Reckoning appears to be my re-awakening to Roleplaying Games
by, 12-19-2011 at 09:13 PM (1368 Views)
I first discovered Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on some random search and watched the first Pax video as a result of it. The longer I watched, the more captivated I became. I was in awe of the fluid combat, expansive world, vast lore-based questing system and vibrant colors of this new world called Amalur. Almost instantly, it struck a nostalgic chord in me.
After I got married, I found I had less and less time to devote to my beloved Everquest character. I was struggling between my new wife and my online social life. Naturally, my wife took precedence and my character had to ultimately be set free.
For a long time, I found solace in short-lived single player RPGs - games that I could take at my own pace and not be drawn into time consuming raids or groups I couldn't break away from. All of these games had perhaps a trace of the adventure or a sliver of variety that I found in Everquest, but none of them kept me wandering their lands like Norrath had.
After a while, I gave up. Resigning to the fact that I will never experience that thrill again in a single player game. I must admit, that fire has been re-kindled by Reckoning. I truly am excited about this game as it promises to be everything I loved about role playing in Everquest.
I'd be curious to hear if anyone else shares the same feelings..