Summary: Let me start with the plus side. This game is absolutely and entirely beautiful. The 3-D rendering is flawless and exquisite. The highly flexible camera angles also give you advantages in different combat situations. There is a large variety of weapons, armor and magical items available. (I'm not sure this is good. I found sorting through all of them and picking the best a bit bewildering at times.
Summary: I remember waiting with baited breath for the release of Dungeon Siege. Next to Freedom Force, this game is the only PC game in the first half of the year that really got me excited. So was I disappointed or did the game meet my standards? Well, this game has actually confused me as the awe inspiring graphics and sound keep me playing while the gameplay is so mindless that I'm not really playing anything.
Summary: I started off thinking this was going to be a great game. The graphics are great. The story line seems pretty good. But. The game is pretty much the same thing over and over and over just repackaged slightly. As you go up in strength, the creatures you fight get correspondingly harder. You add some more players but after the first extra player, the strategies stay pretty much the same the rest of the way.
Summary: One review stated "don't buy if you have AMD" - I have a 850Mhz Duron processor on an ABIT KT7-RAID (VIA chipset) motherboard. The game runs as sweet as can be with 512 MB of old PC100 RAM and a little Radeon 8500LE 64MB video card. Check your RAM, graphics card, and shut off everything but explorer and systray. Don't blame AMD or VIA. The game. Well, what can I say, it's amazing and beautiful, but I was bored with it before I got halfway through.
Summary: . Pros: 1. Great graphics, one of the best I have seen, this makes looking at it, worth it at the least. 2. Great interface design, highly intuitive. Imagine being able to control 8 characters with ease. This is something many games can't do properly, like Baldur's Gate. I think they just set the standard here. The inventory system, the mule concept, passing items between characters, the best design I have seen. Cons: 1. Too many monsters, need to balance this.
Nice graphics and some good sound, but nothing else.
Ken "themainframe", Amazon
17 June 2002
Summary: Another RPG game that falls way short. Bear in mind, this review is for the single player version only. I'm not ambitious enough to get into the multiplay mode when other games take interest from this one. GRAPHICS. (4 of 5) The graphics in this game are obviously the best it has to offer. I'm very impressed with the 3D technology involved giving nice renderings even when zoomed in close. Each of the items a character carries has it's own rendering.
Summary: Let's cut to the chase. You've undoubtedly heard that "Dungeon Siege" is a game brimming with awesome graphics, "seamless" gameplay, and heralded sound. And that's all true. But Dungeon Siege lacks the one thing that it claims itself to be: role-playing. Don't get me wrong; it's still a fun game to play. But if you're a gamer who likes strong plots and powerful character development (as I am), then Dungeon Siege may not be the game for you.
Diablo is a better choice for a retro game then this
11 September 2010
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege is a decent game but has not aged well. Released in the early two thousands it is an adventure based role-playing game. It is basically a clone of Blizzard's original Diablo game and does not quite make the same grade. There are plenty of quests and large map areas to be explored as well as countless monsters to kill.
not a game you'd buy today but it had it's impact.
14 August 2008
Excerpt: I remember when I first started playing this game, and the very first thing that captured me was the wonderful scenery. Even today when I installed and ran it for nostalgic reasons I found the environment to be beautiful and abundant in elements. A feat you'd find lacking in older games as the more things you had on screen the more intensive the game was to carry, and let's face it, 5 years ago... computers were just getting over that "well now we're just going to rock!
Summary: Dungeon Siege: Cons: - Fixed amount of opportunites (monsters & gold). - Blocky magic. - Wanted more terrain interaction. - Poor camera shots in close quarters. - Monsters that ambush or pop out of mid air is cheesy. -And most important reason I gave it a 3, Multiplayer games: Anytime anyone joins, the entire game takes about a minute to stop and load people up. Super annoying unless you lock the game down before starting. Pros: - Pauseability.