Excerpt: It’s a good thing you don’t ever get the option to say, “No thanks,” when you are offered the chance go forth on your own and save the world from the hordes of evil. To summarise the prologue to Dungeon Siege 3; Jayne Kassinder, with the help of the church, took control of half of the Kingdom of Ehb and wiped out the 10th Legion; the order of knights who were supposed to be keeping everybody safe.
Conclusion: A fun game in places, but after one run through of the game you will not really have the urge to go back for more. This will certainly help you pass a few hours but beyond that it is hard to see it as little more than filler for bigger and better things.
Summary: Despite a few flaws, Dungeon Siege III marks the welcome return of the high fantasy-themed action-RPG. It generally retains the looting-and-leveling addictiveness the genre's known for, while also making the experience accessible to those brought up clutching a gamepad. If you're a fan of cracking open skulls and treasure chests, the Kingdom of Ehb's a great place to visit.
Pros: Fast, well-paced combat, Addictive character progression, Engaging storytelling, Richly realized fantasy world
Cons: Voice acting is often weak, Nerfed online co-op, Uninspired loot
Excerpt: Dungeon Siege began in 2002 under Gas Powered Game's watch, largely keeping in the style of the Ultima series, and to a lesser degree Diablo. But this is Obsidian Entertainment's first crack at the franchise, and the new studio's focus has moved to other areas. Depending on which genre you normally identify with, Dungeon Siege 3 is either a diet RPG for loot enthusiasts, or a refurbished dungeon crawler catering to RPG-lovers.
Excerpt: With Dungeon Siege III, Obsidian Entertainment takes over the development reigns from Gas Powered Games and brings the popular RPG franchise to consoles. The studio has a history with role-playing games from Star Wars: KOTOR II, Neverwinter Nights II and Alpha Protocol to the more recent Fallout New Vegas.
Conclusion: Multiplayer concerns aside (the concern being "why did they bother?"), Dungeon Siege 3 is an almost brilliant fantasy adventure. The story has enough momentum to drag you along at a fair pace, complimented by a combat mechanic which is simple yet still encourages strategic play. Each kill, each completed quest, each big, glowing "Level Up!" that sears across the screen when you hit that next Experience Point milestone leaves you feeling... satisfied.
Pros: An entertaining, if not thought-provoking, narrative, Visually appealing fantasy gameworld, Fun and surprisingly strategic hack-n-slash combat
Cons: Limited, frustrating camera angles, Co-op mode is disappointing, only because it could have been great
Excerpt: О Dungeon Siege 3 уже было сказано немало — вы наверняка уже читали наше превью этой игры. Теперь же, когда в руках оказалась полноценная версия данного потенциального хита, пришло время расставить все точки над «Ё» и определиться, стоит ли тратить на эту игру свое драгоценное время.
Summary: Schwerter, Gewehre und magische Zaubersprüche Gemeinsam sind wir stark Für das Königreich!
Pros: Forderndes und unterhaltsames Kampfsystem, Glaubhafte Spielwelt, Abwechslungsreiche Gegner und Umgebungen, Gelunge Geschichte für dieses Genre, Spassiger Coop-Modus, Viele Gegenstände zum sammeln und benutzen, Ansprechendes Missionsdesign, Extrem passender Soundtrack, Gelungene deutsche Synchronisation
Cons: Vergebenes Potential im Coop-Modus, Wenig motivierende Suche nach Items, Durchschnittliche grafische Umsetzung, Zu wenig Optionen in Sachen Fähigkeiten