Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 1 and 2

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#1 Posted by darknite55555 (8 posts) -

Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 1 and 2 were both released for the GCN and PS2. Are they the same exact adventure, and just on different platforms, or is it a completely different adventure. Also, what about most other (older) games that were released on multiple platforms?

#2 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

I always preferred the Champions series on the PS2.

#3 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Same game, different platforms. As for the others, mostly it's the same game. But that's not always the case. You just have to do your research online if you aren't sure.

#4 Posted by darknite55555 (8 posts) -

Thank you for the quick response.

#5 Posted by Subtle_Ninja_X (35 posts) -
They are actually different games... They have different characters, different maps and a completely different story to them. I think the first one was more challenging but the second one had a lot of secret quests and a broken crafting system (godlike weapons). Overall both were pretty fun hack and slash games that played similar.
#6 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

They are actually different games... They have different characters, different maps and a completely different story to them. I think the first one was more challenging but the second one had a lot of secret quests and a broken crafting system (godlike weapons). Overall both were pretty fun hack and slash games that played similar.Subtle_Ninja_X

I think he was asking if they were different on Gamecube than they were on PS2, not if #1 and #2 were different games.

#7 Posted by AcidSoldner (7051 posts) -

[QUOTE="Subtle_Ninja_X"]They are actually different games... They have different characters, different maps and a completely different story to them. I think the first one was more challenging but the second one had a lot of secret quests and a broken crafting system (godlike weapons). Overall both were pretty fun hack and slash games that played similar.Emerald_Warrior

I think he was asking if they were different on Gamecube than they were on PS2, not if #1 and #2 were different games.

lol

On topic: There might be some slight graphical and performance differences between the two platforms.

#8 Posted by Blueresident87 (5335 posts) -

I think they are the same game on both platforms, for the most part. I've never played them on anything but the PS2, though.

#9 Posted by doesntcare (1219 posts) -

I always preferred the Champions series on the PS2.

Shenmue_Jehuty
This, wish they would have made another one for this gen
#10 Posted by Megavideogamer (5284 posts) -

Only Balders Gate Dark Alliance 1 made it to Gamecube. Balder's Gate Dark Alliance 2 was released on Playstation 2 and the original Xbox. Excellent hack and slash dungeon crawler action RPG games. You will like the second on PS2.

There was a third installment, but never was released as the studio closed shop.

#11 Posted by TheKungFool (5384 posts) -

the PS2 version of Dark Alliance is subtley different.

for example, the PS2 version allowed you to move the camera angle, zoom in closer etc.
the NGC version is missing this feature.

#12 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6541 posts) -

the studio closed shop but they sold off the rights to the fallout franchse I think and they were supposed to make sequels to several franchises to get back on their feet or something but obviously this never happened.

Atleast Sony coulda made another Champions. This genre has been very poorly represented this gen.

Anyone try Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom? I liked Untold legends 1 and 2 on the psp felt the reviews were kinda harsh.

#13 Posted by Blueresident87 (5335 posts) -

the studio closed shop but they sold off the rights to the fallout franchse I think and they were supposed to make sequels to several franchises to get back on their feet or something but obviously this never happened.

Atleast Sony coulda made another Champions. This genre has been very poorly represented this gen.

Anyone try Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom? I liked Untold legends 1 and 2 on the psp felt the reviews were kinda harsh.

AsadMahdi59

It has barely been represented at all. And with the ease of online gaming these days it is a true shame.

#14 Posted by doesntcare (1219 posts) -

[QUOTE="AsadMahdi59"]

the studio closed shop but they sold off the rights to the fallout franchse I think and they were supposed to make sequels to several franchises to get back on their feet or something but obviously this never happened.

Atleast Sony coulda made another Champions. This genre has been very poorly represented this gen.

Anyone try Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom? I liked Untold legends 1 and 2 on the psp felt the reviews were kinda harsh.

Blueresident87

It has barely been represented at all. And with the ease of online gaming these days it is a true shame.

It is quite sad.
#15 Posted by AcidSoldner (7051 posts) -

[QUOTE="AsadMahdi59"]

the studio closed shop but they sold off the rights to the fallout franchse I think and they were supposed to make sequels to several franchises to get back on their feet or something but obviously this never happened.

Atleast Sony coulda made another Champions. This genre has been very poorly represented this gen.

Anyone try Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom? I liked Untold legends 1 and 2 on the psp felt the reviews were kinda harsh.

Blueresident87

It has barely been represented at all. And with the ease of online gaming these days it is a true shame.

Um... did you guys not hear about this little game called Diablo 3?

Then there's Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Sacred 2, Crimson Alliance, Too Human, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Dungeon Siege 3,Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, and a bunch of others I didn't bother listing.

#16 Posted by Blueresident87 (5335 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

[QUOTE="AsadMahdi59"]

the studio closed shop but they sold off the rights to the fallout franchse I think and they were supposed to make sequels to several franchises to get back on their feet or something but obviously this never happened.

Atleast Sony coulda made another Champions. This genre has been very poorly represented this gen.

Anyone try Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom? I liked Untold legends 1 and 2 on the psp felt the reviews were kinda harsh.

AcidSoldner

It has barely been represented at all. And with the ease of online gaming these days it is a true shame.

