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While the ported Baldur's Gate series can't hold a candle to its PC counterparts there is still fun to be had. This series is more hack-n-slash until very late into the game where you're forced to use magic and skills. I suggest people play this with 2 players to improve the fun factor. The game is pretty much dungeon after dungeon and the story is decent, but you never really get into it. There is a big glitch that you'll find out eventually or when you first start playing the game if you're lucky. It will help you alot if you choose to do it (Hint: 2 Players Only xP ). If you've ever played Champions of Norrath this is the same except with a more isometric camera (Think Diablo or the original Baldur's Gate series).
Overall when compared to its forefathers its not as deep or inspiring or advanced or ground-breaking or....you get the picture. It's still a fun game and definitely worth the first play through. After you beat the game and unlock the secret character, to play it again is up to you, but beware as I don't think you can play it singe player once you start two players so you'll have to find someone to play him with if you're going to do it.
Game Traits applied to Baldur\'s Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2) by Bonemane