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Tuesday, April 1, 2003

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Apple Previews Dungeon Siege
10:10 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

The latest Apple game preview is up, and this time around they take a look at the upcoming Role-Playing Game from MacSoft, Dungeon Siege. Dungeon Siege is a stunning RPG with an impressive 3D game engine along with furious hack and slash combat. The game was originally developed by Gas Powered Games, headed by Chris Taylor, famous for his hit game Total Annihilation.

Here's a snippet of Apple's preview:

MacSoft's Dungeon Siege takes the classic fantasy archetypes you're familiar with -- gruesome monsters, dank dungeons, a kingdom in disarray and, of course, a nondescript farmer who becomes a hero (straight from Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces) -- and throws them into a game that moves at a brisk pace, with plenty of quests and battles.

In fact, Dungeon Siege doesn't even have any loading time between levels. The game moves seamlessly between environments in the Kingdom of Ehb. When you leave a forest and descend into a dungeon, for example, the trees and grass fade away and cold, weathered stone fades in. And that's just one of the ways Dungeon Siege breaks away from typical RPGs.

Dungeon Siege also departs from other RPGs by not requiring you to choose a specific role for your character, such as fighter or wizard. When you start the game, you begin with a generic character whose name and appearance you create. Your character also comes equipped with simple weapons and abilities, but he (or she) can improve those during the adventure by picking up items that lie scattered around the world map.

To check out the full preview, follow the appropriate link below. You can also check out IMG's preview, or pre-order the game from the IMG store by following the below links.

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