Kingdoms of Amalur: Resurrected?

An intriguing little news item via Massively OP, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is getting a remastered edition coming this August! I had the game on Playstation 3, but wasn’t ever a huge fan of playing computer RPGs on that platform with a controller. Having a keyboard and mouse version revamped for the modern era on PC has my interest for sure.

I’m not that motivated by graphics, so any minimal update to the artwork of the original will be fine for me, it had a vaguely cartoonish etherial beauty to the graphics anyway, so I imagine it could be made to look great on the PC platform.

I didn’t ever finish the game because my PS3 suffered a random hard drive crash when I was barely a third of the way through, wiping all my saved games and losing all progress on this game. Equally I lack any screenshots to refer back to when thinking about or writing on the game – PS3’s were bad at doing screenies when I last used the console for actual gaming. I didn’t get around to starting again, but would welcome a chance to see all that I missed out on if on a better/newer platform. I did enjoy the skill-based character progression and the feywild-like world, visually rich and full of magic and mystery.

So, I’ll happily invest in this game in the hope that if enough interest is shown then THQ might go on to use the assets they acquired from the Project Copernicus MMO for something new as well. I imagine an actual MMORPG is beyond any reasonable hope of seeing development in 2020’s market, but perhaps a sequel CRPG could be a more realistic hope?

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3 Responses to Kingdoms of Amalur: Resurrected?

  1. bhagpuss says:

    I played KoA last year and it looked perfectly fine. I can’t see any reason for remastering it other than to attract some free publicity. It was puzzling when THQNordic bought the IP. You’d have to assume they had some intention of doing something with it or why bother? Presumably this is just the start of a PR ramp-up for whatever comes next.

    • Telwyn says:

      I actually don’t even have my PS3 copy anymore, I must have loaned it to a relative, so a new copy would be needed if I want to finish the story.

  2. paeroka says:

    I remember playing it and loving it, but for some reason, I stopped at some point – maybe lack of time? I don’t know. But I always wanted to pick it up again – and then forgot. I’m reinstalling the game now. đŸ™‚

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