Quick Review: Don't compare this to other games.
Posted by odin4905 (MONROE, NC) Dec 15, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
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I see too many people comparing this to Skyrim, which is just silly. It's almost nothing like that. Others compare it to Fable. This is closer, but still it's far different. It is closest to Fable 1 and in many ways, Kingdoms of Amalur is what Fable should have been, at least to me.
This game takes small ideas from many other games and genres, but is very much a new world and new idea separate from anything before. Just as it would be wrong to say, "Halo is like Call of Duty in space" I think it's wrong to call this "Fable with World of Warcraft graphics and Elder Scrolls type story/background".
Anyways, I liked this game a lot. I played through it as Warrior with Broadsword not a single skill outside of warrior. I loved it this way, especially late in the game when some very cool armors and weapons were available.
The fighting system was great, fast, and fun. Some may have a bit of trouble at first, especially if you are loyal to one weapon class like me, only using broadswords, but once you figure out when and how to block and counter well, it is extremely fun.
I've heard others call the story shallow, full of characters who don't have depth or emotions. Well, I can't comment much on that. This game has a huge amount of story put into the game. Much of this is backstory and information about the world's races and government and nature, for the die hard fantasy fans to read.
But even the dialogue you have to get quests and proceed with the story is lengthy, and very early in the game, I decided to skip all of it. YES, ALL OF IT.
This is because the fighting is so fast and furious, yet reading and listening to people talk is so slow, and a bit tiring. The contrast was too great for me. It was hard to keep my energy for battle after speaking to someone for my next quest. Too bad, because it all seemed quite interesting to me at a glance.
Once I began skipping all speech, I was able to keep a fast fun pace, and the game was still very long and fu