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Edited by smokething

I reckon I'm first.

Posted by Clutch414

Awesome!

Posted by Nemestrinus

df

Posted by benpursley27

Curt Schilling approved

Posted by Sterling

Can't wait for this!

Posted by david3cm

dope

Posted by Elliefightslions

Been waiting for this one for a while, looks very very interesting

Posted by Joeku

Very Amaluring.

Posted by Mortified_cow

Should be good.

Posted by BeachThunder

Yay! A long look :o

Posted by betusblues

yay quick look!

Edited by NathHaw

@smokething said:

I reckon I'm first.

I applaud this 'first.'

I just hope you still got it with that word in the post.

Posted by smokething

@nrh79: Looks like I ruined it for everybody.

Posted by mlarrabee

The game doesn't interest me, so I'm wondering if the QL will. Well, I suppose I'll find out..

Posted by joshthebear

Been looking forward to seeing what the GB crew had to say about this

Posted by TheHT

Fuck, an hour long and it's 3AM. Ah well, I don't have to watch this now.

But I will.

Posted by Apollo87

I was really looking forward to this QL.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Been looking forward to this, the demo left me with a bad taste in my mouth but I love the combat.

Posted by Ares42

Gotta say I'm still baffled at how much attention this game has been getting. It really doesn't seem to be anything new or amazing.

Posted by doublezeroduck

Netflix for this one I think.

Posted by Loopah

@Ares42: I have the same sentiments. Not sure what the big deal about this game is. Seems to me like it's only because it's being released during gaming's 'nuclear winter' months.

Posted by Predasus

There had better be custom UI mods on the PC version! UGH! Nasty looking UI hiding a pretty cool looking game ... :\

Posted by sirdesmond

Something about this game just screams "Buy me when I'm $30!" Not sure what, but it looks like a good last-gen game more than something that I'd be playing now.

Posted by MattClassic

@Ares42 said:

Gotta say I'm still baffled at how much attention this game has been getting. It really doesn't seem to be anything new or amazing.

Agreed. I tried the demo and the combat seemed like it could get kind of interesting in the late game, but everything else doesn't do anything for me. Art style especially.

Posted by SharkMan

@TheHT said:

Fuck, an hour long and it's 3AM. Ah well, I don't have to watch this now.

But I will.

same here, but i wont... til this afternoon

Posted by enthalpy

Looking forward to watching this. Already pre-ordered as the demo was fun if not particularly groundbreaking, but very much still interested in how these guys' opinions have gelled over the course of their time with the full game.

Also, it's great that they're willing to tailor their teaching style to the pupil. As uncommon as it may be, stabbing with lightning just resonates with some people--it's a proven knowledge retention technique along with its partners in education, fire punching and ice bludgeoning. I'm excited to hear that it's finally getting some traction with a broader audience.

Posted by Desiant

Great GL.

I do agree that the demo was bad. Then again, what would you expect from setting it in the starter zone?

Posted by Masha2932

@MattClassic said:

@Ares42 said:

Gotta say I'm still baffled at how much attention this game has been getting. It really doesn't seem to be anything new or amazing.

Agreed. I tried the demo and the combat seemed like it could get kind of interesting in the late game, but everything else doesn't do anything for me. Art style especially.

This.

Posted by DarkidRising

The demo initially evoked thoughts of a third-rate, 10 year old, original Xbox game (in terms of cutscenes, character models and walking animation). Didn't like it at first, tbh - especially with the presentation of U.I and Menus. However, once I left the initial dungeon and into the world proper, my opinion of the game changed somewhat - not many games these days that dare be that colourful and bright and there are plenty of modern-day conventions integrated (open-world, player-driven choice etc) . Still on the fence, but have warmed to it.

Posted by Slaker117

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

"I definitely don't hate it." -Jeff Gerstmann
Posted by selbie

Amalured to this game....?

Not really....the UI looks goddamn fugly, and why does the environment always have to be 5000x larger than the player?!?

Posted by Vodun

@Nemestrinus said:

df

You fail at life

Posted by ArbitraryWater

@Ares42 said:

Gotta say I'm still baffled at how much attention this game has been getting. It really doesn't seem to be anything new or amazing.

