Reviews and Problems with Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
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good but keeps you wanting more
Jean Brunet "element", Amazon
3 February 2004
Summary: just wanted to say that this is a good game ,story and action is good also.The problem i have with this title is that i found it way too short way too easy,and definetly too linear.So unless your a dongeon and dragons or a fantasy fan dont buy it because for 55 dollars you are not going to get your moneys worth.Too bad because i would like to see more games like this on game cube.
Summary: Despite the game's title, this game is not at all in the same vein as the wonderful Baldur's Gate PC RPGs. It's a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler, and in terms of gameplay it is nearly identical to Diablo II, but with better graphics. If this type of game appeals to you, great! If you're looking for your RPG fix though, you'll have to get it somewhere else. Let's start with the good points.
Summary: I got this game and finished it within 3 days. It is sad to see a game ending so quicky. I am still playing Golden Sun for GBA for about 7 months now. Everything else about this game is good. Gaphics, Gameplay, Multiplayer experiance (without split screen), It was really too short that was the problem. And I also notice the world is not excatly so origional..
Summary: This game has some nice visual affects, wonderfull control and the hack n slash style battle system is refreashing. I didnt like the battle system on the PC baldurs gate, and in fact that was the only thing that kept me from really getting into it. However I gave this game only 3 starts for various reasons. First it was just way to easy. I bought this game on a thursday and passed it on saturday. It wouldnt have been to bad if it was atleast a little longer too.
Summary: The game was awesome if you like the Baldurs Gate D'n'D games. Its a 3/4 perspective action RPG (similar play style to Diablo). I loved that you can play 2 players on the same console (though there is no link option for extending the MP functions). The graphics were fantastice and the game play was fast paced and a lot of fun. So why not 5 stars? I beat the game in less than 2 days... for 50$ thats a pretty quick game...
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: There have been good rpgs in the past, Diablo + Diablo II proved that. I understand that making an individual rpg is hard nowadays and so they decided that copying would not make the best game. This has left problems however, certain abilities being useless ( unleess you have a widescreen tv), jumps that can get on your nervesw and of course the amount of exp. you get on a harder difficulty making it not worth your while to play again.
Summary: Having played the PC version of this game I was really looking forward to its release. However, it did not take very long to realise that the XBox version is a pale shade of the original. The game is incredibly linear, with no real opportunity to explore or interact with other characters and the player advancement is also very limited and rigid. When you compare the sophistication of this game with Elder Scrolls (which has its own faults) it is just incredible.