Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Scene Releases' started by FAST6191, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    Seemingly region free.

    Dungeon Siege was a popular dungeon crawler back in the early 2000's and among one of the few titles to compete against Diablo on the dungeon crawler front. This game eschews the development system of the previous titles (where you started off as an everyman and usage specialised you) into the more character class oriented concept as seen in Diablo, Bauldur's Gate and Sacred) along with the combat (this one promises more strategy than press attack until your controlling device, fingers or patience give out that other entries into the genre and previous titles favoured). It is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment who have a few notable games under their belt (the KOTOR sequel, Neverwinter nights 2 + some expansions, Fallout New Vegas and Alpha Protocol with staff from other noted studios among their ranks).
    There is a limited version which appears to grant some in game items that increase character power.

    Co-optimus has it down as 2 player local play and 4 player online co-op (no LAN apparently) and this release also marks the end of a nice little run action RPG fans had been enjoying these last couple of months (next is The Cursed Crusade which might hit in a month or two).

    Amazon US description
    For centuries legionnaires have protected the nation of Ehb until they were betrayed and all but driven to the brink of extinction. Now that evil has returned to Ehb the people turn to the few remaining Legionnaires for the protection of the past . As an heir to the legion will you accept this plea for help? How it will all be resolved is up to you!

    Dungeon Siege 3 is an Action RPG that seamlessly blends intuitive fast-paced gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, loot galore and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating. Players will be able to adventure by themselves, on the couch with friends, or online in a fully multiplayer experience.

    Torn asunder, the delicate balance of power between the kingdom of Ehb's powerful factions has fallen apart. As one of the few remaining members of the disgraced protectors of the land, the 10th Legion, it is up to you to rebuild the once great Legion and stop Ehb from falling into darkness. Joined by a group of unique companions, you will travel through the striking land of Ehb defeating all manner of villains and beasts through a combination of heroic abilities, screen shaking magic and pure cunning. DUNGEON SIEGE 3 seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.

    Lucas Montbarron
    Lucas Montbarron is the son of the former Grand Master of the Legion. He is the last of a noble and respected line. Raised in a series of safehouses by families loyal to his father's memory, Lucas will not rest until the Legion is rebuilt, and his family's honor is restored. Lucas has been taught the art of combat in the ancient and deadly style of the Legion. Lucas is a skilled swordsman, and a master of two combat stances. He can fight with a sword and shield, which allows him to attack quickly, deal heavy damage, and interrupt and stun single targets. When outnumbered, he wields a massive two-handed sword. While slower to swing and less practical for one-on-one combat, it can strike multiple foes and knock them back, making it an ideal weapon for crowd control.

    Anjali is an archon - a legend, come to life. In the old stories, archons were spirits of fire, who served the long-lost creator gods. But Anjali was raised by friends of the Legion, and she does not know how she came to this world, or what happened to the others of her kind.

    Anjali can shift freely between her human form and an incarnation of elemental fire. In human form, she fights with a staff or a spear, allowing her to fend off multiple attackers while leaping in and out of the fray. In her fiery incarnation, she can hurl bolts of flame at ranged targets, flood areas with heat and fire, or inflict searing wounds that injure her foes over time.

    Katarina is the daughter of a Legion commander and a Lescanzi witch. Her mother's people are nomads and wanderers, skilled in both warfare and magic, Katarina has been trained in their ways. At long range, she fights with ensorcelled bullets and deadly curses. When foes get close, they fare no better, as they come face-to-muzzle with her pistol and her shotgun – or perhaps the jaws of her faithful black hound. Katarina is mischievous and unpredictable, but she is also devoted to the Legion's cause...

    Reinhart descended from a great line of Legion mages, but he spent most of his life in Stonebridge, studying magic at the Collegium. As a scholar of arcane magic, Reinhart bends the forces of creation and destruction to his will. He can channel Dynamic magic through his gauntlet, shocking or stunning his foes. Or he can use Entropic magic to warp time and space, destroying large numbers of enemies from afar. Reinhart is known for his unconventional thinking and innovative magical techniques...and for his eccentricity, too.

    <b>Video</b> Hands on from machinima.

    Seems to be three versions of note
  2. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Jan 22, 2009
    United States
    I've been waiting for this game for awhile. This is shaping up to something that Diablo is going to have trouble beating IMO.
  3. Youkai

    Youkai Demon

    Jul 1, 2004
    Germany , NRW
    Well I do not know about online Multiplayer but at least for Single / Co-op the game is EXTREMELY short.

    My first try where i tried to do every side quest and went everywhere several times to not forget anything it took me only 9 hours.

    And there is no individual story for each character -.-V at least the beginning is the same for every character ...
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I started with a friend on Friday night but the weekend escaped us. 9 hours..... in the original one in multiplayer that might have just seen me think about specialising and/or be able to hold my own.

    Thanks for the heads up Youkai.
  5. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

    Oct 16, 2006
    I want to play this so bad [​IMG] I pre ordered it on steam, You get Dungeon siege 1 and 2 when you pre order on steam. I must resist downloading it [​IMG]