Um... did you guys not hear about this little game called Diablo 3?

Then there's Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Sacred 2, Crimson Alliance, Too Human, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Dungeon Siege 3,Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, and a bunch of others I didn't bother listing.

Diablo III? Yea, that game sucks compared to BG 1&2.

And many of the games you list don't offer local multiplayer, which was the strenght of the BG games. And even if they do offer some sort of local co-op, this genre has been under-represented this gen because most games that are even remotely similar to BG just aren't that good.

#17 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

the PS2 version allowed you to move the camera angle, zoom in closer etc.
the NGC version is missing this feature.TheKungFool

That sucks for Gamecube users! There are some items or chests that you can't even see without rotating the view.

#18 Posted by TheKungFool (5384 posts) -

[QUOTE="TheKungFool"]the PS2 version allowed you to move the camera angle, zoom in closer etc.
the NGC version is missing this feature.Emerald_Warrior

That sucks for Gamecube users! There are some items or chests that you can't even see without rotating the view.



oh, I should have been more specific.....

you can "rotate" the view, but the camera is stuck at one "depth" setting (for lack of a better way to say it)

the NGC version is missing the PS2's option that allows you to zoom in the camera to different closeness settings, so its like you're always playing the game from the setting thats farthest away (whereas the PS2 version lets you zoom the camera around to get closer/tighter views)

again, its not a huge issue that makes the game unplayable by any means if you only have a Cube, but its enough of a difference that if you had both an NGC and PS2, I'd personally suggest the PS2 version is the optimal way to enjoy Dark Alliance (great game regardless)

#19 Posted by AsadMahdi59 (6541 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

[QUOTE="AsadMahdi59"]

the studio closed shop but they sold off the rights to the fallout franchse I think and they were supposed to make sequels to several franchises to get back on their feet or something but obviously this never happened.

Atleast Sony coulda made another Champions. This genre has been very poorly represented this gen.

Anyone try Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom? I liked Untold legends 1 and 2 on the psp felt the reviews were kinda harsh.

AcidSoldner

It has barely been represented at all. And with the ease of online gaming these days it is a true shame.

Um... did you guys not hear about this little game called Diablo 3?

Then there's Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Sacred 2, Crimson Alliance, Too Human, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Dungeon Siege 3,Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, and a bunch of others I didn't bother listing.

Those games are either lame or don't have co-op. (Torchlight doesn't have co-op I think) or I haven't heard of them.

There's also Dungeon's and Dragon's Daggerdale and Realms of Ancient War which just came out. Both of which have gotten terrible reviews.

#20 Posted by AcidSoldner (7051 posts) -

[QUOTE="AcidSoldner"]

[QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

It has barely been represented at all. And with the ease of online gaming these days it is a true shame.

Blueresident87

Um... did you guys not hear about this little game called Diablo 3?

Then there's Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Sacred 2, Crimson Alliance, Too Human, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Dungeon Siege 3,Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, and a bunch of others I didn't bother listing.

Diablo III? Yea, that game sucks compared to BG 1&2.

And many of the games you list don't offer local multiplayer, which was the strenght of the BG games. And even if they do offer some sort of local co-op, this genre has been under-represented this gen because most games that are even remotely similar to BG just aren't that good.

Out of the ones I listed, the original Torchlight is the only one that doesn't have co-op.
#21 Posted by Blueresident87 (5335 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

[QUOTE="AcidSoldner"]Um... did you guys not hear about this little game called Diablo 3?

Then there's Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Sacred 2, Crimson Alliance, Too Human, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Dungeon Siege 3,Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, and a bunch of others I didn't bother listing.

AcidSoldner

Diablo III? Yea, that game sucks compared to BG 1&2.

And many of the games you list don't offer local multiplayer, which was the strenght of the BG games. And even if they do offer some sort of local co-op, this genre has been under-represented this gen because most games that are even remotely similar to BG just aren't that good.

Out of the ones I listed, the original Torchlight is the only one that doesn't have co-op.

I said 'local co-op'

#22 Posted by AcidSoldner (7051 posts) -

[QUOTE="AcidSoldner"][QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

Diablo III? Yea, that game sucks compared to BG 1&2.

And many of the games you list don't offer local multiplayer, which was the strenght of the BG games. And even if they do offer some sort of local co-op, this genre has been under-represented this gen because most games that are even remotely similar to BG just aren't that good.

Blueresident87

Out of the ones I listed, the original Torchlight is the only one that doesn't have co-op.

I said 'local co-op'

Ok, Crimson Alliance, Dungeon Siege 3, LoTR: War in the North, and Dungeon Hunter: Alliance all have local co-op.
#23 Posted by Blueresident87 (5335 posts) -

[QUOTE="Blueresident87"]

[QUOTE="AcidSoldner"]Out of the ones I listed, the original Torchlight is the only one that doesn't have co-op.AcidSoldner

I said 'local co-op'

Ok, Crimson Alliance, Dungeon Siege 3, LoTR: War in the North, and Dungeon Hunter: Alliance all have local co-op.

Yes, but the quality isn't there with those games.

There are no current gen games that capture the spirit and fun of a co-op dungeon crawling game like Dark Alliance does.