Excerpt: If pursuing a career in games journalism hadn't worked out for me, I would have been a government agent. I'd wear a watch that could drive my car remotely, sleep with a gun under my pillow and never leave the house without a smoking hot chick hanging off my arm.
Summary: As an RPG, " Alpha Protocol " does a respectable job, and its most considerable strength is undoubtedly its open narrative, but, when it comes to the action side, things begin to falter slightly, ultimately leaving Obsidian’s game as a likeable but deeply flawed hybrid of a game that is worth – be...
Excerpt: What happens when a Japanese developer seeks to make a Western game that apes Japanese culture? No More Heroes 2 is the gonzo answer to that question. A simple enough button-masher at heart, NMH2 enters the fantasy city of Santa Destroy where assassins roam the streets searching for their next...
Conclusion: Despite some genre-redefying levels of complexity to the available routes you can go, there's no denying that Alpha Protocol feels just a bit whittled down from its true potential. Good thought it may be, it's just one step short of greatness.
Conclusion: Alpha Protocol is a 2010 release of Ubisoft’s 2007 release of Haze. While the game didn’t live up to the hype it was given, it does feature several next-generation elements that simply weren’t executed perfectly.
Excerpt: Close your eyes and imagine the following: Mass Effect flirts with Splinter Cell. After a few drinks, one thing leads to another and the two get down and dirty. A few months later (what is the gestation period for games?
Excerpt: Modern day espionage Michael Thorton is an agent working for an undercover U.S. agency in present time. Players can customize Thorton’s background right from the start, choosing whether he was a freelancer, a soldier, a veteran and even more, before his recruitment.
Pros: Elements of well established games, solid RPG layer.
Excerpt: It's always exciting to try new things, and an espionage RPG set in modern day really fits that bill. Especially if that RPG is for the console platform, where there's a real dearth of clever gaming (though Alpha Protocol is also out for the PC.