from the launch desk
38 Studios’ Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has now been on the shelves for a week, and is enjoying tons of glowing reviews, as well as retail success.
The game hit number 1 in the UK games retail sales charts and currently has a Metacritic rating of 86.
The following publications have scored Amalur at 100…
Joystiq: “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning presents a world that is immaculately crafted and beautiful, yet still simple and accessible. Every corner reveals a person in need, a treasure to collect, a secret to uncover, a battle to wage.”
The Guardian: “In a genre where words such as “epic” are frequently overused, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning hits you with a the kind of mammoth role-playing experience that is increasingly rare outside MMOs.”
Gaming Nexus: “Kingdoms of Amalur is everything that RPG fans could have hoped for and so much more; everything you want from a good RPG is here.”
Digital Spy: “38 Studios and Big Huge Games have done a great job with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, providing a deep and sophisticated RPG with core gameplay straightforward enough to appeal to genre newcomers.”
A New York Times review describes the game in the following terms…
Reckoning isn’t just good. It sings with infectious, engaging excellence. This is a game that knows exactly what it wants to be, what it wants to provide and what its players will enjoy. Then it delivers with confidence, style and, not least, fun in abundance. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is one of the finest action role-playing games yet made.
Congratulations to Curt Schilling and the team at 38 Studios! We’re more excited than ever for the release of the BigWorld-powered Amalur MMO Sequel Copernicus.