Dungeon Siege III’s Co-Op Is Inspired By The Lego Series Games

By Spencer . March 14, 2011 . 2:51pm

dsiii1 Inspired by the Lego video games, Dungeon Siege III has a drop in/drop out cooperative play system. Another player can pick up a controller and take over a second character at any time. It’s even possible, say at the beginning of the game, for a friend to use a character that you don’t have yet. One of those characters, who may use guns, will be at a lower level usual though. Dungeon Siege III has a total of four playable characters.

 

Put the controller down and after a minute or so the computer will take over. You’re inside the host player’s world during multiplayer sessions. While you may level Anjali up by fighting witches and skeletons, all of the experience and loot remain in the host player’s game. The stats you upgrade and gear you pick for Anjali remain, but the computer takes over when you’re not around. Dungeon Siege III uses a shared inventory system. However, most weapons and armor are character specific. Accessories like rings are one of the few items players will have to ration.

 

 

In multiplayer sessions the camera is locked so everyone will be on screen at the same time. If someone dies you don’t need a resurrect scroll or phoenix down to bring them back to life. Allies can revive each other with 50% HP by walking up to a fallen character. Other than a period of vulnerability, there isn’t a penalty or cost to revive a friend. In a single player game, the computer will attempt to revive you, but Dungeon Siege III is designed as a multiplayer game, even if you don’t get to carry back that shiny sword to your game.

 

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  • Guest

    cool but has to compete with Dark Souls and Cursed Crusade (and Diablo III)

    • neo_firenze

      Eh… Dungeon Siege III is coming at the end of May. Dark Souls won’t be out until at least late 2011, and Diablo III isn’t coming until 2012 (or later, knowing Blizzard). I don’t think that’s really competition since they’re so far apart.

      As for Cursed Crusade, that doesn’t look like much competition just because Dungeon Siege III looks so much better, not to mention DS3 still releases 2 months earlier.

  • http://tristsantithesis.tumblr.com/ Tsunayoshi Sawada

    Sounds cool, Ill have to enlist my friends to play.

  • Neckbear

    Oh hey, this has a potential of being as fun as Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.

    I’m all in for co-op Action RPG goodness!

    …Given that my friends, or anyone for the matter, feels like playing with me.

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