gamers (82%) found this review helpful
I really do not understand why this game is getting so many bad reviews. X-play's review is even mean.
Sure this game isn't perfect. The graphics are not spectacular and there are a few glitches. The fighting mechanics can be a little clunky and some of the mini games are frustrating.
BUT hidden behind these minor flaws is a pretty great game. And these are minor flaws. The graphics are better than Dragon Age's. The fighting mechanics are a lot less clunky than GTA 4. It's no more glitchy than the first Assassins Creed. And the mini games are far better than those in the first Bioshock. And all of these games I've mentioned are great.
AND what Alpha Protocol does well it does really well. And that is choice and consequence. Your actions in the game have far reaching and deeply felt effects throughout the game. Nearly every NPC can be turned into a friend or a foe or simply killed. Game companies have been attempting to make a game where the consequences of your actions have this much effect for years. The only game that comes this close that I can think of is Heavy Rain and I'm not sure that is even a game.
I highly recommend this game to any RPG lover. I enjoyed it very much and was glad I rented it. If you are the kind of person that likes to see every ending or get every achievement I recommend buying it. The Keep It price on gamefly is VERY reasonable.
posted by ZacharyLogan (SAINT CLAIR SHORES, MI) May 21, 2011
Member since May 2011
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
I never write reviews but this game was such a sleeper pick I had to make a review. A Splinter Cell-eqsue style game (even though it can be completed without stealth) with a complex story that interlaces characters, much like Mass Effect, to really make you decide what you're going to do on a split-second's notice. I was very impressed with this game even being only twenty dollars now. Of course, it does not compare to M.E., it still has its perks. The game's boss battles are cheesy... but then again so are boss battles altogether. Alpha Protocol can also be played more than once because of its multiple endings and every choice you make matters, although all games seem to be doing this now. I absolutely love this game. If you're a fan of cut-scenes and interactive dialogue then be sure to check this game out.
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
While I had higher hopes for this game, I must concede it is a solid RPG. The characters and plot were compelling and held a few intriguing twists. The game play was a bit trite, something i would have expected from a game put out 5 years ago. Also, unless you have an HDTV, don't even bother. I subjected my poor eyes to hours of tedious tiny script before finally switching to the HDTV. The lock picking, computer hacking, and keypad bypass cuts were exceedingly frustrating as well. This game had the opportunity to be truly spectacular, unfortunately it looks like Obsidian decided not to put the extra effort to bring the game play and graphics up to date. Worth a rent, but I won't be adding it to my collection.