That little “NO” in the corner, makes me giggle EVERY time I’m in this dungeon.
(It’s actually N for north, and the circle there is actually my “current objective”. It’s still funny XD)
By the way, this is Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. It bleeped on my radar ever since I read a small IGN article about it and have been interested ever since. Mostly because I’m all for a new Fantasy RPG, especially with how it keeps raving about its combat system.
I actually got to play with the demo a little bit, especially because playing it gives you free in-game stuff when you buy the game (not to mention freebies for Mass Effect 3 too, dohohoho!). Ended up with some funny screenshots because a lot of the kinks hadn’t been taken out yet.
I wish I could say that I did that on purpose, but I didn’t.
Actually I’m not sure about that last bit yet, they might still happen. I haven’t killed anyone in funky poses yet. But hey! I’m totally okay with floating dead bodies. It’s better than backwards flying dragons.
Anyway, the story is actually pretty standard for a fantasy RPG so far. I’m hoping that it will pick up, somewhat, or have some interesting twist in the middle (especially considering how much they RAVE about how the story was written by these famous fantasy booklet writers). Still, even then, it’s actually kind of fun so far. I’m pretty excited about the prospect of not having a STRICT job class for the character, so I can go ahead and build myself into a lightning mage-slash-dagger-rogue-slash-healer-slash-sweettalker-that-could-make-my-own-weapons if I could properly stat myself.
The combat took some time getting used to, especially since I’m used to the camera rotating with you as you TURN, but I’m getting the hang of it now (I just hope I don’t forget about it when Mass Effect 3 rolls around). In fact, I -am- starting to see how it can work well… It really IS easy slashing and casting at the same time while switching to your ranged weapon in the middle. As long as you keep track of your key presses at least.
So anyway, so far it’s enjoyable, and I can’t say just yet if it’s at par with the big name RPGs out there since I’ll have to play more. But it’s a decent way of passing time while waiting for the big guns to come out.
*commences chanting for March 6, 2012*