A lot. I mean, I know it’s an action RPG game, but there really is a lot of smashing going on in this trailer, all perfectly punctuated to the rhythm of a dramatic, orchestral soundtrack (with bonus electric guitar!). But it’s a launch trailer, so therefore it’s got boxes to tick; boxes that are marked “Rousing”, “Exciting” and “Dramatic”.

It gets the job done, that’s for sure. The game promises an open world with a ton of different character customisation options. While the art style might not be everybody’s cup of Black-Briar mead, you can’t fault the game’s combat mechanic. Those who have given the demo a whirl will know exactly what I’m talking about.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is out next week Friday, 10 February on PC, PlayStation 3 and PC. Hit the jump for colourful deathblows to a myriad enemy types.

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