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Wednesday - June 27, 2007

DS2 - Broken World - Review @ GameBanshee

by Dhruin, 00:39

A second review out of the blue for Dungeon Siege II: Broken World with GameBanshee posting a critique with a score of 6.9/10:

Unfortunately, the campaign isn’t very exciting. It’s like developer Gas Powered Games knew that they had to create an expansion pack, but they didn’t have any good ideas for it, and so they just plopped down a bunch of monsters for you to kill. As a result, there is plenty of violence, but there isn’t much interaction with your companions, there is only one puzzle sequence (with a joke -- literally and figuratively -- as a reward), there are few books and no chants to find, only one chest turned out to be a mimic, there weren’t many secret doors, and so on.

Monday - June 25, 2007

DS2 - Broken World - Review @ Game Apex

by Dhruin, 23:45

A blast from the past with Game Apex reviewing Dungeon Siege II: Broken World.  The score is 7/10 and here's a snip:

All in all, the gameplay in Broken World is more of the same from the standalone game.  This isn't bad thing, as the gameplay was excellent to begin with.   While there could have been more gameplay updates and a more customizable crafting system, Gas Powered Games took the formula that worked for the original game and kept it, resulting in an expansion that is still fun to play (but once again, the new campaign is very short).

Source: Bluesnews

Tuesday - February 27, 2007

DS2 - Broken World - Review @ Armchair General

by Gorath, 23:29

Armchair General gave the Dungeon Siege 2 Deluxe Edition - which includes both the main game and the add-on - 80%. Here´s their verdict:

Overall, the experience played in Dungeon Siege 2: Deluxe Edition was not something unfamiliar. There is certainly a great deal of game time in the pack, which gives the gamer a good bang for the buck. The question is whether or not he or she wishes to play "yet another" action RPG. There just isn’t anything fresh or exciting to be played in Dungeon Siege 2. While the storyline is good, the gameplay solid, and the graphics crisp and clean, all of the above are things that have already been seen in RPGs in the past. Dungeon Siege 2 is a good RPG, but not one that would be recommended for those who are searching for something new in their collection.

Source: Bluesnews

Thursday - December 14, 2006

DS2 - Broken World - Review @ Worthplaying

by Kalia, 23:40

Worthplaying has posted a rather tardy review of Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World. Scoring it 6.5/10, the reviewer said:

By my way of thinking, at least so far as expansions are concerned, if they don’t completely enhance the basic experience of the game they are connected to then they aren’t really worth a whole separate purchase. Much as I hate using Blizzard as an example yet again (I almost make the company sound infallible), their add-ons for both Starcraft and Diablo 2 essentially re-worked the games into a whole new experience. In the case of Broken World, whether you have it installed or not makes no difference whatsoever to Dungeon Siege II, aside from giving you the end of the story. (Which should have been included from the beginning anyways.) Microsoft has released a version of this game together with the expansion, and that makes a decent value, but as a stand alone release Broken World doesn’t merit anything more than a bargain-bin purchase.

Source: Worthplaying

Monday - November 13, 2006

DS2 - Broken World - Review @ GamingExcellence

by Dhruin, 20:30

6.6/10 is the verdict for DS2: Broken World in GamingExcellence's review:

Note to self: If current planet proceeds in a fury of demolishment, make an expansion. The Dungeon Siege saga rages back to the “broken” land of Arrana to pick up what little the second to the plot left off. DSII: Broken World has a new race, new classes, new items and other content, but getting to the new foe isn’t much of an interesting quest in itself.

Thursday - November 02, 2006

DS2 - Broken World - Review @ Fragland

by Dhruin, 20:54

A very short review of DS2: Broken World is available at Fragland with a score of 67.3%:

Next to an small extra story there's also a new race you can play with, and if you can believe Gas Powered Games they did this after a huge demand from the community. They've added dwarves. Unfortunately, these can't do anything different from any other race in the game and in the end they're just a bunch of little people... nothing more, nothing less.

Source: Bluesnews

Tuesday - October 24, 2006

DS2 - Broken World - Walkthrough Available @ IGN

by Kalia, 15:55

IGN is on a roll with walkthroughs today. They have posted one for Dungeon Siege II: Broken World, the add-on to Dungeon Siege II. You can snag it at IGN

Source: IGN

Monday - September 25, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ GameCaptain (German)

by Dhruin, 22:30
GameCaptain.de let us know they have a German review of DS2: Broken World in German, with a score of 78%.

