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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2

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Overall 7
7.0

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II review (PS2)

HonestGamers
12 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Mordoc illustrates he's smarter than everyone, which proves to be a mistake, as that sort of tomfoolery will DEFINITELY turn your attention towards him. Also, there are a couple of optional areas you can raid for treasure and each character has his or her own specific side quest. All in all, you'll spend a good number of hours killing stuff and collecting treasure.
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Overall 8
8.3
Gameplay 8
8.3
Graphics 8
7.8
Sound 7
7.2
Lifespan 8
8.3

Expert Review

PALgaming
13 August 2005
  • Summary: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II is very good, but it's certainly not the greatest Action RPG. With solid gameplay mechanics, a relatively long lifespan and a decent multiplayer mode, it should keep RPG fans who are looking for a more action occupied role playing game for weeks, maybe even months. The audio and visuals work well together, and the intuitive controls and commands keep the pace rolling forward at a steady pace.
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Overall 9
8.7

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

The Gamers Temple
27 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance was an action-RPG that was heavier on the action than the role-playing. Since the game was set in Dungeons & Dragons’ Forgotten Realms universe, it could draw upon D&D’s well-known well-defined role-playing elements and use them as the basis for a good hack and slash dungeon crawler. The result was an exciting game that is the closest you can come to playing Diablo on a video game console.
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Overall 8
8.2

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2

Playstation Illustrated
4 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 uses the same engine as the original, which may be good or bad for some people. The good part is the graphics remain the same and still look nice, but the bad is the camera, which can only be adjusted to two height settings. Closer views would have helped to make this game more playable. As for the special effects, they are still spot on, and the fire looks better than ever.
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Overall 8
8.0

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

The Armchair Empire
17 September 2004
  • Conclusion: Starting up where the first Dark Alliance left off, a cut scene shows the three heroes of that game stepping through a portal after defeating Eldrith the Betrayer only to be surrounded by a large group of demons after which they are taken prisoner by the vampire king, Mordac. From here players will have to choose from five new characters (more on this in a bit) and set out to find out what Mordac is up to.
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Overall 8
8.0

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GamesAreFun
13 September 2004
  • Excerpt: Luckily, carrying and switching between all these weapons is easy as pie. You are allowed to equip three weapons at any given moment, and a quick tap on the D-pad allows you to switch between the three without every going to the item selection screens.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 7
7.0

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 PlayStation 2 Review

Game Info Wire
18 April 2004
  • Excerpt: This is an awesome game that's only missing a few elements. Sadly, they are key elements.
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Overall 9
8.6
Features 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 9
8.5

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II

Gaming Target
6 April 2004
Overall 8
8.0

Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II

Thunderbolt Games
29 March 2004
  • Excerpt: Start New Game Load Saved Game Options Credits Something that’s struck me is just how well Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II ‘s menu represents the game as a whole, with its simple and easy to grasp concept, set within a delightfully detailed, elegant background. The vegetation pitches and rolls violently in the wind, the clouds swirling above a distant, menacing tower on a dusty plain.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.3
Graphics 9
9.1
Sound 9
8.5

Expert Review

Kikizo
2 March 2004
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Fans of the original will be more than pleased, and newcomers are in for a treat. It may be categorized as a role-playing game, but it is by far one of the fastest and most entertaining real-time RPGs you will ever play. It will take about 12-15 hours to complete your first time through, and chances are, there may be a second, third, and even fourth play-through... the game is just that good. By yourself or with a friend, you'll have a blast. Don't miss it!
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