Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - the Official Guide (collector's Edition) Hardcover – 28 Feb 2012
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Fast forward to the last five to seven years or so, and in spite of the number of great RPGs that have come out, I haven't needed a strategy guide to find all their secrets. What little I missed I'd find online, but I still purchased the strategy guide purely on a collector-type basis. I've all but stopped buying guides for any other game but an RPG, as most of those books were high-priced jokes. For the RPG guides, I found that very few of them were worth the 15-20 dollars I shelled out, and those I deemed of value were more to show a historical record of great games I've played, conquered, and mastered, rather than a reference guide in the event I replayed the game and got stuck (there were exceptions, but few). For those of you that have played (or are continuing to play) Kingdoms of Amalur, you know the game is obscenely massive. I'm literally more than 90 hours in and get the impression I'm not even 2/3 done.
Anyway, about this guide: HOLY CRAP, IT REALLY IS 600 PAGES LONG. It also is indeed high-quality hardcover, has thick, rigid pages, and really reminds me of a wizard's tome or old-school encyclopedia rather than a video game strategy guide. Truth be told, I have NEVER owned, or seen, a strategy guide as chock-full of information as this.Read more ›
This manual rivals the ones for Skyrim, Fallout 3 and the original World of Warcraft guide for its detail and clarity. 5 pages in and I had already discovered a couple of things about the game that have made me change my play style. I have not used the maps yet as I like to explore and will only resort to them if I become stuck. The receipe list is invaluable for anyone like myself who doesn't keep a notebook to detail which mixture of reagents has failed.
My only negative comment is the weight of the book and only because my poor fiancee had to carry it home from her office for me. Having said that if you own this book you don't need to buy a set of weights for body building, just keep picking the book up.
A few build ideas/guides would have been nice too, along the lines of those provided with D2. It would help new players get an idea of how various classes work when the various masteries are combined.
There is a "but" coming unfortunately, and my main gripe is the poor index. It is only two pages long with some glaring omissions and inaccuracies about page numbers. The maps have missing locations (e.g. not showing all lorestones etc) too which means the odd visit to YouTube to remedy. With such a massive undertaking these errors were inevitable but otherwise this is a must-buy for everyone who is enjoying their "Reckoning".
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This is probably one of the most useful strategy guides I have ever bought. This guide is very detailed and comprehensive and can help you finish quests faster, and complete the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by MrJohnUK
playing teh game now and with the guide it just heightens the pleasure of the gamePublished on 2 July 2014 by actionman023
This is an excellent book because it has everything you need to do well in the game. It is a huge book.Published on 17 May 2014 by Michael D Voight
Kingdoms of Amalur:Reckoning is a fairly complicated game with a world comparable to Skyrim. I love the fact that I can play as a magic user without armour and still be a force to... Read morePublished on 31 Mar. 2014 by EllieF