Thursday - September 21, 2006

DS 2: Broken World Review @ Atomic Gamer

by Kalia, 20:54
<a href="http://www.atomicgamer.com/article.php?id=292" target="_blank">Atomic Gamer</a> has posted a decent review of Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World. Scoring the Dungeon Siege expansion at 80%, the reviewer says:<blockquote><em>Overall, Broken World makes for a good, fun expansion. While I feel that the new skill trees should have been added differently, I dona "!t see it as anything game-breaking. If you enjoyed DS2, youa "!ll probably enjoy the expansion too. It isna "!t going to make you a rabid fan of the series, though, if you hated the original.</em></blockquote>

Source: Blue's News

Friday - September 15, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ GamingGroove

by Dhruin, 22:10
7/10 is the score for DS2: Broken World in GamingGroove's review:
Still, we loved DS2, and we are rather fond of this expansion despite what other editors are saying (and yes we've read most of them). You won't find a huge graphical upgrade with Broken World. And as just stated, looks like the Zone Alarm firewall issue is still raging on. You might even be surprised by the intensity in gameplay this expansion offers, forcing you out of the usual hack-and-slash mode and asking you to really think about how you progress forward. In some cases, the gameplay may even get a little annoying, but that's ok. If you haven't played DS2, then you might want to experience that part of the story before taking on Broken World, as the expansion is generally labeled as the "conclusion" of the story set forth in DS2. But if you have played the original, and you've deleted the characters and uninstalled the game, there is still hope by way of the expansion's pre-generated characters. Just don't expect to whip though this in one sitting.

Monday - September 11, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ 2404

by Dhruin, 22:25
DS2: Broken World has been <a href="http://www.2404.org/reviews/1368/Dungeon-Siege-II:-Broken-World-Review" target="_blank">reviewed</a> at 2404. The score is 7.5/10 and here is the main criticism:<blockquote><em>This leads to my greatest issue with the expansion: therea "!s very little added in the way of quests and dungeons, and not that much effort was put into making them distinctive. The general story has you tracking down a bad guy who survived the cataclysm; follow the tracks out of town and in about 6 hours of hacking, youa "!ll find him and thata "!s it. There are some tough battles, at least, but a handful of battles that take more than a minute to play out doesna "!t a real expansion make; just be sure to hit the space bar often to pause during fights, and by all means zoom in to get a look at the truly awesome graphics. If you find yourself strapped for gaming dollars, ita "!s probably best just to skip this until you can find a good price.</em></blockquote>

Source: Blue's

Friday - September 08, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ GameShark

by Dhruin, 22:49
A stronger review than many for DS2: Broken World has popped up at GameShark with their critique awarding a 'B-':
Here's a universal truth about expansion packs - you really can't judge them on their own. They are only as good as the games that they expand on. After that the criteria for judging them is pretty straightforward. So you have to assume the person that is checking out said expansion pack, in this case Dungeon Siege II: Broken World, found the original game to be a lot of fun and worth dusting off for some new content. Broken World certainly delivers what it promises on the box -- and for it's price -- serves up its fair share of new content improvements and fun to Gas Powered Games' role-playing game.

Source: Blue's

Tuesday - September 05, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ Acegamez

by Dhruin, 12:41
Acegamez has a review of DS2: Broken World, with a score of 6/10. Here's a snippet:
The highpoints of the game are that it continues to provide challenging and fast-paced combat, a progression system that rewards choosing a character type and sticking with it, a decent story with enough side-quests to keep you interested, and an interesting inventory upgrading system. This game won't replace Planescape: Torment in terms of depth, nor is it as good as the original Dungeon Siege II, but it is certainly better than the first Dungeon Siege. However, the developers seem to have slid back from the good effort they made of avoiding the tedium often encountered in games of this type. The multiplayer mode remains unchanged, with co-operative play in one of three combinations with someone else. It was adequate in the original and remains adequate here.
Thanks, Mike!

