Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (GameCube)
- Featuring single or two-player cooperative play
- Play 3 character types, each with unique powers, appearance and abilities
- The first console game ever to use the 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons rule set
- Explosive spell effects and amazingly detailed environments
- Unlike a lot of PC games, every character in Dark Alliance will talk to you
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- Platform: GameCube
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The Baldur's Gate series redefined and reinvigorated the PC role-playing scene, and now Interplay brings it to next-gen consoles. But don't be fooled; this isn't a traditional role-playing game, but rather a fun, wall-to-wall action hack-'n'-slash adventure in the mould carved by Gauntlet and the storied Diablo series--one that nonetheless conforms to the third Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons ruleset.
The game casts you as one of three basic characters: an elf sorceress, a human archer or a dwarf fighter. And from there you're set free inside a huge Dungeons & Dragons world replete with dungeons, forests, ice caves and much more. Naturally, it's filled to the brim with horrible monsters, wicked traps, treasures and fabled magical 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 get even more powerful. You can swap equipment in an inventory "paper-doll" screen, which are reflected in your onscreen character, so you'll start with simple weapons and a drab look but look like a big, mean superhero by the end of the game.
The graphics are simply wonderful and the controls are accurate, responsive and fun to use--necessary for the constant hacking and slashing required. It gets all the more fun when you recruit a buddy and play the game in cooperative mode. --Bob Andrews
"Old-school stats and sorcery, but delivered in a highly entertaining package that's simply great with two players. 80%." -- NGC Magazine
"One of the GameCube's most rewarding RPGs." -- Official Nintendo Magazine
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Top Customer Reviews
The object of this game is very similar to the PC versions, in that you have to solve a mystery, which seems to deepen the more you play. The mysteries are solved fairly simply and linearly, in that you generally just go from A to B, killing everything that moves and trying to level up your character with better weapons and armour. At the end of each level you fight a big baddie, and in defeating him/her/it, it generally advances the mystery.
One thing to keep in mind is that you only ever control one character throughout the game, and there are only 3 to choose from at the start of the game. They are Sorceress, Archer, and Dwarf, and they are NOT configurable. So choose wisely depending on which type of game you want to play, whether you want good spells, or good armour for example.
This game is great fun. It's very very simple, and ultimately rewarding. The graphics are nice, and the lips of the characters talking to you in the cut scenes actually matches the spoken words, which is a small thing, but it's a nice touch. And the voice acting is very good as it's been done by real actors.
There are save points all over each of the areas you inhabit, so you can choose to play it for 5 minutes or 5 hours if you wish. A worthwhile game if you feel like a game which is simple and full of action. And in these days of very complicated games, it makes a nice diversion.
The story plays really nice too you get to pick what the guy says but overall it's the same story you can't change it.
Just a fun hack a slash for 2 players I think it can be boring by yourself that's why I liked Diablo 2 for online part.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived quickly said used but looked as good as new with manuals very impressed with the buyer would be happy to buy other products from themPublished on 12 Jan. 2014 by James Vanieris
Played before on PS2 - I just really like this game I can bash things to my hearts content - dont have to have a brain like a computer and choose from 20 different weapons - I just... Read morePublished on 2 Aug. 2010 by Penny Harvey