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 ( :
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.
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.
Excited and Disappointed in One
First of all, as a long time fan of Dungeon Siege, I'm thrilled that the third is finally releasing. (Almost the 4th, if you count the PSP game) However, I'm disappointed that they keep pushing the release date back. My fiance pre-ordered it for me for my birthday. In March. It's now June and they're saying it'll be the 21st before we can get it. I'm also a little worried that the pre-buy won't be any good to me, as my 360 isn't able to connect to the internet (lighting storm, before I got it and I don't have a wireless network adapter). So, as I stated.... in short, I'm thrilled that its out. Quite excited to play it. Dungeon Siege never leaves me feeling as though I've had an unsatisfactory gaming experience. But I'm disappointed that its taking them this long to get the game out for us to play!!!
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)
Decent action RPG
While not having a lot of RPG depth, DS3 is an enjoyable hack and slash adventure. Not strategy oriented like the first two games, perhaps because of playing on consoles, this has more in common with the Baldur's Gate games for the PS2. Environments are nicely detailed though the characters could have been a bit better. The story is OK though it would have helped to actually have some CGI cutscenes. The main thing is the combat, and it does work well with a nice selection of attacks. There's tons of loot though most of the time it's not as good as what the characters already have, and the different skills that can be chosen to level-up are limited. Still, anyone that enjoys tearing through hordes of typical fantasy enemies should have a fun 12 to 15 hours.
Just finished demo
I have to say for a just a demo. The game caught my eye, not for the gameplay that was played, but for the content that will be avaible. As I researched the game and looked through spells that I have yet to unlock it seems fun. I have never been to much of a fan of the DS series, but I'm just now starting to get into them. The spells work beautifully and they are cool, the talents are super useful, and the inventory is so simple that it works perfectly. The only complains are those like everyones else's a few bug, AI problems, and linear pathing (which is due to the restrictions of a demo), but this will all be fixed with the release. My main concern and hope that the multiplayer will be good and that this will have replay value.
Seeing as how Square Enix has all but milked the FF franchise dry in the same way that George Lucas drop kicks Star Wars every now and then, well this game might not be worth the hype it's getting.
So far I've seen only pre-rendered cinematics as far as previews go so I'm not too impressed merely by some glowing tree and blips of a story I myself don't know. I'm sure though fans of the series will be excited for this third installment in the Dungeon Siege series, however I'm holding off on buying this. There simply isn't enough info out there yet about it and it's far too early to draw too many conclusions.
That being said, this could very well be a good game. :)