Dungeon Siege III

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  1. phenix

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    I was a fan of the first Dungeon Siege game although never played the second one. Apparently the franchise was bought by Square Enix and third game is being developed by Obsidian, which I am a fan of too. Will be interesting IMO. The game will be coming to Xbox360/PS3 and probably to PC in 2011.

    There are screenshots and trailers from GameCon 2010 but I couldn't put the link properly.
     
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    I've played both and I thought that the first one was a million times better than the second one. The story and gaming interaction were poor in the follow up and the gfx had lost that ethereal\soft shadow effect.

    If number three is anything like number one then I'm sold. If it's like number two then it's like a number two...
     
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    In summary - it's an RPG with loot and levelling. We'll go into specifics at a later date. ;)
     
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    Old footage now but not posted in here..
    Still kinda interested in this always wanted a diablo loot kind of game.
    Dont know im kinda getting fps fatigue so im exploring other genres now.


     
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    Looking good. Hope it won't turn out to be a buggy and unfinished game like other Obsidian developed games.
     
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    Does indeed loko good. The previous Dungeon Siege's weren't that attractive visually, but this is looking very fine with draw distance and smooth framerate. If the multiplayer is good (don't like henchman coop, want proper cooperative characters with full progression) then it's a certified purchase.
     
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    I think it'll get its share of players, as Diablo iii on consoles is still a dream. People on consoles would want something to fullfill their curosity when Diablo3 comes out.

    BTW, any info on whether tye videos and screens around are from the PC or console versions?
     
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    I think it's PC players only who think Diablo owns this genre and console owners can only hope for the scraps of RPG offcuts! Since BGDA on PS2, this genre has done very well on console, providing better games IMO as they are more involving than the disconnected point-and-click interfaces of PC RPGs. Suffice to say this game would do just as well or badly without the existence of Diablo III, selling on its own merits.

    The gameplay vids I've seen are using a 360 controller, although that's not 100% conclusive.
     
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    Depends on the class and gameplay i mean putting down traps and AOE attacks perhaps can be kinda annoying. Dont know how other console rpg solved this, i imaging using the right stick to drop the trap or aoe in the area restrictions.
     
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    Which is why Move support would be nice I suppose...
     
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    I always thought that the first one was a very pretty game for its time. Actually put some DX8 hardware to work.
     
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    Aye the first one was fantastic graphically. The character models weren't the greatest, but then character models in many 3D top down games weren't exactly all that good at the time.

    What was fantastic for the first Dungeon Siege was the absolutely huge verticalness of the geography and the amount of vegetation that was displayed. Terrain and vegetation were fantastically done compared to games of that same time frame. Maps were also quite large for the time. And in the RPG genre itself they were head and shoulders above other RPGs in the 3D arena.

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    Traps are dopped at you feet typically. AOE spells either travel outwards, or appear over the monster you're pointing at. Perhaps not ideal where clicking where you want them is, but the direct attack and block and move control makes for a much more involving game for me. Plus I absolutely HATE the point-to-position of PC RPGs as the screen keeps moving. You have to track where you want to go/hit. I played the Torchlight demo, and would try to hit a creature but would miss by a smidge and my character would end up running off, getting hit in the back! Very frustrating.
     
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    Made a post on a other forum on how you could have a lot skill binds, more then enough binds for spells then most classes on pc every have to handle. But it would take a bit of organizing of the player and a bit of brain storage to memorize the locations.


     
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    Console action games have had shift-key modifiers for a while now. eg. Use LT as a shift button allowing 8 different actions on the face buttons (A,B,X,Y, LT+A, LT+B, LT+X, LT+Y). CON on PS2 had a compass selector, shift-key and one of 8 directions to select, with spells mapable to quick key. You could do that with two compasses, like one for attack and one for defense, for 16 skills readily accessible. So really, access to skills isn't a problem or reason to favour the PC.

    As there's actually a plethora of these hack-n-slash titles coming out, it looks like devs have noticed there's an untapped market, that they don't have to limit themselves to PC, and now they're all in a crowded market that has remained practically untouched for 4 years!
     
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    There's a tower in the multiplayer map in the first game which must be 20 stories tall, and it has archers shooting out of the windows on every floor. That was amazing!
     
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    BTW, Scot Bilas had a good paper about the world streaming system in DS some years ago. Out of date at this point, but still a great read:

    http://scottbilas.com/games/dungeon-siege/
     
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    The streaming was very good, creating a seamless journey. The lighting and particles weren't a patch on Snowblind Studio's engine though. The latest vids show a very capable, balanced engine providing that gorgeous look from lighting and detail.
     
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    Lighting and particles were a strong point of the PS2 weren't they?

    And yes, those weren't a focus on Dungeon Siege, although I seem to remember at least dynamic lighting on DS, but that could just be fond memories as it's been well over 6 years since I last played it.

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