Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 User Reviews

9.4

sequael....

Summary:

Let me begin by saying I've only played this game in two-player co-operation mode. Personally, I think it's the best way to play Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II. What's more fun than bashing away at rats, undead, and evil wenches with a friend or loved one?

Okay, so what's different and/or improved from the first release for the PS2? Not a whole lot, really. It's essentially the same game, and I suspect that the developers decided to follow the age old mantra of, ''If it ain't broke, don't fix it.''

With that being said, there are some improvements. The most notable, in my opinion, is the a...

6.0

Hack 'n' Slashtastic 2!

The good:

fluid controls, nice length, fun exploration

The bad:

no real reply value, relatively simply combat, system of loading characters allows cheaters to generate an limitless supply of items, cash and XP

Summary:

Just as with the first Dark Alliance, I can't give much insight into the single-player experience. If a game offers co-op, I play with co-op. In general, it's a decent title with good voice acting, high customization, and the ever-amazing Snowblind engine. The only real significant improvements from the original Baldur's Gate for PS2 is the presence of character devlopement--each option actually comes with a name and history this time around--and the ability to augment equipment using gems and other enchantments.
I suspect that this title may be somewhat dull in single-player mode, but I do ...

8.8

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 is a suprise, considering the game was not expected to be as great as its predessessor.

The good:

The game really does not get boring at any time, and the graphics have been a little improved since the last one. You can play with a little more varity, starting with 5 characters.

The bad:

Seems to have been rushed a bit, seeming as there really was not an ending. If there was, it was a very awful one.

Summary:

Black Isle has done it again. After Baldur's Gate was such an acclaimed title, this game was a major suprise. A definite sleeper in my book. You start as one of five different characters, which leads to swerving and many twisting turns during the game. This game has definite replay value, but I would consider that you look into it. If you are good at this game, expect to spend at least 72 hours to get everything in this game. 2 Player Mode has been much improved since the first Dark Alliance, featuring the fact that you can share gold. Levels are a lot easier to build on, and the many varie...

6.4

Not as good as the previous one...

The good:

Two more characters
Tons more skills
Workshop to enhance your weapons with gems

The bad:

Both players share gold which is highly frustrating

Summary:

This game carries on where the last one left off. The three heroes from the previous game went through the gate and were taken into custody. In this game you can play as one of five characters and battle your way to save Baldur's Gate. As far as storyline goes it almost exactly follows on from the last game with hardly any discontinuity at all. But many adventurers came to slay Eldrith (the end boss from the last game) and are now out of work because she's gone. But there is still plenty to do in this game.

The game plays almost exactly the same as the last one, and the basic principle is th...

7.0

Yay! The Sequel! ...*after playing*...meh, it was 'okay'. Here's why...

The good:

More characters, and two hidden ones as well! (though them hidden ones ain't THAT great)

Also, weapon customization returns, with baddass improvments to the system.

The bad:

Them hidden characters, the storyline is way too generic, and the music seems to be a notch and a half lower than the stuff the first one was pumpin'.

Summary:

Story: The heroes of the first game get captured, meanwhile Baldurs Gate is plagued with more evil as usual. Heroes come forth for the money, fame, and glory of the fight, and are at once on the trails of the enemy.

The roughhousing gnome, archer and sorceress of the first game are absent, as described already. The new characters are a barbarian (specializing in berserker attacks and powerful melee attacks), a gnome (specializing in bombs, traps, and good with a crossbow), a necromancer (who works with death magic real well) a cleric (who can wear heavy armor and weild powerful weapons, spec...

9.2

da2 not as good as first

The good:

upgraded graphics and longer storyline. more characters, weapons, and techniques. areas are larger, and can be explored more, and the camera positioning improved

The bad:

no imported characters from da1 and storyline not as deep. character techniques not as good (what happened to bull rush?)

Summary:

this game is hard and the stroyline is long and tedious. bummer that the old characters could not make it, but the new characters are a big improvement. Other features that i thought were nice were the enchanted items that you can now make yourself, and two weapon handling. this game has more bosses than before and more than twice the enemies, but the first game had better weapons to fight them with. overall a good rental game. definitly don't buy. Once you have beaten this game, it will become obsolete.

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