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Sir Croft
08-06-10, 00:22
Obsidian does Dungeon Siege 3


Obsidian Entertainment is developing Dungeon Siege 3 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, new publisher Square Enix has just announced.
Under the supervision of original developer, Gas Powered Games and Chris Taylor, Dungeon Siege 3 will retain "the best features" of past series entries, while introducing a co-op mode with support for up to four players.
The new game will take place in "an immersive world where every decision you make has a consequence", the publisher says, combining "intuitive action gameplay" with the series' traditional RPG elements.

The game comes as part of Square Enix's new strategy to expand its roster of Western developers and games, it says.
"It Is an Honor and a pleasure to Be part of the legend of Dungeon Siege," Said Obsidian boss, Feargus Urquhart.
"This partnership with Square Enix is a milestone for the franchise and Obsidian, and the qualities of two companies in terms of scenario will be visible throughout the game."


as seen on: CVG (http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=249815?cid=OTC-RSS&attr=CVG-General-RSS) ~ Concept Art ~

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~ Videos ~

Cinematic Teaser Trailer
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Debut Gameplay Trailer
BWZfFGzZi3o

~ Articles ~
E3 2010 Preview (IGN) (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/109/1099483p1.html)
Dungeon Siege Details (IGN) (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/110/1108596p1.html)




I'm a big fan of the first two games, I simply LOVED them! And since the dreadful Space Siege, I've been waiting for a Dungeon Siege sequel! I simply can't wait!

MangelinaJolie
08-06-10, 00:25
I never played the first but I enjoyed the second. And this one's on consoles? Awesome! :D

Sir Croft
08-06-10, 00:42
I love everything about the series, both games and their expansion packs are awesome, specially when you play with your friends! I really can't wait to go back to my Combat Magic days! :p

CiaKonwerski
08-06-10, 01:01
Is this the secret project they have been working on? The one that will be at E3?

Sir Croft
08-06-10, 01:03
I don't know... It's a possibility.

Paddy
08-06-10, 01:23
Those pics look awesome, possibly something Im inclined to give a chance :)

Survival
08-06-10, 07:13
If only the previous two (four with datadiscs) weren´t so damn boring.

Forwen
08-06-10, 08:36
SE owns Dungeon Siege now?

Anyway, awesome.

Carbonek_0051
08-06-10, 08:39
This sounds good, I'll be keeping my eye on it. Never played the first two. :p

jaywalker
08-06-10, 08:53
I already knew this LOL :)

Alex Fly
08-06-10, 09:30
^ :p

Yep this is also a very nice surprise to me too. I enjoyed the previous games, and now to see the third one coming to PS3 as well is definitely a big surprise for me.
I was looking for a good game of this genre to play on my console and couldn't find anything to interest me but this one will do the job ! I definitely keep an eye on this title ! :tmb:

Legend of Lara
08-06-10, 12:20
I've heard of Dungeon Siege, but never played any of the games.








I'll be keeping an eye on this one. :pi:

Carbonek_0051
27-07-10, 12:23
Dungeon Siege III Details (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/110/1108596p1.html)

Cinematic Trailer (http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/76797/dungeon-siege-iii/videos/dungeonsiege3_trl_072610.html?show=hi)

:D

Sir Croft
19-08-10, 00:06
I completely forgot about this thread untill just recently when they released new screenshots! So I updated the first post with all the new media! (Thanks, Nate!)

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~ Videos ~

Cinematic Teaser Trailer
ayal7xCxl2k

~ Articles ~
Dungeon Siege Details (IGN) (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/110/1108596p1.html)

Nausinous
19-08-10, 12:04
I wonder if they'll keep the donkeys they had in the first game? I really liked those :tmb:

Sir Croft
19-08-10, 12:41
I loved those donkeys, they were very useful both in battle and as additional inventory!

TheCoolJazz
19-08-10, 20:30
Omg! i was waiting for them to announced it! i had all of the games starting from the original till DSII Broken World.

