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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 HocDungeon 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 85
    The overall presentation was top notch, the planetary soundtrack and loot were kick ass and the selection of quests was inspiring. Also, the diversity of creatures was very impressive.
  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. Throne of Agony doesn't do anything that hasn't been seen in the genre before. Luckily, it does what it does very, very well -- well enough that there isn't a better hack 'n slash on the PSP right now.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Despite being an impressive enough handheld title, the experience in the Northern Wastelands does become quite repetitive, thanks mostly to samey gameplay and storylines that are difficult to care about.
  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 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. NariusS.
    Nov 13, 2006
    10
    Best hack-n-slash on PSP right now. It can easily beat any PS2 games in the same genre.
  2. JohnC.
    Nov 13, 2006
    9
    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 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. Expand
  3. TheB.
    Nov 10, 2006
    9
    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 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
  4. THUDUK
    Nov 19, 2006
    9
    Basically a Great action RPG, with stunning graphics and most of all a music score that John Williams could have produced, a huge environment Basically a Great action RPG, with stunning graphics and most of all a music score that John Williams could have produced, a huge environment that I just can't seem to get away from, am completely immersed inside this world of Dungeonsiege, after a while you really begin to discover and build your character, every little thing you pick up change reflects in the character on screen, the fighting initially sways towards hack and slash button mashing, but soon you will learn new tricks like slam leaps and spell effects. which can be devastating, in my mind this is the closest thing to Diablo and Dark Alliance, and I haven't had as much fun since then...in fact if I could give 9.5/10 I would this game looses 0.5 due to slightly slow load times, but at least you get stonking huge levels to explore and waiting 20 seconds doesn't really hurt when your playing such a highly polished complete game like this...RECOMMENDED Expand
  5. May 14, 2018
    9
    Good game, good graphics and nice, enjoyable game play. It has some issues but nothing major. This is hack and slash game, the story is so-soGood game, good graphics and nice, enjoyable game play. It has some issues but nothing major. This is hack and slash game, the story is so-so not the best. Sometimes hard to figure out what to do next but google is your friend and there are couple of walkthroughs and can find some questionable part on youtube so you can bit it for sure. I started a mage but 1/4 way figured better of to be archer and put many point on agi, str (for armor wear). Meantime boosted the enchant spell to max (LVL21) and it worked. I wasn't sure if I will run into a trouble because of the mixed setup but game handled very well and it was fun. At LVL50 was 935 dps... with crossbow ;). Anyway I can recommend this game to anyone who likes the genre.

    I did not give 10 points because:
    - story is not to well designed, got bored on reading wall texts
    - map is well let put it this way not the best. You can only see a small portion of the map and can't zoom out etc. which makes couple of quest annoying (catapult search for example)
    - at 3/4 of the game I had a feeling they run out of money/time and skipped a lot. Got the ship but wasn't in a big use at all, could be far more done
    - mage spells not finished. Game has various fire mage spells but nothing else (did not check other classes)
    - follower / minions ai is not good. Both stuck in objects, and instead of attacking the enemy most of times just hangs around. They are most of the time behind you and not front to protect (mage). That's why I decided to change priorities on skill points.
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  6. MattC.
    Jul 20, 2008
    9
    This is the best hack and slash game for PSP, in many ways far superior of Untold Legends, mainly in the camera perspective and combatThis 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
  7. JeffS.
    Nov 4, 2006
    5
    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 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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