When you combine the minds of Ken Rolston (The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion), Todd McFarlane(Spawn), and acclaimed author R.A. Salvatore, you get an immersive fantasy world. Featuring rich environments, diverse cultures, and a seemingly endless amount of quests, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the first project developed jointly between 38 Studios and Big Huge Games and is an impressive debut release.
In the interest of full disclosure, I have to admit that I have been a huge Final Fantasy fanboy as long as I’ve been gaming. As a result, I’ve been one of its biggest defenders, while also being as harsh of a critic as anyone. Square Enix’s path to Final Fantasy XIII-2 has been a long and sometimes bumpy one. Fans have been especially vocal about some of these perceived missteps. The developers have, in turn, typically responded by attempting to release content that meets the high demands of their followers.