Reviews and Problems with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2
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not nearly as good as the first Dark Alliance
25 January 2011
Summary: The first Dark Alliance had far better graphics and more interesting monsters. Plus, while the story was corny and cliched, there still was a story. This has pretty much no story at all, the monsters are lame, the graphics are forgettable, the settings are dumb (or inappropriate for D&D), and the gameplay monotonous.
Summary: This is basically a hack-n-slash game. You basically wind up figuring out the most effective attacks, then ignore beefing up any other special abilities. Some of the environments look pretty cool, though I realize I don't like games that show everything in top-down 3/4 perspective anymore (I think that's what they call it). But there is a lot of action. So if you like killing monsters for hours on end (I found it to be a longer game than one person pointed out.
Summary: You know, I really hate when this happens. Dark Alliance 2 is a good game, it really is. There's a lot to like about this one. Unfortunately, it's unworthy of its predecessor, and it pales dramatically when compared to its contemporaries, and that's just sad. Things start out interestingly enough, with the characters from the preceeding game captured, and a whole new cast to choose from... which, honestly, irritated me from th start. Seriously, what a cop-out.
Summary: I feel sorry for anyone who has spent more than ten dollars on this game. I purchased it for 8.98 at Toys 'R' Us. Basically a dollar for every hour of campaign time I got out of it. I'm a huge rpg, particularly forgotten realms fantasy fan, and I was sorely dissapointed in this game. While, the story is missing in detail, the adventuring is fun, heavy hack n slash type, very little to no RP at all. The ending was just that, an ending, a real let down.
Summary: Some "haters" have given me unhelpful votes for this review. BELIEVE ME, I speak the truth. Walking and breathing at the same time is more difficult than beating this mediocre game. Steps to beat the game: 1) play a necromancer 2) switch to "enervation" 3) hold X 4) win My wife and I loved DA1 but this game left a lot to be desired.
Summary: I myself have been a long time fan of the old pc series of baldur's gate, tales of the sword coast, shadows of amn and throne of bhaal. The origional baldur's gate games featured one of the most amazing storylines i've ever had the pleasure of playing through. With the arrival of the PS2 baldur's gate series all of this ended. If you enjoy bashing at your X button then this game will be paridise.
Summary: when I got this game I expected something special from the guys of baldurs gate in-depth story line and loads of NPC's to interact with, but the newest game of the baldurs gate series gives none of that, the only reason you talk to people is to buy or sell or go on missions , the fighting you only have two moves speed and heavy basically all you do all game is run,kill,run,kill, I didnt get engrossed in the game at all, don't make the mistake of buying this game
Mr. P. P. Stebbing "prettygirlproductions", amazon.co.uk
21 September 2004
Summary: As a veteran of paper-based RPG games (now retired due to having to get a real job), I've always felt that attempts to convert them into computer (and especially console) games are futile. Computer games lack the freedom, spontaneity and the sense of progress paper-based RPG games give. Still, Baldur's Gate II is fun and the ability to customise one's character is great.
Summary: This game is one of the best...by-far ive ever played in any genre...not only do you have the option of doing just about anything you want with the side quests and all...but you can customize your character completely.....not only can you just customize them ...but their weapons..their armor...EVERYTHING awesome game....man....period.