Summary: I absolutely loved this game! I've had it for quite a few years and I have beaten the game multiple times. I do wish it had been longer, but that's only because it is such a fun game to play. I enjoyed the graphics and sound very much and the story line was really great! I would really reccomend this game for anyone who likes Medieval fighting games like this!
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.
Summary: The overall experience of this process was great! Easy to order, the game came faster than I thought it would. The only issue was one that had nothing to do with the ordering process. We have a PS3 and since we can play PS games with no problems, we thought we'd be able to play PS2 games. This is not the case. So we actually aren't able to play the game. Will probably have to sell it.