It's because it's a game with open world elements being made by people with pedigrees coming out in what are traditionally fairly dry months as far as high-profile video game releases are concerned. Thus, some people have hype. I personally do not. If this game had come out in 2007, maybe the views would be less divisive but as it stands now I am in the "wait for the steam sale" camp.

Posted by Pudge

The other game Jeff was thinking of that took off part of your Mana bar like that? I think it is Shadowrun. When you summoned minions or trees of life, your bar just went down a few pips.

Posted by BeachThunder

Ugh, the camera seems horrible D:

Posted by Encephalon

Argh, I need to sleep! Why do you do this to me GB?!

Posted by ll_Exile_ll

@Pudge said:

The other game Jeff was thinking of that took off part of your Mana bar like that? I think it is Shadowrun. When you summoned minions or trees of life, your bar just went down a few pips.

Dragon Age does it as well.

Posted by aquaviva

Looks like a modern version of dungeon siege ... I was realy digging it, now i just dont now if i should buy it

Posted by hollitz

GET SEDUCED BY THE COMBAT! MARKETING BUZZ WORDS!

Posted by TheHT

Dragon Age did sustained spells like that.

If I do get the game I think I'll be playing it on hard from the get-go too.

Posted by Mystyr_E

@hollitz: but is it delicious?

Posted by kerse

@TheHT said:

Fuck, an hour long and it's 3AM. Ah well, I don't have to watch this now.

But I will.

Lol, my thoughts exactly.

Posted by outerabiz

i was once looking forward to this game, then i played the demo and saw the quicklook.

Posted by Maajin

I would love to kill some brownies.

Posted by thebigJ_A

There are some things I like about this game (what little of Elder Scrolls there is, and the vestiges of "real" RPGs), but there's a lot I'm not liking or am unsure of.

"Lore Stones"? Really? That is not how you put lore in a game. And witha collection mechanic wrapped up, what kind of world-building is that? Have books and history to be discovered like Skyrim. Have the level design tell a story like Dark Souls. A rock that spews random narration at you is not lore.

The art style (and this is of course subjective) is far too cartoony, if not quite WoWesque. If you want an epic, make it look epic. If you want serious, or deep, or dark, or emotional at all, don't have fluorescent purple everywhere.

And then there's that combat. IDk how well deep RPG mechanics go with Fable fighting.

Which brings up another: deep RPG mechanics these are not (no Brad, three small ability trees is not "a lot to take in"). I've seen hack n slahers with bigger trees. And if there's no consequence to your choices, there's no point. I'm not against re-speccing, but if it's something to be done for a pittance at the drop of a hat, why have you chosen at all? Don't get me started on those skill, either. When I saw that screen (the one with mercantile and detect hidden on it), I got hopeful for a minute. It reminded me of the old-school RPGs from days of yore. Then Jeff said he'd maxed them all out. Ugh. If I get them all, again, you've stolen any meaning or consequence from my choice.

I guess I'm just a grumpy old traditional RPG player, disappointed that the Morrowinf lineage isn't more apparent. At least I'm playing through The Witcher 2 for the first time (just built a new PC that can really run it on very high settings) to scratch that itch.

Posted by FoolishChaos

I have a feeling that Jeff might have not gotten burned out after 60 hours if he picked more abilities other than "my hitting X now works better". Even with my time in the demo... alot of those abilities are good. I hope he at least tried them out.

I love Giantbomb, but I have come to take how they treat RPG's with a grain of salt.

Posted by Ketchupp

Anyone else see a resemblance between Jeff and his female character??

Posted by rjayb89

*yawn*

Edited by DeviTiffany

As far as Art style goes I've always liked games that are bright, cartoony and vibrate while also having Mortal Kombat levels of people getting hacked apart and massacred. Fable did it well and Mark of Kri especially did it great with it looking like a Disney movie where people get their skull bashed into rocks. So this game looks pretty neat to me.

The game looks pretty cool overall. I'll pick it up as long as the PC version is stable.

Edited by NathHaw

@TheHT said:

Fuck, an hour long and it's 3AM. Ah well, I don't have to watch this now.

But I will.

So how was it?

Or should I say, "How do you like it,"?