The first two Dungeon Siege games were great games for their time. I played Dungeon Siege II to fill my RPG needs and to stay away from WoW, and it worked. Dungeon Siege III however, is a complete failure when compared to I and II. Probably doesn't deserve the 3 rating I gave it, but when compared to the first two, I could have given it a 1. Quick review of why I feel the game is so bad. Solo questing can be hard because of no true healing ability which leaves you relying on AI revives or reloading. No character creation, and every time you join someone elses game you have to use a different character with different, if any, gear. If you make your game open to the public, players can join your game and blow your gold! If you have something better to play, play that game instead.
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
This was an almost perfect RPG/action adventure for me, and I thought Obsidion and Square killed this game! They created a seamless, loading-screenless, loot finding, cave exploring, amazing hack n slash magic using RPG adventurer. Things you've HATED in most RPGs were eliminated or fixed here, so I couldn't stop playing. The online co-op is a huge bonus, being able to gather a squad and rip through levels together, collecting tons of loot and treasure.
You'll have the option of playing as sword using melee button masher legionnaire, a mage who casts magic, a girl who only uses guns, and one to can shoot fire and stuff. Magic and moves vary, but there is enough familiarity between the 4 that you can flow into player transitions. You can only control your guy, and 1 other AI member fights alongside automatically. You can swap out that 1 for another at any time.
Some amazing aspects to the game are practically ZERO loading screens. There is seamless transition from one place to the next. Whether you're going from a city into a building or a road into a cavern, it's so nice to see no loading. Thank you!!! Also, managing inventory and spells was not a constant struggle like a Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or Fallout type. They also don't bog you down with 100 different level-up paths to choose, or spells/abilities to use. It was also very easy to manage quests and see where you needed to go.
But basically you'll explore this world from the aerial view behind to allow for tons of treasure hunting and loot collecting--a huge part of the game is upgrading equipment, which makes it very addicting. Even the way the treasure flies out of the chests was just cool. The combination of melee and magic was just right, but there were also sidequests to complete if you wanted to level up quicker. Sidequests were also not errand boy stuff over and over. I highly recommend renting or buying Dungeon Siege 3.
posted by Bmoney1508 (SPRINGFIELD, MA) Jun 20, 2011
Member since Nov 2007
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
Game is def a hack and slash at best, the visuals are very nice as well as the story line! Lots of weapon and armor choices which makes the game more interesting for me cause i want to see the next possible set or damage i put out with the next sword i find. I also gave it a 10 because im sure there will be alot of haters out there that rate it a 1-5 beacuse they are not fans of this game type id give it a 8.5 only flaw to me is the camera view other then that game is pretty darn good if you want to check it out before renting its on the xbox live demo market its def worth a rent not sure replay value just yet enjoy ...my first review