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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Review
9 February 2008
Conclusion: Very few times do I take time out of my schedule to complete a game in one sitting…but with Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, I could not put it down. Games that have a great storyline appeal to me the most, and the D&D Universe certainly has a ton of great tales.
Excerpt: Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance takes place in the world of Abeir-Toril – the phrase meaning ‘Cradle of Life’ – a world known commonly by the shortened name Toril. Your exploits in Dark Alliance will revolve around Baldur’s Gate, a port city on the winding Chionthar River.
Excerpt: Looking forward to my vacation on the Sword Coast, I reached Baldur’s Gate late that fateful night. But before I could enjoy my first Mai Tai, a couple of muggers relieved me of my gold. I’m sure they would have killed me too, if not for a pair of town guards patrolling the area.
Excerpt: You might think that after the success of Blizzard's Diablo 2, that there would be a ton of clones of it being released. Surprisingly, there haven't been many at all, save for a few: Darkstone, Nox, and the recent GBA version of The Two Towers have loosely followed the Diablo format.
Conclusion: also. Regardless, BG:DA is still gorgeous and, even on the Xbox, has little competition in its own category (I’d say Hunter is slightly better looking than BG:DA, but that’s it). Also mimicking the PS2 version, the sound remains excellent here.
Excerpt: > Lush backgrounds, detailed NPC's, demonic enemies, and special effects abound. I'm not a fan of the top-down view, but its functional nonetheless. I can also appreciate the women being so well endowed. Heh...
Excerpt: A legendary disappointment around these parts, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance for the Xbox packs the same gorgeous visuals and great gameplay. What's wrong with that? Nothing, except the fact that it's over almost before it's begun and the replay value is pretty much zip.
Excerpt: “Stay off the streets”, one of the guards suggested, “It’s not safe here at night.” Looking forward to my vacation on the Sword Coast, I reached Baldur’s Gate late that fateful night. But before I could enjoy my first Mai Tai, a couple of muggers relieved me of my gold.
Summary: The Baldur’s Gate franchise has been very successful on the PC and Interplay decided to bring that franchise over to the consoles. Last year Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance graced the PlayStation 2 (it was a very underrated game – a lot of fun) and now the Xbox.