DS2: Broken World - Review @ Strategy Informer

by Dhruin, 01:07
5.3/10 is the score for DS2: Broken World on Strategy Informer's <a href="http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/dungeonsiegeiibrokenworld/review.html" target="_blank">review</a>:<blockquote><em>The quest begins a year after the catastrophe, in the mystical land where all creatures are starting over. Just when you thought that things are going to be a bit peaceful now that Validis is dead, another nemesis enters into the picture: a sorcerer whom you thought was banished in the earlier chapters of the game comes up with a ridiculous idea of world peace through total and absolute destruction. The crazy old mage is just using the a Saltruistica ? intentions; apparently wants to take over everything, so he calls on the dark forces of Lord Zaramoth to make this plan possiblea and you know that this absurd plan has got to be stopped so you brace yourself for the adventure. </em></blockquote>

Friday - September 01, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ GamerDad

by Dhruin, 12:51
The latest review of DS2: Broken World comes from GamerDad, where the score is 3/5:
Everything is nearly identical to the original. The only additions are a couple of hybrid classes. These new classes are good starting points, but you shape your development path through your actions just as you did in the original. The minimum starting level is 39, and you can choose from several quality pre-made characters or import your own to begin this quest. If you finished the original game and spent any extra time leveling, your character is at a much higher level than this expansion expects making loot and experience from battle unsatisfying. Even choosing a pre-made character gives you an equipment set better than the vast majority of what you find.
Thanks, Mike!

Thursday - August 31, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ The Gamers Temple

by Dhruin, 22:34
More of the same with a score of 70% is the verdict for DS2: Broken World in The Gamers Temple <a href="http://www.gamerstemple.com/games9/001190/001190r01.asp" target="_blank">review</a>:<blockquote><em>The world of Broken World is filled with many of the creatures that youa "!re familiar with from Dungeon Siege II. Well they may be the same but theya "!re different. The cataclysm has changed them so that they have new ways of attacking and even new special abilities. Dona "!t worry, though, youa "!ll see some new critters as well. Whata "!s also changed is that the game now emphasizes proper preparation before heading into battle. Go in with the wrong equipment and you may find your foe to be pretty much unbeatable. This is more of a strategic element than a tactical one, though, as once the battle begins ita "!s all about the clicking. This may be an issue with you if you did not enjoy Dungeon Siege II a  the experience is essentially the same so Broken World will not turn you into a convert. Broken World does up the challenge level and even veterans will not find the going to be all that easy. It can be a bit frustrating at times but it does extend the gamea "!s playing time.</em></blockquote>

Tuesday - August 29, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ GameSpy

by Dhruin, 23:45
GameSpy has kicked up their review of DS2: Broken World. Describing the expansion as "more challenging", the score is 3/5:
One major improvement over the original is the addition of reagent recipes. In Dungeon Siege II, the developers added reagents that could be applied to enchantable armors, weapons, jewelry and spellbooks, but almost without exception, anything you had enchanted paled in comparison to anything found off creatures. Now you can discover reagent recipes -- as quest rewards, in chests and hidden alcoves, and off of monsters -- that create special enchanted magic items that are better than what can be enchanted normally. And they really are more powerful. Many of them are good enough to replace the armor and weapons you find off the monsters, and it makes the enchantment system useful for a change.

Sunday - August 27, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ GameZone

by Dhruin, 00:30
GameZone has posted their <a href="http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r29060.htm" target="_blank">review</a> of DS2: Broken World. The score is a modest 6.8/10 and here's a snip:<blockquote><em>Where the game falters is in framerate issues, which essentially means stuttering. This can be a deterrent that really interrupts the game play. <br><br>But what this expansion does bring to the table are some pretty good battles against tough foes and well-designed monsters. Ita "!s just too bad the story itself is so short. Without the framerate issues, and a more involved story, this might have been a much more entertaining ride.</em></blockquote>

Friday - August 25, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ Ferrago

by Dhruin, 00:47
"Broken Indeed" is the tag for Ferrago's review of DS2: Broken World, which sports a score of 59%:
Dungeon Siege II is too big a game with too grand a storyline to ruin in just one sentence, but for the sake of those who've seen it all before and the constraints of space, here's how the story ended: there's this big, bad guy called Valdia, yeah? At the end he gets his ass whooped. That's pretty much it, but everyone knows the good guys always win out in the end. Broken World's plot reveals that defeating Valdia wasn't the end of the madness to unfold on Arriana. His death has only unleashed an unspeakable abomination that has waited a millennium for its freedom, hasn't it? Talk about whoopsie-doo. Obviously there's not going to be much time to party like it's 1999 while groups of Bound Elves, Familiars and all other manner of monster (innocents plagued by evil), are out and about causing havoc. Oh, there's also the small point of dark lord Zeramoth wanting to destroy the world too. And, y'know, since it was really your fault that this all happened in the first place, it's probably only fair that you admit responsibility and set off to sort things out once and for all. Well, perhaps after you've finished your cup of tea and checked the footie results on Teletext. Then it's time to show them who's boss.

