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UPDATE: after some hours and a lot of quests....

... this game is... weird. I can't place it, but it gets so boring and generic. Well, I'll still play it some more, but perhaps the "MMO turned single player" truly defines this game after all.

I think all drop I'll sidequests, do the main and be done with it. At least I completed the house of ballads storyline. Good storyline, but something lacking. I may not relate to the art style too, I've never been able to play fable.
    
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Side quests are for leveling biggrin.gif You can pretty much level just by opening all areas and fighting random spawned enemies on the way biggrin.gif However there are some side quests worth the time, like helping a guy de-curse himself which has a twist at the end, or receiving a cursed amulet which makes fighting really hard until you cleanse it biggrin.gif
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I have to say I really miss the variety of dungeons and terrain that skyrim has when playing this game. Amalur's dungeons are almost as much the same as the ones in Oblivion. At least, so far ... but I'm only still in the first large area (Dalentarth or some such?) maybe they get more varied in the other areas of the game (I hope).

And I really (still) want the camera further back. THat Widescreen fix thingie made my game crash ... Have they put out a new version that works with the game's latest patch yet, anyone know?

BUT ... it's still pretty fun game anyways.

To be really honest KoA:R reminds me more of a 3rd-person Dungeon Siege 2 or Titan Quest (two total grind/lootfests with very average plots) than any other particular games ... other than the obvious ode's to Elder Scrolls that crop up here and there.
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The outside changes dramatically but the dungeons are pretty much the same textures, but the layout is a lot different. So there are ruin type dungeons, Fae(green) type dungeons and normal cave type dungeons. However the layout can make use all types in a single dungeon so you may start like a cave but it turns to ruins or fae, the layout variety is good.

I'm 30+ level and just finished everything in Dalentarth and Plains. I'm fast traveling all the time but since i'm a rogue, i find all kinds of extra treasure + hidden doors, around 50 hours gameplay with 3m gold which is useless other than repairing at npcs if you can't find kits biggrin.gif
Edited by Catscratch - 2/16/12 at 7:44am
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Are their ever any higher than green level gear that have slots for gems in this game? So far I've only found greens w/slots at best, and even with some pristine gem slotting they don't end up any better than the blues and purples ...
    
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The way they designed the loot system, its too random for any set to be useful. So you pretty much use your first yellow or purple item for a long time then before you can get other set items or another purple so you move along to higher level areas and their greens are much better. Well I think this might be due to how I played the game, I did all quests I could find in starting area, which means I completed Fae Faction. Maybe you are supposed to do side quests first, then faction then main. :However it's hard to distinguish between quests because you can't know their level. I dunno if they scale faction and main quests enemies, if they don't, they could do WoW style colorful quest names indicating quest difficulty. You will notice after some level, old area enemies will be gray to you.

What they need to do is, they have to decide GREEN only stats, YELLOW only stats and PURPLE only stats, so they will be harder to compare to each other, there's a problem thou, BLUE items, which are hard to categorize because they are mostly cross class items. The level of the items are determined by number of talents they require. There are some examples that won't make sense:

18 finesse yellow chest : +50 hp & %30 damage
23 finesse purple chest : only %5 hp regen + 10 mana

You will laugh a lot biggrin.gif
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fixed! i just used an older version of the widescreen .exe
Edited by lightheaded - 2/17/12 at 5:52am
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Longsword and Chakrams, that's what im using currently. Greatswords and Hammers are too sloooww.
    
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Thanks for the info on this. Skyrim's complete lack of soul, character depth, and continuity have had me searching for something else. I may give this a try after the FOV issue is completely fixed.
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