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Dungeon Siege III

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
71
5.0
Windows
72
3.8
Xbox 360
73
4.5

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 3 1 5.0
Windows 8 3.8
Xbox 360 2 4.5
Combined MobyScore 11 4.1


The Press Says

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85
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
In die ersten beiden Teile habe ich sicher insgesamt über 150 Spielstunden versenkt. Dennoch störten mich die unsäglich träge Spielmechanik und die Abwechslungsarmut. Vom Kampfsystem, das mich vom Spieler zum Zuschauer degradierte, ganz zu schweigen. Ich bin sehr dankbar dafür, dass Obsidian diese und andere Altlasten über Bord geworfen und Dungeon Siege 3 stattdessen mit einem schnellen und eingängigen Gameplay, einer guten Story und einer Vollvertonung bedacht hat. Schade nur, dass die moralischen Entscheidungen lediglich an der Handlungsoberfläche kratzen. Und was sollen bitte die roboterartige Gestik der Spielfiguren in Dialogen und die vermurkste Maus-Steuerung? Das könnt ihr aber besser, liebe Obsidianer! Fast schon witzig ist, dass Dungeon Siege 3 erstmals seinem Namen gerecht wird und die stimmungsvollsten Dungeons auf den Schirm zaubert, die ich in bisher veröffentlichten Hack&Slay-Titeln erleben durfte.
80
Xbox 360We Got This Covered
If you’re itching for a good fantasy dungeon crawler then Dungeon Siege 3 should be on your list. It’s not a spectacular game that will wow you from start to finish with its new and exciting mechanics and features, but it’s tried, true and quite polished. Not to mention an entertaining and engaging experience that will keep you busy for a while – even longer if you decide to try all four characters and/or go online. The game has its odd issues such as a frustrating camera and a frame rate that likes to go for the occasional dip, but there aren’t any major issues that should keep you away. This siege expedition has been safely planned and reviewed, to reflect that it’s safe for your time and investment.
80
WindowsWe Got This Covered
If you’re itching for a good fantasy dungeon crawler then Dungeon Siege 3 should be on your list. It’s not a spectacular game that will wow you from start to finish with its new and exciting mechanics and features, but it’s tried, true and quite polished. Not to mention an entertaining and engaging experience that will keep you busy for a while – even longer if you decide to try all four characters and/or go online. The game has its odd issues such as a frustrating camera and a frame rate that likes to go for the occasional dip, but there aren’t any major issues that should keep you away. This siege expedition has been safely planned and reviewed, to reflect that it’s safe for your time and investment.
80
PlayStation 3We Got This Covered
If you’re itching for a good fantasy dungeon crawler then Dungeon Siege 3 should be on your list. It’s not a spectacular game that will wow you from start to finish with its new and exciting mechanics and features, but it’s tried, true and quite polished. Not to mention an entertaining and engaging experience that will keep you busy for a while – even longer if you decide to try all four characters and/or go online. The game has its odd issues such as a frustrating camera and a frame rate that likes to go for the occasional dip, but there aren’t any major issues that should keep you away. This siege expedition has been safely planned and reviewed, to reflect that it’s safe for your time and investment.
80
PlayStation 3Splitkick
Overall, Dungeon Siege 3 is a very solid, accessible experience if you’re looking for an Action RPG that doesn’t require a lot of personal investment. An RPG-lite if you will. Anyone who goes into it expecting a deep story like Dragon Age, or insane number crunching along the lines of WoW is in for some disappointment. However, if you simply want some easy to pick up hack n’ slash action that you can play for a few hours with a friend, Dungeon Siege will most certainly scratch that itch.
80
WindowsGamersHell.com
While we won't be seeing Dungeon Siege III on anyone's “Best of the Year” lists, it's still a well-made hack-and-slash game, and one of the better examples of the genre on this generation of consoles. Good visual design, evocative lighting, as well as satisfying combat and action are brought down a bit by an overabundance of hard-to-manage loot, some tepid voice work, and rather restricted level design. Dungeon Siege III is not the Next Big Thing in action-RPGs, but it does the Old Thing pretty well.
80
Xbox 360AusGamers
Dungeon Siege III, although taking place in the same world, shares very little in common with both its predecessors and even its namesake. With most of the action taking place in castles, forests, caves, factories, mountains, swamps and numerous other locations, there are very few dungeons to be found at all within the game. Which overall speaks volumes for potential expectations one may have with the game, and in failing to meet them could be an unfair catalyst in dismissing what is a fun, polished, and streamlined action RPG experience that deserves your attention.
80
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ein Dungeon Siege ist das Spiel nun wirklich nicht, auch wenn’s auf der Schachtel steht. Dungeon Siege hin oder her, Obsidian hat mich mit der Story um Jeyne Kassynder gut unterhalten. Auch wenn ich gegen Ende viele optionale Quests links liegen gelassen habe, weil mich die Latscherei zu sehr genervt hat. Und wenn auch jetzt wieder einige meckern werden, weil das Ding so »konsolig« ist -- Dungeon Siege 3 hat im Vergleich zu den Vorgängern eine nicht von der Hand zu weisende Verbesserung: Kämpfe sind wirkliche Kämpfe, in denen ich geschickt vorgehen muss, und keine interaktive Grafikdemo.
