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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.

Screenshots

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 Not the greatest of conversationalists. Most of the cut scenes are handled in the in-game engine.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 Thanks for the tip. After your introductory mugging, the town guards give you a warning. You don't have to really worry as time doesn't pass in Dark Alliance.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PlayStation 2 For you, anything. Quests are obtained through conversations featuring detailed versions of the game's characters.

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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 (5234) 4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars4.57 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Dec 03, 2001 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamesmania Dec 19, 2001 93 out of 100 93
GamePro (US) Dec 03, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
GameSpot Nov 27, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamezilla Jan 04, 2002 87 out of 100 87
PlayFrance Apr 07, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
PSM Dec, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Arena Mar 06, 2007 8 out of 10 80
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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