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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance - PlayStation 2

Platform : PlayStation2
Rated: Teen
4.3 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews

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  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • ESRB Rating: Teen Teen
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00005Q8IR
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Release Date: Dec 4 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 118 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,084 in Computer and Video Games (See Top 100 in Computer and Video Games)
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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance combines fast-paced action and adventure in the popular world of Baldur's Gate. It features an epic tale of intrigue, alliances, explosive spell effects, and highly detailed creatures and environments, and allows for both single- and two-player cooperative play. Characters are customizable, each with unique powers, appearance, and abilities. This is the first console game to feature Dungeons & Dragons, 3rd Edition rules in real time. The game features Dolby Digital sound, comprehensive voice acting, and a completely original soundtrack.


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I picked up Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (BG:DA) for Playstation 2 after finishing Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes on the Xbox. I'm familiar with Bioware, who consistently makes games I really enjoy (including Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic). Additionally, Baldur's Gate came first before D&D Heroes, so I knew there would be some improvements. Still, Maleficent and I enjoy blowing stuff up together, so we needed a new fix and Baldur's Gate fit the bill.
Unlike D&D Heroes, BG:DA pretends it has role-playing elements and in doing so, just highlights how non-role-playing the game is. Similar to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Neverwinter Nights, there are conversation trees. When you speak to a character, you select a series of responses from a menu. There are maybe five characters you can talk to in total and your conversation doesn't really matter - we quickly discovered that clicking the top choice always meant we'd get to hear the whole story. But you can just skip the whole story too and get right to the matter at hand, which means the role-playing elements are just trappings to make it seem more like D&D.
Forget character customization too, at least at character creation. There are three character types, including an elven sorceress, dwarven (cleric? I didn't play him so not sure), and human arcane archer. Some warning flags should go off for folks who play the third edition of D&D - one cannot start out as an arcane archer, that's a prestige class. But that doesn't matter - the human, named Vahn, is whom you get to play. While he can hack things up in melee, Vahn's clearly optimized for ranged combat. The game gives subtle hints like dropping great heaps of arrows as the only equipment you find in treasure hoards.
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This game is GREAT to play with a close friend. I've been playing with my roommate and we take turns being the sorceress and the dwarf. This is a good combination, since the sorceress can alternate between spells and a bow, while the dwarf rushes into the fray with a big axe and lots of armor. The action is great. The graphics are really stunning (esp. water effects). The one annoying thing is that you have to go sell and buy things a lot, which is inherently boring in a video game, and since the characters have different "charismas" which determines prices, there's a certain logic to having the most charismatic character (in our case the sorceress) sell and buy everything. Given that she can't carry much, this means a lot of dropping and picking things up, which gets REALLY repetitive. If you didn't mind the commerce in Diablo, this is pretty similar so you'll be o.k.
Couple of tips:
If you play with the dwarf, save up points to get whirlwind attack as soon as possible. This is a way to attack multiple enemies that really makes the game much more fun, since the dwarf is kind of limited to hacking and slashing. Also, always raise your strength when possible. this helps you both carry more and hurt your enemies more
With the sorceress, skip the following spells to save pts for the better ones: acid arrow, snowblind, and fireball. These spells are both ineffective and boring to use. Trust me, the other spells are worth the wait.
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This game is fun. Period. Although it has been compared to Diablo and Diablo II, that is not a bad thing. I think that the only reason it gets compared to those two great games is because it shares some of the same elments and mechanics. You are given a choice of three character classes, get info from the townspeople and embark on various quests to rid them of their troubles. The story is a good one, if a bit predictable. The graphics are sharp and well done.
The area in which this game shines is the gameplay. The controls are smooth and the response time is lightning fast, no lag or anything of the like. I also like the fact the the controls are user friendly and the in-game tutorial is great at getting you familiar with the controls without being overly preachy or condescenting.
The overall story is very linear, and as you progress through the levels, the enemies can be quite tough and sometimes downright difficult to deal with. The boss battles are cool, and take quite a bit of strategy and evasion to ensure your survival. These above facts are cool and fit well into the game, but they are also its downfall. Although the toughness and tenacity of the enemies increases steadily, your character is a bit slower to catch up. Once you kill all the enemies on a level, they dont respawn, so you cannnot stick around and kill them again to gain more experience and level up faster.
Other than the fact that the difficulty level gets a little frustrating, you have to deal with a little bit of boredom and a lull in the storyline towards the end of the game. The set-up is nice, but the ending leaves a little to be desired.
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I belive the title about sum's it all up.This is a great RPG for PS2 by Forgotten Realms.But only if you got money to blow or a mind to waste.This is a very short game.It consists of only three towns where you buy and sell items/Equipment.Only three pre-made classes;Dwarf-Warrior,Human-Archer,And a Elven Sorceress.Theres also a hidden charecter some may have heard of "Drizzt" a Dark elf ranger,A intresting charecter you get to unlock a extra mode with and get to play as....But he'll seem useless after the 2 minutes of joy you play with him,for his weapons stay the same forever.Dont expect alot of quests.Also more then one person can play through this game.The perspective is a 3rd person view,with real time battle.If you buy this game dont bother with the sorceress she never gets even half as powerfull as the other two.My opinion is dont buy it untill the other Forgotten Realms games are out.This one game isnt much,but would be worth it if you had them all.I very much so enjoyed this game for the one day I played it,it was only a tease.
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