Cant wait to buy this game when it comes out! :D

Sir Croft
03-09-10, 02:13
Debut Gameplay Trailer
BWZfFGzZi3o

****ing awesome! :yah:

robm_2007
03-09-10, 02:34
:yah:











NOT

H4RR7H
03-09-10, 05:57
Yeah; having been a devout fan of the first. I am not impressed ^ :/

Carbonek_0051
03-09-10, 17:48
Debut Gameplay Trailer
BWZfFGzZi3o

****ing awesome! :yah:

Wow, that looks REALLY good. I can't wait to see more on it. :D

Eddie Haskell
03-09-10, 18:58
Yeah; having been a devout fan of the first. I am not impressed ^ :/

Nor am I. Another great computer game series bites the dust.


...and the push for the complete consolization of gaming goes on...

Sir Croft
03-09-10, 19:56
It's kept the old dungeon crawler feel of the first two games, so I guess it's on the right path.

H4RR7H
03-09-10, 22:18
May reinvigorate my interest having Jeremy Soule doing the music... :pi:

Sir Croft
04-02-11, 02:24
Square Enix finally decided to announce the released date: May 31 (US) and May 27 (Europe).
They also announced the pre-order bonus for the game.



GameStop: Burning Band of Scorch (increased damage + fire damage), Talisman of the Grand Mage (reduced damage, automatic damage dealt to enemies within close range)
Steam: Dungeon Siege and Dungeon Siege II. Full games! < Awesome.
Amazon: Bite of Arukun (ability to poison enemies or weaken their defense)
Best Buy: Sacred Heart of the Legion (health increase, pushes enemies back after they attack player)
Walmart: Mini comic and strategy guide

Sounds quite nice.

They also updated the official website with more info on the game as well as the characters and new screenshots. The website is a bit buggy, though, and the images aren't loading properly or not loading at all. Hope they fix that soon.

http://www.dungeonsiege.com/

Pietras
04-02-11, 02:58
End of May? Wow that earlier than I thought. Here's hoping it was enough time for Obs to properly finish the game and that it will be a success and Square Eidos buys them and we would have the only and only Chris Avellone under the same roof as Lara :D

egypt_gypsie
04-02-11, 03:05
This game looks really great.

Looks almost like Ultima Online (one of my favorite games) on steroids.

I will definitely be picking it up.

Sir Croft
04-02-11, 03:06
It's a lot earlier than I thought too. I like how the graphics are detailed, specially for an isometric view game.

Pietras
04-02-11, 03:07
Is it true it's getting its own introduction comic from Dark Horse?! Dayum if yes then it seems Square's doing comics for every one of their games now, TReboot will surely get one too in this case! :D

And the pre-order deal on Steam is freaking unbelieveable! 2 full DS games FREE!!! EEEK!

Sir Croft
04-02-11, 03:12
Yeah, it's tempting. Although I already have the games, it would be nice to have them on Steam too! :p

Alex Fly
04-02-11, 13:24
At first I think I saw somewhere that this game wasn't going to be released until 2012 so when I discovered it will be released in May I was too happy.
Also I've seen a french preview today about it that was really enthusiastic. Can't wait for the game ! :)

Sir Croft
04-02-11, 17:39
It's really weird how they don't seem to be promoting the game at all. We're three months away from the release and we only know a bit about the game.

cezy rockeru
04-02-11, 17:42
May 27 (Europe)

:yah::yah::yah:!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex Fly
08-02-11, 18:04
New trailer and screenshots : http://www.ps3trophies.org/news/news-2825-Dungeon-Siege-III-Trailer-Extols-the-Virtues-of-Loyalty.html :tmb:

Carbonek_0051
08-02-11, 18:09
New trailer and screenshots : http://www.ps3trophies.org/news/news-2825-Dungeon-Siege-III-Trailer-Extols-the-Virtues-of-Loyalty.html :tmb:

Awesome! Thanks, the game looks great. I am definitely buying it. :D

voltz
08-02-11, 18:37
Developed by square eh?

