Dungeon Siege II Preview

GamersInfo has published their own preview of Dungeon Siege II, after spending some firsthand time with Gas Powered Games' action RPG sequel. A snippet:
In the game, you can add multiple members to your party, as well as pack animals and pets. All party members, except pets and pack animals, can level up in whatever area they want to, and specialize in their own combat tree. Pets can be leveled up by feeding them items, making them stronger and bigger. In the preview, I didn't feel that pets were a very viable option as the ones at the beginning weren't great, and they were expensive to feed. However, maybe this will change in the release.