Legend of Dead Kel - size?

#1 Posted by xyzygy (10043 posts) -

So this is out today and I am extremely tempted to get it. I am just wondering how large the new continent is though. I am 75~ hours in and I'm only in Detyre - only have fully completed one area of it (Red Marches) while having fully completed everything in Dalentarth and Erathell. I still have 2 and 3/4 more continents to fully explore and quest in!

Would you say this DLC is comparable to the size of one of the original continents, and if so, which one and how many zones are in it? The gamespot review says it's excellent and rated the DLC higher than the actual game.

#2 Posted by artgarcrunkle (970 posts) -

R.I.P Overdosed on orange soda.

#3 Posted by Lemmiwinks (47 posts) -

4 zones, each maybe a tiny bit smaller than a regular zone. Started it a few quests in, seems good so far. Said to take 3-4 hours main quest, 10 for the entire thing, although thats bighuge saying that, so take it as you will. New enemies, gear and uniques is my big thing. And the housing sounds cool.

#4 Posted by phrali (646 posts) -

all i know is that they didn't raise the level cap and that i was level 40 long before alabastra.

hell i might give them 10 bucks just to raise the cap to 60 with no content at all.

#5 Posted by UitDeToekomst (721 posts) -

I'm about 3 hours in and appear to have covered roughly half of the new island, for what that's worth to you. in comparison, I finished the main game in about 65 hours, having completed every quest I could find and leaving only a handful of Tasks undone. The area size seems comparable to those in the main game, but the side quests seem a bit sparser to me thus far.

#6 Posted by xyzygy (10043 posts) -

@UitDeToekomst said:

I'm about 3 hours in and appear to have covered roughly half of the new island, for what that's worth to you. in comparison, I finished the main game in about 65 hours, having completed every quest I could find and leaving only a handful of Tasks undone. The area size seems comparable to those in the main game, but the side quests seem a bit sparser to me thus far.

Wow how did you manage to complete it all so fast? I'm 75 hours in and working on Detyre!

#7 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1226 posts) -

@artgarcrunkle said:

R.I.P Overdosed on orange soda.

I appreciate this.

#8 Posted by xyzygy (10043 posts) -

@TheCreamFilling said:

@artgarcrunkle said:

R.I.P Overdosed on orange soda.

I appreciate this.

I don't get it...

#9 Posted by UitDeToekomst (721 posts) -

@xyzygy: not sure. i don't feel like i breezed through it or anything. i did tend to click through a lot of the conversations, though, which might account for some time cutting (i found them a bit tedious). oh, and like a guy above said, there is no increase to the level cap of 40, which i found disappointing. also, there are no additional achievements/trophies as far as i can tell.

#10 Edited by UitDeToekomst (721 posts) -

A correction to my previous post: there are 5 achievements with the DLC. They just appeared for me today after playing for another hour or so. Weird.

#11 Edited by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

Disappointed they rushed out DLC instead of fixing the difficulty issues that everyone complained about, despite saying they were going to patch it. Still waiting to play my copy beyond the starter zone.

#12 Posted by MetalBaofu (1420 posts) -

@Vorbis said:

Disappointed they rushed out DLC instead of fixing the difficulty issues that everyone complained about, despite saying they were going to patch it. Still waiting to play my copy beyond the starter zone.

What difficulty issues? Just that it is easy? That's all I can think of that I noticed, because my magic lady just barreled through everything without much trouble on hard.

#13 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

@MetalBaofu: Yeah pretty much, you're punished for doing every sidequest as you overlevel and nothing can touch you, the only solution is to skip content so the mobs you're fighting are a challenge. They promised a fix but we've heard nothing since then.

#14 Posted by MetalBaofu (1420 posts) -

@Vorbis: I guess that just doesn't bother me much. I feel more like that if I take the time to do everything, then I should be stronger than needed. Kinda like the RPG's with optional bosses that are harder than the main story boss...if you take the time needed to beat them/get the best weapons/whatever, then the main story is gonna be stupid easy.

On the other hand, I can understand why people want something to offer some challenge, and Amalur did feel too easy at times. Mainly when I would kill everything on the screen with one AoE spell(definitely easy, but also kinda awesome). I think they just got carried away with the side stuff. By the time I finished, I was definitely thinking there were just too many side quests...and I don't think I even did them all(maybe I did. I'm not sure). I don't know why I was feeling like that really, because I don't remember ever thinking that in Skyrim/Oblivion/etc., but at times Amalur felt like overkill on the side stuff.

#15 Posted by Amilmitt (237 posts) -

75 hours holy crap your taking awhile.

steam shows 52 hours for me, and i cleared all the zones and did all the side quests.

i'm looking at getting this dlc as i enjoyed my time with the full game and want a bit more, but its a bummer their isn't a lvl cap raise or some new skills.(completely maxed out finesse)

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