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October 12th, 2011, 03:43
Alec Meer has written about Reckoning for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, although I found the piece trying too hard to be clever. Anyway, a snip:
Not that these are entirely comparable games beyond the superficial. Kingdoms of Amaretto is far more about combat than world simulation, with the hyperstabby likes of God of War namechecked as inspirations. You can wander the land at will and have a few pick-a-response conversations enroute, but for the most part youíll be dancing the artfully-posed dance of death against a legion of assorted monsters, thugs and especially the Fae, a sinister race out to do all manner of nastiness to humanity and its elven and gnomish allies. (Iíll guess that dwarves crop up at some point too, but donít quote me on that. Point is, Reckoning doesnít fall too far from the trad. high fantasy tree, albeit opting for a grimdark take on it).
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October 12th, 2011, 03:43
This game looks really promising. I liked the looks of the combat system.
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October 12th, 2011, 04:16
Kingdoms of Ameretto? Isn't that a drink?
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October 12th, 2011, 06:00
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Kingdoms of Ameretto? Isn't that a drink?
Heh yeah I imagine its whatever the author was drinking that made them blindly trust spell-check.
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October 12th, 2011, 07:09
They didn't blindly trust spell check…Alec Meer is being a smart-ass and suggesting the name is forgettable and generic. Same reason its called Kingdoms of Alan later on in the article.

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October 12th, 2011, 09:08
Guys, if we want to criticize KoA for having a generic name, then we have to criticize ALMOST EVERY game you've played… How about 'Gothic'? Or 'Might & Magic'? Not every game could be named Planescape: Torment after all, don't you think?
Anyway, the interesting is the fact that the guy enjoyed the game despite being harsh, and maybe this means good news for us .
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October 13th, 2011, 01:14
Hmmm if you can make fun of KoA, what would he think of divine divinity(worst name ever)

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October 13th, 2011, 17:14
I think there was once a list of "the worst titles of video games". Don't remember where anymore.

Edit : Huh !? Google tells me that such lists are actually very common ???

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Edit : Huh !? Google tells me that such lists are actually very common ???
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