Dungeon Siege III
Great for the casual RPG player
I have always been a fan of the Dungeon Siege series. This is not an RPG that is super in depth. There is a lot of story, however, it's not to the level where you are doing everything in the game. It has a more linear story than most RPGs however, there are still side quests. This is not an open world RPG. It has more of a Mass Effect feel. It's very much like Dragon Age with a better combat system. It is more of a hack and slash. Not much skill required, and few variations on attacks. You are still able to upgrade your character, weapons, and armor. And you do learn new attacks. Overall, this is a great game and you don't have to get super into the game to enjoy it. The online is great, so is the split-screen. This is one of the only RPG's that I know of that has split-screen. If you have ever played Champions of Norrath on PS2, this game is exactly like that with a new coat of paint. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes RPG games that you don't have to give up 1/3 of your life to play.
ONE OF THE BEST RPG'S I'VE EVER PLAYED!!
At the beginnig of the game this game it felt a little slow paced and boring but it gradually became more entertaining as the story began to unravel and for all you skyrim fans i would reccomend this game. first of all their is a leveling system that each time you become a new level you are able to choose an ability defensive and offensive, and the storyline is pretty interesting as well. you can also buy a large amount of armory weapons and buffs for your character. although in this game you can't customize your character you can still choose his armor and weaponry. i would've liked the game much more if you could customize your character, but that's just me. and one of the most exciting and entertaining feature of this game is the dungeons. yeah thats right i said dungeons. at the beginning of the game i really just wanted to stomp on it and throw it in the garbage immediatly but i decided to give it another chance and it became a much better storyline. i don't want to spoil anything so see ya on xblive.. pistol pete ( :
I love this game!
This game reminded me most of Champions of Norrath (only major difference you are only able to pick from 4 characters and your are not able to customize their appearance except for the armor and weapons you choose which do give different appearances) which I was a fan of you can constantly pick up new weapons and armor after defeating enemies as well as buy them in shops. You are able to pick your weapons and armor to the stats you want to boost such as your agility, attack, stamina, armor, or other specialty stats. Also in the game you are able to get your questions answered on stats through the start menu which I think really helped me out in the game and you could also hit the up or down arrow (sorry don't know exactly which one I forgot) on the d-pad. I absolutely loved this game when I beat it I was actually sad because I was done. I do wish it could have been longer and maybe a few more side quests but I still loved it. I also enjoy the ability to choose your own path like in Mass Effect. Another major difference is that you don't have health potions so to say or focus potions which I liked as the enemies you kill drop them along with other things. I just hope there is a Dungeon Siege 4 coming out so I can continue the story of this game I absolutely loved this game and will definitely pre-order the next one.
This is gonna be really cool to see how this game turns out. Looks very promising as it is.
looking forward to it
Not sure where a lot of these people are getting their information. Its true that one bad experience can make someone weary of a developer. But apparently those people don't know these developers, sure there has been some bugs in their games, but that comes with most games, it doesn't change the fact that their games have been amazing. When they start spewing out duds just for the money is when you should start being cautious. Anyways on to the game, the series has been great. Character development has been decent without being overly complicated or too simplistic. Good story telling, but not usually what one goes looking for in a dungeon crawler. As with any game I suggest doing research before buying based on others opinions. But can honestly say I am definitely looking forward to this release.
The only thing i have to say is; This game is for true RPG gamers, looks really owesome and is developer by 2 of the best companies out there Square-Enix and Obsidian Entertainment
Obsidian has had a bad rep since before fallout 3
Stop acting like Obsidian's pressence = fail. Even prior to fallout 3 they had a rep of re-producing games without much change. The first thing that peeked my curiousity was square-enix (whom i dislike for the most part [squaresoft fanboy]) and obsidian working on the same project. Like it or not those are two console rpg powerhouses. Also the fact that they are together reviving a cult classic mmo dungeon crawler. So I'm convinced that this game will either be disgustingly epic or an equally disgusting failure. Tacked on with the poor pre-order bonuses I'm fine waiting a week after release to see how the game stacks up. (also lets remember that fate and torchlight were god-aweful rehashes of diablo that used a pathetic scaling quest model to take any sense of adventure and story out of the games)
Should have stuck to the script
I looked forward to this game for several months and I have to say that overall I'm very disappointed. The biggest issues in this game are the inability to heal yourself outside of using abilities to do so (there are no healing potions) and the "grinding" pace of some parts of the game (this is similar to the original). One of the things that made the original good was the large party that did a pretty good job healing, fighting, etc. In this game your single party member is pretty smart, but in some cases they end up outlasting you in many battles. with bosses and some regular mobs hitting for 2-10 times what you hit for and your ability to heal for 40+ points only (some hits from enemies cause 400+ damage) it is pretty frustrating to fight some the main bosses. You are relegated to dodging, hitting, dodging, hitting, etc., etc. Ugh! Too bad they didn't stick to the old model with some updated graphics.
An average co-op type rpg
There's not a whole lot I can say about this game in relation to it's PC counterpart. I don't play a whole lot of PC port games (besides RTS's) because I absolutely despise the use of keyboards to play a video game (Keyboards are made for one function; typing.), but that's beside the point. This is a great game for you and a friend to just jump to and start hack-and-slashing your way to obtaining new treasures. And believe me, there's a ton of treasure to be had. To the point of total disorganization! So much loot, it's impossible to keep anything for more than a few minutes before you find something better. The controls are fairly easy to master, Graphics are average and sound is mediocre. Voice acting was quite good. Overall, pretty average game, but definitely worth a playthrough if you and a friend have extra time to kill.
Totally can't wait for this game. Dungeon Seige was an awesome action rpg on pc and psp. Can't believe its finally coming to the 360. If anyone likes top down action rpg's this game is for you. Unless they decide to change gameplay. But it has always been a top down. But its awesome and the stories are great and engrossing.