Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance aims to recapture the hack-and-slash magic of classic-action RPGs, while putting a contemporary spin on the genre.
Fans of Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance and its sequel still miss clearing dungeons, collecting loot, and defeating massive bosses alongside a co-op partner. While those PlayStation 2-era classics have seen their fair share of imitators over the past 20 years, the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is its first real spiritual successor.
Once again, players head into the depths of dangerous, D&D-themed environments, looking for gold, gear, and trouble from any ugly that crosses their path. Dark Alliance also supports four-player online co-op and is promising local, two-player co-op—a fan-favorite feature of the original games—sometime in the near future. It also includes a new over-the-shoulder view of the action that's far prettier, and nicely showcases this fresh version.