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* YouAllMeetInAnInn: To be precise, you all go to an inn (the famous Elfsong Tavern) after being mugged in the streets. You're even asked to clear the giant rats out of the cellar. The player also meets lots of NPCs of various trustworthiness who give them their quests here.

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* YouAllMeetInAnInn: To be precise, you all go to an inn (the famous Elfsong Tavern) after being mugged in the streets. You're even asked to clear the giant rats out of the cellar. The player also meets lots of NPCs [=NPCs=] of various trustworthiness who give them their quests here.


* YouAllMeetInAnInn: To be precise, you all go to an inn after being mugged in the streets. You're even asked to clear the giant rats out of the cellar.

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* YouAllMeetInAnInn: To be precise, you all go to an inn (the famous Elfsong Tavern) after being mugged in the streets. You're even asked to clear the giant rats out of the cellar. The player also meets lots of NPCs of various trustworthiness who give them their quests here.
** The second game inverts it—the player character(s) is/are traveling to Baldur's Gate in order to deal with the villains from the first game (not yet having gotten the memo they were defeated already), only to encounter merchant Randalla Brasshorn along the way and save her from goblins working for the new ThievesGuild. In gratitude Rondalla asks to be escorted to the city and once there, will meet with the hero(es) at the Purple Wyrm Inn, which is where she will give out quests (though she isn't the only one in the city who will do so). So the hero meets their benefactor elsewhere (and if it's a group of heroes, they already met on the road while coming to deal with the villains), and only meet her at an inn afterward.


''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance'' is the SpinOff of the popular ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' franchise. Unlike its namesakes who were classic computer [=RPGs=], ''Dark Alliance'' was an action adventure dungeon crawler game with a heavy focus on combat and co-op gameplay, drawing heavily from the style of the ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' games and can feasibly be credited with paving the way for such games as ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'', ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'', ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' and many other console games of the sixth generation.

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''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance'' is the SpinOff of the popular ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' franchise. [[InNameOnly Besides the name,]] the only main element it shares with the originals is the setting. Unlike its namesakes who namesakes, which were classic computer [=RPGs=], ''Dark Alliance'' was an action adventure dungeon crawler game with a heavy focus on combat and co-op gameplay, drawing heavily from the style of the ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' games and can feasibly be credited with paving the way for such games as ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'', ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'', ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' and many other console games of the sixth generation.


!!The game contains examples of:

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!!The game contains and its sequel contain examples of:


This time around the plot is a bit more complex. News of the Onyx Tower, the BigBad's fortress from the first game, has spread across Faerun, thus inspiring a wave of heroes to [[PlotMagnet home in on]] Baldur's Gate for a chance to bring it down and earn their own glory. Unfortunately, by the time they get there, it turns out they've MissedTheCall since [[AlreadyDoneForYou the Tower has already been destroyed]] and its owner defeated. However, the heroes responsible for saving the city disappeared shortly after. Fortunately, a new group of heroes searching for glory have arrived.

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This time around the plot is a bit more complex. News of the Onyx Tower, the BigBad's fortress from the first game, has spread across Faerun, thus inspiring a wave of heroes to [[PlotMagnet home in on]] Baldur's Gate for a chance to bring it down and earn their own glory. Unfortunately, by the time they get there, it turns out they've MissedTheCall since [[AlreadyDoneForYou the Tower has already been destroyed]] and its owner defeated. However, the heroes responsible for saving the city disappeared shortly after. Fortunately, a new group of heroes searching for glory have arrived.

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* VillainousFriendship: Mordoc and Xanhast, the BigBad and TheDragon of the second game, are a pair of vampires who have this dynamic. A comment made by Mordoc implies that he was the one who turned Xanhast.


''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance'' is the SpinOff of the popular ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' franchise. Unlike its namesakes who were classic computer [=RPGs=], ''Dark Alliance'' was an action adventure dungeon crawler game with a heavy focus on combat and co-op gameplay, drawing heavily from the style of the ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' games and can feasibly be credited with paving the way for such games as ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.

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''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance'' is the SpinOff of the popular ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' franchise. Unlike its namesakes who were classic computer [=RPGs=], ''Dark Alliance'' was an action adventure dungeon crawler game with a heavy focus on combat and co-op gameplay, drawing heavily from the style of the ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' games and can feasibly be credited with paving the way for such games as ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'' ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'', ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'', ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' and ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.
many other console games of the sixth generation.


