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  • Summary: Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony is an all-new adventure, created from the ground up specifically for the PSP handheld system. Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony features all-new playable characters and a freshly designed, non-linear, single player campaign as well as support for Ad Hoc co-operative and competitive multiplayer games. Multiple characters to choose from - Characters can be customized as they level up into different Hero Classes and then even further into Legendary Classes. Player can choose from numerous Pets and Companions to play with. Gameplay will encourage the player to constantly switch between unique Pets and Companions to use their special powers. Face over 100 monsters including well known monsters from the Dungeon Siege world as well as many new creatures. Multiplayer Cooperative Campaign allows you to play with a friend. Each player can bring a Pet or Companion adding up to a four party experience. Multiplayer Battle Arenas allow a concise, fun party experience for players who don't have time for a full campaign. 15 hours of gameplay with 2 different modes Mercenary and Elite. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. It’s a purely hack-and-slash affair with all the right elements that make this game an enjoyable experience for fans of the genre. While some fetch quests are a little dull side, it’s hard to ignore the game’s originality and fun hack-and-slash action.
  2. 83
    Throne of Agony offers the Dungeon Siege experience, albeit tweaked for a mobile audience. Combat is more dynamic and visceral thanks to these changes, though old-school fans may long for the point-and-click interface of the original.
  3. Charming and well executed, Throne has managed to usurp Untold Legends as the PSP's action-RPG king. [Feb. 2007, p.80]
  4. 70
    A pretty fun game. And with a 15- to 20-hour main quest that you can play through with three different characters (and again in co-op play), you'll definitely get your money's worth.
  5. Dungeon Siege starts out exceptionally well but really does fail to build in its promising foundations as the game progresses, and this lack of development means that as you approach the eight hour mark (the whole game works out at somewhere between 12 and 15 hours), you'll really feel like you've seen everything on offer.
  6. A decent dungeon crawler RPG that should keep starved fans happy. [Feb 2007, p.81]
  7. There are elements of this game that no one other than testers should have to sit through, and the fact that it has been released in this state is a great shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. NariusS.
    Nov 13, 2006
    Best hack-n-slash on PSP right now. It can easily beat any PS2 games in the same genre.
  2. TheB.
    Nov 10, 2006
    Load times aren't as bad as Jeff S. makes it sound. There is just a few second load for the menu, same as Untold Legends basically. and load times are around 25 seconds, but that is to load a huge level each time. The levels are very organic, with large hills, foliage, streams and waterfalls - much more interesting than the monotonous levels from the Untold Legends games. cool assortment of weapons/armor, many spells and abilities to learn. Great variety with the monsters, and love the sidekick who levels up (kind of like a Mag from Phantasy Star Online). Great variety in the quests. By far best action rpg on psp. Expand
  3. JohnC.
    Nov 13, 2006
    A game which has been given the "Dark Alliance" treatment from PC to PSP, and is well deserved to be mentioned with them. One of the best RPGs on the system, and definately one of the more addictive. The load times can space out the gameplay a bit, but once you get used to it (which you do rather easily) it becomes a compelling game to play. Collapse
  4. SemihG.
    May 23, 2007
    Superb graphics, very nice soundtrack and an incredible game world (landscape, characters, story, lots of items to explore/read) make it one of the best games on PSP. I agree that load-times are frustrating and quite demanding on the battery pack. Expand
  5. MattC.
    Jul 20, 2008
    This is the best hack and slash game for PSP, in many ways far superior of Untold Legends, mainly in the camera perspective and combat dinamics, characters and a huge weapoonary. The climax is the identical to Dungeon Siege II PC version. Ballanced difficulty and immersive stages, Throne of Agony is the final must for hack slash lovers PSP owners. Expand
  6. TonyL
    Jan 17, 2009
    Tons of weapons and armor to find. And changing these actually changes the appearance of your character (what a concept.) Load times are mildly annoying but you get used to it. Overall a beautiful and highly addictive game. I would have rated it higher if not for the brutal ending. I felt cheated by how bad the end of this game was. Better ending = 9 rating. Expand
  7. JeffS.
    Nov 4, 2006
    Load times for entering the world map and areas are averaging 20-35 seconds. This includes entering towns, which you are going to do quite a bit to sell off all that loot. Worse, we're getting on average 10-20 second load times for MENU screens. Nothing says fun like waiting, and waiting some more, for your overhead map to appear so you can figure out where to go. Expand

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