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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance review roundup - A messy mix of bugs and poor balance

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reviews are here, and things aren't looking bright for the game, as it seems that it is far from a spiritual successor to Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, something fans were hoping for.
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance review roundup - A messy mix of bugs and poor balance
The embargo for Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reviews has been lifted, and unfortunately, it looks like we have a big disappointment in front of us.

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.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance  review roundup(Picture: Wizards of the Coast)

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.

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance

 review roundup

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance review score metacritic(Picture: Wizards of the Coast)

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.

PCGamesN 50/100

"A cheeky take on Dungeons & Dragons lore isn't enough to carry the lacklustre combat, sluggish controls, and dodgy enemy hitboxes."

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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."

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GamingTrend 60/100

"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."

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Shacknews 70/100

"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."

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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."

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Skill Up

"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.