Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dungeon Siege III Review

For centuries legionnaires have protected the nation of Ehb until they were betrayed and all but driven to the brink of extinction. Now that evil has returned to Ehb the people turn to the few remaining Legionnaires for the protection of the past. As an heir to the legion will you accept this plea for help?

  • Plenty of dialogue
  • Co-op is fun
  • PC controls are a mess
  • Loot is pointless
  • Camera is a pain
  • Small skill trees

Dungeon Siege III certainly changed the way we play this series, but it definitely was not for the best. It is tough to write a paragraph with a game that has so few redeeming features about itself. There are plenty of dialogue options to help expand the story and the overall mind set of the universe. Co-op can be fun at times, but considering how simple the combat system is that charm won’t last very long. I have run out of nice things to say about this game so we’ll just jump to the next paragraph.

This game was set up for consoles which is a huge letdown considering PC gamers made this game what it is today. The PC controllers are clunky and useless as I trying to set up a multiplayer game. However on the consoles everything is streamlined and simple, so you can tell where they spent their time. Dungeon Siege III has a loot gathering system, but after about 2 hours it becomes so pointless that you will literally stop looking for gear all together. The same could be said about your skills which are not very vast and unique, but considering how easy the combat is you will have no problem dispatching enemies without skills. That is of course if you can find them with such an awful camera that will have you stopping to adjust it every couple seconds.

The sad truth is even with all of those issues this game ends up being relatively decent. However in this economy I am not aiming to spend 50-60 on an “okay” game. It’s a fun co-op experience, but the lack of consistency just makes the game pointless after beating it once, which will take roughly 10 hours. The developers should have spent more time on making a great game and less time advertising that they made a great game. If you are desperate for a Diablo-ish hack and slash game, then I pray you find something else to play…if not you can waste money purchasing this game.


ESRB: T    Developer: Obsidian Ent.  Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action RPG  Released: June 21, 2011 

Article by: Larry Harris

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