Dungeon Siege II Reviews

A handful of new reviews for Gas Powered Games' Dungeon Siege sequel hit the web earlier this weekend. The first is at GameSpot with an overall score of 7.9/10:
Dungeon Siege II is a solid game with plenty to keep you busy for hours. The biggest problem is that the game is just too easy, and even though there are increased difficulty settings, you have to put in a good 40 hours just to unlock the veteran setting, and another 40 hours to reach elite. Unfortunately, the story and gameplay really aren't deep enough to warrant that many trips through the game. But, there haven't been a lot of good dungeon crawlers lately, and Dungeon Siege II does a respectable job of filling that void.

The second is at 1Up with an overall score of 7.0/10:
And the best place to show that off is playing with your friends online. Dungeon Siege II at least partially redeems itself with serviceable multiplayer. It's still not up to the standard set by Diablo's bnet, but the system is friendly to bringing characters in and out of multiplayer and serves the basic purpose of getting you and up to three of your friends together for some hack-n-slash action. That, along with the expansive single player campaign should provide action-RPG fans with plenty of late night adventuring.

The third is at Game Revolution with an overall score of "C+":
The original Dungeon Siege was a study in gameplay refinement, introducing a multitude of simple concepts that really changed PC role-playing for the better. Though some of that is still here, it's not so thrilling anymore. Dungeon Siege II is so streamlined that it has lost its hardcore edge. It still looks pretty and is a great way to relieve some stress after a tough day at work, but if you're looking for a challenge, this is one dungeon to crawl away from.

And the fourth is at KillerBetties with an overall score of 4/5:
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Aranna and found the game to be engrossing and addictive. Now it's time for me to start over, and venture down the spiderweb of side quests that I missed in this gargantuan game.