Chalgyr's Game Room writes:
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance introduced me to console action role playing games. It must have been a memorable experience to play this game back in 2001, when the PS2 was still young· I bought it later but still was impressed by its appealing graphics, epic music and highly addictive action.
Despite its name the game is not connected with the monumental Baldur's Gate 1 and 2 on the pc. The plot, dialogue and characters are not nearly as developed, the combat system is less deep, you control only one character, the world is smaller and your progress is linear. As in all action role playing games the story is mostly an excuse to leave the safety of town, wander in the wilderness and kill hundreds of monsters to gain experience and become stronger.