gamers (73%) found this review helpful
Summary I played this at friends house who works at a game store .This game plays like old RPG'S use to play and would have received a 9 back in 2003 but its 2010 and things programmed in this game should have been fixed since the first delay.Another year of development or patches could possibly change this game from a 7 to a 8.5 easily. it would have been interesting if Sega chose Ubisoft to develop this game instead of Obsidian. JUST imagine Splinter cell engine/with obsidian dialogue tree/story this game would have sold at least 2 million copies. As of now unless they fix the bugs this is a rental otherwise wait for the sequel to improve upon this. Come into this game accepting the bugs. The bad: The game play mechanics sucks in a couple of way.1st there are action icons that you walk up to to climb a ladder and they sometimes do not respond.there no default auto targeting system and you have to unlock that as a perk.hacking a pc is hard to see sometimes because there is so much going on its hard to line up the codes.The stealth AI mechanic is broken and sometimes it either works or doesn't.For example you shoot an enemy with a silenced pistol and everyone responds and sounds an alarm.Shadows don't mask your character.Graphics are hit and miss.Texture loading like in the 1st mass effect happens sometimes.Objectives can be missed and cannot be accessed again when you cross a save point.Level designs need work and your route on how you travel is linear in most missions.
The good: The cut scenes are up to par with today's standards. the dialogue trees have an impact on the story and the story is complex and well written. the combination of weapon upgrades are plentiful and have an impact on how you have to play the game. the music score is very dramatic.The location are varied enough.As far as stat upgrades there are plenty and if you follow the dialogue tree right you can upgrade points.
Ratings graphic-6.5 game play-6.5 story-8.5 controls 7.0 sound-9.0 overall-7
When I first played AP I enjoyed it for the first hour then I played the first Boss battle which may be the hardest battle. I played as a spy so it may be easier to other classes but super ninja mode really ruins the slightest feeling of this game feeling real and its just silly when a boss has a ninja mode, to me it felt like an old last gen game like some have said . This game is OK, the story is fun but a little predictable, the game-play is fun when you level up, well on spy it is cant claim this about the other classes. But you should rent this game and have a little fun maybe even beat the game but do not buy this game maybe the second one if they make a second game and improve on it. Some of you may love this game but I can promise most of you wont.
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
Alpha Protocol is one of the better games that have come out this year. I dont understand why its gotten such a low rating, despite some of the issues Ive found in certain parts of the game.
I find it amazing that, depending on your choices, even a familiar mission can take an unexpected turn. The games difficulty gives players an actual challenge, and the multiple choices throughout the game gives it a pretty high replay value. The characters are pretty likeable too....This game is highly under-rated. Most of the good ones are.
If you havent played this yet, then ignore some of the more critical reviews and try it out for yourself. I did, and I was pleasantly surprised.