There isn't a plethora of information available about gameplay, mostly lore, but we do have the classes and factions. They give you the choice of three basic classes, but each class can be mixed. For instance, you can be a fighter-mage, mage-rogue, fighter-rogue or jack of all trades, on top of the three pure classes. I'm not certain if your class is set in stone, or if it is all changeable, but they call each class a destiny so it seems like it will directed in some way. You start the game as fateless, in the Well of Souls, a machine that the gnomes made to resurrect people, and you are unleashed upon a broken, bloody and chaotic world. There are five factions that you get to deal with throughout the world, all of which have their own goals and bias's. Check them with this video guide to the factions of Amalur.
Last we saw they were trying to do a strong dialogue system, much like Dragon Age of Mass Effect, but there has been little new to see with that other than the short look at it from the E3 gameplay demo. Combat uses a timing system that requires you to do more than do slam down a button and it also has quicktime events, similar to what you would see in God of War. When you kill enemies you get fate energy which builds up like a limit break. Once you get enough fate energy you can do a fate shift that gives you a massive amount of power temporarily, which is shown at the end of the video below. All the monsters are fairly typical of what you would think of for a fantasy rpg, koblods, skeletons and all that, but you can check out the incomplete list at the Reckoning wiki. Check otu the E3 video for a good, but old, look at some gameplay.
E3/Brigands' Hall Cavern Demo
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning looks to be the kind of open world rpg that I've been waiting for ever since I saw how Fable promised so much, yet didn't deliver, and Two Worlds grasped at greatness. It could end up being horribly flawed like those series, or the Gothic series, but I anxiously await the day there is a open world rpg like those games that turns out to be all around great. Don't get my wrong, I'm not putting down the Elder Scrolls series or Fallout series, but they are entirely different types of rpgs. Thanks for reading and for more information check out the wiki or main website.
Main Website: http://reckoning.amalur.com/
-Written by Sean Cargle