Possible influences are

-all characters are J-pop influenced in their look/dress code
-spells last 1-3 minutes before play resumes
-main character has spiky hair and wields a sword which is impossibly bigger them him, plus against all logical things has a gun trigger attached
-no it's not a personal quest, it's save the whole entire world from a crazed antagonist prior to summing some all powerful object which threatens to crush the planet before stopping in orbit which in turn transforms into something that sprouts wings and acts like a god/merged creature for the main bad guy
-most likely to have airships, flying dragon mount, or chocobo's
-1 in 10 guess somebody will bear the name "Cid"

Carbonek_0051
08-02-11, 18:39
Developed by Obsidian actually.

voltz
08-02-11, 18:41
Don't matter, I only see who's name is listed on the cover.

Pietras
08-02-11, 18:43
Don't matter, I only see who's name is listed on the cover.
Yes it does matter because Square didn't touch the developement of it, everything was done by Obsidian.

Carbonek_0051
08-02-11, 18:43
^Yup.
Don't matter, I only see who's name is listed on the cover.
It does matter because then your "joke" (if you can call it that) doesn't make sense.

Sir Croft
08-02-11, 18:44
Thanks, Alex! The game looks promising but one thing worries me; we haven't seen any playable character other than the Frodo-looking dude and the girl, I'm just a bit worried they might get rid of the character creation.

Pietras
08-02-11, 18:46
Thanks, Alex! The game looks promising but one thing worries me; we haven't seen any playable character other than the Frodo-looking dude and the girl, I'm just a bit worried they might get rid of the character creation.
3rd character was already revealed at the colector's editon box:

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/news/2409DS3LE_x360_PFT_PEGI.jpg

Carbonek_0051
08-02-11, 18:48
I'm just a bit worried they might get rid of the character creation.

That worries me as well, I'd like to create my character.

Sir Croft
08-02-11, 18:48
I just hope they're just the class default characters like the ones from DS2 and I still can create mine.

voltz
08-02-11, 18:50
^Yup.

It does matter because then your "joke" (if you can call it that) doesn't make sense.

No it just means you never had a sense of humor.

Carbonek_0051
08-02-11, 18:52
No it just means you never had a sense of humor.

No it just means that I don't laugh at things that aren't funny, especially things that have been said before. Everyone made the same damn joke when they got TR, it's old now. We get it SE made RPG's, so hilarious!

Sir Croft
11-03-11, 16:53
Dungeon Siege III Co-op Preview (http://www.destructoid.com/hands-on-dungeon-siege-iii-co-op-196176.phtml)

Okay, my fears have been fulfilled, the character creation is gone! I hate you, Obsidian.
I'm on the fence. The co-op mode doesn't entirely sound like the past games (which, in theory, is bad). I like some of the changes they made (Like shared inventory and character specific items), but others are just ridiculous (1. I don't need stances. Dungeon Siege is a PC game. We have loads of keys to press.; 2. No mana/health potion? Seriously?!). I'll demo it before buying it. I never thought I'd demo a Dungeon Siege game before buying it... You'd better not screw this on up, Obsidian.

Carbonek_0051
11-03-11, 17:00
I am going to wait for reviews now. I refuse to be let down by yet another Obsidian game.

Sir Croft
11-03-11, 17:08
Another preview has surfaced on Cooptimus.com plus an interview:
http://www.co-optimus.com/interview/707/page/1/dungeon-siege-3-hands-on-preview-part-2-now-with-interviews.html

Made me feel a bit better about the game, but I'm still demo-ing it.

