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Dungeon Siege III

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
72
5.0
Windows
72
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Xbox 360
73
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Description

Dungeon Siege III is a role-playing game with action combat, set in the medieval fantasy world Ehb. It was under attack (and defeated) by the mysterious woman Jeyne Kassynder - and her new goal seems to be to destroy everything and everyone connected to the Montbarron family, the land's elite guards. The player takes the role of one of four persons (the fighter Lucas, the fire creature Anjali, the archer Katarina or the mage Reinhart) with a close connection with said family and the ultimate goal to save their lives, uncovering the truth behind Kassynder and her plot.

The combat system has certain dissimilarities compared to the previous entries in the series; while those were made for mouse and keyboard controls, Dungeon Siege III is primarily designed for gamepads - which means direct controls instead of indirect clicking. The player directly controls the character movement and the direction of the attacks, and activates special attacks (which use focus energy) with a button. A big difference from regular RPGs is the absence of health, mana and focus potions - the character needs to pick up refreshing, coloured balls which are dropped by killed enemies.

During the course of the game the player meets the other three characters and takes one of them with him into combat. This fighting companion is controlled by the AI, but the player chooses the gear and makes the level up decisions - just like with the main character. Every killed enemy and solved quest gives experience point; a sufficient amount of those results in a level up. The skills are divided into ten passive talents and nine active special attacks (abilities) which are different from character to character. Both can be improved in five steps, but the abilities also feature two different specializations, e.g. damage or speed. The abilities are assigned to the three stances: one- handed, two-handed or defensive.

Dungeon Siege III also features many dialogues with smaller or bigger changes depending on the used character. Like in other Obsidian games, the player often has to make choices which have influence on how the quest is solved, e.g. with combat or peacefully, and how the quest ends. Consequences of those decisions reach through the whole game and even slightly change the main quest, for example if a faction supports the heroes in a big fight.

Screenshots

Dungeon Siege III Windows I died
Dungeon Siege III Windows At a shop
Dungeon Siege III Windows Cut-scene
Dungeon Siege III Windows Spiders!

Alternate Titles

  • "ダンジョン シージ 3" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 17, 2011 80 out of 100 80
We Got This Covered PlayStation 3 Jun 17, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 3 Jun 17, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Fragland.net Xbox 360 Jul 17, 2011 72 out of 100 72
GameSpy Windows Jun 20, 2011 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingEvolution PlayStation 3 Aug 21, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Jul 05, 2011 68 out of 100 68
MMGN PlayStation 3 Jul 01, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN Windows Jun 21, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Cheat Happens Windows Jul 04, 2011 6 out of 10 60

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Dec 12, 2011

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