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Sony is starting off October with a bang. If you missed 38 Studios' first (and last) title, now is the time to jump in. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the first PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection title for October, and it will be available tomorrow.The team behind Kingdoms of Amalur was stellar. The story was penned by New York Times best-selling author and Amalur creative director R.A. Salvatore. Art was handled by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane. The adventure includes approximately 200 hours of content (including side quests), and the class system was unique, offering a great deal of customization.For more on Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, you can read our review. You can also read up on the collapse of 38 Studios, including recent developments with the SEC, Rhode Island's assumption of control of the Amalur intellectual property (going to auction in November) and the decision to pay back the defaulted loan.
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Our Take38 Studios may be gone, and it could be years before we see anything else in the Amalur universe (if ever), but Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a reminder of how much potential the franchise has. It's also a potent reminder that even the best ideas are subject to market conditions and the reality of finance.
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I bought it for Xbox on release. It was enjoyable to say the least. I highly recommend this to any PS+ member that's into RPG's.
It's a very fun game. I never finished it, so it'll be nice to finally beat the game.
Always wanted to try it. Now I have no excuse not too!
I wouldn't say "market condition" but rather the greed and ineptitude of certain political figures.
But I guess a publication like GI can't really say that. :)
I had a good time with Amalur. The story was forgettable and the combat was a bit too easy, but overall a fun experience. Stealth killing ogres and dwarves was especially entertaining
Never played the game. So now it is time to try it out.
This game is great! The story is crap but the combat is a lot of fun.
Yes!!! I was planning on getting this!!! thank you sony!!!!
can't wait to play this...
Glad I'll finally be able to experience it.
this game was friggin amazing
I liked this game a lot but I just couldn't play it - the field of vision is off for me and every time I played I got a headache. I have the same problem with Borderlands.
I cant wait to finish this game. Got it from Gamefly and got halfway through before I returned it for some other new release I really wanted. That isn't to say I didn't struggle with returning it. But now I' glad I decided not to buy it last month on a hunch it would eventually be a plus title. $20 saved!