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Dungeon Siege III (Windows)

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MobyRank
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3.8
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.9
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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85
PC 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
We 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
GamersHell.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
GameStar (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
PC 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
Softpedia
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.
70
GameSpy
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.
65
IGN
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
Adrenaline 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
Cheat 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
Jeuxvideo.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.