This time around the plot is a bit more complex. News of the Onyx Tower, the BigBad's fortress from the first game, has spread across Faerun, thus inspiring a wave of heroes to [[PlotMagnet home in on]] Baldur's Gate for a chance to bring it down and earn their own glory. Unfortunately, by the time they get there, it turns out they've MissedTheCall since [[AlreadyDoneForYou the Tower has already been destroyed]] and its owner defeated. Fortunately, there's still plenty to do in Baldur's Gate, ranging from yet another ThievesGuild, to solving a series of grisly murders, random monster-killing sidequests, and eventually serving once again as an agent for [[HeroSecretService the Harpers]]--who among other things wish to reconstruct the Onyx Tower for themselves in order to keep it out of the hands of the Zhentarim. What they don't know, of course, is that [[GambitPileup someone else wishes the Tower too, and is secretly manipulating them all]]...

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This time around the plot is a bit more complex. News of the Onyx Tower, the BigBad's fortress from the first game, has spread across Faerun, thus inspiring a wave of heroes to [[PlotMagnet home in on]] Baldur's Gate for a chance to bring it down and earn their own glory. Unfortunately, by the time they get there, it turns out they've MissedTheCall since [[AlreadyDoneForYou the Tower has already been destroyed]] and its owner defeated. However, the heroes responsible for saving the city disappeared shortly after. Fortunately, there's a new group of heroes searching for glory have arrived.

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still plenty to do in Baldur's Gate, ranging from yet another ThievesGuild, to solving a series of grisly murders, random monster-killing sidequests, and eventually serving once again as an agent for [[HeroSecretService the Harpers]]--who among other things wish to reconstruct the Onyx Tower for themselves in order to keep it out of the hands of the Zhentarim. What they don't know, of course, is that [[GambitPileup someone else wishes the Tower too, and is secretly manipulating them all]]...


Despite the genre shift, the game was well received and spawned a sequel with new characters.
Said characters are:

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Despite the genre shift, the game was well received and spawned a sequel with new characters.
characters. Said characters are:


The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a very recognizable industry veteran. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/TonyJay, with Creator/MichaelBell, Creator/CamClarke, Creator/GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]

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The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's its AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a very recognizable industry veteran. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/TonyJay, with Creator/MichaelBell, Creator/CamClarke, Creator/GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]


''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance'' is the SpinOff of the popular ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' franchise. Unlike its namesakes who were classic computer [=RPGs=], ''Dark Alliance'' was an action adventure dungeon crawler game with a heavy focus on combat and co-op gameplay, drawing heavily from the style of the ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' games and can feasibly be credited with paving the way for such games as ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'' and ''MarvelUltimateAlliance''.

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''Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance'' is the SpinOff of the popular ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' franchise. Unlike its namesakes who were classic computer [=RPGs=], ''Dark Alliance'' was an action adventure dungeon crawler game with a heavy focus on combat and co-op gameplay, drawing heavily from the style of the ''VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}}'' games and can feasibly be credited with paving the way for such games as ''VideoGame/ChampionsOfNorrath'' and ''MarvelUltimateAlliance''.
''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance''.


* JigglePhysics: Alyth the innkeeper, to the point of distraction.
** Averted in the sequel, where Alessia's assets stay still despite their size. It must be the armor...

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* JigglePhysics: Alyth the innkeeper, to the point of distraction.
distraction. Illavarra the drow priestess as well, and Luvia Bloodmire in ''2''.
** Averted with playable hero Alessia in the sequel, where Alessia's whose assets stay still despite their size. It must be the armor...


The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a very recognizable industry veteran. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have JenniferHale, TonyJay, with MichaelBell, CamClarke, GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]

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The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a very recognizable industry veteran. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have JenniferHale, TonyJay, Creator/JenniferHale, Creator/TonyJay, with MichaelBell, CamClarke, GreyDeLisle Creator/MichaelBell, Creator/CamClarke, Creator/GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]


The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a [[HeyItsThatVoice very recognizable industry veteran]]. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have JenniferHale, TonyJay, with MichaelBell, CamClarke, GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]

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The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a [[HeyItsThatVoice very recognizable industry veteran]].veteran. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have JenniferHale, TonyJay, with MichaelBell, CamClarke, GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]


The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a very recognizable industry veteran. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have JenniferHale, TonyJay, with MichaelBell, CamClarke, GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]

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The first game is particulary noteworthy in it's AllStarCast. Practically every speaking character is voiced by a [[HeyItsThatVoice very recognizable industry veteran.veteran]]. Just in the first five minutes after the titles, you have JenniferHale, TonyJay, with MichaelBell, CamClarke, GreyDeLisle and [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0298750/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast MANY others joining later]]

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