Summary: Treasures of the Sun gets an 8.0. DLC is supposed to make the game better, richer, longer, etc. This does a good job in those goals with the addition of crafting, level cap lift, and new environments.
Summary: Dungeon Siege III brings together the beloved aspects of the Dungeon Siege franchise with Obsidian Entertainment's expertise, to create an evolved action-RPG experience. In addition to its arrival on high-def consoles for the first time, the game also features an all-new co-op multiplayer mode.
Excerpt: Weapon selection isn’t all there is to the combat, though. Each character can master specialized skills that you can then use profusely. A skill requires a bit of focus from your meter, but you can swiftly refill that meter simply by hitting your adversaries with a few standard shots or strikes. The result is that it’s entirely feasible to roll through the whole game using the “fun” moves almost exclusively.
Excerpt: It has been six years since Dungeon Siege 2 was released by Gas Powered Games. The torch has been passed on to Obsidian Entertainment and they have completely changed the tried and true game play formula of this beloved dungeon crawler. With a strong single player campaign and a weak multiplayer offering, I believe this game is an exact opposite of the original Dungeon Siege series. But is it still worthy of the Dungeon Siege title?
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege III is an odd game. Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, based on a property created by Gas Powered Games, and published by the franchise's new owner Square Enix, it's a game with as diverse a background as they come. Impressively, this actually shines through in the game's design, as despite its flaws, Dungeon Siege III has a surprisingly versatile set of features holding it together.
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege III marks the first entry in the series to be developed by Obsidian Entertainment, and also the first numbered game in the series to appear on consoles. More specifically, Dungeon Siege III largely abandons the play style of the earlier games to focus on mechanics more palatable to a console audience.
Excerpt: For Dungeon Siege III , developer Obsidian Entertainment had big plans. For the series first foray into console gaming (save for the 2006 PSP edition), the sequel features a new story, new controls and a new multiplayer suite. Unfortunately, all of these tweaks lead to the game being stripped of the identity the series has created and could serve to alienate the fans that have made it what it is.
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege 3 is a hack-n-slash RPG adventure game that has been released for the PC, Xbox 360 and for PlayStation 3. The game tells the tale of revenge against an evil powerful woman named Jayne Kassynder who is hell bent on destruction. It’s up to you as you take on one of four pre-set identities to battle through dungeons to unravel the mysteries of the stories and rise up to restore freedom to Ehb once again.
Conclusion: You eventually earn six offensive powers: three for each combat stance. Each stance lets you take a different role--usually long-range versus short-range--and three of those powers can be performed within that stance. You also earn defensive powers, and as you level up, you sink points into passive bonuses for individual skills, as well as for overall benefit. That sounds more complex than it really is.
Pros: Smooth flow of loot keeps you pressing forward, Your choices steer certain story elements, Simple but entertaining combat for up to four players.
Cons: A fraction of the length of previous Dungeon Siege games, Absurd co-op limitations, The camera can be a pain, Controls and interface aren't tailored properly for the PC.
Summary: What is it about shiny new loot that makes action role-playing games so enthralling? There's something perpetually rewarding about seeing a heroic warrior graduate from lowly rags and a rusty sword to gleaming gold armor and a katana so sharp you can lop a cyclops' head with it in a single swipe. Dungeon Siege III has that same hook, so if opening treasure chests and breaking open urns is your addiction, this straightforward RPG will fuel it.
Pros: Smooth flow of loot keeps you pressing forward, Your choices steer certain story elements, Simple but entertaining combat for up to four players
Cons: A fraction of the length of previous Dungeon Siege games, Absurd co-op limitations, The camera can be a pain, Controls and interface aren't tailored properly for the PC