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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance casts the player as one of three basic characters: an elf sorceress, a human archer, or a dwarf fighter. From humble beginnings slaying rats in the cellars of an inn, the adventurer will move on to exploring caves, crypts, and mountain passes. Naturally, it's all filled to the brim with horrible monsters, wicked traps, treasures, and fabled magical weapons. As the game progresses the player is constantly rewarded with new weaponry, new monsters to fight, and experience points to put into the adventurer's character stats to grow even more powerful. The adventurer must eventually unravel the secrets of a dark, new Thieves Guild backed by powerful mages.

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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 Not the greatest of conversationalists. Most of the cut scenes are handled in the in-game engine.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 Heroic Trio. You choices in Dark Alliance are somewhat limited as classes and races are pre-assigned.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 Making waves. Water effects have been one of the biggest advances in gaming graphics in the past few years.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 Electrifying. Spells look very pretty...whether or not their effective (like chain lightning here) or not.

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User Reviews

A graphically attractive hack n' slash with little gameplay NobodysSon (12) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
This game is not much RPG, Not much Diablo like... what is it trying to be? VXBlade (8) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
Eldrith the Betrayer? Not ringing any bells. Terrence Bosky (5235) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpy Dec 15, 2001 94 out of 100 94
Gamesmania Dec 19, 2001 93 out of 100 93
GameZone Dec 11, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpot Nov 27, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla Jan 04, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Legendra Jan 05, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Just Adventure Jan, 2002 B- 67
Netjak Aug 05, 2002 6 out of 10 60
RPGamer 2003 3 out of 5 60
GamesAreFun.com (GAF) Apr 11, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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NeoMoose (1103) added Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PlayStation 2) on Feb 16, 2002
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