Summary: It’s difficult to try and stand in the shoes of a giant such as Diablo 2 , but Dungeon Siege 2 makes a respectable go at it and manages to produce a rather entertaining game in the process. Combat is every bit as simplistic as anything you’d expect from the genre, and while the early stages are a tad mind-numbing, matters become much more interesting as things progress.
Excerpt: 1000 years ago, at the end of the First Age, Zaramoth the Unmaker and his sword forged out of the raw power to dominate fought a climactic duel against Azunai the Defender and his shield. When the sword of Zaramoth struck against Azunai's shield, which was itself forged with the raw power to protect, it evoked a terrible cataclysm that altered the shape of the world and shifted the stars in the sky.
Excerpt: Back in 2002, a new RPG came out by the name of Dungeon Siege. Touted as being created by Chris Taylor, a veteran game designer, it seemed intended to be an antidote of sorts to the overwhelming popularity of Diablo II at the time. Taking the action RPG genre down a slightly different path, it featured the beginnings of a strong, linear plot that was more than "Go kill this demon," and a new approach to skills and character progression, together with an editing suite...
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege II: Broken World is an expansion to last year's Microsoft Game Studios title. No longer under Microsoft's wing, Broken World is published by 2K Games, but has been developed by Gas Powered games, and not a newcomer to the series. Broken World follows on from the previous game and offers a new adventure for high-level characters, plus some new classes and a new race. It doesn't really feel like enough though.
Excerpt: System Requirements CPU: 1GHz RAM: 256MB HDD: 4GB of freespace OS: Windows XP Video: ATI 7000/Nvidia GeForce or better Internet: Broadband required for online play ESRB: Rated Mature for blood, gore, violence
Excerpt: When Dungeon Siege was released in early 2002, it was termed by some to be a “Diablo Killer,” with the hope that it would knock Diablo II from the top of the action role-playing game heap. That didn’t happen. Dungeon Siege was a nice, polished game, but it was also so slight that it didn’t have much lasting appeal.
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege II is the sequel to Dungeon Siege, a party-based action fantasy role-playing game which was released in 2002 ( review ). The sequel is set in the land of Aranna, which was also the setting of the first game and its expansion pack, Legends of Aranna. However, the back story now take you back to some significant events that happened about a thousand years before the first Dungeon Siege...