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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - remaster from THQ Nordic

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by vortex, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Bara Savant

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    Full price from original owners for only minor graphical tweaks and small rebalancing without any new content (unless you never bought the dlc) is such a hard sell.

    I guess they really just wanted to sell the base game all over again and then the new expansion on top of that instead of bundling them.
     
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  2. vmar Savant

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    The addition of a very hard mode and fixed scaling issues has me interested, I remember having some fun with this but giving up because it was piss easy.
     
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  3. Zeriel Arcane

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    They probably just want to have their game put onto a big banner on Steam page and be listed under "new releases". But yeah if you're complaining about that... you own the game, you bought it already, just pirate it if you care, and if you don't, don't.
     
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  4. Sykar Arcane

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    Yeah no way will I pay full price for this shit. I might have thrown in 5 bucks for an upgrade but 40 dollars? That will never happen.
     
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  5. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    :d1p::d1p::d1p:
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  6. a Goat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Did they fix the fov or will we have to wait for mod to do it?
     
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  7. Tavar Educated Patron

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    Oh wow, I just assumed that the owners of the original get this for free. That's how it was handled for the Darksiders Warmastered edition: I had bought the original on disk back in the day and one day I just received an additional entry for the remake in my steam library. I think you can still play the original version as well (for whatever reason, the warmastered version is great). Making original owners pay twice is a cheap money grab, especially as they have a new addon lined up to monetize the existing owners anyway.

    They've added a FOV slider.
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    I think I paid $3 for Amalur. I see the argument for people that paid $60, but a lot(probably most) grabbed it a few years down the line when it was in bargain bin deals.
     
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  9. Sykar Arcane

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    Which would not have happened if it were not such an utter failure of a game.
     
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  10. a Goat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    will pirate btw
     
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  11. Falksi Arcane

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    Thing is I'm all for the franchise getting a cash injection boost, as it may result in further Amalur games.

    And the potential is there for a good series, it's just the first game failed in it's execution.

    The world & lore itself is a nice little spin on the usual fantasy stuff, and it'd be refreshing to have more games with a real fairy-tale vibe to them.
     
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  12. Citizen Arcane

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    Owners of the og game know they shouldn't bother with the remaster
     
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  13. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    I dunno. Full price for original owners seems out of line with how THQ has handled their remasters. I'd wait for an official announcement.
     
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  14. Avarize Educated

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    The problem was that it's a single player MMO with no endgame.
     
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  15. Consul Arbiter

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    Played it years ago, can't think of a game that's more bland, boring and repetitive than this. Voice acting, dialog, quests and locations were putting me to sleep. Combat was sort of interesting, but became monotonous very quickly.
     
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  16. Falksi Arcane

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    Therein lies the secrets to getting anything from the game:
    • Ignore loot
    • Stick to the main quest & main side/faction quests
    • Once you know about something, don't ask anyone about it any further during conversations. Otherwise you just get the same bullshit thrown down your throat.
    Playing the original that way & you've a fairly fun 6/10 game. If this has extra skills, harder difficulty, and a few other re-balances there might be a nice 7 or 8/10 game in there. Which is getting rarer these days.
     
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  17. Sykar Arcane

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    I played it for 21 hours according to Steam. I REALLY tried hard to like it and yet I cannot remember anything of the story, dialogue and characters. I remember more of Restricted Area and that was a piece of shit game.
     
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  18. Vlajdermen Arcane

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    The problem with Amalur is that it came right after Skyrim, which popularized the quantity-over-quality approach in open world RPGs. You can see signs of this problem wearing off in the expansions
     
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  19. Mastermind Arcane Patron Bethestard

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    Amalur has lots of unique content. Probably more than any other game of its type.
     
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  20. deama Liturgist

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    Ignore the crafting as well.
     
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  21. Sykar Arcane

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    There was crafting? :smug:
     
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  22. Technomancer Learned

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    Completely fucked. I remember it was possible to make armor that made you immune to damage. Personally I stopped with HP regen stacking, shit was broken.
     
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  23. Vlajdermen Arcane

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    It was spread too thin, and there were parts where it could use more original content. I'm referring to the five areas, which were all structured the same and had (mostly) the same enemy types.
     
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  24. Sykar Arcane

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    So kinda like DA:O Deep Roads?
    :troll:
     
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  25. Grampy_Bone Arcane

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    You don't even need any special skill to break the game.

    Just get Meteor Swarm and cast it every battle. That's it, you win!
     
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