That’s when you see Amalur.
Its shiny box beckons you closer and causes your eyes to light up. Unlike the other games, it shines forth like a beacon in the night.
You say to yourself, “wait, what’s Kingdoms of Amalur?”
Well, I want to tell those folks out there who are curious but know nothing about the game.
Amalur is an epic RPG made by Big Huge Games and 38 Studios. And, boy, has Big Huge Games lived up to their name. Did you know it may take 200 hours to finish everything in Amalur?
Here’s some silly things you should know before buying.
Kingdom’s of Amalur: Reckoning Checklist before You Buy
• Is lasting appeal important to you? You might find you have little time for other games.
• Do you like side quests? Hey, there’s also menial tasks to finish. Just like in life!
• Check it out if you hate the typical six hour FPS game and like Dungeons and Dragons. I know you’re out there; I’ve seen the Call of Duty Metacritic scores.
• Do you have an obsessive personality? Maybe sit this one out for the good of your family, friends and health. You’ll loaf for so long while playing this game that you could have baked 100 loaves of bread. Seriously, this game will devour your time.
• Play the demo. You’ll get a good sense of the gameplay, though there might be bugs. And you’ll get bonus Mass Effect 3 armor!
• Oh, I’ve got one more… Do you like games with colons in their titles? Amalur joins the distinguished ranks of games such as Halo: Reach.
I’m 50 hours in and won’t be finished anytime soon. It seems Amalur never ends, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s just a shame we may never get a sequel. Or maybe we will get that sequel if enough people clamor for it. So, go out there, give Amalur a spin, and let the world know what you think about it.
But, please, turn off your oven and don’t let the bread burn when you play the whole game.