DescriptionLocated in the corner of the Aranna continent, the Kingdom of Ehb has recently gained independence following a prolonged war. One day, a small farming community is attacked by a band of wild creatures known as Krug. One of the farmers has to venture to the neighboring town of Stonebridge to seek help. During his travels he finds out that an even greater peril is threatening the land, and must find a way to stop it.
Dungeon Siege is a role-playing game sharing many similarities with Diablo. It is heavily combat-oriented and emphasizes item-gathering and gradual building up of the protagonist for purely battle-related purposes. The game's linear progression is determined by quests that send the protagonist to newer areas. Combat is handled in a point-and-click fashion; when the player character fights alone, it resembles the action-based fights of Diablo. However, other characters may join the party as well, at which point combat flows in real time, somewhat similarly to the semi-automated party battles of Ultima VII. It is possible to build formations and assign basic tactics to the party as well. When a character's health drops to zero, it becomes unconscious, and if left alone it will regenerate back to life. Other party members can speed up the healing process with spells. On the other hand if the enemies keep attacking the character will eventually die, and only resurrection spells can bring it back from the dead.
Unlike other role-playing games, there are no classes, but characters can improve up to four skills: melee, ranged, nature magic and combat magic. Advancing in a skill is done by simply using it. The characters become better at melee attacks if they fight with melee weapons, they can master nature magic if they cast nature spells, and so on. Using a skill will automatically improve one of three attributes: strength (necessary for melee), dexterity (ranged) or intelligence (magic).
- "末日危城" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
- "地牢围攻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Di Lao Wei Gong" -- Chinese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Diablo variants
- Dungeon Siege series
- Gameplay feature: Armor / Weapon sets
- Games made into comics
- Games made into movies
|A great game overall.||Windows||kbmb (399)|
|Hack and slash RPG brilliance but at a cost.||Windows||Sycada (175)|
|Streamlined RPG-lite desperately needs more death at higher levels||Windows||Kasey Chang (3651)|
|3D Diablo with multiple characters||Windows||Jason Becker (5)|
|Diablo meets Hexplore. Stunning looks, simple and fun - just don't take it too seriously.||Windows||Steve Hall (322)|
|How not to make an RPG||Windows||Mattias Kreku (421)|
|One of the NICEST, most Revolutionary NEW RPGs ever created! FUN as Heck!||Windows||XplOrOrOr (16)|
|It could've been better....||Windows||Lord Dayin (11)|
|Diablo hack and slash fun - for a while||Windows||Doug Walker (29)|
|Doesn't quite live up to potential.||Windows||gilgamex (113)|
|Inside Mac Games (IMG)||Macintosh||Jun 11, 2003||9.25 out of 10||92|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||May, 2002||90 out of 100||90|
|GameSpy||Windows||Apr 12, 2002||90|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Windows||Jul, 2002||90|
|PC Zone Benelux||Windows||Apr, 2002||89 out of 100||89|
|CanadianGamer||Windows||Aug 09, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|Gamesmania.de||Windows||May 06, 2002||84 out of 100||84|
|Netjak||Windows||Apr 02, 2002||8.2 out of 10||82|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Windows||Apr 19, 2002||60|
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1001 Video GamesDungeon Siege appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2002 – Tech W'd Like To See More Of Award (for its missing loading times)
Related Web Sites
- Building a Better RPG (An Apple Games article about the Mac version of Dungeon Siege, with commentary provided by Writer Neal Hallford (March, 2003).)
- Dungeon Siege Planet (English fansite.)
- Hints for Dungeon Siege (Designed to give you just as much information as you need, these hints will help you solve the game without spoiling it.)
- Official website (Official website)
- Planet Dungeon Siege (All things Dungeon Siege.)
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