Following its re-release on consoles earlier this year, Baldur’s Gate: The Dark Alliance was finally released on PC today. No, not the kind of restart this summer. That is Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance, a very different game. We are talking about OG! For the action RPG that was first released on PlayStation 2 in 2001, it was a 20-year journey. It saw ports on Xbox and Gamecube, but it didn’t appear on Windows until now.
Although its store description says it uses version 3 of the Dungeons and Dragons rule set, the performance of the Dark Alliance is more like Diablo than a more strategic Baldur’s Gate game. You will play one of the three roles representing the professions of archers, warriors and sorcerers, fight against hordes of mysterious servants, and complete missions through Black Isle Studios’ interpretation of the forgotten kingdom.
This updated version has higher resolution (up to 4K!), single player or co-op games, and full controller support on PC. For those who like to play on the console, you are lucky. Baldur’s Gate: The Dark Alliance is also available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.
Now we are patiently waiting for the Dark Alliance 2 to surface on the current hardware. Once again, we are not talking about the eponymous sequel to the game this summer.
Have you played the PC version of the Dark Alliance, or even the console port? After so many years, how has this game performed? Conviene in the comments and discuss it with us!