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  • Summary: Embark on a new adventure for fortune, glory and power. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, the sequel to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance starts you off on a road full of danger and magic. Face a seemingly endless army of sinister enemies in over 80 levels of finger-numbing action. Master skills, spells and deadly weapons while traveling through spectacular environments. Customize your character and forge your own weapons. It's up to you to rid the lands of evil by yourself or with a friend. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. The epic adventure is worth completing numerous times with various characters.
  2. Just like the first one, but there's more of it...It isn't going to win any new fans over to the genre, but it is very good at what it does.
  3. 85
    Does a fine job by providing gamers with a sequel that is rich in story, but familiar enough in gameplay mechanics and style that it will feel like they've never left the city.
  4. Another RPG game that dives straight into action territory, yet without sacrificing all of the depth. It is undeniably entertaining and well presented.
  5. Personally, I can't wait to see what comes next for the franchise, and who gets the task of expanding the game's particularly engrossing worlds.
  6. The levels and quests are less interesting than other RPGs, with less of the puzzle solving and interesting characters that appeared in the original.
  7. An omelette of a game whose eggs are a bit too runny. [May 2004, p.80]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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. RichardS.
    Oct 28, 2005
    Pros: an improvement over the first episode. More characters. More ability to use magical powers which helps reduce the repetitive "press A" hack-and-slash element. Pretty graphics. Upgradeable weapons. More variety. Addicitive. Good, traditional fantasy story elements. Cons: still a very repetitive. Not enough fantasy elements, such as interaction with characters and objects. No enough information - I want to know what the beasts are I am killing and their strengths and weaknesses - there should be an encyclopaedia in the game. I hated the green jellies in the first game - they are still here. Why? Overall a very good game. Not quite as skillful and detailed as KOTOR, but a different, and fun, gaming experience. Expand