If you put aside the mismanagement, the shuttering of a studio, and the economic impact to an entire state that surrounded the development, release, and post-release of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, there was a great open-world fantasy RPG to thoroughly enjoy. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is essentially the same game with improved graphics, some added accessibility, and under-the-hood improvements that warrant the purchase. Though it really only edges out the original, ever so slightly. Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a great re-introduction into the world and gameplay that’s worth experiencing again, and a series I’d like to see continue.
Razing a small farming town of its barns, mills, and residences with my UFO’s laser, probing denizens to the point that their head explodes, and zapping them so hard their skeletons show are all part of what makes Destroy All Humans! so much fun. It doesn’t take itself seriously, and is a parody of the 1950s hysteria that works to great effect. This is a remake of Pandemic Studios’ 2005 original, thanks to Black Forest Games making it look and play better than ever. Destroy All Humans! is endearing and full of laughter, from rampages to its absurd situations that make it a classic.