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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.
A decent spy RPGBytrine | Dec. 2, 2013 | See all Bytrine's reviews »
Alpha Protocol is a decent spy RPG but it just doesn't hit it. The story is pretty well written. However, there are so many bugs and texture rendering problems it takes away from being immersed in this game. The combat is horrible and sometimes you'll peak out and get one shotted in the face, but when you do that to an AI, it doesn't work out. I wouldn't want to see a large series of the game, but maybe a sequel that fixes all of the errors in the game and have it actually finished.
Great Spy RPGlucasart | Nov. 30, 2013 | See all lucasart's reviews »
Alpha Protocol is a bipolar title. If measured on a strictly gameplay, you can not overlook the serious problems of balance in terms of character development (there are combinations that literally break the game in the later stages ), the stealth sessions and the AI deficit are to be reviewed completely. However, assessed on the RPG side, the game is surprising for the vastness of the choices allowed, not only with regard to the growth of our pg and for the approach to missions, but it will also be possible to completely change the outcome of the events and characters, so that every game will never be the same as another. The dialogue system is as it should be in the last Bioware titles, especially if you wanted to bet on cinematograficity: there is a wheel, not the phrases severed but with the attitude to be taken, which obviously work differently depending dell'interlocutor, plus the ability to gather information to exploit. Everything is in time, a solution that, if at the beginning can be confusing, serves well to remain vigilant of the player and the pace of the narrative. Definitely recommended to all lovers of spy stories, as long as you close an eye on the technical side.
Vastly Underrated and a hidden gem of a gameThunderbaws | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all Thunderbaws's reviews »
Firstly I can say this stands alone as the only game I enjoyed playing more on a second play through.
Secondly you have to realise this is no shooter, its an RPG in a rare modern setting that contains shooting elements. At the start your aim will be poor till you level up the weapon you wield.
Conversations are more complex than your standard good and evil responses and that makes things far more interesting and were multiple playthroughs not only are desired but near essential to really see what the game has to offer you.
If you like RPGs at all or fancy something that plays out a little different you owe it to yourself to give this game your time!
Lots Of Potential But Not There Yetlagendofdoom | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all lagendofdoom's reviews »
Alpha Protocol is an role-playing action "stealth" game, you play as a spy in which you choose at what the character will be more effective, will it be at hacking ? or maybe destroying ? or killing ? or maybe at stealth ? well whatever it will be its your choice to make. The problem with the game are most likely to be the AI and the gameplay which could be significant better and more enjoyable. The story and character are pretty much mixed... some of them are interesting and some of them are boring. The game has allot of content and even if you finished the game it still worth to play it all over again to see other choices you make and a totally different outcomes of your decisions. I hope there will be a sequel or maybe a spiritual sequel to this game that will be able to fix and realize its full potential.
A nice trySimao20 | Sept. 15, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »
Alpha Protocol has some very good elements and a good idea but unfortunately it didn't quite work out the way I'd have hoped. The game itself has great potential, a mash up of great games like Mass Effect, Splinter Cell and others similar. The game does have technical flaws however, some buggy missions and cover system can be annoying to play with. The shooting can be rather hit or miss and the enemy A.I. can be pretty bad or incredibly super human in some areas of the game. The story itself is rather good , at least in my opinion but it gets held back by the gameplay which is unfortunate because its worse than Mass Effect 1's gameplay. It feels like a rushed product and had they waited and put more time into development it could have turned out to be a great game but it only falls flat