Thursday, September 8, 2011
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - 20 Minute Look!
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is probably one of the most ambitious games in years. It is developed by Big Huge Games & 38 Studios, a company founded by Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling and named for his jersey number, and Ken Rolston, the lead designer of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, acts as the game's executive designer. Additionally, noted fantasy author R.A. Salvatore created the game universe and lore, with Todd McFarlane, creator of Spawn, working on the artwork.
That's a lot of high profile, very well respected, talented, and veteran names attached to this game. The idea behind the game is to create one of the most involving stories and immersive worlds ever created in an RPG but with real time combat. To the average joe that might not mean much but to us geeks who have played many RPGs in our lifetime we know that is a huge undertaking, especially for a company as young as 38 Studios. But they have the talent to back it put, and I think they are doing quite nicely. Take a look at the 20 minute preview of the game and you'll see what I mean.