Great Single Player, Excellent Co-op Hardcore Mode
posted by CodyMacX (SPRINGTOWN, TX) Jul 2, 2011
Member since Jul 2011
First off, the game is fun. Although it is to easy on normal so i recommend putting it on hardcore from the start, especially if your playing coop. The game flows smoothly from dialogue and plot sequences to dropping you into the action. Side quests are not to far off from the main story quest which is a relief but also makes the game slightly more linear. The graphics are great, especially the spell animations. The major thing that hampers this game is the camera. Majority of the time it is fine, it's just sometimes you will want to enjoy the environment by rotating the camera down and around. Well, you cant, you can only rotate it around your character, not Horizontal or Veritical. For example, you hear a beast ahead of you but you cant lower your camera angle to look ahead of you to see him. I would not let this take away from renting the game. I played through it once on Single player on normal mode and loved it. Then i played couch co-op on Hardcore Mode with my bro and it was most fun we have had in ages. The story is little to be desired and you probably wont have any interest in the lore, but the co-op combat on hardcore is worth the price of admission.
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I've never played any previous titles of this franchise and really knew nothing about the game going in. So, it probably helps the rating that I was void of any expectations.
First the bad:
This is definitely an action game under the guise of an RPG. Linear story, few side quests, limited character options, NO map, etc. etc. It is also a very short game — credits were rolling after only 12 hours of (single player) gameplay for me. I found the characters lacking in depth and emotion with ho-hum voice acting. And the camera angles seemed rather awkward and annoying to me as well.
So why did I give this game an 8?
Simply put...I had fun playing it. Katarina pew-pew'd her way through Dungeon Siege III to save the kingdom and collect massive (and I do mean MASSIVE) amounts of loot along the way. The game made for a good, lazy weekend glued to the controller. In fact, I might even hang onto to it a while longer and play through with the different characters.
Dungeon Siege III is certainly not the best game I've ever played, but it's a decent game that's worth the rent in my opinion. Just let go of any preconceived notions (including the one that says this is an RPG) and have fun.