"Will people react differently to you depending on the race you choose? – By Bones
A: Yes, definitely. One of the most satisfying features of any good role-playing game is getting to explore a rich world that reacts to your choices, and that includes the race you choose for your character. In fact, the race, gender, and religion are all aspects of your experience that can illicit unique responses from the people of Amalur.
Just the other day I was playing a quest that involves a character with very strong opinions about the Alfar. Halfway through the conversation he paused, remembering that I was Dokkalfar, and tried to retract his comments for fear of offending me. It was a wonderful little moment of surprise, one that once again grounded me in the role-playing experience.
We don’t stop at the basics either. Your path through the game can have a powerful influence over how others view them. A good example of this is the Gardens of Ysa, a majestic—but cloistered—city that you visit during your journey across the Faelands. As an outsider and a mortal, the typical player will be met with suspicion by the city’s Fae inhabitants. However, if you've spent a good portion of time completing Fae quests and becoming a part of that race’s story, they won’t be greeted as strangers."