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Old 06-27-2011, 11:49 AM   #78
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Originally Posted by mimartin View Post
The environments are also similar to Fable 2 and Fable 3, but on the beautiful side of things. Too bad with the view you are allowed there is no opportunity to really enjoy it (again just like Fable 2 and 3).

Originally Posted by mimartin View Post
Story was nothing great, but I was entertained and Dungeon Siege III offered a bit of a escape from reality which is what I look for in a game. I was not looking for the vidya equivalent of War and Peace from Dungeon Siege III. I did expect a little more from Obsidian though. Don’t want to hear any Obsidian fanboys talking trash about BioWare’s stories after that final boss though.

Originally Posted by mimartin View Post
My chief complaint is the game is short. Finished my last playthrough in about 13 hours and I know I did all the side quest because I got the “Perfectionist” achievement. It was my second playthrough, but even my first playthrough only took 17 hours and I only missed one short quest about the fishing hole.
You aren't going by the time on the save file are you, because I'm almost certain it's inaccurate.

FWIW, they did the same thing with AP: Shorter length but lots of encouragement for multiple playthroughs. I kinda like it, so long as they don't start doing it on every game.

Started my hardcore run last night. So far, there seem to be more mobs. The mobs are not only larger but have a more diverse mix (3-4 "hit points", a guy in heavy armor, a couple of archers, and a couple of guys with rifles). Too soon to tell, but I think this confirms my suspicion that the only way to get the level 30 achievement is to also get the hardcore achievement.
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