Initial Release Date: May 26th, 2011
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows
Dungeon Siege III is an action role playing game which is developed by Obsidian Entertainment. This game is published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Dungeon Siege III seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system which features a large selection of abilities. This is an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story that Square Enix and Obsidian entertainment are well known for creating. According to Gamespot.com Dungeon Siege III has that same hook, so if opening treasure chests and breaking open urns is your addiction, this straightforward RPG will fuel it. Whether or not the game fulfills your other RPG needs is another matter. Dungeon Siege III marks a departure from the series in a number of ways. Most obviously, this is the first time the series has appeared on consoles (discounting 2006’s PSP spin-off), and PC players in particular will at once feel the sting of multiplatform development. Control and interface elements that feel fine on console don’t necessarily translate well to a keyboard and mouse; considering the series’ famous focus on usability, this is an unusual turn of events. That’s not the only turn for the worse in Dungeon Siege III, though that isn’t to say that this game isn’t entertaining in its own right. There’s something oh-so-satisfying about carving up giant spiders and armored soldiers and pilfering stuff from their corpses. But so much has been stripped away in this sequel that if it didn’t take place in the land of Ehb, you wouldn’t even take it for a Dungeon Siege game.