Dungeon Siege II â¤“ Revisited After 7 Years:
Dungeon Siege II, released in August 2005 is a role playing game developed by Gas Powered Games and is the sequel to 2002â¤²s popular Dungeon Siege. Based upon criticisms on the first game, Gas Powered Games improved the gameplay by introducing a deeper storyline, a more extensive quest system and more challenging and cunning foes in Dungeon Siege II thus providing better replayability. This game would provide a lengthy gameplay of at least 40 hours. I completed in about 55 hours when I last played Dungeon Siege II 7 years back. I love to go exploring and hunting for items â¤“ not leaving a single black spot on the map. I still do the same for similar type of role playing dungeon games.Opening sequenceâ¤¦
This is where we begin â¤“ Act 1 Chapter 1 â¤“ The Siege of Greilyn Beach.
One cool feature of this game is, we get to control up to 6 characters in a party. How?
Up to 4 characters in a party under the Mercenary difficulty (1st difficulty level setting)Up to 5 characters in Veteran difficultyUp to 6 characters in Elite difficulty. It would take quite some time to get up to 6 characters as we have to have completed Mercenary and then Veteran level.The game starts with a tutorial and 2 characters in game, a character controlled by me and Drevin and we serve as mercenaries in the army of Valdis. Valdis is a warlord who has aligned himself with a race of Dark Wizards and wields the magical Sword of Zaramoth (oh how I love to watch the sword in the opening sequence!). As mercenaries, we were ordered to capture a temple held by Dryads and upon capturing it, Valdis mounted an attack on the mercenaries. As a result, Drevin has been killed and my character was knocked unconscious and later found to be in the custody of the Dryads. To earn freedom, my character has to perform tasks given by the Dryads and help them in a war against Valdis.
As with most RPG games, using certain skills with allow us to gain experience in them. In Dungeon Siege II, we are able to do multi-class leveling butÂ we do not want to be a jack of all trades here and then later become a master of none. Think carefully before distributing your skills (using that certain skill, such as Combat Magic or Nature Magic, etc). We donâ¤™t want to spread ourselves too much and make our character unable to perform effectively. Isnâ¤™t this just like our real life?
Hope you have enjoyed reading the above and I hope to see you in my next post!