will you keep amalur or trade it for ME3

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#1 Posted by BoFooQ (941 posts) -

While I've enjoyed my time with Amalur I'm sure I will be done with the game by the time ME3 comes out which leads me to the question trading the game in?? The game was fine but as always, with trading stuff in soon is always better. Started on hard to begin with so I can't go back and turn up difficultly. There also haven't been too many choices that really seem to swing the story one way or another. So the only good reason to keep it will be the promised great big huge DLC. So keep amalur or get $40-$30 towards ME3???

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#2 Posted by Blind_Evil (321 posts) -

I'm waiting on ME3 to drop to $20-$30, I don't like the combat in that series and there is too much of it.

I generally only trade in stuff long after I know I won't play it anymore.

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#3 Posted by DonChipotle (3346 posts) -

Trading it for SSX.

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#4 Edited by Demoskinos (17262 posts) -

Keeping it because I'm not buying Mass Effect 3. And I still have a ton to do in Amalur.

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#5 Posted by Macabros (38 posts) -

Is there DLC content announced? Haven´t read anything about it. If there is and maybe a level cap raise, I would hold on to it a little bit longer and not trade it in for ME3.

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#6 Posted by Firepaw (2995 posts) -

Eh, if I had bought Amalur and traded in games then I probably would, didn't really like the demo and from what I have seen and heard from most people I wouldn't like it too much anyway...

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#7 Posted by Doctorchimp (4180 posts) -

You can't trade Steam versions.

And even then I don't trade games.

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#8 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

I didn't buy the game but if i had I probably would not trade it in simply because I don't like trading in my games

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#9 Posted by Lnin0 (192 posts) -

60+ hours into my first toon and I can easily see enjoying a couple alts for just as long. ME series really makes a better movie than game so I tend to wait until they hit the bargain bin.

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#10 Posted by FLStyle (6180 posts) -

I rented Amalur to begin with so I'm covered on that front.

BUT, if I had bought Amalur, would I then trade it in for ME3? Damn right I would.

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#11 Posted by Storms (364 posts) -

Massive open world RPGs are too far and few between. Plus, I'm itching to try different playstyles. I've been a balance of all 3 classes on my first playthrough, so I want to experience it three more times as a warrior, rogue and mage.
 
Keep.

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#12 Posted by Subjugation (4907 posts) -

I would personally take the trade in value and put it toward ME3. Nothing about it really impressed me, and it makes me sad to say that since I thought it looked cool.

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#13 Posted by DeShawn2ks (1106 posts) -

@BoFooQ: I put a lot of hours into it and had fun with it but I am starting to get pretty burned out from it now. I will probably end up trading it in if I beat it this weekend or selling it to one of my buddies.

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#14 Posted by matthias2437 (992 posts) -

PC, can't trade in. I also don't trade in games. But I think I will be finished with Reckoning by the time ME3 comes out, or at least I hope I will be. 110 quest finished and just got the the second land mass.... might not make it by ME3 time.

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#15 Posted by Fredchuckdave (9633 posts) -

Hmm brand new fantastical IP or Aliens invade earth. Tough Decision.

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#16 Posted by yevinorion (748 posts) -

Even if I lived somewhere I could trade it in, I wouldn't. Really enjoying it. I understand the criticisms and if falls short on some fronts, but overall I really am enjoying it about 35ish hours in. I will definitely be getting ME3 though, had the CE preordered since it was announced last year. Good thing too, as Amazon seems to be sold out of it.

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#17 Edited by Tennmuerti (9000 posts) -

@Fredchuckdave said:

Hmm brand new fantastical IP or Aliens invade earth. Tough Decision.

Hmmm generic fantasy IP that I have seen dozens of times before or the conclusion to the only sci-fi rpg/shooter trilogy on the market. Tough Decisions.

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#18 Posted by Delphic (78 posts) -

I'll be keeping it because I haven't even got a chance to play it yet, not to mention I just picked up my gigantic strategy guide for it today :P

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#19 Edited by Fredchuckdave (9633 posts) -

@Tennmuerti: Why did you play it then? Also what's a good house of ballads equivalent anywhere? The 3rd game in sequel frenzy has almost universally been worse than the 2nd. But at any rate this is kind of a moot point: http://rampantgames.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/bwcliches.png

Note: I realize this forum is extremely fanboy heavy and thus incredibly easy to troll, but if you want to make a legitimate argument I'm eager to hear it. I don't think Amalur is fantastic by any means other than Cam Clarke voicing half the characters, but what is so appealing about a game bound to be worse than the 2nd, with a worse premise than the 2nd, with a deteriorating company that was pretty damn overrated to begin with?

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#20 Edited by Tennmuerti (9000 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@Fredchuckdave said:

Hmm brand new fantastical IP or Aliens invade earth. Tough Decision.

Hmmm generic fantasy IP that I have seen dozens of times before or the conclusion to the only sci-fi rpg/shooter trilogy on the market. Tough Decisions.

To explain "what I did there": You boiled down the 2 games to extremely narrow one sided views, I did the exact same thing but from the other direction.

I did this out of sheer principle regardless of how much I actually agree/disagree with your opinion on them (mostly due to the snarky "tough decisions" remark at the end)

@Tennmuerti: Why did you play it then?

Because I like playing games, seems self explanatory. Sometimes you play a game and dislike things about it. How can I dislike aspects of a game without having played it?

Also what's a good house of ballads equivalent anywhere?

House of balads is a cool new interesting thing I will give it that. If only the game did not beat you over the head with it in every conversation, it got old fast, eternal cycle blah blah

Note: I realize this forum is extremely fanboy heavy and thus incredibly easy to troll, but if you want to make a legitimate argument I'm eager to hear it.

My argument is I found Amalur "new IP" to offer nothing really new over it's 100+ hour, just repetition of the same shit over and over. House of balads is a drop in the ocean of cliches, tropes and repetition which made me want to bash my head on the keyboard at seeing. And even HoB manages to grate after a couple of missions. If you want my full arguments you can lookup my other posts in the Amalur board (they are many) I'm not going to repost all of it here.

Where as at least ME3 will offer something I don't really get from other games (regardless of it's assumed overall quality, which i said nothing of btw). Amusingly I am actually one of the biggest ME2 critics on these boards.

Note: I realize this forum is extremely fanboy heavy and thus incredibly easy to troll

I highly advise not to pre judge people, makes you biased before even starting an argument/disgussion.

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