Tuesday - August 22, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Review @ Game Revolution

by Dhruin, 02:49
DS2: Broken World continues to attract considerable criticism with Game Revolution handing down a 'D+' in their <a href="http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/pc/dungeon_siege_2_broken_world" target="_blank">review</a>:<blockquote><em>Ita "!s a little unfair to blame Broken World for all of its failings since several of them are holdovers from the previous game. Still, this was an opportunity to fix some of those issues and add interesting new content to liven up a hurting series. Unfortunately, this expansion fails to add any worthwhile new gameplay mechanics or modes (multiplayer, anyone?), proving that some worlds are harder to repair than others.</em></blockquote>

Source: VE3D

Wednesday - August 16, 2006

DS 2: Broken World - Reviews @ GameDaily, CG Online

by Dhruin, 00:50
GameDaily offers up a <a href="http://pc.gamedaily.com/game/review/?gameid=5081&page=2" target="_blank">review</a> of DS2: Broken World with a score of 3/5, joining others in criticising the weak campaign:<blockquote><em>Broken World is the expansion to last year's party-based RPG, Dungeon Siege II. While the expansion improves gameplay in a number of important ways, including the inclusion of two new cross-classes, the actual campaign and story leave much to be desired. Players who have never played DS2 before benefit the most, because they can take advantage of all the expansion's gameplay benefits in the first campaign. However, there isn't much to compel veteran players to replay the whole thing. Broken World's campaign is disappointingly short in comparison to the main game, and the Aranna doesn't seem as big. However, if your primary concern is gameplay and multiplayer, and you don't care so much about the story, then this expansion is worth it. In any case, this story probably could have gone untold, which makes for a disappointing conclusion when DS2 comes to an end.</em></blockquote>...and Computer Games Online <a href="http://www.cgonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=846&Itemid=1&sectName=PC" target="_blank">joins in</a> with the same score and similar comments:<blockquote><em>Dungeon Siege II: Broken World is a hard game to recommend, even as a mere expansion pack. There is barely enough new content here to justify the price, especially considering that that content isna "!t that creative and really doesna "!t add enough to the game. It feels like a huge chunk of it is missing and that there just wasna "!t as much care and thought to the development. Fans of the series will want to pick it up, but the more casual should steer clear.</em></blockquote>

Saturday - August 12, 2006

DS 2: Broken World Review @ IGN

by Kalia, 02:03
IGN has posted their review of Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World, the recently released expansion pack for Dungeon Siege 2. Scoring DS 2: Broken World a "passable" 6.3/10.00 rating, the reviewer had this to say:
If you really crave more of that Dungeon Siege II action, you'll definitely find it in Broken World. The problem is, you won't find enough of it to last you more than two or three days. And while there are some interesting additions here, the main arc of the story just isn't dramatic enough to support it all. I like that the combat is hard enough to force you to outfit your party properly but the action still winds up being little more than a clickathon.

Source: IGN

Friday - August 04, 2006

DS 2: Broken World - Review @ 1Up

by Dhruin, 23:09
1Up joins GameSpot to say "Meh" to DS2: Broken World, awarding 6/10 in their review:
A full year after the release of Dungeon Siege II comes Gas Powered's latest attempt at prolonging the magic: Dungeon Siege II: Broken World. As with the base game, Gas Powered has admirably listened to and implemented suggestions from fans (and detractors) of the series. On paper, at least, Broken World seems to hit all its marks. But, much like the game it expands upon, ingredients that should, by rights, lead to excellence only end up making something pretty good. Call it the "Traveling Wilburys Effect."

