Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II Xbox

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
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  1. RedEric
    Jan 26, 2004
    A good step up from the first one. The only downside is the difficulty level, not as well done as the first, to easy.
  2. L.B.
    Jan 28, 2004
    Overall a really good and fun game. I can spend hours and they feel like minutes.
  3. Jul 9, 2015
    The best game of it's kind. Better than the first and More ability to use magical powers which helps reduce the repetitive "press A" hack-and-slash element. Combining the weapons with gems was a great idea.

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#91 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. What was once a pleasing console compromise now seems overly restrictive post-"Knights of the Old Republic." Despite hints of moral choices and a dusting of side-quests, it soon boils down to a straight slog, mashing the 'A' button as you wander through prettily rendered - if largely linear - dungeons. [Feb 2004, p.100]
  2. It offers more of the great hack and slash gameplay that - for some strange reason - no one has emulated properly since the first Dark Alliance. On the other hand, the magic of the original has definitely been diluted, where it really should have been enhanced.
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    It's possible to sit through the game in one (admittedly long) sitting and this comes dangerously close to ruining the game. Fortunately, with five initial characters to play as and the typical Dark Alliance secrets, you'll still find yourself going back long after the main adventure is finished. [Feb 2004, p.100]