I admit that my interest in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has waned a bit last week. The combat –while still pretty awesome– and the running around in its huge open-world burnt me out. Playing Mass Effect 3‘s demo also made it worse as I got excited for the upcoming game. Then, a change of scenery, I went to the region of Detyre and fell in love with Reckoning again.
Detyre is actually a crappy looking place. Compared to Dalentarth, Detyre is stark, filled with red deserts and canyons. But what’s interesting about this region is the House of Valor. The House of Valor is a gladiator’s pit. This is where the most challenging battles can be found, and also a good place to gear up and earn some experience points. I jumped up 5 levels in just a couple of hours by doing some challenges here, and also got a lot of unique gear by doing the quest line.
Now that I have a renewed vigor to play Reckoning again, I must step up my game and start doing the main and the faction quest lines before Mass Effect 3 comes out. So far, I’ve only finished the House of Ballads and the House of Valor quest lines, both have decent stories actually. R.A. Salvatore is still a pretty good writer, it seems.