75
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Perfect is het allemaal niet, maar langzaam maar zeker komen de kwaliteiten van Dungeon Siege III naar boven drijven. Ideaal voor wie het wachten op Diablo III al knokkend wil verdrijven.
75
WindowsSoftpedia
There's nothing groundbreaking in Dungeon Siege III, nothing we have not already seen and likely will see again in the role play and the hack and slash space. This does not mean that the game has nothing to offer or that it's not worth playing, just that those who plan on picking it up should adjust their expectations accordingly. The best part of the game is the actual combat, with its mix of frantic action and strategic choices when it comes to special power deployment but it too could have used a little bit of extra depth. The weakest element is the bad camera, which can make even good battles a chore and often leads to unnecessary death. Dungeon Siege III is a video game that will not break into any Best of 2011 charts and will probably also fail to light the sales charts ablaze but the team at Obsidian has worked carefully and managed to create a solid hack and slash experience that could have done much more on the story front and could have benefited from a better port to the PC.
75
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Dungeon Siege III est le premier épisode à sortir sur consoles. La série négocie à cette occasion un virage risqué en se coupant de ses racines de hack'n slash traditionnel pour se muer en un action-RPG faisant la part belle à l'histoire et à une action moins frénétique mais plus technique. Au terme d'une prise en main douloureuse, le résultat est plutôt concluant : on a plaisir à progresser et à profiter d'une aventure certes courte mais relativement variée. L'intégration du jeu en coopération, remarquablement bien pensée, nous pousse même à conseiller ce titre sympathique à tous ceux qui recherchent une expérience du genre, proche de ce que pouvait offrir un Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance.
75
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Dungeon Siege III est le premier épisode à sortir sur consoles. La série négocie à cette occasion un virage risqué en se coupant de ses racines de hack'n slash traditionnel pour se muer en un action-RPG faisant la part belle à l'histoire et à une action moins frénétique mais plus technique. Au terme d'une prise en main douloureuse, le résultat est plutôt concluant : on a plaisir à progresser et à profiter d'une aventure certes courte mais relativement variée. L'intégration du jeu en coopération, remarquablement bien pensée, nous pousse même à conseiller ce titre sympathique à tous ceux qui recherchent une expérience du genre, proche de ce que pouvait offrir un Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance.
72
Xbox 360Fragland.net
In the end Dungeon Siege III is a decent action RPG that will bring quite some fun with its strengths and despite its weaknesses. It's beautifully created, has a story that won't be remembered but does offer a lot of variation, and a basic gameplay that's very tight, and it will appeal to people who like building a character. Too bad the co-op doesn't deliver in that regards and due to the lack of anything to make the game special special and the rather short lifespan for an RPG we have to see this title as a decent snack rather than a main course.
71
Xbox 3604Players.de
Ich schaue ungläubig auf den Speicherstand. Aber Zahlen lügen nicht: Das Abenteuer war nach zehn Stunden und 52 Minuten vorbei. Und das ist schon verdammt wenig für ein Hack & Slay. Andererseits hat mich Dungeon Siege 3 mit seinem eingängigen Kampfsystem und seinem häufig an den Klassiker Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance erinnernden "Retro"-Design so in seinen Bann geschlagen, dass ich mich an einigen Punkten zu Pausen zwingen musste. Und die dynamischen Auseinandersetzungen sind nicht die einzigen positiven Elemente. Auch die übersichtliche Charakter-Entwicklung, die schlecht inszenierten, aber gut gesprochenen Dialoge mit ihren Entscheidungen und vor allem auch die zahllosen Gegenstände haben es mir angetan. Doch um in höhere Regionen vordringen zu können, fehlt es an einigen Kleinigkeiten und insbesondere an einem zeitgemäßen Mehrspieler-Modus.
70
PlayStation 3GamingEvolution
Dungeon Siege III is an ok RPG that had so much potential going for it. Considering there are other RPGs on the market today; the likes of Torchlight and Trine, requiring someone to pay $60 for this RPG experience seems a little too much. However, for those who invest fully into the experience that Dungeon Siege III brings to the table, you will be more than rewarded for your time and effort. Hopefully if Obsidian Entertainment works on the next installment within the series, some of the ideas they put forth in Dungeon Siege III will be fully realized.
70
WindowsGameSpy
Trite as it is and pointless as Obsidian's slavish adherence to some of the old standby systems (like loot and leveling) seems, I genuinely hope it gets another crack at Dungeon Siege. The series has never been particularly memorable, but at least under Obsidian's guidance, it's mostly fun.
69
Windows4Players.de
Ginge man nur nach den äußeren Werten und nutzt das unterstütze 360-Pad, hätte sich die PC-Version eine der 360-Variante zumindest ebenbürtige Wertung verdient. Doch die fehlende Optimierung abseits der Technik sorgt für zusätzliche Abzüge. Angefangen von der verkorksten Maus-/Tastatur-Steuerung bis hin zum nach wie vor unbefriedigenden Mehrspieler-Modus kann Dungeon Siege III die Erwartungen am PC nicht erfüllen und schon gar nicht die nach wie vor offene Lücke bis zum Erscheinen von Torchlight II füllen – von Diablo III ganz zu schweigen.
