Offline EA game requires Online Pass
38 Studios is probably getting a little antsy about the upcoming launch of their game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. This single-player experience will be taking on games like Skyrim and The Witcher 2, in an attempt to bring high fantasy to everyone. It could be great too, if it wasn’t already locking out content via an online pass. Destructoid has their hands on a review copy of the game and as you can see there is an online pass locking out the House of Valor faction quest.
That faction quest is composed of seven side missions and won’t be accessible without the pass. Also, in an odd move it looks like the N7 armor you would get from playing the Mass Effect 3 demo is also locked behind the pass. Not sure if these means you need both to get the armor or just you have two ways of getting it now. Either way it pretty much sucks to know that EA feels this game isn’t compelling enough to stay out of the used bin without an online pass. Still I look forward to playing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on February 7th despite this setback.