Excerpt: When Snowblind Studios unleashed Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on PS2 owners back in December of 2001, the results were largely positive. The title, which was a more action-oriented RPG than its PC namesake, allowed console owners to hack and slash their way through the famous Dungeons & Dragons...
Excerpt: When a little known studio named Snowblind combined the addictive nature of Diablo -style hack-n-slash gameplay with the mythology from Dungeons and Dragons' Forgotten Realms series (which also spawned the Baldur's Gate games on the PC), the only thing anyone could really comment on was the water.
Excerpt: Champions of Norrath ( CoN ) places a player smack dab into the middle of familiar hack and slash RPG territory. CoN looks and feels like the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance series, but CoN elevates the gameplay to a compelling level in graphically stunning outdoor settings and randomly-generated...
Excerpt: There are some great things in this world that just go great together. Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies. Console gamers might want to see action and role-playing games added to that list.
Excerpt: I am not sure if Interplay likes or hates Snowblind Studios. Just as Interplay was releasing their amazing title "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II" from developer Snowblind, Sony was releasing Champions of Norrath by them as well.
Summary: is one of my favorite games on the Xbox. Playing with a friend is a lot of fun but I was always annoyed at the fact that I couldn’t wander around unless both characters were on screen. That’s the limitation, of course, when playing with on a single Xbox cooperatively.
Excerpt: If I could recommend one game this year it would be Champions of Norrath. The year is young, I know, but the console market has been seriously lacking in RPG games. Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance was fairly entertaining; however it was limited by the linear game play.