A functional if not spectacular action RPG. At this price, it's worth a look if you fancy playing it with friends. Two player co-op is available for offline fun but you can play as part of a four-player team if you take the game online. There's not a lot of depth to the combat or the skill trees, which may be off-putting to genre veterans but curious newbies could do much worse.
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Get Games are running a nifty 2 for £10 offer this weekend; specifically, you can get any two of Serious Sam 3: BFE, Red Orchestra 2 GOTY, DXHR and Dungeon Siege III Complete. I shouldn't have to tell you that Deus Ex and Serious Sam are the standout titles here, but Red Orchestra 2 is also a sensational multiplayer shooter that delivers total authenticity.
Erm, so this is happening.
Which means that the stock is probably limited, and only available in certain stores. But hey, it might be worth trying your luck - you might just net an absolute bargain (I've got to drive 15 miles for the record).
Zavvi loves dropping a generous deal or two on a Monday, and they haven't disappointed this week, slashing the price on Dungeon Siege 3 Limited Edition on PC to just £14.85. That saves you a good three quid on the next best offer; not bad for the long-running role-player, the first to make it to consoles. However, it's still probably best on the PC, so this deal is definitely worth a gander.
Platforms: PC | Xbox 360 (version tested) | PS3
Publisher: Square Enix
It really isn't much like the first two, for those of you who may have stumbled on this review and were thinking “Ooh, I liked the first one, it had a donkey or mule you could keep extra inventory items on. That was pretty swish/lush/cool/insert buzzword”.
But this isn't like that. There's no donkey in sight, the menu isn't built for the constant loot-examining that the game requires and you are only one man/woman this time. It's Dungeon Siege in name but not in execution, and thus it would have worked just as well had they called it Chronicles of Adfjgdgf or The Gauntlet of Vzzzzzzzbx. It wouldn't have made any difference and considering how this has been built with the consoles in mind, old PC fans aren't the audience they're trying to capture.
Having said that, there is one element that does remain, that of the long, linear progression you make through the world, which is essentially shaped like one long corridor that you just trudge through from point A to point B. There are the occasional branches and 'leaves' to explore, but generally it's one long corridor, just like the previous two games.While this means you won't get lost, it does lead to an annoying amount of backtracking.Can Dungeon Siege III spring a few surprises? Click here to find out...
Square Enix has revealed that demos for the upcoming action-RPG Dungeon Siege III will arrive next month. PC owners can expect to get their grubby mitts on it first on June 7th via Steam, with the demo hopping onto consoles on the 22nd, after the game's released across all platforms on the 17th.Click here for more info on the upcoming game...
Only last week, Bethesda announced plans to bring RAGE to the comic-book scene, and now EA and Square Enix have gotten in on the act, with Crysis 2 and Dungeon Siege 3 spreads respectively. The former is due in June, and is penned by hard-boiled pulp writer Richard K Morgan - whose scripting the game, too - whereas the Dungeon Siege 3 comic is set for a May 31st release online.More inside
Here's one to get you ahead of the game, so to speak, although you will have to twiddle your thumbs until May before you can scratch your Dungeon Siege itch. If you want a heads up on what to expect then you should check out Matt's preview by clicking on the handy link above. Also, for all you PS3 owners out there, the cheapest price you can lay your hands on a limited edition copy for is £29.99 from Game by clicking here. Unfortunately for 360 users the game's still a bit pricey, but we'll keep you informed if it suddenly plummets.
Valve erroneously swung the Banhammer at over 12000 Modern Warfare 2 players over the weekend after a software glitch identified them as hackers- and after much howling and rending of garments, Valve has apologised for their mistake. Not only have these player accounts now been reactivated, but they've also each received two copies of Left 4 Dead 2 for the inconvenience. Nothing says "We're sorry" like hordes of ravening zombies.
Once again, another class act from Valve. You can't even hate them when they screw up! [GI]
Our regulars may remember that Shigeru Miyamoto was toying with the idea of introducing paid Nintendo subscriptions back in May... and some recent trademarks may indicate that this may already be in the pipeline. CrossPass, CrossPass Mode and CrossPass Network have been trademarked in Japan, which sounds suspiciously like a first foray into the mucky and lucrative world of online subs- or at least some sort of online marketplace.
Don't panic just yet. There are several other things that CrossPass could be. Chief amongst the other contenders is that CrossPass might be a rebranding of the 3DS' Tag Mode, which allows the handheld to passively connect to other units even when deactivated (allowing for merging of game and character data when you unknowingly walk past a fellow player). However, the CrossPass Network trademark seems to suggest that this refers to something on a much larger scale. Wii/3DS cross-functionality, perhaps?
We'd like to hear your thoughts on this one. Would you pay for Nintendo Online subcriptions? Want to take a swing at what CrossPass might refer to? Drop us a line in the comments!
We love dungeons, dragons, and darkspawn here at Dealspwn- and today brings us a couple of nifty videos for Dragon Age 2 and Dungeon Siege III. It's time for some dark fantasy
Let's start with Dungeon Siege III. Whilst the franchise went completely off the rails by letting Uwe Boll get his greasy boxing-gloved mitts all over the film rights, Obsidian's new cinematic trailer more than makes up for it. It's a little on the short side, mind.
Secondly, Game Informer has acquired some impressive early footage of Bioware's Dragon Age 2 in action. I'm afraid I can't include the video in the roundup for copyright reasons, but it's well worth clicking out and having a gander. As well as some gothic concept art, it also shows off some improved graphics and stealth mechanics. Note that this is an early build- so we can expect many more tweaks, improvements and reveals down the line.
Just in case you don't already know (and haven't taken the day off work after queuing for a midnight launch), the long-awaited Starcraft II has finally been released. The RTS market has been waiting a long time for this one.
Naturally, we'll keep you up to date on the cheapest way of getting your hands on Starcraft II. If you didn't take advantage of our (now defunct) £27.99 preorder deal, that is!