Conclusion: Dungeon Siege III falls victim to its lack of ambition. With a little extra guts, the developers could have installed an engaging narrative, memorable characters and an online component that would prolong the title's life.
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege III started off rough. The opening cutscene lacked narration, which wouldn't be odd if several of a similar nature and art style weren't narrated later in the game. The player is then thrust into the world of Ehb, a land torn apart after a ruthless mercenary seized power three decades...
Excerpt: Firstly, it’s not made by the original team that crafted the marvellous Dungeon Siege and Dungeon Siege 2. Chris Taylor and his Gas Powered Games team sat this one out and handed the reigns over to veteran RPG sequel creators Obsidian Entertainment, responsible for follow-ups to Neverwinter Nights,...
Excerpt: With Dungeon Siege III, Gas Powered Games passes the baton to Obsidian, charging the renowned RPG developer to carry the series toward its third installment. Given how long it's been dormant, a reimaging makes a bit more sense than a straight follow-up, and that's more or less what we have here.
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.
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
Conclusion: In Dungeon Siege III expect a very entertaining dungeon crawler. Don’t begin this game expecting Diablo and you will be fine, being entertained enough until you can get your mitts on the third title that really matters.
Pros: A seamless environment with little interruption. Each character class is unique and valuable. Has local & online co-op.
Cons: Sadly it’s horrendous. Feels repetitive once you reach the halfway point. Boring loot.