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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
5 May 2005
Excerpt: Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II is an enjoyable sequel to its popular hack and slash RPG ancestor both in story and gameplay. Escalating the 10-15 hour, 4-chapter, relatively linear gaming experience, five diverse-class and appealing characters are now available for adventuring from the start each with its own set of missions, and a new-fangled item-making workshop lets the player create powerful, exotic items.
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.
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!
Excerpt: Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior...bah! Make a note of this folks: neither of the aforementioned RPGs are originators in the genre. The first, actual, role-playing game was a pen and paper, roll the dice, board game. Can anyone guess what it is? Chances are, most of you know I'm referring to Dungeons and Dragons. In the late 70s and early 80s, D&D was among one of the most popular pastimes in the United States.