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Dungeon Siege 3 - Previews @ G4TV, PALGN

by Dhruin, 2011-02-02 22:36:18

The Dungeon Siege 3 previews continue to be positive with new articles at G4TV and PALGN.  Off to G4TV:

While the enemies we encountered were admittedly a bit addle-minded – rushing at us, screaming, seemingly ready for death – the combat proved both compelling and fun, especially once we journeyed into a dimly lit cave filled with more monstrous opponents. On a mission to rescue an eventual ally held captive by the witch Vera, we descended into the subterranean caverns, lit purple by magical torchlight, and found that the battles required a substantially more deft approach even with an admirable load-out. We even found ourselves gladly switching between the standard overhead, top-down view and a more console-friendly, over-the-shoulder perspective depending upon the situation at hand – a nice touch in variety if you ask us.

...and a quote from PALGN:

Dungeon Siege III is an action RPG that features a hack n’ slash style of gameplay as opposed to a highly strategic and menu driven style of gameplay found in most RPGs today. It gives the game quite the old school Gauntlet feel where the battle system is far more hands on than your typical modern Western RPG. We were able to dish out melee combos using two different combat stances, block and dodge attacks and basically have full control over our character during battle. It’s a nice change from the usual ‘dice roll’ mechanic of games like Baldur’s Gate and Dragon Age, which is largely driven by random luck. We quite enjoyed the combat system of the game as it has quite the old school feel, where pure gaming skill matters more than cycling through menus and taking your time with stratergising. At the end of the build we encountered a witch who served as a boss, and to defeat her we had to study the pattern of her main fireball attack and dodge it properly, showcasing the kind of hands-on action driven combat experience that isn’t common in RPGs anymore.

Source: Obsidian Entertainment

Information about

Dungeon Siege 3

SP/MP: Single + MP
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: Hack & Slash
Platform: PC
Release: Released