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Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (GameCube)

Platform : GameCube
4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • 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
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00009AM8D
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 25 April 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,603 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

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

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"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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By A Customer on 20 May 2003
Let's be clear on this. This is NOT like Baldur's Gate for the PC. This game is more reminiscent of Gauntlet in the Arcade. It is however set in the same world, and the enemies which you fight are the same, although of course they are much more realistic now that the game is on a console rather than a 5 year old PC.
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.
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By A Customer on 24 May 2003
This game is great. A very playable game, just run through the very short tutorial and then you're ready to go. The graphics are amazing, and the game play is superb. Role playing games have come to the cube, and this has to be one of the best. I would thoroughly recommend this game to everyone.
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The game is fun while it lasts choose 3 people with other skills just like the game Diablo games which I love.

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.
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