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.
Jul 27, 2011I 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!… Collapse
Jun 21, 2011This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I bought this game by 17 th -Friday, so I had quite time to play through the weekend. I like it quite much. This game have beautiful graphics, good challenging fighting system (more action), ok plot, interesting exploring of new locations, quite well done creatures and for me re-playability â… Expand
Sep 10, 2013A decent Diablo wannabe that has all the innovation, style and presentation of Diablo, but, lacks depth and range.
For the most part it looks absolutely stunning visuals are nice and gameplay is more or less what you expect from a dungeon hack-n-slasher. Where this game fails is that it feels empty. Like a big beautiful mansion with almost no furniture in it. There is some character development with the main characters, but the utter lack of a real plot leaves them hanging.
Dungeon Siege 3 feels like a "bare-bones" Diablo clone. To many design styles and a poorly developed world that can't keep up. You can clearly see that this was an ambitious undertaking, just somewhere along the way they seemed to give up and rushed it out. Dungeon Siege 3 isn't bad, it is actually quite fun for the most part, if anything the best way to describe this game is that it was disappointing. Disappointing in the sense that it could have been much, much more than it is. A real shame. It had the potential to be the next Diablo.… Expand
Apr 1, 2013Such a let down after playing, and loving, the first two dungeon siege titles. Knew that it wasn't going to be anything close going in, but was still just shaking my head seeing the same enemy models over and over and no feeling of reward by leveling because the skill system isn't all that great, nor is the story. The game is playable, even if repetitive. But there are better games of the same genre out there.… Expand
Mar 3, 2012If 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
Published: October 4, 2012Mediocre reviews for a high-profile videogame? It does happen from time to time, as the new release "Resident Evil 6" demonstrates. Inside, we look at 40 games from the past decade that earned disappointing reviews despite major anticipation.