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  • Summary: DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. Sep 14, 2011
    88
    The story may not be the greatest, but the gameplay is solid and for that alone you should check it out.
  2. Jun 16, 2011
    80
    I recommend Dungeon Siege III to anyone that wants to connect with friends and kill a whole mess of monsters together. [July 2011, p.84]
  3. Jul 18, 2011
    80
    It's a game that offers few surprises then, but one that offers plenty of enjoyment. It has nowhere near the depth of Obsidian's last RPG, Fallout: New Vegas and in this case it suits.
  4. Jun 25, 2011
    70
    Constructed off the standard model for dungeon crawling, Dungeon Siege III doesn't reinvent the crawl, it only provides a pleasant ride within its confined genre.
  5. Sep 14, 2011
    70
    It doesn't push the envelope aside from experimenting with gameplay but if you like this type of game you'll probably enjoy yourself as long as you speed through the story.
  6. Jun 29, 2011
    69
    A few too many problems to recommend to anyone but hardcore hack-and-slash fans, but even they're going to find the game's loot underwhelming.
  7. Jun 26, 2011
    55
    Dungeon Siege III in the end is a weak title that will drown in the sea of top quality western RPGs that are already out there and soon to come.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
  1. Jul 27, 2011
    10
    I have really enjoyed this unexpected title. There wasn't a whole lot of hype about it, and at the same time there haven't been a whole lot of exciting releases for me lately. I started watching this game close to release, and got excited at the fact that I might be able to go on a good dungeon crawl.

    Once i started getting into the game, I found the whole experience to be very positive. Graphically the game was nice, and the structure to the game was that of a typical dungeon crawler. The backstory was interesting, and I got involved with the character to the extent where I really cared about making a difference to the Legion and trying to restore us to glory.

    On top of that, the amount of loot was amazing- any true fan of an RPG with lots of loot will be at home with this one. The character development was satisfying enough, with the ability of earn EXP and level up your character down the path that you see fit. In terms of your abilities and their specialisations, you wont be able to unlock everything- so choices will have to be made. To me, that is a big part of a good RPG- choices which mean you totally forgo other choices.

    The combat was great, it was smooth, intuitive and satisfying. Once you get a hang for the 2 stances and your characters abilities, then you will be able to seriously kick some enemy ass. The combat still had a good level of strategy to it, whilst feeling action packed at the same time.

    One semi-downside is the short time, even if you go through and complete all side quests and explore/re-explore sections of the world, it will probably take between 15-20 hours for most people. For an RPG this is relatively short, however it sort of felt right for this game- it definitely achieves what it needed to. A saving grace to this fact is that there are 4 totally different characters, each of which play very differently, so you can play through with each of them once- this will add to re-playability greatly.

    I have played through twice so far- once on normal setting, and the next on the hardcore/nightmare setting. This is thoroughly recommended for all true RPG fans who are up for the challenge.

    Highly recommended!
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  2. Jun 21, 2011
    8
    So far the game is pretty good. the loot system could be a little better (different looks for helmets, armor, etc). The skills tree seems simplified but works well for he console. Fighting is fun but sometimes frustrating, but not so much that it becomes un-fun. Co-op is a bit clunky, online and local. This game is best played single player.

    This game doesn't really break new ground, but it's a great dungeon crawler. If you were into Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance or Champions of Norath, you'll dig this game. If you are not a fan of this type of game you will hate it for sure.

    The particle effects in the game are great, and the engine is pretty nice looking. The camera can be a real pain in the butt at points but for the most part I find that if you click the right stick and make the camera come in close you can see more of the beautiful world.

    This game is no Elder Scrolls, but it's well worth a playthrough.
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  3. Jun 21, 2011
    8
    I've enjoyed this little game. If you like old school hack and slash and plenty-a-loot then you will like this game. The leveling and talent tree systems work well and make you feel like you are definitely becoming more powerful. The graphics are decent with only a few minor camera hicups - mainly zooming in too far in some situations. I like the flashy spell effects as well. If you are playing single player your AI partner is capable of handling his/her own and will even pick up any loot you may have missed along the way. All in all the game works well and is pleasing to your eyes. I would recommend it to others. Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2011
    7
    Nice enjoyable game, not too complicated, easy to get into control-wise. Could leave you wanting a deeper skill system and more sidequests etc but alot of games in this genre does. The conversation system typical to earlier Obsidian and Bioware games seems a little forced and unnessecary, but otherwise the story is quite engaging and not so bland and black and white.

    I still haven't tried playing the co-op but thats definitly one of the reasons I got this one, but even the AI is doing a great job of holding their own and playing their parts.
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  5. Jan 4, 2014
    5
    Smack bang in the middle of what you can expect from a dungeon crawl loot game. Characters feel limited with what they can do and combat is very simple and repetitive. Story is ok as are the graphics, the soundtrack is lovely and the loot is cool. I felt that my characters image did not particularly change either which meant there was no sense of them becoming more badass as they leveled up. Levels very linear and companion AI is at times quite frustrating. In saying this it was fun relatively short and pretty easy so if you do like this style of game and are looking something to play consider it. Expand
  6. Jul 22, 2012
    4
    Dungeon siege 3 is a poor game. The voice acting was appalling and the baddie JAYNE KASINDER, are you having a **** laugh it sounds like a character out of neighbours. I tryed but didnt have the willpower to actually finish this game. Poor game all round and I would not recommend anyone go and buy this game. Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2012
    0
    If you like linear dungeons, button mashing fights and a lack of imagination in a game, then Dungeon Siege III is just what you need to brighten up your day! Everything about this game is just too basic and belongs in the year 2000. Forget about variety, depending on the character you pick, you're stuck with the same type of weapon throughout the entire game. No switching from sword to magic, no experimenting with the skill tree and no exciting boss fights - just the same thing over and over again, until you grow so bored of this headache of a game that you take your rental copy back early because any more time spent on it will feel wasted. For your own sanity, do not play this game! Expand

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