Reviews for Space Siege [Playfire]
Avoid this void in your free timeFinka_Karfein | June 13, 2012 | See all Finka_Karfein's reviews »
I expected much more than I got with Space Siege. Graphics are quite good apart from the bugs like characters going through each other. There is quite big arsenal and magnet blade does it job well. The plot is so typical that I could not stand it. Even the bit of humour could not help it and the non-linearity at the last 10 minutes of the game. Also, developers wasted the potential of cybernetic upgrades. If that was not too much, sound is poor, controls are weird and uncomfortable, especially with your robotic partner and the whole game suffers from monotony. If you desperetely search for space cRPGs, you can take it only when there are no other options.
Not so greatfaraany3k | Sept. 2, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »
Space Siege is your average isometric shooter game. You are on a ship alone and now you need to save all the humanity, on the expense of your own. We control the protagonist with keyboard, and where he points his gun is controlled by mouse. You can imagine it to be like Diablo with guns. Controls feel right and responsive. Graphics are also nicely done, though there is nothing special and feels generic. Most of the game lets you navigate in boring corridors that look the same from start to finish. The action itself is satisfying, and we are provided with a loads of future weaponry.There is also an option to enhance our body with different cybernetics. There is a fair amount of customization available. We can also control a robot that aids you in battle and can be used as a bait aswell as an attack bot. Game takes about 5 to 7 hours to complete. Story is not that engaging and is routine save the humanity from an unknown alien race stereotype. It is not a bad game, infact pretty fun with solid mechanics with loads of loots to collect. It isn't anything special and is fairly repetitive. All in all not a bad buy at all. Recommended for the fans of RPG games.
No Space On My ShelfMister_Schmidt | Aug. 28, 2011 | See all Mister_Schmidt's reviews »
Okay so it's not the worst game ever made, but it's certainly bot the best.
It tries far too hard to be like Dungeon Siege, but it just can't seem to pull it off in this setting. The controls are fine, and the graphics are actually quite nice, but it is just far too repetitive. It's not even an RPG really, just a topdown corridor shooter. Story is non-existant, basically just blast through swarms of aliens.
Again, not the worst game ever, but if you're looking for something of this type, look elsewhere.
Avoidsteamisbetter | June 27, 2011 | See all steamisbetter's reviews »
Like the game's name suggests, this was made by the developers of the original Dungeon Siege games, however I would consider it more of a shooter than an RPG. There are no real loot to be found here, you'll just find utility items like medkits, grenades and upgrade materials. Upgrade materials are used to increase your basic stats like attack or health, or to increase effectiveness of your chosen weapons. The process is linear and by the end of the game you should have maxed out many of those stats and some of your weapons, so there isn't much customization here
There are two skill trees though. Combat tree raises your character's combat ability, Engineering tree focuses on tech and on HR-V's (your robot companion) combat ability. I found HR-V to be of limited use. He's good for tanking but not much else. You can issue him direct orders but you're usually too busy with your own character to do so. Some of your skill tree abilities are locked unless you take cybernetic augmentations, which is where things gets somewhat interesting...
The game focuses on transhumanism, both gameplay and story wise. During your adventure, you'll come across cybernetics that allow you to replace your human body parts and increase your abilities at the cost of your humanity. Your NPC allies have differing opinions on this matter, so the hard choice is left to you. Cybernetics give you stat boosts, new skill tree choices and access to some heavy weaponry that would otherwise be unusable. There are no real gameplay benefits for staying human, so it should be easy to figure out how it affects the storyline.
Gameplay is poor. Hold down the fire button until enemies die, and dodge occasional ranged attacks. If you somehow manage to get yourself killed, you respawn at the nearest aid station. The game does have a physics system, so shooting gas canisters makes them fly around and eventually explode. That's about the most fun you'll get out of this game.
The game took me about 7 hours to finish. The story has some replayability because of multiple endings, but the bland gameplay really doesn't. There's an online multiplayer option, but I couldn't find anyone to play with. Overall, I'd recommend GREED: Black Border over this game.
Also, it should be noted that the controls are mostly uncustomizable. You get to choose between QWERTY/QWERTZ/AZERTY but that's about it. The camera rotates in the "wrong" direction for me, and the developers decided to bind the hotkey for medkits to "H" key, a rather uncomfortable location for a panic button. This was the main reason why it took me over a year to start playing the game.
Dungeon Siege in the spaceFreeMan85 | April 28, 2011 | See all FreeMan85's reviews »
Maybe not the best sci-fi RPG or game, but it's not that bad like peoples saying. OK, I'll start with the good parts. It's a sci-fi story about alien forces attacks Earth and destroy it! We're a soldier on the last escaped colony ship, of course the aliens tap on to the ship an attacking it's crew. And after a cryo sleep - and a plan to eliminate all the aliens with some gas - we found ourselves on a dead ship. We found allies of course and a helping robot, new weapons and cybernetic implants. We also can upgrade our stuff with the collected points by defeated enemies. And we start to clean the ship sectoy by sector. It's more like a hack'n'slash then a RPG.
The gameplay it's almost identical with Dungeon Sege, just a little simpler. And we control only one character and it's helper HR-V. Anyway HR-V just follows us and doing his job, handful little robot. :) The maps are big and fighting is fun, if you can learn and combine your weapons and special abilities. Sometimes you search new abilities or upgrade through the ship.
If you like hack'n'slash, but fantasy it's not your style it's your game. Give a couple hours fun. But beware! It's not like Dead Space!
(Yet another) Space Siege... in space!Jahman | April 6, 2011 | See all Jahman's reviews »
Space Siege is simply a nice, old-fashioned, sci-fi hack'n'slash.
It does have decent graphics, nice gameplay flow, rather varied environments & enemies. The "one for ranged and one for close combat" mechanic works pretty well. It also allows you to enhance your skills in either the "humanity" or "cybernetics" tree and it does tell A story. Of the nicer things, it also allows you to build & upgrade your own robot-pet that will assist you in combat.
Unfortunately, while still enjoyable and offering a pleasant experience, it hardly brings any innovation to the genre, the variety of the environment quickly wears off and the skill progression does not really influence gameplay that much. All that leaves you with a somewhat repeatable and boring struggle against waves and waves of the same old aliens in the same old corridors as you embark on a yet another "go there, do that, come back" quest to progress the story.
All in all, this is a game for those who simply love h'n's and finished their favorite games enough times already to want to try something new. It's very far from perfect, but also by no means bad.