greylord Posted June 22, 2011 Share Posted June 22, 2011 With all those who are saying it's not a Dungeon Siege game. Now I'm not a newcomer to this forum just saying this to troll or complain, and I've given it chances while I played. I played it on Casual (yes, Casual, since everyone else and their dog had it before me apparantly because it was released so late in the US [or pirated by everyone but a few of us] my goal was to see how accurate the complaints were or weren't and analyze more exactly what the good and bad were). I played both SP and MP. The feel of the game and how it flows is NOTHING like the other DS games. Period. If I were a DS fan...oh wait...I am.... Many DS fans are probably livid. Their reactions are actually a LOT more sedate than I would have thought. This game is something other than the other DS games that have come out. If a hardcore DS fan reviewed this game I'd expect them to give it score no higher than a 4 in relation to how it is with the other games if their bias was included. As a NON-DS game however, and how it should properly be reviewed, the SP portion is OUTSTANDING. As a game on it's own, without the DS name to rely on (which would mean sales would be lower in my opinion) I think it's a stellar effort. I didn't run into bugs, the graphics look gorgeous, the dialogue choices are great, and overall the game runs awesomely. If SP was the only factor it was rated on I think it should be an 8 or higher. Maybe a 9 even. The only real complaint I have is that there there is no real explanation of what the stats do, how they affect your character, and how the weapons work in relation to them. It took me a quarter of the game to figure out all the relations of the stats and equipment...and I don't think I'm that stupid (maybe I am though). There needs to be more information in the instruction booklet, or a better tutorial in the game. It's NOT intuitive in and of itself. Second, with sell back being so little, there's no reason for random junk for other characters to pop up. It makes the extra equipment more into a finding junk game that is absolutely useless. Either make sell back worth a little more, or simply give you weapons that are applicable to your character in the SP game. Now MP is MESSED UP! In a MAJOR WAY. This should be rated a 6, maybe a 5 overall. First off, I think they ramp up the difficulty in MP to MUCH. I played MP on Casual with my daughter (yes, she's only 6, but that's one other reason to play Casual). I was dying constantly...ON CASUAL. Now, I had just beaten the game in SP...so theoretically I should not die THAT much in MP. In fact, I started dying early on against bosses, which after beating the game should have meant I had the skill to literally tromp them to the dust. Not so... They need to patch it so at least on Casual the MP portion does NOT ramp up this much. Period. It shouldn't feel like I'm playing on Hard while doing the game in MP on casual. It's stupid. Secondly, the enemies go off screen, especially the bosses, and attack you. No so much a problem in SP, but in MP...if one is handling minions and the other trying to attack the boss, but you can't see the boss = stupid. In fact ridiculously so. We're being attacked by things we can't attack back? That actually feels like a cheap tactic. This screen thing needs to be fixed pronto via a patch...IMO. I don't have tons of time right now, but for the short end...they need to fix the MP portion, whether online or side by side with your buddy (in my case my daughter, and she's not bad with videogames overall, before people crash too hard on my parade...also remember I DID beat this same difficulty in SP so I don't think it should be THAT much tougher in MP). I understand why DS fans are outraged. The SP portion of the game is outstanding nonetheless...Great job Obs. No real bugs that I've run across. Great Job Obs and SE. The MP portion...now that's just screwed up big time. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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