January 17th 2012 6:50 am PT

Demo: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningContent: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning DEMO
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Dash Text: The minds of New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion lead designer Ken Rolston have combined to create Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, a new role-playing game set in a world worth saving. Build the character you’ve always wanted and continuously evolve it to your style of play with the revolutionary Destiny system. Choose your path and battle through a master-crafted universe featuring some of the most intense, responsive, and customizable RPG combat ever.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003152665073 Andre Costanza

    The demo is top notch, really enjoyed it.

  • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Inaba-kun

    Like the demo? Purchase the full version” , which doesn’t lead to a Games on Demand link, but to Amazon. The PC has been fully digital for YEARS now. Come on Microsoft, time to stop forcing us to buy plastic circles, with all the grotesque waste of materials and fuels they involve. We have the internet now, LET US USE IT.

    I swear which system I go with next gen, PS4 or Xbox 3, depends on which one will finally allow me to go all digital. (as long as I don’t get ripped off in the process obviously)

    • Anonymous

      I prefer plastic circles, with all the grotesque waste of materials and fuels they involve.

      Mainly because they cost more to produce, but we find for much better price than digital copies, regarding the X360.

      And I like my collection on my shelf.

      • http://twitter.com/Inaba_kun Inaba-kun

        Then you are irresponsible and should read up on the massive waste of materials involved in supporting first world lifestyles. Caring for the planet is something we should all do a lot more of.

        • Anonymous

          Only by having a console, computer, mobile phone, tv, whatever, you’re not being sustainable.

          So, if I need to be “dirty” if I want to pay less (as the disc, in most of cases, is cheaper than the same game on demand) it’s not my fault.

        • Anonymous

          Uh huh, and for that reason we don’t have manuals anymore, right? No, it’s because studios want to save a few bucks on printing.

          I care for the planet, but I also care about media rights, which consumers have less and less of these days. Packaged media offers rights with it, a right to choose. Digital media doesn’t.

        • Anonymous

          So, everyone should be paying the horrendously overpriced Games on Demand prices instead of getting discs much cheaper, just because of the likely slight environmental effect it would have?

          What about the people who are without internet access, or have internet but no broadband? Or what about those of us with horrendous data caps from our ISPs?

          There are way too many issues for an all digital console right now.

        • Anonymous

          I would still never pay MORE for the digital version, which is still what MS seems intent on charging. If they would simply pass on their production cost savings to the consumer, then we’ll talk. Until then, Amazon… or better yet, used at GameStop, here I come!

        • aStrangeDisease

          I prefer digital downloads too. Plastic is evil. Most people have no idea how severe the damage is to the environment. Plus, I am lazy and changing a disc is work.

    • tabicat

      Sorry dude, but digital-only downloads cannot be resold or shared with my friends.  I prefer hard media that preserves my Right of First Sale.  And for the record, I’ve never thrown away any game discs.  I’ve either sold them or given them away.

      I will never spend more than $10 on any Marketplace content, and I will never download anything that I can buy on disc.

      • http://twitter.com/Und3rGrndKing Und3rGrndKing

        This is how things start, by comments. I can see it now; Microsoft Executive – I once read a ordinary guy say, ” I will never download anything that I can buy on disc”. Problem solved Joe, take away the option of them buying it on disc based on that comment alone. :D

        • aStrangeDisease

          Executives don’t read whiny comments on the internet. They read sales figures.

          Digital only content is growing, whether you like it or not.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

      Lol, your posts are funny and ignorant. You seem to be oblivious to everyone else. Not everyone has fast broadband speeds, not to mention the monthly caps or unlimited usage terms. You know, how they throttle your broadband if you go over/DL too much. Just stick with PC if you’re going to cry about digital downloads. 

    • Lee Rayson

      What are you ranting about?

      first off if a console went fully digital you would get ripped off because you wouldn’t have much choice and you wouldn’t get a cheaper deal on the game.

      Also if you were to get banned on a full digital console chances are you will loose all paid games.

      Also major is just linking the game to the xbox retail version of the game because he works for the xbox department. he was just helping people who are interested in buying the game aka me.

