Critic & User Reviews
Good game but very dated
posted by SlajeD (WESTFIELD, IN) Aug 16, 2014
Member since Sep 2010
I demand more from obsidian and Enix
posted by Arshus (GREENWOOD, IN) Jun 27, 2014
Member since Dec 2013
Don't get me wrong, there are some good things here just not enough. It seems like a cookie cutter of Diablo just updated graphics and an original story. Thats ok as long as it works. I was looking for more of a sandbox style of game with not such a linear path to progress.
I enjoyed the story. Original, not stellar, but memorable. Characters are solid each with their own background and their own fighting style, scratch that, they add their own personality.
Graphics are good and at times beautiful. From character models, to backgrounds, to the environments. Effort is there in abundance.
Sound Fx are ok. Voice acting decent. Nothing stand out but it gets the job done.
Game play. I'm on the fence here. The title is fun and as your character gets stronger and more powerful you do get more out of the game play. However, when it gets to the latter of the title. It does get redundant and boring. Thats where you need to get to the online co op. It feels better and more refreshing when your doing your thing and others are as well at the same time. Whether when your completing random quests or the more rewarding aspect, when your taking down bosses. It does serve the title better when you play with friends.
Overall, yes its an ok title. Yes, there is decent entertainment here. However, this is my review and I say this should have been better. If EA and Obsidian can do Dragon Age and Mass Effect. Square Enix who have made their empire in this genre and Obsidian, should be able to do better. Way better. Thanks for your time.
posted by Ashliea (BOSSIER CITY, LA) Jan 25, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
Cons: Too far away viewing on the screen and some of the voices are sounding like a computer voice simulator.
All in all if you haven't played many games it might interest you but after playing games like skyrim, dragon age, etc. I guess i want more out of a game. Good luck!
Good Idea But Lacking
posted by angryarmytony (FAIR OAKS, CA) Dec 11, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
Pros: This game has remarkable graphics in both landscape and character design with a few frame rate drops and awkward movements. This game is completely open world with maybe one or 2 loading screens making it easy to go back and forth across the map. Your decisions in both main quests and side quests actually matter making you feel important.
Cons: 90% of the game is combat which is fine but with a 10 hour campaign it becomes very repetitive since you will be mashing buttons over and over again. Decisions never felt difficult to make, you are almost never left with a decision that could potentially change everything or affect your feelings. I felt no reason to play as a different character since the story is exactly the same except the opening movie. Teammate AI does not respond quick enough when you are down, constantly I watched my teammate stand near my dead body fighting enemies that were not even blocking my body. The leveling up system is terrible and pointless since the enemies level up with you. The ending was too abrupt and did not make any sense and was clearly left for a Dungeon Siege 4.
I would not recommend this game to anyone, unless you like boring RPG's with repetitive combat making it feel more like an action adventure game. I still have a fairly long list of cons but most of which just make me mad not really a lot of other people.
Dungeon Seige III
posted by sportsgamessuck (HUDSON, WI) Mar 4, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
posted by Sarasota_Don (SARASOTA, FL) Mar 1, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
Do not waste your time with this game. It would be far better spent sending a nasty letter to the programmers.
good two player game
posted by jdel1972 (KENNER, LA) Nov 16, 2012
Member since Nov 2012
I've played the previous games. . .
posted by Dnario (VACAVILLE, CA) Sep 23, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
Overall, I did have fun with my first play through, but when I tried playing it as a different main character, I just couldn't get through the first area.
Good, addicting, but missing something
posted by Xterriorate134 (BOGART, GA) Sep 10, 2012
Member since Sep 2012
Cooler than people give it credit for.
posted by BURZUM (TROY, AL) Sep 3, 2012
Member since Nov 2010
The graphics and gameplay are decent, though there were a few times when I would die from being overwhelmed by enemies that do a lot of damage. But I learned quickly to dodge or block incoming attacks, and counter with a couple quick swipes of the sword.
The items were decent, and there was some variety to be had. There are no healing items or anything like that, which made some battles difficult. If you die in combat, your AI partner will bring you back to life; you'll have to get used to healing yourself through abilities and use a vampire drain weapon to replenish health.
I had a good time playing it, and though it was a very short game with not a whole lot of missions or side-quests, it has relatively decent replay value.
Worth a rent, or a cheap purchase.
posted by mars2thunder (NEWARK, DE) Aug 9, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Worst RPG/Dungeon Crawler I have ever played
posted by burstshot23 (PERRY, MI) Jul 17, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Fun for a Rental
posted by xdaydreamerx11 (LORAIN, OH) Jul 1, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
However, after playing and getting stumped a couple times and trying the multiplayer I began to feel like this was a typical type dungeon based game. I felt the more I played the story didn't seem to progress enough. Playing multiplayer was frustrating when playing with random people, and couldn't get my own stuff done unless I left - which was confusing whether I might lose my progress or not.
I am a big SE fan, and expected more abilities or choices - it was missing SOMETHING. The graphics were blah after a while and I never attached myself to the characters.
Been there, done that
posted by cablenajun (ALVIN, TX) Jun 8, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
The fact that the characters are non customizable and class locked doesn't help either. Miscellaneous Attributes gets a 1/5 for that.
The graphics are nothing like what I expected from the trailer, but they are not far off. Visuals gets a 3/5.
Another redeeming quality would have to be the voice acting; while it doesn't always match up with the character's mouth movements, the pitch and tone of the voice acting itself is spot on for the various situations that arise. Dialogue gets a 4/5.
The music for the game was weak to the point of almost non-existence, so Music and Sound gets a 1/5.
There are many other things about this game that just irk me, but I'll let Dungeon Seige III limp off for now. All in all, not worth buying, but rent to your hearts content if you wish.
posted by Jmac1928 (WHITTIER, CA) May 28, 2012
Member since May 2012
Don't Underestimate this ONE
posted by caperton3030 (DEATSVILLE, AL) Apr 26, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
posted by dasking (ERIE, PA) Apr 17, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
awful or worst than that
posted by AWESOMEX (SALAMANCA, NY) Mar 28, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
1. you have a set character dont get to create your own
2.the screen is always aiming down on you you can zoom in but it dosent really help
3.combat blows attack enemys they wont even flinch sometimes
this is why i hate it
my reason=its just misleading bye the way it looks and how kewl it seems in reality it sucks :D
Dungeon Siege 3
posted by big_red_5342 (KENOSHA, WI) Feb 23, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
DS 3 Game Tag
posted by gamer135 (MINNETONKA, MN) Feb 5, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
WACK GRAPHICS & STORY
posted by Mike3083 (LITTLE ROCK, AR) Jan 18, 2012
Member since Sep 2008
posted by Dragonox97 (SANTA MONICA, CA) Dec 28, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
Don't know why but I like it.
posted by Ml33tninja (CHICAGO, IL) Nov 24, 2011
Member since May 2011
Better than expected, but still too much running
posted by drwebmonke (JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL) Nov 15, 2011
Member since Jul 2008
Fun, but too much running around.
Local/online co-op only
posted by Arshus1 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Nov 7, 2011
Member since Apr 2010