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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

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Overall 9
Gameplay 8
Graphics 8
Sound 7

Fantastic game for co-op play

NtU , GameStop
23 November 2008
  • Summary: This is one of the few games out there that has true co-operative play. I particularly like that the co-op play is full-screen (this means your characters can't go TOO far from each other, but this is still much, much better than having a split screen). The action in co-op looks very much like the 'Lego Star Wars and Indiana Jones' model, so if you like that, you will like this game.
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Overall 8
Gameplay 9
Graphics 8
Sound 8
Lifespan 8

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!
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Overall 10

Fantastic Game, Fantastic Seller

A. Cleaver, amazon.co.uk
2 February 2009
  • 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
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Overall 8

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Xbox): Great hack-n-slash adventure

johnhost, Dooyoo
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
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Overall 4

One of the greatest RPGs ever moves to Xbox

sagat, Dooyoo
14 January 2009
  • 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
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Overall 2

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Xbox): Poor effort game feels rushed and unfinished

al15ex, Dooyoo
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.
  • Pros: the name
  • Cons: poor life span and replay value
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Overall 8

Not so much Baldur's Gate Lite as Baldur's Gate Weightless

GrahamG, amazon.co.uk
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.
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Overall 6

Diablo with platform aspects

morfinus "morfinus", amazon.co.uk
28 July 2006
  • 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!
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Overall 10

Baldurs (Great) Gate

Mr. Samuel D. R. Durkin "sdurkin9", amazon.co.uk
29 March 2006
  • 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.
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Overall 8

Worth buying

Mr X, amazon.co.uk
23 August 2005
  • 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.
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