Summary: I beg anyone that is interested in Alpha Protocol to please bypass all the negative reviews that this game has received. Some games that don't look like a carbon copy of others are sometimes considered not good. But AP is different. If you like spy games and RPG's, then here it is. Although you can, to compare this to either Metal Gear or Splinter Cell would just be an injustice. So here goes.
Summary: This is a fun action-RPG set in the modern day. There are few RPG games I have played that have a modern setting like this. It is an interesting change from the fantasy and sci-fi games I often play. The action is in the style of a third-person shooter. You'll be looking at your character while you run, sneak, and take down the enemies. There is a lot of character customization in the game. You can play your character just about any way you want.