BALDUR'S GATE: Dark Alliance is the third installment in the popular BALDUR'S GATE series although this is the first game in the franchise to appear on a console. You and your family were attacked and your sister was kidnapped on the way to the city of Baldur's Gate. Now you must seek out the villains responsible for your sister's disappearance and exact your revenge. In classic RPG style, you'll interact with hundreds of NPCs, and you'll fight your share of battles in order to gain experience and level up.ESRB rating
||Alcohol Reference, Blood, Use of Alcohol, Violence
A hack-and-slash adventure set in the Forgotten Realms, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance marks the console debut of the renowned RPG series, albeit in a somewhat altered form. Experience points and character skills still play a vital role in leveling up your chosen character (of which three classes are available: a dwarven warrior, human archer, and elven sorceress), though you'll find these are the only RPG aspects retained. Spanning three acts, players will need to perform a variety of quests and sub-quests, each of which will reveal more of the game's plot or provide a good opportunity to pilfer some new weapons or items.
A large menagerie of evil beasts, mutants, monsters and undead will swarm the player at every available opportunity, and as such, armor and weapons will be needed to annihilate them. Increasingly powerful items can be found in the game's many dungeons, caves, and forests, or bought from the local town store. Your character does have a weight limit however, restricting the number of items you can carry at one time. Rudimentary puzzles occasionally block your path, though the majority of the time you'll be up to your neck in enemies. Each act also contains powerful boss characters, many of which tower high above your character.
Real-time 3D environments allow for a number of interactive elements, such as exploding barrels and movable crates. Should the need arise, the camera can be manipulated via the right analog stick in order to better ascertain your whereabouts, or more importantly, the location of your enemies. Included in the title is a cooperative mode, which allows two people to work together throughout the entire adventure, sharing not only the spoils of combat, but also the danger that goes along with acquiring such items. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance features voice talent from popular titles, such as Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver and Metal Gear Solid.
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance is a third edition Dungeons & Dragon, action adventure for the PlayStation 2. This 3D isometric RPG has gameplay similar to Diablo where you can be a female elven sorceress, a male dwarven fighter or a human male arcane archer. Characters will have special abilities, known as feats, and spells. Work your ways through crypts, cellers, sewers, forests and ice caverns as you battle thirty monster types. The linear story proceeds through three acts and you can play it in cooperative mode with a friend.
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Special featuresHack-and-slash dungeon crawl based on AD&D rules system
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combines fast-paced action and adventure in the popular world of Baldur's Gate. It features an epic tale of intrigue, alliances, explosive spell effects, and highly detailed creatures and environments, and allows for both single- and two-player cooperative play. Characters are customizable, each with unique powers, appearance, and abilities. This is the first console game to feature Dungeons & Dragons, 3rd Edition rules in real time. The game features Dolby Digital sound, comprehensive voice acting, and a completely original soundtrack.
Choose from three characters - Human Archer, Elven Sorceress, or Dwarven Warrior
Lush dynamic lighting in real-time rendered 3D environments
Action-packed console combat in the Forgotten Realms city of Baldur's Gate