High Definition Resolutions Supported: 480p System Link Support: No
Average Overall Score: 6.67 / 10
Get ripped across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and trick through dangerous terrain. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in 9 exotic levels with 7 world-class wakeboarders. Tired? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic-looking water ever.
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Unlock All/Perfect Balance Enter Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right at the main menu. Unlock All Boarders At the main menu spin the right analog stick 15 times. Second and Third Boards Enter Up, Up, Left, Left, Right, Right, Down, Down, Up, Left, Right, Down, Up, Left, Right, Down at the main menu. Level Select Enter X, X, X, X, B, B, B, B, Y, Y, Y, Y, X, B, Y at the main menu.
Overall User Average: 6.67 / 10 (66.7%)
Gameplay User Average: 7.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 6.67 / 10
Sound User Average: 8.00 / 10cdaymude
Date reviewed: December 9, 2003.
Overall: A video game that if you are lucky and ultra fast with your controller allows you to perform unrealistic wakebaord tricks and might also give you a headache trying to follow the camera in the process of playing. I wakeboard and have been for a long-long time. I am disappointed in the lack of realism that this game delivers. I was expecting something great and got high speed, fantasy, that makes me dizzy when I try to play it... Gameplay: It is so fast and the camera angle flips around and in and out too much. It is really hard to look at even on a 57" HDTV. This makes it hard to follow and anticipate your next move which makes it not too much fun as you flail about with your controller vs having a good time riding. Free riding is lousy as you have to perform unrealistic events to unlock and use this feature. The payoff in terms of game progression is not worth the time I had to invest to get there in my opinion. Graphics: Pretty good graphics nothing spectacular for certain. I was expecting a lot more from this game and was hoping the images and action itself would seem more realistic especially the free riding portion. Sound: Pretty good sound with surround sound and custom soundtracks supported it's a nice addition to the game. Suggestions: Again, I was really hoping for something more realistic that did not have the same feel as those games which are too hard to look at due to the excessive camera movement and unwanted zoom in and zoom out vantage points which compromise your timing and consequently your fun. I wish it were more like Amped 2 which gives the rider a sense of semi reality vs none at all.
Overall: Yea, dude-I wakeboard, too, but this is a !&%$@#* ing video game. Sheesh. This game is really fun, I would even compare it to the addictiveness of Tony Hawk, except on water, respectively. The moves are awesome, you can throw down your rope and glide off to do some tricks (unrealistic, sure, but sweet!) I really like this game... Gameplay: You are a wakeboarder...not much else. You do tricks off of everything, and in multiplay you can even have a friend drive the boat around while you ride the wake. Custom soundtracks, too. Graphics: The wake is totally believable, everything else is ok. Im giving it a 5 cause senor dickhead down below gave it a bad rating, but this game is really cool. Sound: The music defaulted is alright, but custom soundtracks add a lot...there really arent a lot of sounds in a wakeboarding game....so.... Suggestions: nope good job, dont worry about realsim, thats what tourneys are for.
Overall: My biggest problem is that I was expecting something a little more realistic, as far as the environments and physics. Maybe that's because I wakeboard. Gameplay: There are lots of tricks and you dont just use the wake. There are tons of ramps and things in the water. It's more arcade than sim. Graphics: Not bad, but I think splashdown looks better, and it's older. Sound: One of the few good soundtracks out there. The sound effects make the water sound hard, like the boat is driving too fast.
Dark Alliance will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10 PC, and phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) with Xbox Game Pass on Day One, June 22! The game will also support PC and console cross play at launch!