Average User Score: 4.0May 15, 2012First, I love the game. It's an awesome game. It's a perfection of what Diablo 2 did well already. There's one small problem though thatFirst, I love the game. It's an awesome game. It's a perfection of what Diablo 2 did well already. There's one small problem though that ruins it: I CAN'T PLAY IT. For an MMO to have a rocky launch is one thing; for a game that I, like a LOT of people, am planning on playing largely solo, it's totally unacceptable. Servers have been down or spotty most of launch day thus far. Right now I'm sitting in line to get in because the servers are full - FOR A SINGLE PLAYER GAME. Even if they get them up and running, you'll never be able to play the game without an internet connection - so you can't play on a plane, at the airport (unless there's free wi-fi; most are still pay), or anywhere without a connection. Fail.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.6Jun 21, 2011For anyone hoping for a true Dungeon Siege sequel, turn around now and walk away. This game is definitely not it. The DS series has, up toFor anyone hoping for a true Dungeon Siege sequel, turn around now and walk away. This game is definitely not it. The DS series has, up to this point, been characterized by almost infinite character customization and fun storylines that don't take themselves to seriously (I want my goblin flamethrower!), with great multiplayer and simple click-fest combat. This game has none of that. The graphics are decent, not great. That's about the only really good thing I can say. The controls are horrible, character customization is for all intents and purposes nonexistent, combat controls are iffy at best. The storyline is old. Multiplayer doesn't really let you bring your own character into a game. Oh, and speaking of multiplayer, if you needed proof that this is just a bad port of a mediocre console game, when you try to find a multiplayer game, the prompt for Player 2 to press Start to join is still there. Using the Xbox Start icon. REALLY OBSIDIAN?… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Jun 10, 2011Warning beforehand, spoilers.
Before I start on on the reason for the low rating, I'd just like to say, the gameplay, for what it is, isWarning beforehand, spoilers.
Before I start on on the reason for the low rating, I'd just like to say, the gameplay, for what it is, is good. The weapons are fun to play with, the enemies are fairly fun to go after, and the vehicle stages are awesome. Gameplay is good, the game as a whole, though, is not.
That said, on to the rest of the review. First, the campaign is only about 7-10 hours long, depending on how you play. Publishers should have learned by now that that is not acceptable for a game you're charging $50-60 for.
This would be forgivable, if there was a robust multiplayer. however, their only multiplayer is a hoard mode. For a sequel to a game whose competitive multiplayer was almost universally loved, totally leaving that out is unforgivable. Note to developers: hoard mode was great...in Gears 2 when we first saw it. Alongside a good competitive multiplayer experience. And before we saw it in pretty much every game we've seen come out since. It does not now, and really would never have, substituted for a short campaign and lack of other multiplayer options.
Finally, the plot. Most of the game, it's fine, but the last part of the game completely ruins it. For anyone who hasn't played it yet, in the final mission you go repair the terraformer. The device that got blown up in the first level of the game, sending all people on Mars underground to survive, essentially ruining everything that had been built on the planet. You succeed, of course...alone...in about 45 minutes...while being assaulted by hoards of aliens. So...you're telling me an entire planet of people decided to live like refugees instead of sending a team to do what seems like a very simple repair?
Then there's the reason you're repairing the terraformer. It's not so the people of Mars can get back to building their lives. It's because apparently the aliens can't survive in an earth-like environment. You know, the kind humans need to live. And that you've been fighting aliens (including the queen) in for this entire game. Within moments of turning on the terraformer, they start dropping like flies. So...um...why could they attack you at all?
To summarize, a short campaign, poor multiplayer options, and a plotline that Uwe Boll would turn down make this game not worth the price. A pity, as the previous Red Faction games have been amazing.… Expand