gamers (90%) found this review helpful
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.
posted by Kaiden77 (ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL) Jun 26, 2011
Member since Jun 2010
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
All in all its a solid single player experience for a dungeon hack n' slash. Choose one of 4 characters, the other 3 you'll meet and partner up with at some point in the game. A Warrior, Fire Elemental, Mage, & Marksman. The story wasn't all that spectacular. Save the kingdom from a psycho, and rebuild your legion.
As characters go, they weren't poorly written. But they seem to have a total lack of any emotion whatsoever. Random guy: "Lucas, things are Dire!!" Lucas: "OK. Just tell me what to do so that the players will think I care"
The RPG elements just weren't there. A mediocre ability point system, pointless side questing, and dialog choices that really don't matter most of the time.
I'm sure the multiplayer aspect would be enjoyable to some. But I found myself hating the fact that when you join into someones game, you are forced to use their character setup, at their level, with their gear. So unless you want to play with a friend from beginning to end so that you can develop your own character, I wouldn't recommend it.