrim is basically "Baby's first Elder Scrolls" =P

I really want to see "the devise"; you could leave me in a room with it, I wouldn't use it or anything. Promise. :)

"Here comes the Magic Missile"

Well, there goes that image on a tirade in my head. Thanks Yahtzee.

I almost spit my coffee when he said "Kingdoms of Alamo". :D

After just playing Skyrim and in the end getting bored because it wasn't challenging enough, and then playing this Demo, I really can't be arsed to continue even typing out the rest of my opinions on it.
Suffice it to say; It's bland.

I like the game. I still have no idea what the story is about because I spend most of the time looting for new equipment and crafting stuff. And be cause story is boring and it does nothing to get you interested. But it still manages to be a good game for mindless yet stylish and colorful violence against wildlife.

Ha! Another one for the 'awesome quotes' list:
"That's like breeding a fly that eats rolled-up newspapers." xD

I'm getting kind of interested in this game, but I can already see I probably won't have the time to play it due to piles of extra coursework. Meh.

Brian Blessed should be a class option in every game. The ability to shout all your enemy's to death and having an epic beard are a winner to me.

OMG, Yahtzee spoke bad of a game I like! I disagree and I find this review unfunny and poorly reviewed. Yahtzee was clearly playing it wrong or something!

I've been itching to do that for a while, but since Yahtzee has stubbornly refused to review games I actually like, said joke has been sitting in my inventory like a useless quest item in KOA:LA.

It's funny because it was originally going to be a MMORPG until it was bought out by Curt Schilling. I did like the baby's first Skyrim comment though, that summed up my thoughts.

I liked this game well enough but there's no way I'd take it fishing,
because Kingdoms of Amalur...

*puts on sunglasses*

...Sucks at angling

This is something that has (sadly) been bugging me for a while now.

I've always disliked that people call this genre just "fantasy". (The name I use for it obviously being a million times better and more descriptive: Medieval Fantasy)
Not least because most Medieval Fantasy is so similar that it barely merits the "fantasy" denomination.

Secondly, I've been pretty bored of Medieval Fantasy for quite a long time now. Has unfortunately led me to skipping a whole slew of titles just because they're in the Wizards, Goblins and Knights format.

I'm really loving this game so far, and I really want to give a complete and utterly detailed analysis of it, but it's just too damn long!! I'm 50 hours in and haven't even seen 60% of the world yet.
Anyway, Yahtzee makes some good points. Especially as a rogue the game is far easier than it should be, especially when it comes to certain bosses. It has its share of frustratingly hard parts, but they're far between. I plan to run around naked the last part of the game to see it's it's just my hoarding doing it.
Still, I like it better than Skyrim, and that's probably the best compliment I can give it.

The Camera thing is a bit of a pain in the ass, especially in Ysa where you're missing out like 80% of the environment unless you stop to look around with the camera.

Still really enjoyed the game though. Going through it a second time now.

Specialisations:
Brawler
Fighter
Soldier
Warrior
Barbarian
Brain Blessed

Hell yeah, I know which one I would choose.

Good episode this week, had me laughing from start to finish, plus I know to play this before Skyrim now, thanks!

GeorgW:
I'm really loving this game so far, and I really want to give a complete and utterly detailed analysis of it, but it's just too damn long!! I'm 50 hours in and haven't even seen 60% of the world yet.
Anyway, Yahtzee makes some good points. Especially as a rogue the game is far easier than it should be, especially when it comes to certain bosses. It has its share of frustratingly hard parts, but they're far between. I plan to run around naked the last part of the game to see it's it's just my hoarding doing it.
Still, I like it better than Skyrim, and that's probably the best compliment I can give it.

no its just as easy for mages
blacksmithing/faction rewards really break the balance.

This about sums up my exact thoughts on the game so far. I would like to beat it but its hard because its so stupidly easy.

I see I'm not the only one to whom this game seems like a singleplayer muhmorpeger.

I agree with the opening point - I'm bloody sick of frail elves, dwarves with English accents and green orcs. There was really no need for another game in this kind of setting. If you can't come up with something original, then why not at least use a setting that hasn't been done to death already?

Baby's first skyrim? Eh. Personally I love KoA:R much more than skyrim and mainly just because it looks a lot better than white black and a red dragon all the time. Oh and the brown samey Nordic dungeons. Although I am running into the same problem with KoA:R, thats for sure. In skyrim I got through the whole story no problem. Then I got so bored that I didn't even do probably half the quest I could have. Same shit happened in KoA:R except I still haven't completed the story because it is long as hell. Now I am bored with it, but I am sure I will pick it back up eventually (yeah right.)

Think I might pick this up. Love MMOs except for the social aspect. People as a rule in online games are asshats.

I personally enjoyed the game and going hybrid(Might/Finesse) actually led me to two shotting mobs.

Regarding the vid,I wouldn't expect less from you Mr.Croshaw.The references to WoW especially made me lmao.

I'm glad you said something regarding the looks of the game,although the camera really was too close up at times and you couldn't see the whole scenery,the world really looks beautifully crafted.

superbowlbound:
It's funny because it was originally going to be a MMORPG until it was bought out by Curt Schilling. I did like the baby's first Skyrim comment though, that summed up my thoughts.

But it goes deeper then that, since Skyrim's Baby's First Oblivion, which is Baby's First Morrowind.

But yeah, that makes sense, because thats basically what it is, a singleplayer MMO.

I'm a big fan of ZP's graphic humor , and this one is the funniest I've seen in a while.
I'm torn between the "THUS IT WAS WRITTEN" and "here comes the magic missile" for my favorite gag.

This has been one of the funniest Zero Punctuation in quite a while.
Bravo Mr. Croshaw, for making me laugh at a game I had previously heard nothing about!

It is like skyrim but it isn't in the sense that the story is actually probably better told than skyrim. And if anyone has any sort of knowledge of the fae with winter court and summer court it helps.

As opposed to skyrim where you can for the most part create your own story in your mind given some gentle nudges KoA basically creates the story for you and you play it. Which when it is crafted by RA Salvatore is pretty decent especially for a new IP with basically no background.

The combat is easy but honestly I played it more for the story than the combat and it was well done.

Skyrim the ending is also bland, the ending for KoA is epic and has a crescendo and closes like a good book.

Sigh, if only have more time to kill I would pick this one up in a heartbeat. The low difficulty sounds a big fault, but you can always sabotage your toon to make the game harder.

I'm also very bored of elves/dwarves/orc based fantasy games. I feel Elder Scrolls manages to get away with as it has the Argonians and Khajit also, but still, can we not all try a little harder to move away from Tolkien and towards something fresh? I think, for all it's downfalls, this is why Dark Souls was my fantasy game of the year - no whiny elves!

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