Summary: Alpha Protocol is a great game that suffered from being released without being polished. It had many bugs that have since been patched and it still suffers from poor AI, occasional camera issues and some framerate slowdown but overall this game had potential and could have been the first in a series of incredible games like we see in the mass effect series. AP is actually alot like Mass Effect. So if you liked Mass Effect give this game a try.
Summary: Game is under rated. You have to understand that it is an RPG first, not an shooter. Don't listen to the reviews, AMAZING storyline and voice acting. And it isn't that buggy with a few tweaks. Great game.
Summary: Here is a good example of a game with ltos of deep thought behind it. Deep and compelling story with lots of twists and turns. More options than most in the wannabe RPG games with a spin on consequence for ones actions. I really enjoyed the storyline system and the different twists and spins that one can use through conversation manipulation. It gave a good illusion of actually having an impact on what's going on.
Summary: Fact is there are gameplay issues, and the RP elements are SOMETIMES weak; but the real-world choices and reactions are spot on, voice acting it top shelf and the annoyances in the gameplay are actually easy to get used to or there is a workaround. Much like the view problems, you can easily switch from L to R shoulder view with barely a thought; it becomes second nature when you play.
Summary: Didn't know what to expect and wasnt sure since this seems to be a console game but for PC its alot of fun. As for the guy who reviewed it and says its "choppy" maybe you need a newer graphics card or something because it's not choppy at all on my gtx260/ i5-750 combo. One thing i dislike immensely is some of the re-spawn spots. You end up right in front of a guard looking at you although you are on a stealth mission. Hopefully a patch will address this.
Doesn't measure up to Mass Effect (or the like), but still fun. Wait for it to go on sale in a few more months.
22 October 2010
Summary: I thought this game was fun to play overall, even if it doesn't measure up to other RPGs like Mass Effect. This game actually reminded me a lot of Deus Ex 2. Here are the pros and cons in my opinion: Pros: -Exotic locations like Saudi Arabia, Taipei, Moscow, and Rome. Even if the graphics aren't great, it's a nice break from nameless New-York like metropolises.
Conclusion: I've never felt inclined to write a review before, but the mediocre reviews this game is getting is kind of shocking. But what really drives me write this, are the people chiming in with clearly having not played the game. This is my contribution to balancing that out a little.