      Also Microsoft ain’t forcing you to buy “plastic circles” because there no company that does fully digital an until Mircosoft is the only company still using disk don’t blame them.

      Value own steam but they still put there games on to disk because PC is not the only market around and not every console owner has it hooked up to the internet

      While there is still a large amount people not using consoles online there will always be hard copy games

    • Anonymous

      The issue with going all-digital is two fold, if you get banned you lose everything you own. But the real issue is that if you go all digital, you run the risk of retailers dropping your system (ala PSP GO), since there is no real money in it for them with Point Card sales and Hardware Sales, they make their money through the sale of physical copies of games. This is also seen in many companies shrinking their PC game section due to the increasing proliferation of digital distribution methods.

  • tabicat

    Whenever I try to download the demo, I get a window that says this:

    Uh oh… that shouldn’t have happened.

    It appears you’ve found a glitch in the system.

    date:1/17/2012 3:07:23 PM

    • Anonymous

      Same here… and my MS Points are not being shown too…

      It appears “Check Points Balance”.

      • Anonymous


    • Anonymous

      Yup; same here too.

    • tabicat

      Ok, it works now.  Everyone, try it again.

  • http://twitter.com/andreaction AndreA

    thanks a lot!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XHCYLCGIFEVPHZCCJWSPZSVVTM Ardania

    The demo will tell me if this is a game I should buy at launch or wait a few more months.

    Since its single player, there is no rush.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674106424 Devon Edwards


  • Lee Rayson

    Love this game, it feels like a better version of Fable mixed with dragon age 1 an 2, im buying it. at first i just wanted to play for the mass effect 3 unlocks but ive enjoyed the demo more than the first few quest of Skyrim

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the demo,it reminded me of Fable with a hint of Dragon Age and The Elder Scrolls,you get the ME3 armour at the beginning of the demo and the ME3 weapon at the end of the demo,the demo took me about 2 hrs to finish

    • Anonymous

      As someone who was just downloading for the ME3 unlocks, hearing that you have to complete the demo to get one of them is kind of annoying but I was going to give it a try anyway since I’m downloading it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V54RJEWIQ2ADTF3SHHYKF5DDIQ Shaggy

    Demo is pretty good so far, however it froze halfway through and now I have to restart

    • Anonymous

      Same here.

  • http://twitter.com/korahn Eric Starr

    Characters models were a little off putting at first, but eventually grew on me.  Really enjoyed the demo (though some information I couldn’t find, ex:  I got caught stealing and fought the law, but i couldn’t figure out if you could eventually let them arrest you.  Also, the little symbol on the left when you fight, is that exp or rep, etc?) I’d like to get it, but I’ll have to wait as ME3 comes out a month later and funds are low as it is.

  • Anonymous

    Kind of a buggy demo, not sure how old the build is. Hopefully it is a little bit more polished at retail.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XOTBJKUR4IW74YLQH2LHQTE2BU Kairu

      Yeah i thought that aswell. The soundtrack was all over the place and sometimes there was no audio at all. :/

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t like the demo… in fact, I played only because of the extras for ME3…

    Do you know if we have to keep the demo installed or the files are already in the HD? I didn’t find them anywhere…

    • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      No, when you start the game up you have to login to your EA/Origin account.
      The unlocks are written into it. No extra files are thus on the harddrive or memory units.

  • Richard Booth

    I Downloaded the Demo last night for the Xbox and it does not seem to work.

    It loads up, and you go through the first cinematic, then it goes to the next scene involving two Dwarfs (I think) talking about the boddy on the trolly. Then they go to look under the sheet, and the screen goes black and you get the mini map in the top right and health in the top left. I can only assume this is the character selection screen. And at this point it freezes the whole console.

    Has anyone else come across this issue? Or found a fix?

  • Anonymous

    Felt really childlike. 100% geared towards 7 & 8th grader and not for a hardcore RPG’ers. Similar to Torchlight or maybe dungeon siege but loaded with programming glitches. Kind of bummed I have it on preordered now from how badly the demo was slapped together and constantly talking to voiceless characters. Take some pride in your work.