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First major Reckoning DLC spawns dramatic trailer

Monday, 19th March 2012 03:09 GMT By Brenna Hillier

38 Studios seems to have made good on the “colourful characters” EA promised in the first DLC for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.

The Legend of Dead Kel arrives for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 20. It adds a weighty 15% to the already huge world map with the island of Gallow’s End.

As well as a new story campaign, it also packs in new side quests, weapons, dungeon types and enemies, as well as a super fancy piece of player housing. Also, I’m not gonna lie – pirate skeletons. Whether you feel this is a good thing or not, I don’t know. I’m not keen on it.

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  1. TheWulf

    I wish with the DLC they’d actually taken the chance to do something less generic with the IP, but I guess that’s not happening.

    What bothers me a lot about Amalur is–aside from it being a bloody boring thing to actually play–the trailers even betray how amazingly generic it is. See, back in the day, I remember there being stuff like Everquest and Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance.

    People complained about those being overly generic experiences, but that was more forgiveable because it was a decade ago, it was still the early years for 3D gaming. So many developers tried to do more traditional things rather than being ambitious.

    But it’s 2012 now and I just feel that there’s no excuse any more. If you release a game in 2012 and your trailer looks exactly like an Everquest trailer, then there’s something very, very wrong there.

    There will be those that believe this is hyperbole, but see for yourself. Really Big Huge Games, you’re just setting the bar ridiculously low. Why can’t we embrace fantasy?

    There was a time when fantasy meant you could do all sorts of crazy shit, and one could see all manner of strange things.

    It’s just a shame.

    I really hope that GW2 and games like it will help set the bar higher.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    I will get it ASAP, i love this game, now i just wonder how much is it going to cost?

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OwningXylophone

    Boo for misleading post titles… You can’t use the word ‘spawn’ in that context for anything Todd Mcfarlane has been near, it leads to people expecting to see the most awesome comic book anti-hero ever being shoe-horned into the game somehow.

    #3 2 years ago