By all rights this is a fun well done game, but it comes off as so dated and lacks any real surprise. If you are a young player new to RPGs, this is a good transition into that genre. Anyone that grew up from 90s on, will have some nostalgia but that's about it. Again good but doesn't stand well with current decade.
Ok, from the people that make FF. And the ones that made Neverwinter Nights, I expected more. Way more. You know what, you all should to. Obsidian set a standard on game play. Square Enix captured my imagination from FF to Illusion of Gaia. This is NOT a comparison. These are standards that two industry giants have set the bar for others to emulate or seize for themselves. Dungeon Siege Three did not do that for me.
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.