Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Microsoft Xbox, 2002)
About this product
|Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance offers a decidedly console-styled take on Black Isle's AD&D-based Baldur's Gate series. Though the game features the same basic isometric third-person perspective as its acclaimed predecessors on the PC, its fully 3D gameplay is designed to offer a steady flow of "hack and slash" dungeon-crawling action. While a good story is important to any worthwhile role-playing adventure, the players may find themselves more immediately involved with the particulars of their single-player characters in BG: Dark Alliance, as the solitary plotline removes some of the (otherwise welcome) distractions of group interaction and party management. An all-new game engine created specifically for this title makes use of the Xbox's combination of high-end specifications, offering detailed textures and impressive dynamic lighting effects.|
|Game||Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Use of Tobacco and/or Use of Alcohol, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
|Game Special Features|
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- motocrossermanDec 20, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Great D&D style game
This plays a lot like Dungeons and Dragons Heros.
All in all a great adventure.
- ceej.us2015Dec 10, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
GOOD GAME FAM
IT WAS FUN. CHILDHOOD IS 4 REEL. All and all entertaining game, worth the money, game works fine. gg rated 8/8 goats.
- jelliepopeney71...Mar 29, 2014by
Great game, great replayability. Perfect story and characters. Awesome that it is based on the Dungeons and Dragons universe.
- lsdazraelJul 21, 2006by
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.Read full review
- kbrofam8May 6, 2007by
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (Xbox)
I have played several of the PC versions of the Baldur's Gate games and loved them and am loving this one as well. I was a bit dissapointed at not being able to bring along a party of friends but this has been made up for by the ability to include my wife. We are playing this together and it has been a blast. Some areas are hard to get through as a team but for the most part it is an advantage to have a partner.
The graphics are incredible and the attention to detail is awesome, all the way from blinking and breathing to jiggly chests makes the gameplay very immersive.
It seems as though the weapons and quests will be never ending and that makes for a fun game. Combat is difficult enough to be fun but not so challenging so as to be impossible. I just finished Doom3 and found the combat to irritatingly difficult and took a lot of fun out of the game. It just does not seem right that you should have to cheat in God mode just to get through a game even with the "easy" setting.
In my opinion, this is the best installment in this series and I am looking forward to playing Dark Alliance 2. Hopefully they bring more like this to Xbox.Read full review