Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning has just been released and below you can find some comparison screenshots between its original and its remastered versions. These screenshots will give you an idea of the visual differences between these two versions on Max Settings.
In order to capture these screenshots, I used an Intel i7-6700k CPU@4.5gh with 32GB RAM and an nVidia RTX 2070 Super. And, believe it or not, I had performance issues on this PC system.
For comparison purposes, I’ve also included MSI Afterburner in my screenshots. As you can see, the original version runs with silky smooth framerates at 1080p/Max Settings. On the other hand, performance is halved in the remastered version.
Things are even worse in 4K. While my system was able to run the original version with more than 100fps, the remastered version was frequently dropping below 50fps. Again, the visual differences aren’t that great to justify this performance hit, so I really don’t know what is going on here. Here is a 4K comparison, with the original version on the left and the remastered version on the right.
Now, this wouldn’t be an issue if the game actually looked better than the original version. However, and as you will immediately notice, the graphical differences are really minor here.
To be honest, this feels more like a re-release and nothing more. In fact, some custom HD Texture Packs may bring a higher graphical improvement than what this re-release actually achieves.
I’ll talk more about the differences of the Original and the Remastered versions in my upcoming review. Until then, enjoy the following comparison screenshots. The Original version is on the left, whereas the Remaster is on the right.
Stay tuned for more!
Stephen is our resident kung fu master and reviewer. When he’s not kung fu fighting, he’s playing games, and has been since the atari 2600. He also runs his own YouTube channel called Particular Pixels, where he creates a variety of content related to PC gaming. He goes by the nickname Shaoling (not to be confused with Shaolin), which comes from his favorite PC game of all time, System Shock 2.