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. This choice has an effect on certain dialogues and responses from other characters and is entirely up to you to make.
Pros: Elements of well established games, solid RPG layer.
Conclusion: A word about bugs: the game has some visual issues, nothing that actually makes it unplayable. But the PC version seems to be in worse shape, with bugs that stop play and problems with saves becoming corrupted en masse. Obsidian will probably fix them but for now, it seems safer to stick with the console versions of Alpha Protocol. Alpha Protocol is not a videogame for everyone.