68
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A fun game in places, but after one run through of the game you will not really have the urge to go back for more. This will certainly help you pass a few hours but beyond that it is hard to see it as little more than filler for bigger and better things.
67
PlayStation 34Players.de
Ich schaue ungläubig auf den Speicherstand. Aber Zahlen lügen nicht: Das Abenteuer war nach zehn Stunden und 52 Minuten vorbei. Und das ist schon verdammt wenig für ein Hack & Slay. Andererseits hat mich Dungeon Siege 3 mit seinem eingängigen Kampfsystem und seinem häufig an den Klassiker Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance erinnernden "Retro"-Design so in seinen Bann geschlagen, dass ich mich an einigen Punkten zu Pausen zwingen musste. Und die dynamischen Auseinandersetzungen sind nicht die einzigen positiven Elemente. Auch die übersichtliche Charakter-Entwicklung, die schlecht inszenierten, aber gut gesprochenen Dialoge mit ihren Entscheidungen und vor allem auch die zahllosen Gegenstände haben es mir angetan. Doch um in höhere Regionen vordringen zu können, fehlt es an einigen Kleinigkeiten und insbesondere an einem zeitgemäßen Mehrspieler-Modus.
65
PlayStation 3MMGN
Dungeon Siege III offers fun combat with limited RPG foundations in what is a radical new direction for the series. There’s certainly fun to be had, even if it is vastly different from its origins. However, it doesn’t do anything to entice you to keep playing. The RPG elements, conversation system, visuals and loot all have promise, but fail to deliver as they should have. The fantastic A.I. is great, but it needed to be when the online multiplayer is so rubbish. While it has a lot of positives, there seems to be a negative to cancel each out.
65
Xbox 360IGN
Obsidian Entertainment's take on the Dungeon Siege franchise has some merit. The core combat system is well-designed, offering a small but useful set of abilities for each character class. The varied enemy encounters encourage the frequent use of abilities and the dodge mechanic, which makes the basic gameplay – whittling down the health bars of enemies – satisfying. But the rest of the game mostly falters, unfortunately, to a degree that overshadows its achievements. Dungeon Siege III is a dungeon crawler with a boring loot table, poorly implemented multiplayer, and little lasting incentive to continue running around the world once the tedious story ends.
65
PlayStation 3IGN
Obsidian Entertainment's take on the Dungeon Siege franchise has some merit. The core combat system is well-designed, offering a small but useful set of abilities for each character class. The varied enemy encounters encourage the frequent use of abilities and the dodge mechanic, which makes the basic gameplay – whittling down the health bars of enemies – satisfying. But the rest of the game mostly falters, unfortunately, to a degree that overshadows its achievements. Dungeon Siege III is a dungeon crawler with a boring loot table, poorly implemented multiplayer, and little lasting incentive to continue running around the world once the tedious story ends.
65
WindowsIGN
Obsidian Entertainment's take on the Dungeon Siege franchise has some merit. The core combat system is well-designed, offering a small but useful set of abilities for each character class. The varied enemy encounters encourage the frequent use of abilities and the dodge mechanic, which makes the basic gameplay – whittling down the health bars of enemies – satisfying. But the rest of the game mostly falters, unfortunately, to a degree that overshadows its achievements. Dungeon Siege III is a dungeon crawler with a boring loot table, poorly implemented multiplayer, and little lasting incentive to continue running around the world once the tedious story ends.
60
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Reflecting on this experience I must say that I enjoyed my time with Dungeon Siege III. Perhaps this is due to the fact that I had zero expectations going in. The game shines in some aspects, is unpolished in others, and overall evens out to a something that might be mediocre, yet pleasant. Having beaten it I am not at all inclined to think that my time was wasted, I got a fair dose of reasonably good entertainment, and I have nothing to complain about.
60
WindowsCheat Happens
Dungeon Siege III could have been a rebirth for one of gaming's most storied franchises, but instead it's just a frustrating and mildly fun title that merely resembles the games of the past. Dungeon Siege III suffers from problems in pretty much every aspect of its creation, if you're a fan and desperately need more Dungeon Siege, check it out, otherwise beware.
60
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Note Générale 12/20

Il ne fait aucun doute que les fans de Dungeon Siege se sentiront trahis par ce troisième épisode, à l'occasion duquel la série se coupe de ses racines de hack'n slash traditionnel pour se muer en un action-RPG faisant la part belle à l'histoire et à une action moins frénétique mais plus technique. Le résultat est pourtant plutôt concluant, et le serait sans doute davantage sans sa jouabilité déplorable qui paie le prix du développement multisupport. C'est bien simple : sans pad, point de salut ! Ceux qui parviendront à s'accommoder bon gré mal gré de cette contrainte (impardonnable dans un genre typiquement PC) pourront alors profiter d'une aventure certes courte mais relativement variée, agrémentée d'une possibilité bienvenue de jeu en coopération.