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"Alpha Protocol is an excellent hybrid between a straightforward third person shooter, a tactical game like the Tom Clancy series, and a plot-driven epic like Mass Effect; it is unlike anything else on the market." - RPGamer
"the story strands that bind it all together are excitingly unique to each other." - PCGamer UK
In the world of espionage, nothing is as it seems in this blockbuster RPG thriller, Alpha Protocol™. Players will assume the role of Michael Thorton, a highly skilled – yet inexperienced - government operative trained to eliminate threats to national security. When a mission goes horribly wrong, Thorton is the only one with the information, skills, and audacity to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so, he will utilize the very government directive that the enemy sought to use to against him - Alpha Protocol.
Set in modern day, Alpha Protocol gives players complete control not only of Thorton’s actions but his personality and attitude as well, all of which will determine the future of the world as we know it. Blending fast-paced modern combat, significant character advancement and innovative RPG features, Alpha Protocol brings a fresh new perspective to the genre.
With a story rivaling the best spy-thriller novels and an immersive, ultra-realistic espionage world, Alpha Protocol will redefine the RPG genre for the next-gen gamer. The title is being developed by Obsidian Entertainment – creators of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic II The Sith Lords™ and Neverwinter Nights 2™.
Redefined RPG – Classless system gives players the ability to mold Thorton into the secret agent they want him to become with lethal close combat techniques, marksman skills proficiency with gadgets and much more.
The International Spy – Players will travel around the world to international safe house locations to obtain information and mission objectives and conduct meetings with a growing list of contacts.
Dialogue Stance System – With an innovative real-time dialogue system, characters will remember conversations and the relationships with allies; enemies will be determined by their attitude and the dialogue response chosen by the player.
What a great game... it could have beenHarbinger_87 | May 23, 2013 | See all Harbinger_87's reviews »
"Alpha Protocol" has so much going for it. An intruiging story, exceptional voice acting, great character customization and one of the best dialogue-systems ever created (including great writing), so by all means, it should have been a great game. As it stands, it is merely good. Promising, but one of the biggest wastes of potential in the history of gaming. The biggest problem is that Obsidian had lots of great ideas but failed completely to design a game around them that livens up to the potential. If you're programming an espionage-RPG, why let all missions objectives consist almost exclusively of shooting people in the face? If you let a player sink dozens of skill points in stealth and hand-to-hand-combat, why create mandatory boss battles that are absolutely unbeatable with such character-builds? And if all you do in this game is fighting bad guys, why program such a shoddy shooting-engine? Even when "Alpha Protocol" isn't bugging all over the place, it plays merely like a second rate third person shooter. And that's too bad because with a bit more polish, "Alpha Protocol" could have been great. As it stands, it's definitely worth playing for everyone who likes RPGs, especially everyone who wants to see a "realistic" RPG in execution, but if you do, I promise, you'll constantly cringe because of all the wasted potential that'll take place in front of you.
A sad letdownXentrig | May 18, 2013 | See all Xentrig's reviews »
When I first read the preview for this game, I was immediately interested. I have really enjoyed the way that developers have expanded the RPG genre. Games like Oblivion, Dragon Age, and Kotor, are all among my favorite games to play. The idea is great, and this really hit a niche that hasn't been touched, however, the execution of said idea was terrible. The combat feels clunky and confusing, the AI is near broken, and there are bugs in almost every mission you go on. All in all, this game was a dream, but not a lucid one. This is one of those dreams where you know what you are trying to do, but for some reason or another can't seem to get yourself to do it.
I am only giving it a decent score because aside from all the game parts of the game, the world and the story are not that bad. It just takes a lot to get to it.
A buggy masterpieceCheezyjax | May 18, 2013 | See all Cheezyjax's reviews »
This game excels in providing options for many different play styles. The character skills and attributes really help make each time you play the game unique. The same goes with the story, which adapts to the choices you make. This variability in gameplay and story really adds to the replayability of this game. The only issues I have with this game is the horrendous animations. You can tell this game was not made with PC in mind when you see the animations playing with a keyboard and mouse. Also this game has a low field of view, and gives no options to change it. If you can get passed a few little issues you will find a very worthwhile experience.
Just get over the technical flaws and play this game!ZinZano | May 13, 2013 | See all ZinZano's reviews »
Picked this game up on the cheap. Very surprised. WELL worth it to me. Many people felt there were quirks with it, but once you figure it out it gets pretty fun pretty fast.
Any game that makes you think twice about killing, and later regret it needs to be played by any and all gamers. The stealth is in the top lists, character variety is awesome. And if you really like looking deep into something, you'll see an underlying philosophical theme of loyalty, orders, and "the mission".
The choices and consequences in this game are very well done which gives this game a great amount of replay values. I personally think this game is the best game Obsidian ever made. if you values the choices and consequences in the RPG and good story telling in video games, this is a game you must play.
Punisher's Creed RPGkokosabre | March 5, 2013 | See all kokosabre's reviews »
Yeap...that's what exactly it looks like to me.A mix of Punisher gameplay,AC's storyline and RPG elements.It's just awesome game.During the playtime you pick up a lot of choice from which depends end of the mission,reputation with people,etc.You can gather intel and sell it to the blackmarket...There is just a lot of stuff in it.You gonna like the game.