Reviews and Problems with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
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Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance Reader Review - 7.9
Hotcharity, IGN Entertainment
7 April 2004
Conclusion: I really enjoyed this game. As a former geek and D&D player, I can say that this game represents the perfect combo of video game and RPG. It's a fun hack'n'slasher that has enough RPG stuff to keep dice-rollers happy. There are ton's of weapons and armor to use, plus a great selection of spells and feats. The story line is a bit generic, but who cares? It also has a kick-ass two player co-op mode! You and a friend(or enemy) can beat up some gelatinous cubes!
Summary: Im not going to write anything long, for those of you who have not yet played or even heard of Baldur's Gate... for shame. The game many of us know and love and thanks to love-the-movie it arrived the next day in what appeared to me to be pristine condition, the manual entirely intact, no signs of where and tear, perfect l-t-m I doff my cap
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Xbox): Great hack-n-slash adventure
18 January 2009
Summary: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is actually a very fun hack-n-slash adventure game. I think the comparisons some have made to the PC game is unfair. From the outset this game is designed to be a basic gauntlet style game. The limited options are probably due to the fact this was not so much about role play as action. The monsters are varied and you will even be able to fight a dragon in one of the 3 Acts. The game offers two more modes after you finish the main campaign.
Pros: good co-op adventure
Cons: a bit basic, cannot customize your character
Summary: Baldur's Gate is generally acknowledged a one of the finest RPGs in existence. The expansions and sequels greatly added to its world, creating a rich and rewarding gaming experience. As a child growing up, you find yourself under threat from an unknown dark force, and you leave the safehaven of your home to investigate. What follows is a deep and dark storyline, which can last for hours, and has immense replay value.
Pros: Good backgrounds at times
Cons: Not Baldur's Gate, and not even an especially good arcade game
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Xbox): Poor effort game feels rushed and unfinished
7 October 2008
Summary: I bought this game off the back of playing baulders gate tales of the sword coast for the pc. I really shouldnt have bothered. the game is quite simply poor. The gam itself can be finished in under 20 hours with out even trying and once you have completed you wont even want to replay using the special character you have unlocked. The amount of equipment equipable is extremely dissapointing especially after playing the pc games.
Not so much Baldur's Gate Lite as Baldur's Gate Weightless
11 August 2006
Summary: The original Baldur's Gate (PC) games, along with the quirky but brilliant Planescape: Torment, were superb, involving, immersive games which between them claimed at least 3000-4000 hours of my life, and so when I saw a Baldur's Gate / Bioware badged game for my recently acquired Xbox I didn't hesitate to buy it. A Baldur's Gate game I hadn't played? How could I resist? So first the bad news: Dark Alliance is a very slick 'Diablo' clone, and unfortunately nothing more.
Summary: Well, all the reviews fail to mention this: about halfway through the game you have to cross a field of 7x7 (or 9x9) tiles from one way to the other side, while jumping the tiles fall from under you. If you fail, you die. I tried it for about 100 times, then searched the internet for hints, no solution. This ridiculous part of the game (what on earth has it to do with gaming? If i wanted arcade platform aspects i would have bought other games!
Summary: I found this game great fun also frustrating but it just made me more determined, the fact that you could never do the same thing twice is really great i could play it over and over and never get bored.
Summary: In my opinion, Baldur's Gate is a very good game that is definitely worth buying. It is a pure action RPG that consists of "hacking and slashing" your way through dungeons. Baldur's Gate has an extremely immersive environment. The graphics are at times stunning, most notably when walking through water - the ripple effects were breathtaking. The music is good as well, creating an eerie atmosphere.
Excerpt: "Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is excellent in many ways - it has wonderfully animated graphics, superb voice dialogue, fun gameplay and a pleasing soundtrack - but it just doesn't last long enough. The game is too short! Those of you unfamiliar with the Baldur's Gate series need not despair - I had never played any BG game before, and I still managed to get through this one without any problems. You start the game by selecting from one of three ...
Pros: Fantastically Fun Action Packed Hack n Slash RPG