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PostSubject: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning(Storytelling by R.A.Salvatore)(2012)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:19 am


What can you tell me about the game?
Set in the Kingdoms of Amalur universe, Reckoning
will offer unrivaled RPG action combat, seamlessly integrating magical
and melee attacks into an innovative and visceral experience. Reckoning
includes hundreds of quests, characters, creatures, weapons and spells.
More details about the game will be revealed over the coming weeks and

What roles in the game design and development did Ken Rolston, Todd McFarlane, and R. A. Salvatore play?

Each visionary brings a
unique expertise to the team, and together they have made far more than
just a game. They have created a living world with incredible history
and depth, filled with breathtaking scenery and unforgettable
adventures. Reckoning blends R.A. Salvatore’s
storytelling mastery with Todd McFarlane’s eye for artistic excellence,
all wrapped up in an expertly crafted RPG by Ken Rolston.

What is Kingdoms of Amalur?

Kingdoms of Amalur is an original fantasy universe that serves as the setting for both Reckoning and 38 Studios’ upcoming massively multiplayer game, codenamed Project Copernicus.
Amalur's cultures and expansive history were created by R.A. Salvatore,
and the world is being brought to life through the artistic vision of
Todd McFarlane. Legendary game designer Ken Rolston provides players
their first journey into Kingdoms of Amalur through the hero’s journey in Reckoning.
The story of Amalur will continue to expand through comic books, novels, toys and additional games.

What is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning?Reckoning is an epic, open world role-playing game that gives fans their first experience with Kingdoms of Amalur,
a new universe imagined by R.A. Salvatore, brought to life by Todd
McFarlane, and designed by Ken Rolston and his team at Big Huge Games.
R.A. Salvatore is the creator of the immortal Drizzt Do’Urden and
author of The New York Times best-selling Forgotten Realms series. Todd
McFarlane is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning artist, writer and toy
designer best known for creating the fantasy series Spawn. Ken Rolston
served as the lead designer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion before joining Big Huge Games development
studio, the Baltimore, MD-based wholly-owned subsidiary of 38 Studios,
based in Maynard, MA.

Game Details

When will Reckoning be released?

When will we learn more about Reckoning?

Keep coming back here to to learn more about Reckoning, and keep track of updates via:

Curt Schilling Twitter:
Todd McFarlane Twitter:
38 Studios Twitter:
Reckoning on Twitter:
Reckoning on Facebook:

Who is the publisher?Reckoning will be published by Electronic Arts.

What is the ESRB rating?Reckoning has not yet been rated.

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PostSubject: Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning(Storytelling by R.A.Salvatore)(2012)   Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:28 am

looks amazing but is this gone be a mmorpg ore just a rpg console game ??
ad least the skill animation are fire! just wat i wanne see same as cabal and i hope for uber fast game play ^^
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PostSubject: Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning(Storytelling by R.A.Salvatore)(2012)   Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:12 am

At EA's E3 press conference
today, 38 Studios founder and three-time World Series champion Curt
Schilling showed off a new Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning trailer that
features some new gameplay footage. Watch it below to see the game's
rich world!

UPDATE: To celebrate the release of the E3 trailer, 38 Studios has launched a new Reckoning site.
Reckoning, an upcoming single player action RPG, is our first glimpse
into 38 Studios' original fantasy universe that will act as the
setting for an upcoming MMO, as well comic books, novels, toys and
additional games. The team behind it is comprised of Schilling, comic
book artist Todd McFarlane, best-selling author R.A. Salvatore, and
renowned game designer Ken Rolston.

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PostSubject: Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning(Storytelling by R.A.Salvatore)(2012)   Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:38 am

Forum lurkers rejoice! There's a brand-new board for you to haunt, and it's kinda sorta related to an upcoming fantasy MMORPG. Curt Schilling's 38 Studios has just published its community portal for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, and while the title isn't massively (or particularly multiplayer), it is affiliated with 38's secretive Copernicus MMO.

