When Dungeon Siege came out in early 2002, it was praised for having amazing graphics and a fast-paced, accessible combat system. However, for a role-playing game it was a bit shallow in terms of character development and story. Also, the game lacked the challenge to appeal to veterans of the point-and-click dungeon crawler. Developer Gas Powered Games took the criticism to heart, and set out to fine-tune the gameplay, as well as make the game a bit more challenging and involved for experienced players. The result is Dungeon Siege II, a solid effort that manages to improve on the first game to deliver a lengthy, combat-heavy dungeon hack that will certainly please fans of the genre.