Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the first game by 38 Studios and the first game in the Amalur series, launching February 7th, 2012. Reckoning is an action role-playing game set in the fatalistic world of Amalur. In it the player assumes the role of the fateless, a person resurrected by the Well of ...

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Do books serve any purpose?

Do the books that I've been randomly looting off bookshelves serve any purpose other then reading for the lore and then selling? How about random invoices, tattered documents, letters, etc?
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What do the different weapon damages imply?

So far in my adventuring throughout the world of Kingdoms of Amalur, I've discovered several weapons with stats like: +11 Physical Damage +6 Piercing Damage I realize that Physical ...
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What are the various item colors, and what do they mean?

Do the colors of items represent anything other than rarity? If not, what is the breakdown for how rare each color is respectively?
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Can I improve my chance to find reagents?

I've noticed a lot of different plants in Kingdoms of Amalur can be harvested. However, when I harvest them, nine times out of ten I'm met with the message: No reagents found. Is there a way to ...
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What do I do with Kingdom of Amalur's Steam Key?

I have the Steam version of Kingdom of Amalur, and when I opened up the game for the first time, Steam gave me a game key and told me that I'd need to enter it -- except it didn't tell me where, or ...
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What's up with my junk?

I noticed that I have a junk bag on the lower right hand side of my inventory screen: I assumed it was to hold worthless material that can just be sold off whenever I find a merchant. However, ...
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How can I maximize my skill points gained in Kingdoms of Amalur?

Skill points are earned 1 per level to a maximum of 40. This number can be increased by using trainers, picking up books and by some equipment. Is it possible to simultaneously max out all the ...
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How can I respec my character?

I have a tendency to regret my build after I start spending ability/skill points, which is why I appreciate when a game allows me to respec later on. There are just too many options to get things ...
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How does Sagecrafting work?

When considering creating a character with a high level of Sagecraft, I wanted to know what the potential gain was. Clearly shards are used to create gems that can be added to equipment, but how does ...
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What epic gems exist in Kingdoms of Amalur?

When considering building a character with a high amount of blacksmithing or sagecrafting it would be helpful to know more about the potential benefits of the gems that can be incorporated into ...
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How can I change the resolution in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning?

Whenever I first started playing Kingdoms of Amalur, I noticed the cutscenes only filled about half of my screen. It fit from bottom to top, but on the sides I had black bars similar to a letterbox ...
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Do critical hit bonuses apply to staves?

I've decided I want to play a mage in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. However, during the character customization, I wasn't expecting to play a mage, so I chose the +crit chance/+crit damage power. Now ...
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Why do some dialogue options have percentages next to them?

I noticed that some of my dialogue options have percentages next to them. Here's an example: Not only does it have a percentage, but also an icon and it's highlighted green. What's special about ...
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How do I zoom out?

Is there a way to zoom out in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? I am a fan of third person view, but I prefer to be a little farther away from my character so that I see more of the area around me. I ...
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Where is the Gorhart Special Delivery Chest?

Several of the unlockable items for KoA from the Demo mention that they show up in the Gorhart Special Delivery Chest, but for the life of me, I can't seem to find it. Where is this chest? Does it ...
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Do different armor types have inherent properties?

I'm still in the early levels of the game, so maybe the difference just isn't noticeable yet, but it appears that heavy armor doesn't slow you down in any way. However, one of the early NPCs says ...
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How do I chain Shadow Strike?

The description for the Finesse, Dagger-based "Shadow Strike" move mentions that it can be chained up to 5 times in a row. When exactly are you supposed to press the attack button to chain the move? ...
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What is the max level in Kingdoms of Amalur?

What is the level cap in Kingdoms of Amalur? And, perhaps more importantly, how many ability points will you have when you reach it? Is it always 3 per level? Can you get ability points in ways ...
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Is atheism a bad choice?

During character creation, I'm allowed to choose a god to worship, all of which grant different permanent game bonuses. One of the options is to worship no god, which yields a paltry 1% experience ...
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What is the difference between difficulty levels?

Kingdoms of Amalur has three difficulty levels: Casual, Normal, and Hard. When starting a game and selecting a difficulty, the game gives me no information about how changing the difficulty will ...
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What sort of DRM does Kingdoms of Amalur have on the PS3?

I've just given the Kingdoms of Amalur demo a spin on my PS3 and I have to say I found it most enjoyable (with the horrible facial animations, or lack thereof, serving only as a mild distraction). ...
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What are the limitations and penalties of going on a murder spree?

As my time in Amalur wound down last night, I decided to do the only logical thing and murder everyone I came across. I managed to make mincemeat of most of a village of Fae, but then I encountered ...
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Do plants grow back in Kingdoms of Amalur?

I've been running around Amalur picking most of the glowing plants and trees that dot the landscape. Since my alchemy is so low, however, I'm doing a pretty awful job at actually receiving any items ...
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What item classes don't take up inventory space?

In Kingdoms of Amalur, you've got a finite inventory. However, I've noticed that not every item (such as alchemical reagents) do not count against your limit. What item classes are effectively ...
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How can I steal things without getting caught?

I was poking my nose about the Alchemist's shop when I found a locked chest. Greedy little sneakthief that I am, I wasted no time in picking the lock in search of loots! The guards, who were upstairs ...
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Can stolen items be used to complete fetch quests?

For the side quest "Building Bridges" in Gorhart you are tasked with fetching a Greater Healing Potion and returning it to Aery the Fae. I stole the potion from the alchemy shop. I was caught stealing ...
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo restrictions

I know that the demo for Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has a 45 minute time limit, but how does it enforce that limit? Is it 45 minutes of play time from starting up the game or creating a character, ...
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What are all of the unlockables in the Reckoning demo?

The Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning demo unlocks some items for use in the retail version. What are all the unlocks? Does finishing any of the quest chains in the village unlock anything? I've already ...
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How many factions can I concurrently join in Reckoning?

How many of the major factions can I join in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning? Does joining one of the major factions preclude me from joining another one in particular?