Sir Croft
31-05-11, 21:40
So, apparently, the Xbox 360 demo is out now (watch the trailer here (http://www.gametrailers.com/video/exclusive-demo-dungeon-siege/714381)) and the PC/PS3 demo will be out next week, June 7.
So, somebody please just download the demo and tell me it's **** so I can stop worrying about the game and bad-mouth Obsidian already.

Carbonek_0051
31-05-11, 21:53
Awesome, I'll make sure to download it next time I'm on XBL. :) Thanks for the info LP.

Alex Fly
01-06-11, 08:56
I can't wait to hear your impressions about the demo, 360 players ! :tmb:

Sir Croft
08-06-11, 03:47
Okay, so I tried the demo today. I'm very disappointed. The game isn't preciselly bad, it's decent, should be more fun with friends, but it's no Dungeon Siege game. The RPG aspects are heavily simplified, they removed the plethora of spells from the first two games, replacing them with just a few unique skills for each character, there is little to no fantasy in the game (Guns? SERIOUSLY??), largelly contrasting to the fantasy-infested predecessors, there's no health/mana potion, the equipment didn't change the appearance (only some weapons), you can't control your party members, the inventory system is abyssmal at best, and the game was clearly, CLEARLY made for consoles, it's unacceptable that I need to walk all the way to an object and press E to interact, when in the first two games I could've just clicked them. There's no archer class, actually, scratch that, there's no class at all! There's only four boring characters to play (Yeah, that's right, no character creation AT ALL) with and each of them has their "class", which is ridiculous. They turned Dungeon Siege into a hack-and-slash action game with a few minor, irrelevant RPG elements.
Where's my Combat/Nature Magic spells? Where is my cross-class possibilites? Where's my proper co-op multiplayer? Where's the loads and loads of different armor sets and weapons? Where are the elves, the dryads, the giants? Where's my Dungeon Siege game?

WHAT THE **** HAVE YOU DONE, OBSIDIAN?!?!?!?!

Oh, wait... I know what you've done. You ruined one of my favorite series! Congratulations! You did what you do best!

Tl;dr: The game is okay, but it's nothing (I mean NOTHING) like any of the past Dungeon Siege games, I'm extremelly disappointed and I'm totally NOT buying this game. I might as well say goodbye to a once fantastic series, because I can see that the game will be ill-received and I don't think Square Enix will make a sequel after this... But, please, Square, if you do, hire a proper developer. One that values the lore and the nature of the game.

I love everything about the series, both games and their expansion packs are awesome, specially when you play with your friends! I really can't wait to go back to my Combat Magic days! :p

*cries*

Alex Fly
08-06-11, 10:47
Aww... :(

Can't wait to try the demo to see if I like it or not. Apparently it might be available tonight.

Survival
08-06-11, 16:22
Downloaded demo from steam and ... wow ... this is really stupid but it doesn´t even play like action RPG or Dungeon Siege. There´s not even a normal inventory/equipment screen. I mean if you played Dungeon Siege and thought it couldn´t be more dumbed down then you were wrong. This is bad arcade-ish slash-fest with pointless RPG elements thrown in.

Alex Fly
08-06-11, 16:48
I'm a little bit disappointed because the demo isn't on the european PS Store yet. Guess I will have to wait a little before trying it.

Sir Croft
09-06-11, 03:48
You play on PC too, right? The demo is available on Steam already. Although I don't really recommend anyone to try it at all...

Alex Fly
09-06-11, 09:33
If I get the game (even if I have to admit that I'm less and less convinced about it weeks after weeks) it will be on PS3 so I'll wait more for the PS3 demo.

robwolf666
18-06-11, 23:06
What's character creation like with this game - do you have the same 'freedom' as with games like Dragon Age?

Survival
19-06-11, 02:41
What's character creation like with this game - do you have the same 'freedom' as with games like Dragon Age?

There´s no character creation. Just a set of predefined assholes.

robwolf666
19-06-11, 11:16
There´s no character creation. Just a set of predefined assholes.
Oh, I think I'll pass on it then.