What was supposed to be a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, another epic adventure in the Forgotten Realms, turns out to be an utter failure that just reeks of incompetence and laziness, at least according to what we saw and read about the game from trustworthy game reviewers.
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Truth be told, this is Tuque Games' second game and the first action hack and slash RPG, but based on what we saw, the game simply failed to deliver even the basics and it is riddled with bugs which make the game borderline unplayable, topped off with agonizing controls, almost non-existent AI, poor balance, and more.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance average review score
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance has been released on both new and old generation of consoles, alongside PC.
The game currently has no reviews for the PS4, while most reviewers have played the game on PC, and a few of them on the next-gen consoles.
- D&D: Dark Alliance PC review average on Metacritic - 60/100 from 14 critics.
- D&D: Dark Alliance PS5 review average on Metacritic - 74/100 from 4 critics.
- D&D: Dark Alliance Xbox Series X review average on Metacritic - 72/100 from 4 critics.
- Opencritic average - 70/100 from 16 critics.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance
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In this section, we take a look at what some of the top critics have to say about Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance. Please note full credit goes to the publications featured, as well as their quotes used to summarize what the critics say about Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance in this review roundup.
"A cheeky take on Dungeons & Dragons lore isn't enough to carry the lacklustre combat, sluggish controls, and dodgy enemy hitboxes."
PC Invasion 35/100
"Dull and clunky, this is one hell of a weak, uninspired action game that's plagued with poor design choices and technical issues."
"Infested with bugs from start to finish, Dark Alliance is a button-mashing affair that drops the 5E rules in favour of flash. The bosses are great, but the parts in between less so. Here’s hoping developer Tuque can pull this out of the Deep Wastes with their post-launch plans."
"Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance delivers a solid D&D adventure, with exciting combat and a slew of monsters to take down. Though my experience was a bit dulled by crashes and some minor bugs, it certainly didn’t ruin the game for me. Dark Alliance fits in nicely in the pantheon of Dungeons and Dragons games."
Cultured Vultures 70/100
"Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a fun action game to play with friends whose deep combat gets overshadowed by a clunky lock-on mechanic and untimely framerate drops."
"Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance is the worst game I've played this year and it's not even close. It is a complete waste of your money"
"Dungeons and Dragons Dark Alliance is...something. Getting to it though...isn't easy. This thing needs to seat, need to bake more. Right now, it is not ready. It needs patches and serious fixes."
So there you have it, the Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance review roundup featuring comments from critics and the average score for this new hack and slash RPG title from Wizards of the Coast. Unfortunately, it seems that it could have been so much better.