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 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: 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: Even with all its frustrations and flawed combat, Dungeon Siege 3 is a well-polished game and can be a good action RPG experience; that's assuming you get used to the gameplay mechanics. Somehow, it still feels satisfying. After you get used to it, it grows on you, so fighting for survival and trying to restore Focus proves to be a rewarding and challenging experience when all's said and done. The single-player campaign could've been a bit longer.
Pros: Obsidian finally proves it's capable of polishing a game at launch, cool story and characters, it takes some perseverance but the combat is genuinely enjoyable and challenging, as is the rest of the game, lovely soundtrack, solid voice-acting, all-in-all a pretty straightforward and well-executed hack'n'slash RPG;
Cons: A slight step-back for party-based single-player gameplay, combat's not the best thing we've seen, healing is difficult sometimes, AI won't always revive your character in time, camera chooses to focus and zoom on its own randomly throughout the game and that's annoying in solo and coop play;
Conclusion: Which brings us to co-op's biggest problem in Dungeon Siege 3. Player 1 is the only player who has any impact on the story - the rest are just along for the ride. It's understandable - the concept of two people interacting in a world where choices have consequences hurts my head to think about - but it's disappointing for Players 2 to 4, especially in the face of the recent slew of co-operative titles which have given all participants something for their troubles...