- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
The game incorporates a faithful adaptation of the new third-edition Dungeons & Dragons rules set; customisable player and character development allow for a gameplay experience new to the Xbox audience. Dramatic spell effects and powerful abilities enhance this action-packed game, assisting the player in combat against an abundance of terrifying monsters found throughout the adventure.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance casts you as one of three basic characters: an elf sorceress, a human archer or a dwarf fighter. You're set free inside a huge Dungeons & Dragons world replete with dungeons, forests, ice caves and much more. Naturally, it's all filled to the brim with horrible monsters, wicked traps, treasures and fabled magic weapons. As you go, you're constantly rewarded with new weaponry, new monsters to fight and experience points you can put into your character stats to grow even more powerful. You can swap equipment in an inventory "paper doll" screen and those changes will be reflected in your onscreen character: you'll start with simple weapons and a drab appearance and you'll end up a big, mean superhero.
The graphics are simply wonderful and the controls are accurate, responsive and fun to use--which is necessary for the constant hacking and slashing required. The game is all the more fun when you recruit a buddy and play the game in cooperative mode. --Bob Andrews