When we say affiliated, we mean that the two titles share the same
fictional world, so lore junkies will want to bookmark the new boards
and set about discussing histories, race lore, and anything else
pertaining to the realm of Amalur.

There's also the requisite community chat section in case you feel like a
bit of the ol' ultraviolence with your fellow Amalurian forumites, so
head to the official Reckoning site and register right away!

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PostSubject: Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning(Storytelling by R.A.Salvatore)(2012)   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:07 am

Could 38 Studios and Big Huge Games' Kingdoms of
Amalur: Reckoning be the next big thing? Senior Staff Writer Christopher
"Pwyff" Tom traveled to Baltimore to get some hands-on time with the
game and find out!

Prior to my visit to the Big Huge Games Studio in Baltimore, I'll
admit that I didn't know all that much about Kingdoms of Amalur:
Reckoning (or just Reckoning for short). Six months ago, Editor-in-Chief
Darryl Gangloff and Reporter Kayla Smith went to the studio to watch a demo and attend a Q&A panel with the team behind the Amalur universe but, at the time, Reckoning wasn't going to be launched for almost another year - February 7, 2012 in North America and February 10, 2012 in Europe
- so the event was less about Reckoning's core game mechanics and more
about the overarching world that Big Huge Games was creating.
Ultimately, while I was terribly excited about the creative team behind
the game - Ken Rolston, lead designer of Elder Scrolls III and IV; R.A.
Salvatore, one of the most recognized authors in modern fantasy; and
Todd McFarlane, the artistic visionary behind the comic book series
Spawn - I really didn't know what to expect at Reckoning's first
hands-on press event.

Some quick background here for those of you who are equally new to
Amalur. Back in the day, Curt Schilling's 38 Studios was developing an
unknown MMORPG under the codename "Project Copernicus." When 38 Studios
acquired Big Huge Games from THQ in 2009, however, it decided that
launching a single-player RPG first would be a better idea (Big Huge
Games was already working on one at the time it was acquired), so
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was born to introduce players to the
universe they'll explore in the MMO. Now, onto the hands-on preview!
One of the first things that struck me about Reckoning was just how much
there is in this game. I don't mean this in the sense that you're
getting book-sized journals thrown at you every few minutes, but just
considering the overall scope of Reckoning can be dizzying. After being
brought back from the dead to escape the tutorial dungeon, the game's
"guiding tracks" quickly fade away, allowing for some endless
exploration sessions that have you running from monsters you really
shouldn't be tangling with. As the only person in Amalur able to change destiny itself,
it was obvious that there were more than a few individuals interested
in guiding me to some goal or another. Unfortunately, since I have the
attention span of a kitten, I quickly found myself ignoring the main
storyline quests, choosing instead to fight Kobolds in a nearby mine for
some shiny loot.

Speaking of loot, Reckoning's equipment system is the deepest I've
ever seen in any action RPG to date. One of the biggest turnoffs I run
into with these kinds of games is that weapon and armor models rarely
get the attention they deserve (sometimes they don't get any attention
at all!). Usually, development teams like to animate only a handful of
models, recoloring them as the player finds 'stronger' versions, but
every few hours in Reckoning found me looking, and feeling, like a
unique character. Reckoning employs that same addictive randomized loot
progression system that made Diablo II so popular, but this is the first
time I've seen it really work in the action RPG genre. Nothing was more
satisfying than finding a pair of epic daggers for my Finesse / Sorcery

Reckoning is also one of the few action RPGs to employ a deep class
system that actually works for any player. On the surface level, players
can choose 'fate cards,' which can be considered the classes of
Reckoning. Each fate card comes with unique bonuses at early levels,
like extra elemental damage and mana cost reductions for the mage
classes, while the more advanced classes also come with unique
abilities, like a short-range teleportation blink that replaces your
dodge. Unlocking advanced tier fate cards requires the player to put
ability points into one of the three skill trees: Might, Finesse, and
Sorcery. Each tree focuses on certain weapon types, with more points
unlocking special abilities for those weapons as well as individual

