Dungeon Siege Preview

PC Zone has the latest preview of Dungeon Siege, providing a pretty good overview of how the game compares to other RPGs. Here's a taste:

    Thus, if you use melee weapons a lot, your character will level up as a fighter. If you consistently use spells, your character will gain levels as a mage. This is effective as a behind-the-scenes method of steering your character in the direction you want him to go, and while it works well for the character you start with, the advantages of this system become more evident when you have other characters in your party too. Imagine a party of five. You can have two of them up front as melee types and supply them with all the melee weapons you come across so they raise their skills and act as a formidable front line for the rest of your party.