Ships Ahoy - Dungeon Siege II

Microsoft announces Dungeon Siege II has shipped to stores in North America, following on the news earlier today of the game's first patch:
Microsoft Unleashes Dungeon Siege II on North America

Spectacular Sequel Adds Greater Depth, Richer Story and More Intense Combat to Award-Winning Gameplay

Sharpen your swords and dust off your spellbook, as Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Dungeon Siege II, the expansive sequel to the award-winning action-role-playing game (RPG) Dungeon Siege, is available in stores across North America for a suggested retail price of $49.99. Developed by Gas Powered Games, Dungeon Siege II takes the fast-paced action-RPG that won dozens of awards and improves upon it in every conceivable way. The ambitious sequel transports gamers to the battle-scarred fantasy land of Aranna, where they will lead an elite battle party on an exciting role-playing adventure.

The lines of good and evil have been blurred amidst a civil war that has ravaged Aranna, as the vicious marauder Valdis aims to gain control of the land at whatever cost. In Dungeon Siege II, players will engage in intense real-time party-based combat against challenging and cunning foes, as they experience an intricate storyline that will raise the bar for action-RPGs.

Developed exclusively for Windows XP, Dungeon Siege II promises to delight RPG fans with a cutting-edge 3D engine, an extensive quest system and cooperative multiplayer support. For more information on Dungeon Siege II, visit the official website at http://www.dungeonsiege.com.
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ok
Aug 16, 2005, 12:44
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ok Aug 16, 2005, 12:44
Aug 16, 2005, 12:44
 
so where is the exent online rental version?

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ugh
Aug 16, 2005, 12:58
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ugh Aug 16, 2005, 12:58
Aug 16, 2005, 12:58
 
I got burned on the first one. I don't think I want to buy this one. Dungeon Seige I was more like a job then a game. I hope for there sake they actually make this one fun to play.

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Played the demo...
Aug 16, 2005, 12:59
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Played the demo... Aug 16, 2005, 12:59
Aug 16, 2005, 12:59
 
I played the demo. It's going to take everything within me to resist buying the game

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Re: Played the demo...
Aug 16, 2005, 13:15
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Re: Played the demo... Aug 16, 2005, 13:15
Aug 16, 2005, 13:15
 
I played the demo and it's a lot better then the first. More like an RPG then a clickfest. It is still a clickfest but more immersive and involving. Theres more detail to the game, more possibilities in character advancement.

That and the game world is MUCH better. No more running through a completely linear pathway with cliffs on either side about 10' apart... through the entire game. Rarely opening up to more space. God it made the game boring. This time around it's much more open and like a normal RPG game.

I recommend it. If you enjoy diablo style, baldur's gate style (with a bit of a lighter story), Sacred style games.. you'd really enjoy it IMHO.

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No subject
Aug 16, 2005, 13:15
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No subject Aug 16, 2005, 13:15
Aug 16, 2005, 13:15
 
I cant believe we've gone from Fallout to this steaming pile of shit.

Stupid humans.

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Aug 16, 2005, 13:30
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Re: No subject Aug 16, 2005, 13:30
Aug 16, 2005, 13:30
 
How the fuck can you even compare it to fallout?

That's like me saying "I can't believe we went from Civilization to World of Warcraft" and bitching that WOW isn't strategy.

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Aug 16, 2005, 13:32
nin
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Aug 16, 2005, 13:32
nin
 

Just noticed:

Developed exclusively for Windows XP

Let the crying begin...

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No subject
Aug 16, 2005, 13:34
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Aug 16, 2005, 13:34
 
They are both PC games, and DS2 claims to be at least part RPG. If you cant see the similarities you should probably go back to play-dough. Same thing if you thought I was positing this as some kind of fallout sequel. Use your fucking brains kids.

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Aug 16, 2005, 13:37
nin
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Aug 16, 2005, 13:37
nin
 
My god! I can't believe we've gone from Wing Commander to this!

edit: (space captain, you've created the new "far cry is milking it" catchphrase. )




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Re: ok
Aug 16, 2005, 13:39
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Re: ok Aug 16, 2005, 13:39
Aug 16, 2005, 13:39
 
Id wait for a content patch. The game really needs some fine tuning. Catch my post in the ds2 patch thread below for details.

BTW theres a work around for the windows XP thing, if you can install the game in XP somewhere..even on another computer, you can copy the whole directory to a win2k of your choice and it runs perfectly.

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Aug 16, 2005, 13:52
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Aug 16, 2005, 13:52
 
So in what way is DS2 not at least part RPG? I havent tried it yet. Did they take away the skills system from the first game? I always thought that was a cool touch, and made it more RPG than most other RPG games.

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Aug 16, 2005, 13:55
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Re: No subject Aug 16, 2005, 13:55
Aug 16, 2005, 13:55
 
They are both PC games, and DS2 claims to be at least part RPG. If you cant see the similarities you should probably go back to play-dough. Same thing if you thought I was positing this as some kind of fallout sequel. Use your fucking brains kids.

this logic is the most idiotic i read today.

what the fuck man,lost ur poison?may be u should get the Dr.toothy's add from blue,u know for ur new fang for biting.

