Summary: I found this game while looking for a Splinter Cell-type fix, and it sounded like a good alternative. It's a fairly decent game with its own brand of play mechanics, and open-ended, intricate and adult storyline of shifting alliances, and it mainly relies on RPG, shooting, hand-to-hand combat and line-of-sight stealth (not that many shadow to hide in) -- and choosing quickly what you want to say. Dialogue IS important here.
Summary: I tend to avoid reviews, it's just how I do things here at amazon, buy a lot and don't review. Like most of us. Let me cut to the point though, I saw the amount of bad reviews on a game that I've fallen in love with and felt the need to make a few statements. Alpha Protocol is a simple RPG, not earth shattering, nothing new. But what it does, it does so well. The humor, the joking references to spy films, the options you have in game..
Summary: First off, while there is a problem with the activation system, Sega has released a patch (v1.1) that removes the DRM, making this game work quite well. Second, this is not shooter, it is a Spy RPG/Shooter, more along the lines of Metal Gear Solid in scope and challenge, and, while the weapon system is challenging, especially as it is based on where you have spent your skill points, the challenge of the game is intense, the story line is compelling, and the graphics are...
Summary: The game is fun is the way that your actions change the course of the game. However, the graphics are a major turn-off. They are TERRIBLE! Also, the missions are too easy and the AI is bad. I could go entire missions without getting hit once. Still, it is a fun game for $5, but I would not pay a cent more.
Summary: I am satisfied with the game. For a PC game, the quality is pretty good, and the controls are easy enough to handle. I love the fact that it is like 'real life.' What I mean by this is after you have a conversation, you cant go back to that person and do over the conversation. Once it has taken place, that it it. The missions are intriguing enough. They offer enough 'side-quests' in each mission.
Summary: I usually don't play checkpoint save games, which makes me less of a hardcore gamer than most. Still, I like stealth based games and gave this one a chance. It is surprisingly fun FPS-RPG and the checkpoints actually make the game more interesting. The roleplay part of it, where you have conversations, give you less than five seconds to choose how you would respond like a RL conversation.
Summary: Everyone who plans on buying this game. Don't!!! Activation won't work Sega is lieng to everyone. After 14 hrs of trying to activate the game, I only found out that the activation site is dead!! The other reviews on this game are more than likely just a way to get unknowing and unsuspected buyers to give away money for nothing.
Captivating 3PS RPG that plays to what you choose for a cheap price
Jeff Johnson "Jeff Johnson", Amazon
20 October 2011
Summary: This game calls itself a 3rd person espianage RPG shooter. It is also dirt cheap which is why you should buy it now. But for the tough sale out there, I'd like to cover what the game excels at and what it doesn't. The biggest reason why everyone should play this game is that it really revolves around you. No not your character Mike Thorton (rogue agent for Alpha Protocol), but you the player. There are interactive cut scenes that you pick where the conversation goes.
Summary: Unfortunately, Alpha Protocol is well and truly broken. Here is what i did. Installed from a new package. Clicked on play and was asked for the serial number. It showed a progress wheel as it tried to authenticate. Wrong Serial number? (double checked it.) It had opened firewall ports during install. no problem there. It offered a manual verification but SEGA no longer maintains it. Email support is no longer available in the U.S. only U.K.