Dungeon Siege II E3 Preview

ActionTrip has put together a preview of Dungeon Siege II, after taking a closer look at the action RPG at this year's E3. Here's a little something to get you started:
Enemies are a lot smarter than in the previous game. We saw a few creatures in action as our party walked along a path surrounded by rich wildlife on either side. At that time I was thinking: "What a perfect place for an ambush." Almost instantly, a pack of minions emerged from the shrubs and took our team by surprise. The programmers obviously did a swell job improving the AI routines this time around, allowing them to adjust to the environment and use it to gain the advantage. Boss creatures are no exception. Each boss creature is a serious opponent and not just a huge damage sponge with a ton of hit points. It takes quite a while to bring some of them down, but the good news is there's always a variety of ways to pull that off. All you have to do is weigh out the situation carefully, and use whatever means necessary - be it magic, melee combat or something in the environment (like a fire extinguisher or a coffee mug).