Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2) Platform: PlayStation2 Condition: New Other versions of this game available from us: Platform: Pre-Owned/Used: Very Good Condition copies available Product Information 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 Product Description Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 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 customisable, each with unique powers, appearance and abilities. This is the first console game to feature Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition rules in real time. With Dolby Digital sound, comprehensive voice acting and a completely original soundtrack. Review The Baldur's Gate series redefined and reinvigorated the PC role-playing scene, and now Interplay brings it to the Playstation 2. 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 3rd 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 all 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 out equipment in an inventory "paper-doll" screen, and those changes are reflected in your onscreen character so you'll start with simple weapons and a drab look, and you'll 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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.