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You play as one of the surviving decedents of the 10th legion from a choice of four characters. Each character comes from vastly different backgrounds and although the story and plot never changes certain encounters with characters and dialogue are different depending on who you choose to play as in relation to their personal history which is a nice minor touch. Gameplay wise Dungeon Siege 3 is, shockingly enough, essentially a dungeon crawler. Each character has a small but effective ability set to choose from starting off with only one and gaining more of your choice as the character gains experience and levels up. Abilities are separated into two categories, special and defensive. The latter being healing skills and damage or armour buffs while special abilities are all offensive and are completely different depending on the character in a mixture of long range and close range attacks. The skill sets are excellent and provide a nice range for each character leaving them all fairly balanced except for perhaps Lucas who seems to have limited range abilities that also seem weaker then the others though his melee attacks are fairly strong. To counter the small ability set each character at level up also gets to choose in which direction an ability takes such as more damage or greater area of effect with two choices for each skill. There are also passive proficiencies to choose from that may increase healing effect, chance to get a critical hit among others allowing for each character to be grown how you see fit. It's not overly complicated but allows a decent amount of flexibility so works very well. In between dungeons and sometimes in the middle of them there are plenty of side quests to partake in from various characters. These are sometimes just fetch quests or give you a specific enemy to kill but are never enough to get repetitive but give just enough to keep things interesting off the main story. These side quests often result in decent loot, experience and the occasional extra boss to boot. The presentation in Dungeon Siege 3 is excellent with some great spell effects, excellent voice acting giving believability to each character and a decent amount of detail in the world. Obsidian have a bit of a reputation for having fairly glitchy games as they use other peoples game engines but DS3 was created using their own engine Onyx which was created from the ground up not only for RPG's but also to stop any technical issues appearing and in the time it took me to platinum I can say with great confidence it worked. The main story only lasts for about 20 hours give or take which is pretty short for an RPG but with multiple characters, co-op fun and quite a few trophies that rely on four player team work if you are a hunter of them gives Dungeon Siege 3 a good amount of value. All in all Dungeon Siege 3 is simply a great game, the characters and history are great, the ability sets work well, it looks brilliant and the co-op though unrewarding is still a blast to play. I highly recommend giving this game a chance to any fantasy loving RPG enthusiast.
Dungeon Siege III is a well-made game with nice graphics and medium-length adventure, at times it can come out of "standards" . Unfortunately, at some point, it becomes boring and the player only waits until everything ends. Personally, if you do not have anything to play, I can recommend this game but if you have some interesting title choose the latter.
Dungeon Siege III overall feels like a decent game in the ARPG genre, graphically it's pleasing, the mechanics aren't bad, it's a hack and slash ARPG as you've seen in the past, what makes it somewhat of a lackluster title is the longevity it provides without any actual substance, I put around maybe 7 hours into it? The story progresses and it's not horrible but the lack of advancement in mechanics and such is where Dungeon Siege III really falls off from being a superb ARPG if it's on sale and you don't mind progression feeling a bit grind based in a decently immersive ARPG, try it out.
I actually played through this game, because...i don't even know why. The battles are decent, and it can be hard I guess, but at the same time, this game does everything wrong. It wants to be coop, yet my AI partner is just as useful as a human would be, which is not much, except when i screw up, and need to be resurrected. This means there is no teamwork needed at coop, and no stakes at single, since you're revived almost always if you fail. The story is fine....i think. I can only remember that the hot witch or alchemist or something was again my characters sister secretly(of course...) not that it matters anyway. There is a dialog system, but it's pretty useless. It's as interactive as the title screen of a DVD, plus you tend to skip most of the talking anyway after a while, since every mission involves going somewhere, and pressing left click until everyone is dead who isn't you or your partner. The game isn't horrible, but it's not fun either. I only recommend it for someone who has two kids, and a single PC, that can run this, so they can play, while daddy is writing reviews on the laptop for GMG ;)
I bought this game to play with my friend with co-op, which was a mistake. When we finally got co-op to work, we found out the progress is tied to the host player, which isn't a bad thing by itself, but coupled with both players being locked to the screen it becomes a nightmare. In this age of gaming, there is no reason for co-op games, especially online co-op games to force both players to stay within the same screen-space. It's very annoying. On top of that all the items for the 2nd players are stored in the host's inventory, so if you stop playing and you friend continues on, he could accidentally sell your epic loot you got and when you join back you won't have anything to use. The gameplay itself is very lackluster. It's slow paced and clunky. The story didn't leave any impact on me. The graphics felt generic. Nothing about this game stood out for me, other than the annoying co-op system. It may be a decent game for playing solo, but be warned. If you play co-op with your friend hosting, your progress is tied to your friend. So you will not be able to play solo unless you start new.
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