DS 2: Broken World Now Available

by Dhruin, 22:59
Not surprising given the first reviews are out but Take 2 is <a href="http://ir.take2games.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=206509" target="_blank">announcing</a> that Dungeon Siege II: Broken World is now at retail in NA:<blockquote><em><b>Dungeon Siege II: Broken World Now Available For PC <br>-- Official Expansion Pack Concludes the Story of Dungeon Siege II --</b> <br> <br>New York, NY a  August 4, 2006 a  2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced Dungeon Siege II: Broken World, the official expansion pack to the award winning action role playing game, is now available for PC at retail stores in North America. <br> <br>Developed by Gas Powered Games, Dungeon Siege II: Broken World brings closure to the epic storyline begun in Dungeon Siege II. In an all-new single-player campaign, the maniacal Dark Wizard has ravaged the fantasy world of Aranna, and players must put an end to his evil machinations. Additional expanded offerings include two new multi-class characters, the return of the Dwarf as a playable race, more items to discover and a newly enhanced tactical-combat system. <br> <br>"We are very excited to offer fans of Dungeon Siege II the chance to continue and ultimately conclude their epic adventure with the Dungeon Siege II: Broken World expansion pack," said Christoph Hartmann, President, 2K. "As the last chapter in one of the most popular role playing games for PC, this is a finale that delivers in both its breadth of content and its depth of emotion."</em></blockquote>

DS 2: Broken World Review @ Gamespot

by Kalia, 15:59
Gamespot is out the gates with the first review of Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World. Scoring 6.3 ("mediocre"), the reviewer states:
Dungeon Siege II: Broken World feels more like it should be the first act of a game rather than the last act. It doesn't bring anything to Dungeon Siege II in terms of the story, and it's too short to stand on its own as a separate campaign. The new character classes are a welcome addition, but they alone aren't worth the price. Broken World also doesn't add any multiplayer specific features, so that part of the game remains unchanged. You can play through the campaign cooperatively and experience the new content that way, but the multiplayer doesn't increase the longevity of the expansion. If you're just looking for a hack-and-slash role-playing game, you'd be better off replaying Dungeon Siege II, because it's a much more satisfying experience.

Source: Gamespot

DS 2: Broken World Gameplay Movies @ Gamespot

by Kalia, 00:29
Gamespot has posted three gameplay movies from the upcoming Dungeon Siege 2 expansion, Broken World. Head over for a look.

Source: Gamespot

Monday - July 31, 2006

DS 2: Broken World - Hands On @ IGN

by Dhruin, 22:27
IGN takes an updated hands-on look at DS2: Broken World, based on a larger preview build from Gas Powered Games:
You start out at a Dyrad village and will gather together a party there -- a maximum of four members. At the beginning, your choices are sharpshooters, melee fighters, sorcerers and mages. I couldn't find any proper healers in the area, but my Fist of Stone main character was able to fill in the gaps here and there, and healing potions are relatively cheap to come by. Several of your choices are characters from DS2, but they're only skilled up in one ability tree (or at least this was the case in the preview build). I spent some timing choosing spells, getting my formation right, checking the vendors for good gear, and gathering side quests before I went into the fray.

Thursday - July 27, 2006

DS 2: Broken World Chat Log @ Gaming Groove

by Kalia, 13:35
Gaming Groove has posted the raw chat log from last night's developer discussion.
Will there be any features in the expansion that will be totally new for the hardcore RPG-player?

That was one of the goal of the new multiclass characters....the give the player more tactical options in combat... and more divergent skill trees. we also hand scripted more encounters for the players, to present more challenges.

The conditionhal monsters are really awesome. They allow players to apply strategy to how they approach monsters and combat. It always keeps me on my toes even now. Our testers said that the ability to keep adapting strategies and customizing the new character classes allowed them to keep enjoying the game even after 6 mos of constant testing.

Source: Shack News

Wednesday - July 26, 2006

DS 2: Broken World Site Live!

by Kalia, 02:58
The official Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World site is live now. It's got a nifty looking intro so head over for a look.

