On this page of the Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance guide you will find basic information about exploration.
Locations in D&D Dark Alliance are not very extensive, but they contain numerous hidden passages and nooks where you can find gold, materials, shrines and additional equipment. Note that the game does not have a mini map that would facilitate navigation during the gameplay.
In each location of D&D Dark Alliance, there a lots of hidden boxes, resources, bags of gold as well as story items (tomes, tablets, paintings). While exploring, it is recommended to look around for hidden passages to have a chance to get additional items.
Places where you can climb higher were marked with a piece of red material. Elements of the environment that can be destroyed in order to uncover a passage were marked with red paint.
All locations that you will visit while playing Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance feature additional obstacles in the form of environmental hazards. When your character stands on such an area, you will begin to receive continuous damage.
Learn more about environmental hazards in D&D Dark Alliance as well as how to deal with them on the Environmental hazards - how to eliminate them? page.
Finds (Story items)
While playing, you will come across various finds - stone tablets, tomes, reliefs and paintings. These items develop the plot of D&D Dark Alliance and allow players to explore the history of Icewind Dale and Forgotten Realms.
Collecting story items is not mandatory and does not involve unlocking new equipment.
After completing certain stages of a mission, you will be able to use the campsite to regenerate the life points, stamina and all consumable items or to increase the quality of the found loot. Each short rest reduces the loot buff level by 1 point.
While completing a mission in D&D Dark Alliance, it is worth looking for characteristic shrines that will give the character additional attribute points. The shrine can sometimes be surrounded by a force field and you will need to solve a simple puzzle to neutralize the obstacle. Other times, after using the shrine, you may be attacked by a group of enemies.
Each shrine can be used only once. While going through the same location for the second time, you won't be able to interact with the shrine anymore.