Dungeon Siege III
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"It may not be the Dungeon Siege you remember, but this stunning, story-driven co-op dungeon crawler is entertaining just the same." - PCGamer.com
"It's a modernised take on dungeon crawling that brings a few new ideas to the series." - Videogamer.com
For centuries legionnaires have protected the nation of Ehb until they were betrayed and all but driven to the brink of extinction. Now that evil has returned to Ehb the people turn to the few remaining Legionnaires for the protection of the past. As an heir to the legion will you accept this plea for help? How it will all be resolved is up to you!
Dungeon Siege III is an Action RPG that seamlessly blends intuitive fast-paced gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, loot galore and the depth of story Square-Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating. Players will be able to adventure by themselves, on the couch with friends, or online in a fully multiplayer experience.
- Use a large variety of weapons, special moves & magic
- Lots of LOOT
- Multiplayer: Up to 4 players online
- Co-op play (one in each class)
- Split screen offline
- Jump in/Jump out Multiplayer
- Player's actions impact the story and environment
- Character's stories are different, but the ending is the same
What a Shamecwsox | May 18, 2013 | See all cwsox's reviews »
This 3rd edition of the Dungeon Siege trilogy is a complete mess. It mocks the beauty of Dungeon Siege II's open ended world, easy click to kill controls, and endless combinations of party adventures. Everything I stated is all gone. Dungeon Siege III is chopping, terrible graphics, bad control scheme, and downright no fun in multiplayer. Do yourself a favor and buy Dungeon Siege II and avoid this trainwreck.
DisappointingInfiltrator | May 3, 2013 | See all Infiltrator's reviews »
Being a huge fan of Dungeon Siege, I was really anticipating DS3, after playing it I must say that I am disappointed to say the least, I am quite glad it was a gift and I did not waste my own money on it. On it's own, it's not a bad game, that's why I gave it a 4 and not a lower rating, but its NOT Dungeon Siege in any respect. Yet another fantastic PC game title falls victim to the onslaught of cheap inferior console development. The game is about as "linear" as a game can get, nothing like DS, or even DS2. For a console game, by any other name, it would not be all that bad, not all that good, but not bad. However it's not by any other name, it was Dungeon Siege, and if you came here looking for that series, I am sorry to say, you're not going to find it here.
Avoid.Antix | April 28, 2013 | See all Antix's reviews »
This game has nothing to elevate it above average and to top it all off the control scheme is terrible. The customization is very limited. You only get 9 usable abilities for a character. The loot you find barely changes your character's appearance at all which is basically a bad design decision and flat out laziness in a loot based game. And a playthrough is about 8 hours long.
It's just a mindless and poor game. Do yourself a favor and play Titan Quest or Torchlight instead.
Only for hardcore fans of the genreTartFlavor | April 5, 2013 | See all TartFlavor's reviews »
First off, I have never played a Dungeon Siege game before. I was going into this game on a clean slate and cannot compare it to the previous games.
Dungeon Siege is a fantasy action RPG with lots of loot. In game, you have the option to choose to play as one of four characters. Each character has a different play style. There is a swordsman, mage, elemental (spear & fire), and a rifle/musket character. Here is where the problems begin to arise.
The game is unplayable with mouse and keyboard. Like Dark Souls, this game should have a disclaimer on steam that says using a controller is strongly recommended. Even after switching to my gamepad, the controls still felt a little clunky. The next thing you notice right off the bat is that the camera is in a really awkward top-down position. When going under a doorway, the camera may bob up and down. This caused me to start to get motion sickness, and after a while longer even puke.
A positive thing I found upon entering the game was the graphics style. The game has fairly high-def textures and the graphics add a nice feel to the overall game. The menus, while obviously laid out with a controller in mind, are fairly easy to navigate.
However, as I delve deeper into the game I began to discover even more flaws. While the some of the voice acting in the game is pretty good, the conversations are far too long and dull. Another major complaint is that the combat seemed to be designed more for melee combat than ranged. I played as Katarina who uses a rifle and duel shotguns for combat. In a top-down RPG it is extremely difficult to aim my gun where I want it to shoot.
One of the things I found most annoying was the tutorial. One thing not explained in the tutorial was "how to save your game". This later led me to having to restart the game completely after my first death, about 45 minutes into the game. This at least allowed me to come to terms with the controls, after I had switched from my keyboard and mouse to my gamepad. The main reason I died in the first place was that the game doesn't have a menu that shows you the keybindings for the controller, only for mouse and keyboard.
After a bit of playtime it became clear that playing the game solo was not the way to play it. The game was obviously designed as a co-op game and adapted to become singleplayer. This is shown from features such as non-character specific loot drops and a system where if you die, you'll be able to resume the mission if your partner can make it through. However, if you die in singleplayer you just go back to your last save point. In an attempt to fix this, I tried to find an online game. The only problem was that there weren’t any, as the multiplayer for the game appears to be dead.
Another thing I discovered was that after death, all enemies that you killed respawn. This can lead to you being mobbed by multiple hoards of enemies at once, causing a no-win scenario (yes, it is possible Captain Kirk) and forcing the player to reload an earlier save.
While the game appears nice on the surface, it is riddled with small problems that add up to make it a poor experience overall. I would only recommend this game to someone who deeply enjoys the genre and has a buddy to play co-op with.
We're the 10th Legion and we love to borrow ideasGuardian412 | Feb. 4, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Dungeon Siege 3 feels just like Space Siege Redux, a game which is intended to be unique, had some great ideas, but its a prime example how things may go wrong during development. While the story starts interesting and also has potential, the gameplay, the awkward and a bit useless console inventory and the linear levels turns the sweet to sour. Just like Space Siege, unfortunately Dungeon Siege III is also trying to borrow many things from other games, while its leaving it's original roots behind. It wouldn't be a problem, if it would work. Unfortuately it doesn't. While the four characters that with you can play are colorful, the art design is great, the music, especially the main theme is very atmospheric, somehow all of them can't create an overall great and unique picture, what the designers intended to create. Something is missing and you'll feel it throughout the game. It is a relatively long, about 20-22 hours, but unfortunately it turns flat in the first hours. Dungeon Siege III would be a good game, if it wouldn't run under the name Dungeon Siege, and if it would be more unique instead of borrowing ideas from other games. But it does, and comparing to the previous episodes, its a bit disappointing. Still it's better than the sci-fi edition of Dungeon Siege, Space Siege, which has fallen into the very same mistakes. However if you've never played with Dungeon Siege before, but if you love Action-RPGs, give Dungeon Siege 3 a try. I won't say that it's the best in the genre, as it's far from it, but it's far from being the worst. If you're patient, the story may drive you from the beginning to the end. Don't expect too much.and you may enjoy it.