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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.
Great stealth RPGDeaD | Feb. 2, 2015 | See all DeaD's reviews »
The title says it all. Alpha Protocol is one of the games out there, which are way too underrated.
At first I had one serious problem with it too. Mouse lagging. Hated it. The game looked fun but I couldn't handle it because sometime the character just turned some way else I wanted him to. I managed to decrease it somehow and started the story. Loved it. First of all the game gives you many time the chance to do evil or good things. That's not new, other games use it too, yet I don't really care about such. If something works, and does it well, why change it?
This title offers you nice and various scenery all around the globe. Plus never forget that you are an awesome spy with the ability to choose and upgrade your character's skills, buy weapons and take down enemies using your hands only. That's pretty awesome isn't it? And it's a nicely done stealth game, a genre, the one that needs to be kept alive (yes there are some other titles but I won't be angry if more and more come out).
If you ask me, Alpha Protocol is a must have one, and guys being taken over by a german cougar named SIE, that's hot!
Fun but Should Have Been Betterromenjack | Nov. 14, 2014 | See all romenjack's reviews »
Alpha Protocol tried to do lots of new and interesting things that had mostly never been done before and I feel that it tried to do so many things that it was unable to be grate at anything. Dialog was well written and could even make you sweat bullets at times, but the choices being so veg it made it almost a guessing game of what you would actually say. Combat was fun and different but could be clunky at times. Stealth was effective and seemed to be what they wanted you to aim for but then at the end of the game they made it impossible for you to be stealthy. The story was well written and interesting however it could get a little confusing at times. There were points in the game that I wasn't sure why i was actually doing what i was doing. That being said as soon as i beat it the first time i immediately played through it again, and then again, and then again. It's fun fast pasted and even a bit nail biting at times. While I wouldn't recommended it over some other games. if you are bored and looking for a new game to play while waiting for the next big release then give this one a go.
So Much Potentialthilex | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all thilex's reviews »
This game's brilliance is covered under layers of unintuitive control and gameplay systems.Graphics are ok and it plays like a spy version of mass effect 1. Unfortunately, the controls are not very responsive and systems like stealth are completely broken. If you can get through that, you will find a game that actually gives you plenty of well-crafted and meaningful choices that actually dramatically impact the story of your game.
YOU ARE A SPY...rockykoston | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all rockykoston's reviews »
... and that's exactly what this game makes you feel. Your decisions matter, your actions matter, your character matters and in the end what you sow is what you reap.
This game is an amazing RPG / choice based game. It has its flaws in mediocre AI, few bugs but nothing game breaking. The story is FAN-TAS-TIC and if you like a game with a soul then this is the one. You feel for some characters, you develop a relationship and sometimes really want to protect them. There are difficult choices to make. At a certain point, I just could not decide whether to go left or to go right. the world was at stake (literally).
ONE IMP POINT -- DO THE TUTORIALS This game is not about shooting from far away and getting every shot on target. You have to aim and shoot, not spray and pray. Understand the gun recoil and wait for it to come back in line with the enemy.
Hope you will enjoy this game as much as I have, I finished it in one weekend, just could not put it down, once I saw the first twist in the plot. I would say that do not read the story anywhere and just go into the game without knowing any spoilers, you will be pleasantly surprised.
One of the best RPG's I've ever played.MafuMafu | June 13, 2014 | See all MafuMafu's reviews »
It's no surprise if you hadn't heard of this game. But, you should feel sorry. Because you're missing a great game. Despite a couple of flaws (Hey! Nobody is perfect!) this games takes the RPG genre to a whole new level. SEGA made a mistake by not spending more in publicity, because this game is a true gem. Very underrated, sadly. The conversation system is an improvement of the one in the Mass Effect series. In this game, you can't spend time thinking what to say. You have to think fast and live with the consequences. It's a great shooter that fulfill every gamer tastes. Either you want to be a bloodthirsty soldier or a shadow operative, you can have tons of fun. And, remember: Every decision you take, has it's consequences.