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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single player Action Role-playing Game (RPG) set in the brand-new game fantasy universe of Amalur. The game features an expansive Open World game environment, the unique "Destinies" system that limits character development only by the combination of equipped spells and items carried, intuitive yet challenging combat, a robust crafting system and a range of special attacks. Additional features include: the written and design talents of R.A. Salvatore, Todd McFarlane and Ken Rolston; dramatic special and metered attacks; as well as multiple in-game races.
Amalur: a New RPG Realm with an Proven Pedigree
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning takes place in Amalur, an all-new game universe inhabited by various races of beings and filled with thousands of years of history. This deep fantasy based world is the brainchild of best-selling Fantasy and Science Fiction author R.A. Salvatore and the combined talents of Todd McFarlane, the creator of the Spawn series, Ken Rolston, the lead designer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, and the team at Big Huge Games. Reckoning bears the hallmarks of each of these visionaries, melding an epic, master-crafted storyline, rich graphics and heart-stopping animations, and compelling open-world exploration. In addition to being the setting for Reckoning, this rich world will also serve as a base for a future trans-media entertainment experience, including books, toys, comics, and a planned MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online RPG) video game yet be announced.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single player Action RPG that blends a new approach to character development with intuitive, yet challenging real-time combat. Characters enter the game as something of a blank slate after they are resurrected from death by the mysterious "Well of Souls" following a grand in-game conflict. Spurning the rigid character class systems commonly used in RPGs for the development of characters, the game instead focuses on player-shaped "destines" which hinge on the chosen combinations of abilities and equipped items and weapons attached to their character as the game progresses. With no traditional classes these are blended as the play wishes. This along with a large item inventory limit and a robust crafting system for creating new items, allows for a nearly limitless number of possible character paths, or destines.
Active combat plays a major role in the game as players explore the Open World environment of the game on quests that bring them into contact with all manner of creatures. Regardless of character paths, all characters have access to primary and secondary weapons as well as magic. Unique attacks are tied to your choice of weapons, armor and strategies. The game also features powerful slow-motion attack opportunities called "Fateshift Kills" triggered by specific situations and/or equipped items. These devastating attacks are measured out as players time moves to a separate "Fate Energy" power meter. Additional features include unscripted real-time battles against large-scale enemies, melee and ranged weapons and enemy tagging abilities for ranged or delayed attacks.
Seamless melee & magic.
Multiple races & race varieties.
A beautiful Open World.
Unique character customization.
|Minimum Specifications:||Recommended Specifications:|
|OS:||Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP2 /Windows 7 SP1|
|Processor:||Intel Core2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 2.2GHz or greater, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater||Intel Core 2 Quad (or equivalent) running at 2.4GHz or greater, AMD Phenom X4 (or equivalent) running at 2.6GHz or greater|
|RAM:||At least 1 GB for Windows XP, At least 2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7||At least 3 GB for Windows XP, At least 4 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7|
|Hard Drive:||10.5 GB|
|Video Card:||NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB or better, ATI Radeon HD3650 512MB or better, Supporting Pixel Shader 3.0, Minimum Resolution Supported is 1280x720||NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 1GB RAM or better, ATI Radeon HD4850 1GB RAM or better, Supporting Pixel Shader 3.0|
|Controls:||Mouse, Keyboard, and Xbox360 controller|
|Additional Info:||DirectX 9.0 compatible; Requires Origin account for installation and activation|