Excerpt: Alpha Protocol is not a great game, in fact by many accounts, it’s not even a good one. What it is, however, is an ambitious mess that compels nearly as much as it infuriates; for every clever idea there’s an equally inexplicable one. Despite these realities, Alpha Protocol remains a refreshing alternative to the sea of third-person shooters available, assuming you’re willing to brave these choppy waters.
Excerpt: Alpha Protocol is a single-player role-playing game focusing on international espionage. In this third-person tactical shooter, players take on the role of Michael Thorton, a character who can be good, bad or just the guy with the gun. As Agent Thorton, players begin by investigating an act of terrorism only to find that the rabbit hole is much deeper than anyone suspected. However, as a role-playing game, Alpha Protocol stumbles in several key areas.
Excerpt: Alpha Protocol is a single-player role-playing game focusing on international espionage. In this third-person tactical shooter, players take on the role of Michael Thorton, a character who can be good, bad or just the guy with the gun. As Agent Thorton, players begin by investigating an act of terrorism only to find that the rabbit hole is much deeper than anyone suspected.
Conclusion: Fans of Lemmings will no doubt enjoy Clones . The puzzles start simple while others can be quite devious. With 150-odd levels, you’d expect that there is plenty of repetition, but this is not the case with Clones . The levels are varied enough to keep the game interesting. The fact that there is an online scoreboard makes replaying some of the levels a must.
Pros: Heaps of levels with a range of goals
Cons: Multiplayer isn’t very populated at this stage
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. Although Gabriel Logan, Sam Fisher and Solid Snake have all given us a taste of interactive espionage, few of their respective games seem to have captured the lifestyle in the same way that Hollywood has.
Excerpt: With presentation-heavy franchises like the Splinter Cell series, it�s probably tough for a new spy thriller to break through and become wildly popular. Obsidian is attempting to do that with their action RPG-style title Alpha Protocol. Straight of a cheesy Robert Ludlum novel, the story is molded around Michael Thorton, a Jack Bauer style of character that�s not directly linked to the United States government, but operates with in best interest through a covert...
Conclusion: The music is really annoying because there is constantly these Mayan guys singing, "Pressure, Pressure", and, it grows louder as it gets towards the end. The achievements aren't too hard, but they do require dedication. There are some achievements that I've heard are glitched and there is 1 achievement that is extremely difficult: Beat a level in 5 seconds. So, this game is nice because it's only 400ms ($5), and it's rather fun too.