Summary: Unrelated to the Baldur's Gate computer game, this is a great console multi-player RPG, in the top 4 I've ever played. I think the sequel is a LOT better, though, with better game play, better plot, and better humor, although the class options were completely changed instead of merely expanded. I would love to play the sorceress or archer in Dark Alliance 2, but this game is still a lot of fun if you enjoy hack-and-slash with friends.
Summary: (and the other is its sequel) If you're looking for a 2-player game that doesn't require a second console and TV, here you go. Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 are excellent with high replay-value. There's a reason these games are hard to find, people. They're very, very good. I just wish they'd gone ahead with BD3, but the sale of the franchise along with the game company killed that in preproduction. I still mourn.
Summary: This is one of my favorite games of all time. If you haven't played it, I highly recommend it. From fighting zombies, to frost giants, to a fire drake, this game definitely has some great replay value as well as a fun plot. Choose from human, dwarf, or elf, or choose one of each in multiplayer mode. (Pro tip: if you hold down L1+L2+R1+R2 while choosing the character, your character will be Drizzt Do'Urden!
Summary: I got this game from my brother a few years ago and sold it at a yard sale last summer. After watching my husband play Skyrim, I decided I wanted it back. The condition was great and packaged well.
Summary: I must say, I had heard so much about the Baldur's Gate games for years. About 3 weeks ago I broke down and bought another playstation 2 console for myself like I use to have. Years ago, I grew bored with video games all together but I was getting the itch to play somemore. I randomly selected 6 different games to get my collection started up again and Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance was one of them. My first run through, I was obsessed. The Crypt level was awesome.
Summary: I really enjoyed everything about this game. I played the elven sorceress and was able to beat the game. Having been a DM for a group playing AD&D with dice and paper in the early 80's, it was fun to see so many of the monsters and some other elements that were a part of our game back then. I even got out my old, beaten-up Monster Manual book to look up some of the monsters for old times' sake - umber hulks, lizard men, etc.
Summary: The game itself is pretty short especially for an RPG and when I finished I was disapointed at that then my goal became to get the maximum level for my character and to make characters of all types and do the same. Thye best thing about this game is the Dungeons and Dragons third edition rules especially using spells I casted with dice, a pencil and a piece of paper (Magic Missile was almost exactly as I imagined).
Summary: THE GOOD: 1. Even ten years later, some of the special effects are remarkable, even stunning, such as when you run through water. 2. The game camera is super-smooth. Should have become the industry standard. 3. The fact that the programmers foresightfully included the ability to replace your character with a fully caparisoned character from a previous game really extends the replay value.