Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A third-person action RPG in a fantasy world featuring artwork by Todd McFarlane and a backstory created by R.A. Salvatore. The Platinum is more time-consuming than difficult, requiring one playthrough on Hard mode.
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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an action RPG, similar in strategy and style to the Dragon Age series, but with an open world like the Elder Scrolls. The game is most famous for its big names who worked on this title: Todd McFarlane, the creator behind the Spawn comics, helped with the artwork. And R.A. Salvatore, writer of the Forgotten Realms novels, created the game's world and lore.
After creating your character, you play a mortal known as the "Fateless One," with the power to change the world's destiny. After being brought back to life in a gnome experiment called the Well of Souls, you must discover why you have no preordained fate, and harness this power to defeat the Tuatha Deohn. Along the way, you can explore the land of Faelands and engage in a billion side-quests to help out the townsfolk while upping your experience points.
The game received fairly positive reviews, with an average score of 84%. Despite a few minor technical issues and arguably a generic RPG, the game was praised for its visuals and overall gameplay.
Like most RPGs, this game's difficulty is measured more in time consumption than skill. If you set the game on Hard mode, you only need one playthrough. There are only one or two trophies which are missable, but only if you make some serious mistakes.
In comparison, the game is easier than Dragon Age: Origins and less time consuming than any of the Elder Scrolls. But will still take about 50 or 60 hours of gameplay.
Despite being an RPG, this is one of those games which doesn't quite require any road-map. But we do have some useful tips to start you off.
Most importantly, is to set the game on Hard mode! This is a long game, and you don't want to have to play it twice. Going through and gaining XP by performing side-quests will help boost your level, making things a little easier. Collect and purchase as many health potions as you can, especially in the beginning, until you find a bed to sleep in to restore your health. Don't be afraid to run away from enemies - eventually they'll give up chasing you, then you can return and shoot them with your arrows from a distance. Save often! And when you die a number of times in a row, the game will ask if you wish to lower the difficulty - make sure you don't!
In the beginning, when you start moving up levels, make sure to improve your Persuasion skills, so you won't miss any chances of claiming the A Wink And A Smile trophy, which requires a total of 50 successful persuasion attempts.
And finally, the Out Of Your League trophy requires you defeat an enemy that is 4 levels higher than you. This can be a bit tricky on Hard. What we did, was make a save point after escaping the Allestar Tower near the beginning of the game. From there, switch to Easy and run through the lands, until you reach an enemy with their name in red, then kill them. Once you get the trophy, go back to your save point, and continue on Hard mode. There are a few other methods to getting this trophy, which you can check out in the Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning trophy guide links under our Links tab.
For the most part, all the other trophies will come to you as you play through the game. Again, check out the Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning trophy guide links under our Links tab if you're having any trouble with specific trophies.
First, we've got a wiki Walkthrough on IGN:
This is a Walkthrough, posted on Gamer Fuzion:
And another great Walkthrough, this one on CheatCodeCentral:
Here's a great Trophy Guide, by k1ll1ng5pr33:
And another detailed Trophy Guide, created by DaveyHasselhoff:
And, a simple Achievement Guide (same as the trophies on PS3) by BakingPanda:
This is a useful interactive Map, hosted on IGN:
And this is a handy Class and Strategy Guide, by Maurice Tan:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: