Reviews and Problems with Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony
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Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony
2 June 2012
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is again a Diable-like dungeon crawler or whatever you want to call those variations on the action RPG prototype. It seems that after Untold Legends, the PSP will enjoy a series of Dungeon Siege games and for me that’s just a bit too much, but who am I?
Excerpt: On the PC, Dungeon Siege is a ‘hack ‘n’ slash’, which essentially means it’s all about whacking creatures with big teeth and kitting your created warrior out in more durable armour as well as striving to gain more powerful weapons.
Excerpt: Taking a series from one platform to another can be a risky proposition. In this case, Dungeon Siege started on the PC and eventually moved to the PSP. Actually, the developers planned to take it to the Xbox, but that version got cancelled, and Throne of Agony was made instead.
Excerpt: Quite how the 'hack 'n' slash' RPG genre remains such a commercially viable venture for so many developers is becoming more fantastical than the subject matter itself. Give or take a variation in setting and narrative, the similarities found between any two games are so gargantuan that once you've...
Excerpt: Sounds uncomfortable, we know. Throne of Agony isn't referring to the morning bus journey on which you may play the game, or your Grandma's old 'outhouse' however. We're not letting on what it refers to, though. We wouldn't want to spoil the surprise.
Excerpt: It's all sort of an incestuous collection of games that haven't really pushed the style of game forward in the better part of a decade, and I felt like I was getting burned out. Turns out I just needed a game that did it all right in a slightly different setting.
Conclusion: Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is an engrossing RPG with enough to keep both the stat freaks and action junkies happy, with a good story and very few annoying flaws. After a while, especially after you get past level 30 the combat, as it did with Baldur’s Gate, does start to get a little bit...
Pros: Great atmosphere, Loads of quests, Nice, simple controls, Fun combat, Wifi co-op
Cons: A little too easy, AI not very varied, Combat may get stale, Co-op underused