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Aug 16, 2005, 14:05
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Aug 16, 2005, 14:05
 
Just noticed:


Developed exclusively for Windows XP


Ahh, thanks nin. I was so bored that I was tempted to pick this up. Microsoft, you just cost yourselves 50 dollars. Good job!

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Re: No subject
Aug 16, 2005, 14:10
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Aug 16, 2005, 14:10
 
Microsoft, you just cost yourselves 50 dollars.

Microsoft doesn't care if you buy DS2 or not.

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Aug 16, 2005, 14:13
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Re: No subject Aug 16, 2005, 14:13
Aug 16, 2005, 14:13
 
Ahh, thanks nin. I was so bored that I was tempted to pick this up. Microsoft, you just cost yourselves 50 dollars. Good job!

It simply amazes me that some people are still clinging on to Win98/2000. In what way is XP not entirely superior in every way, shape, and form to those two older OS's?

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Aug 16, 2005, 14:15
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Aug 16, 2005, 14:15
 
Microsoft, you just cost yourselves 50 dollars.

Microsoft doesn't care if you buy DS2 or not.

They will get my $35 (ad for Fry's - will go to BB and price match).


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Aug 16, 2005, 14:18
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Aug 16, 2005, 14:18
 
In what way is XP not entirely superior in every way, shape, and form to those two older OS's?

Compared to Windows 2000?

Let's see. Install footprint is bigger, boot time is longer, overal performance is slower, less clutter in Win2k, less bloatware in Win2k, no fucking annoying hovering popups over everything, ermmm.... That, and the fact that I don't really care to pay another 200 bucks for what is essentially the same kernel with a slightly updated HAL and 3 Gig worth of bloatware?

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This one is too RPG-y
Aug 16, 2005, 14:25
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This one is too RPG-y Aug 16, 2005, 14:25
Aug 16, 2005, 14:25
 
I liked DS1 better, to be honest.

You click, you hack shit up, you pick up gold, you move along. It was fun to pick up items and equip characters and make them incredibly powerful.

DS2 however throws in a lot of lame, typical PC RPG gameplay: using flowers and weeds and shit to enhance weapons and armor, page upon page of poorly written character dialogue with horrendous voice acting (why is it Japanese RPG's almost always have better writing and voice acting? Exception: Bioware).

There is just too much clicking around in inventory boxes and not enough raw gameplay. Why do people who make RPG's for the PC market fail to understand that gamers do not want to spend 25% of their gametime moving items to and from inventory boxes...selling them, enchanting them, combining them with some other item. BORING! Look to WoW or Final Fantasy series to see how it should be done - it should be exciting and fun to upgrade your articles, not a CHORE.

The story doesn't exactly blow me away either. Granted, I'm only an hour or two into the game.

The best part of the game is the interface. It's wonderful, intuitive, and CLEAN.

Jeremy Soule's music is quite good as well. Not as exciting and lush as his music for Warhammer: Dawn of War, but still well-done.

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Re: This one is too RPG-y
Aug 16, 2005, 14:29
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Re: This one is too RPG-y Aug 16, 2005, 14:29
Aug 16, 2005, 14:29
 
Why do people who make RPG's for the PC market fail to understand that gamers do not want to spend 25% of their gametime moving items to and from inventory boxes...selling them, enchanting them, combining them with some other item. BORING!

HEATHEN!!! I LUURRRVVEEE Inventory Management!!!

No, seriously, I do.

(why is it Japanese RPG's almost always have better writing and voice acting? Exception: Bioware).

Well, let's be honest here. Unless you understand Japanese, we really don't know if the Japanese voice acting is any good. They could be just as horrible as the shit we get saddled with over here, but how can we tell the difference?
Btw, I thought the FFX english voice overs were excellent.

I think most of the time it's because the professional voice actors are simply pretty expensive. They just had a deal done in which, what, their minimum wage went up to 45 bucks an hour or so? That can add up if you have 20 guys doing 50 hours of dialogue...

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Re: No subject
Aug 16, 2005, 14:30
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Re: No subject Aug 16, 2005, 14:30
Aug 16, 2005, 14:30
 
They are both PC games, and DS2 claims to be at least part RPG. If you cant see the similarities you should probably go back to play-dough. Same thing if you thought I was positing this as some kind of fallout sequel. Use your fucking brains kids.

Here's an idea, why not compare it to another game that is similar in any way. Yes, in both Fallout and Dungeon Siege II you have levels and your character learns skills. Then again, so does Metroid. I can't believe we went from Metroid to Dungeon Siege II! I mean, they didn't even get the planet right!!1!

If you're going to compare it, you should have said "meh, the Icewind Dale series was a better dungeon romp" or something to that extent. The RPG label is large and covers a variety of games, including many that probably shouldn't be listed as being an RPG (read: DS2). If you can't deal with that, stop reading press releases.

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