Reviews and Problems with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
Into Liquid Sky
3 June 2004
Excerpt: To call Baldur's Gate a Diablo clone would be unfair. Just because the game plays from an axonometric view and involves real-time combat against hordes of monsters does not instantly label a game that proves to have deep development and combat systems.
Pros: Visually impressive, Top notch audio, Great battle and experience systems
Cons: A little light in the story, Could use more sidequests
Excerpt: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is one of the most graphically impressive games I've seen on the PS2. This comes not from the articulation of the characters; although they're very well done, they're hard to see because of the zoomed-out view. The larger creatures look fantastic, though, and just about precisely as I've imagined them in my D&D wanderings. The environments are extremely well-detailed, even if they are repetitive. And the spell effects . . .
Excerpt: So what's Janken? Well, young Alex defeats his tougher foes (Janken the Great's henchmen with names like Scissorhead, whose head actually looks like a hand in the shape of scissors) by nonviolent means; bringing his great 'skill' at paper, rock, scissors to bear. Odd that a game of chance should decide so much of your progress, but there's hope.
Excerpt: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance takes the monster-hit PC role-playing series into new territory - the console platform. And thankfully, the game is more than worthy of its namesake. Hardcore PC role-players should note that Dark Alliance is at its core, a console game. While not every quest is solved with combat, for more than 90 percent of the game you will probably be slaying something. But where other console ports like Diablo failed, Dark Alliance really shines.
Conclusion: Fans von Action Rollenspielen kommen mit <i>Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance</i> voll auf ihre Kosten. Das Game gehört, was das technische angeht, zum besten was es bisher auf der PS2 gibt. Phantastische Optik, dazu ein gelungener 2-Spieler Kooparationsmodus und ein actionreiches Gameplay machen das Game zu einem Spitzentitel. Einzig der recht magere Umfang und der all zu lineare Spielablauf trüben den Gesamteindruck etwas.