What most impresses me about Reckoning's class system was just how
diverse it is. Some players expressed fears that all classes would be forced
to take a hybrid melee / magic route to succeed, but Reckoning is
really about giving all builds the tools they need to advance. I started
off with a warhammer and bow Might / Finesse character, but I still
found some utility in throwing out a lightning spell every now and then.
There are also a number of specializations available within the three
skill trees, so compared to another Might / Finesse character, my build
and combat style could be completely different from theirs. Reckoning
even has an option for the most indecisive of players, with a powerful,
balanced class that requires an even distribution of points across all three paths of Might, Sorcery, and Finesse.

There are a lot of great systems in Reckoning (including the opportunity to name
all of your crafted equipment!), but the last one - and most important!
- I'll discuss at length is the combat. After spending a good amount of
time investigating everything but the main storyline
(including a decrepit castle with lore stones that recounted, in
voiceovers, vivid tales of the inhabitants' demise), I eventually
decided to see how much of Reckoning's combat system I could explore.
After lunch, I popped the game over to hard mode and began to churn
through the main story, hoping to see what sort of challenges the game
could throw at me. I also found a pair of epic daggers and a nice
chakram, so I paid a hefty gold fee and respecced myself to a Finesse /
Sorcery build.

When it comes to action RPG combat, I tend to gravitate toward games
that are fluid and responsive, while still rewarding tactical play.
Thus, some of my favorite action games also have high levels of
difficulty, like Overworks' Shinobi on the Playstation 2, or From Software's Demon's Souls.
This isn't to say that Reckoning was as difficult as the
afore-mentioned titles, but I found myself really immersed in the combat
of Reckoning in a way that few other titles have done. The combat of
Reckoning is very smooth, and I was pleasantly surprised at the great
combo opportunities and frame-canceling moves you could perform.

There is a very real and tangible rhythm to Reckoning's combat, and I
was very relieved that it wasn't a button mash-a-thon that has become
so prevalent in other action RPGs. At one point, I almost died to a pack
of wolves that were staggering their attacks from all sides so that I
couldn't dodge and pick them off one at a time. Near the end of the
event, I did die to an enormous troll boss, as my newly
acquired blink ability had a few more startup frames than my normal
dodge, so my timing was off and I took a club to the face (which was a
near OHKO on hard).

In the end, the only worry I can voice is really the pessimist (some
could say the journalist) speaking. I'll admit right now: Kingdoms of
Amalur: Reckoning has me absolutely enamored. A month after my
experiences, I'm still appreciating just how well-crafted this game is.
On that note, I could have easily spent twenty hours exploring the first
region of Dalentarth (which some games might consider a good 35%
content point), and I intend to do so when the game launches, but my
hope is that Reckoning can continue to deliver this impressive level of
experience in the dozens, maybe even hundreds of hours of playtime
promised beyond.

Reckoning is a very ambitious game, and if 38 Studios and
Big Huge Games can deliver on that ambition, then I'll be the first in
line for whatever comes next in the Amalur universe.

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PostSubject: Re: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning(Storytelling by R.A.Salvatore)(2012)   Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:02 pm

shu:just the battle system alone make this mmo one of the top action style mmo for upcoming my view better then a lot of others mmo out there.

add that to the face its by forgotten realms authors of dark elf trilogy we can expect good story telling as well,this is definitely one of the mmo i will play and test when beta is here ^^


Big Huge Games and 38 Studios have just released another video for their "Hero's Guide to Amalur".

In this latest video we get a in-depth explination of how the games
unique take on class builds and talent freedom redefines what we expect
from RPG combat.

With a massive open world to explore and immersive action combat,
Reckoning is looking more and more enticing as a must have purchase for
next year!

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