Source: Blue's News

Monday - July 24, 2006

DS II: Broken World Developer Chat

by Kalia, 18:50
Community liason, Tom Ohle, let us know that a developer chat has been scheduled. Here are the details: <blockquote><em>I just wanted to let you know that wea "!ve scheduled a chat with Gas Powered Games to discuss the now-gold Dungeon Siege II: Broken World on Wednesday, July 26 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT (midday time designed to accommodate European players for this chat). Focusing on the art aspects of the grim world presented in the expansion, the chat will feature GPGa "!s Marcie Finnila, Matt Mahon, Morien Thomas and Randy Post. <br><br>You can connect to EnterTheGame using your favorite IRC Client such as mIRC and connecting to irc.enterthegame.com. Once connected, type a S/join #dungeonsiegea ? and youa "!ll be ready to go. If you do not have an IRC Client, you can log on via the web at http://www.enterthegame.com/chat.asp. <br><br>What: Dungeon Siege II: Broken World artists chat<br>When: Wednesday, July 26; 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT<br>Where: irc.enterthegame.com, channel #dungeonsiege<br>Who: Gas Powered Gamesa "! Marcie Finnila, Matt Mahon, Morien Thomas and Randy Post<br><br></em></blockquote>

Wednesday - July 19, 2006

DS2: Broken World is GOLD

by Garrett, 21:26
Take 2 announced the Dungeon Siege 2 expansion Broken World is GOLD and will be released in early august in the States, on August 22nd in Germany.

Saturday - July 15, 2006

DS2: Broken Worlds Trailer @ Gamer's Hell

by Kalia, 00:39
Gamer's Hell is carrying a 57Mb trailer for Dungeon Siege 2: Broken Worlds. Head over and download it today.

Source: Gamer's Hell

Saturday - July 01, 2006

DS2: Broken World - Product Page Launched

by Dhruin, 23:24
2K Games has kicked up a product page for DS2: Broken World. There doesn't appear to be much there but it might be worth a look for those following this expansion.

Source: Blue's

Friday - June 30, 2006

DS2: Broken Worlds - Screens @ Worthplaying

by Dhruin, 22:25
Four DS2: Broken World screens are on offer at Worthplaying.

Wednesday - June 28, 2006

DS 2: Broken Worlds Movie @ Gamespot

by Kalia, 21:20
Tom Ohle, community relations manager for DS 2: Broken Worlds, sends word that there is a new 76Mb movie for your viewing pleasure over at Gamespot. Head over for a looksee.

Source: Gamespot

DS2: Broken World - 2 New Trailers

by Dhruin, 07:16
The last item Worthplaying sent over is two new Dungeon Siege II: Broken World movies (12Mb/75Mb).

Wednesday - June 21, 2006

RPGDot Feature: Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World - Community Q&A

by Dhruin, 00:53
RPGDot participated in a multi-site community Q&A to find out the latest on this upcoming DS2 expansion. Here's a sample:
[RPGDot] Have any improvements been made to the multiplayer component? Will the game still use Gamespy? Will it be easier for players to find one another and, if joining after a game's beginning, will it be easier for them to join a party?

Multiplayer is a fundamental component of the DS2 engine. We could not significantly change the functionality for Broken World without re-building DS2, so we focused on making a number of terrific upgrades to the UI, including character creation and chat functions. We are very excited to have Gamespy as an online partner again for Broken World.

Players will be able to import their DS2 MP characters into the expansion, or can make a new party and start over. DS2X data will not override DS2 saves, so you will even be able to pick up your DS2 party where it left off if you want to return to another mode of play in DS2.
Read it all here.

Tuesday - June 20, 2006

DS II: Broken World Preview @ Games Radar

by Kalia, 16:08
Games Radar has posted their preview of the upcoming Dungeon Siege expansion, Broken Worlds.


Both the sequel and the expansion are running on the same game technology that drove the original. While this gives all three games a sense of continuity, the team has had to work hard to wring every last drop of performance and keep the visuals fresh. Although it looks like a close cousin of the first game, the expansion aims for a sharper edge, packing in plenty of blood and gore. Perhaps the biggest complaint we had with the original was the cheesy dialogue - which should hopefully chucked, thanks to the entirely new voice cast for the expansion.

All in all, we think this fast-action add-on is coming together nicely for a 15-hour wrap-up to the series. Broken World ships at the end of summer, in August.
Read the rest here.

Source: Blue's News

Information about

Dungeon Siege 2: Broken World

Developer: Gas Powered Games

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Combat: Real-time
Play-time: 40-60 hours
Voice-acting: Partially voiced

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released at 2006-08-01
· Publisher: Microsoft Games