Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance official artwork and logo

[Update]: Despite Dark Alliances' rather frigid reception, Wizards of the Coast and Hasbro have opened up a new PC and console gaming division.

If you're a fan of both co-op focused RPGs and the Dungeons & Dragons universe, I bring both good and bad news. The good news is that the co-op focused Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance has just arrived, bringing with it some fan-favorite characters like Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Wulfgar, and Bruenor Battlehammer.

The bad news is that Dark Alliance is currently getting bad to mediocre reviews across the board from both critics and players alike. The main issue, from what I can tell, is that Dark Alliance is seemingly completely unfinished and in lacking polish, so the interesting ideas it does have just end up getting buried under the weight of technical problems and unresponsive combat.

With all of this in mind, I would highly recommend holding off on Dark Alliance and simply adopting a "wait and see" kind of approach. After all, there is still a chance the developers could fix up all of the technical issues and transform it into a highly enjoyable co-op adventure. It's also just as likely the whole game gets abandoned in a month or two, so unless you're extremely eager to dive in, a bit of patience would be prudent.

Whatever your choice may be, you can learn more about Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, as well as check out some of the user reviews, over at Steam. And just for good measure, I'll leave you with the launch trailer. Enjoy!