|Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance nes Game Boy Advance,gba rare new factory sealed|
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|Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Nintendo Game Boy Advance, 2004) Rare GBA Game!|
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|Game Boy Advance Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance w/Manual|
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|Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Nintendo Game Boy Advance, 2004)|
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|Game Boy Advance owners can now experience the world of Baldur's Gate in this role-playing game from Destination Software. Gameplay is designed to continue elements introduced in Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on Xbox and PS2 rather than the traditional role-playing aspects found in the PC versions of the series. The result is a more action-oriented experience, viewed from an overhead perspective, with players hacking and slashing at various monsters populating the fantasy realm. The storyline involves a quest for justice as result of the player character's sister being kidnapped by a powerful entity. The adventure begins in the city of Baldur's Gate but will eventually take players to the Sunset Mountains and beyond, as the events unravel a bitter war that may change the Sword Coast forever.|
|Game||Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance|
|Platform||Nintendo Game Boy Advance|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Animated Violence, Mild Language, Use of Tobacco and Alcohol|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
Average review score based on 7 user reviews
This is pretty much a Diablo 1 copy on the game boy. If you like the mindless hack and slash of Diablo 1 or 2, then this is a game for you. To begin with there are 3 characters to choose from (a fighter, an archer and a mage, and later a 4th unlockable elf character) and they all have various abilities you can dump points gained by slaying monsters into to customize the character.
The sound and (what little of it there is) music are quite nice, and the graphics are smooth as well. A character's look will change depending on what equipment and weapons he is currently using. Equipment is ridiculously easy to come by: Most of it will come out of barrels your character smashes along the way or comes from looting the corpses of fallen foes. It keeps the pace of advancement quick (along with easily obtained level increases), but may turn off hardcore fans of the D&D genre.
The game is real time action, but intelligent layout of controls makes it unnecessary to constantly flip to an inventory screen while in the middle of a battle, although people using the mage will necessary in order to change spells. Another good thing going for the game is the quick in game tutorial in the form of books one reads just before entering the first dungeon. With this quick tutorial, people can quickly figure out how to control their characters without having to address the manual, a nice feature for those of us who buy the game second hand and do not have a manual to consult.
What is weak about the game is the completely linear plot. It is always the same, and somewhat vague and tough to follow, esp. for people without D&D backgrounds. NPCs are cardboard cutouts, names and faces are impossible to put together, and there is no interaction whatsoever within the game other than the hacking and slaying of various monsters.
As well, the replay value is low, unless its been a while since your last Diablo fix. Fights can be challenging if tackled as intended, but it is easy to dupe the brain dead AI. Monsters also tend to be limited to where they can travel to, causing a pursuing creature to suddenly stop at some arbitrary point and allow you to pepper it with arrows. This also lowers the replay value. Another minor point is that there is only one save game slot, allowing for the playing of only one character at a time.
One major technical error that must be mentioned is that there is a big bug in the game. Fortunately, the bug is fairly early in the game, but once you hit it, you have to restart the whole game. If you run across a priest, be sure to 'kill' the undead, smash the orb, then talk to the guys in the inn BEFORE you speak to the priest, otherwise the guys at the inn will not tell you the next thing that needs to be done. This will make more sense when you are playing the game.
Straight up, this is a brain dead hack and slash game. I very much enjoyed the 'just sit back and enjoy' quality of the game play, and, to me, the addition of real D&D elements makes for a nice spicing of what is obviously a Diablo 1 knockoff. I wish they had made a sequel for it on the DS, as I would have purchased a copy.
If you like Dungeons & Dragons, or simply action based RPGs then you must try this game out! It is a brilliant adaptation of the same titled game released on the Gamecube, Xbox, PS2, etc. The level format is changed a lot, but the gameplay is almost identical to the 3D versions of the game. The gameplay is fun and addictive, the quest is interesting, and the character's appearance changes as you change his equipment. There's an unlockable character who has the abilities available of all the others, so you can create a tailored character based on your preferences, though playing through with the first three is just as satisfying. I liked this game so much that I bought two copies, and the only reason I didn't give it a perfect score is that the game was over too quick. However, bear in mind that playing through again and again was great too, so its not like you will want to part with the game even though you just beat it! If you are trying to decide if this game is worth buying, don't worry, its a great title. BUY IT NOW!!! I say this as a buyer. I have no intention of selling my two copies, as they are awesome, and allow me to keep two simultaneous games running, as you can only save one character at a time. Good luck picking this one up though, for it is no longer in print! Happy Hunting!
The guys who put together the Baldur's Gate series of games never fail to impress me with their attention to detail and fine-tuned products. This is, like the games in the series that came before it, a wonderful sweeping adventure, full of interesting quests, strange critters, and a large variety of magic items and equipment.
The graphics are very nice, and the play style is exactly what one who had played the previous games would expect. Overall, the only flaw I could possibly find is the way the characters aren't balanced - some are good in the beginning levels, some at the end - but this is a characteristic trait of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons games (the wizard is always a wimp at the beginning and middle levels, and then extremely powerful at the end).
Set in Faerun, in the Forgotten Realms setting, the story is well-situated within the lore of the novels and D&D source books. And as this franchise continues to sell well, you will come to recognize many similarities between this game and the others in the series. However, they still manage to make this game feel fresh, new, and completely original.
I highly recommend this game.
In one simple sentence, this is the best Diablo-style game for the GBA.
If you like this type of games, there is nothing as good as this one on the GBA.
The adventure is very interesting (although faithful to all the standard cliches typical of this kind of games), and the game also takes the most of the processing capability of the Gameboy Advance to create a more than satisfying visual experience, with very good isometric graphic (with view of 3D environments from the top), and a big variety of landscapes and characters. Even in a time where more powerful portable consoles are around, playing a game like this is still a pleasure, even more if you play it on a AGS-101 version of the GBA SP console (the rare backlit version of the GBA SP, with much brighter screen, which sometimes can be found on E-bay): this will not make you miss a Nintendo DS, or a PSP (both excellent consoles, but if I go for a trip I often still prefer to take with me only the backlit GBA SP, thanks to games like this).
This game is not very easy to find, has already some collectable value, and hence is not very cheap. I have bought mine from a USA seller: 15 pounds would be a very good price.
Highly recommended to everyone.
I like this game i thought it was neat to play on my handheld system. i love baldurs gate i had the cashola for it so i gave it a whirl. its very hard to find in the stores and even on ebay there was only a few to offer so i grabbed it like a hand full of greasy sasquatch and never looked back. love tbone