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August 13th, 2009, 01:51
From Obsidian's tweets comes the surprising news that Alpha Protocol can be completed with killing anyone. Obviously that could mean a number of things and my headline may not be strictly accurate but I look forward to finding out:
Learned yesterday that it's possible to get through Alpha Protocol without killing anyone. That's kind of awesome.
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August 13th, 2009, 01:51
I think you mean to say "without".
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August 13th, 2009, 02:20
From what Ive seen so far, Ive found APs combat boring.
If Ill buy the game I might try the non-killing playthrough right away.
Should be interesting.
Hopefully the tweet isnt too misleading.
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August 13th, 2009, 04:26
This game gets more Deus-Ex -like every time I read about it.
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August 13th, 2009, 05:47
It is probably going to be through the use of martial arts, tasers, and tranquilizer darts. I hope there really is a real non-combat way through the game taking the route of diplomacy rather then combat.
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August 13th, 2009, 08:55
It's been said before that the game distinguishes between lethal and non-lethal takedowns, much like Deus Ex. So I would imagine you're still in for some combat - but maybe with stealth you can avoid most, or even all, of it.
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August 13th, 2009, 09:44
Excellent! Looking forward to this more by the day. With DX, the non-lethal playthrough was clearly the most enjoyable one. (The heavy weapons playthrough was a close second, though. KABOOM!)

(I would be a bit surprised if it was possible to beat the game entirely without resorting to violence of any kind — that would be a bit… bizarre, for a spy thriller. I dig non-lethal takedowns, though.)
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August 13th, 2009, 10:59
It would be great to play a spy where you try to deal with situations through diplomacy and if that doesn't work use stealth. If you need to capture a person you could break in and hack the computers to kill the security system and use chloroform to put the target to sleep. This wouldn't happen until all diplomatic options are exhausted.
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It would be great to play a spy where you try to deal with situations through diplomacy and if that doesn't work use stealth. If you need to capture a person you could break in and hack the computers to kill the security system and use chloroform to put the target to sleep. This wouldn't happen until all diplomatic options are exhausted.
That would be cool, yes. Although in my book, chloroform counts as a non-lethal takedown.
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August 13th, 2009, 11:33
Alpha Protocol can be completed with killing anyone.
Well, most of the cRPGs can be completed with killing anyone

Anyway that's first interesting info about the game for me and I may have some interest in Alpha Protocol from now on. First lady Malkavian and now no-killing path!
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August 13th, 2009, 12:02
From what I have seen of Alpha Protocol I am really wounder how this would work out,,, a no killing path is really cool…. but I am woundering how exactly it would work out in the combat heavy footage we have seen….. will these sequences be skipped completely if you choose a certain path??? or is it possible to just run/sneak past them ????
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August 13th, 2009, 12:15
Definitely interesting news and unusual. I haven't really been keeping tabs on this one, but I'm now intrigued. My interest in this game just went from mild to "scour all info on AP from past news posts".

What's that heavy weapons playthrough you're talking about PJ?

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They've already confirmed that sneaking is a viable path through the game, so I imagine that will account for a lot of the "pacifist" playthrough. For the rest, I imagine it's the use non-lethal takedowns, tranquiliser darts and so on.

You will definetely not be able to talk your way through the game.
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August 13th, 2009, 12:48
Innnnnnteresting.

The no-kill playthrough in Deus Ex was kinda funny in how you just kept ignoring some villains in order to elude them, even though they tried to kill you.
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August 13th, 2009, 13:05
In my personal interest-meter, this game has just gained a few points.

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August 13th, 2009, 14:31
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
This game gets more Deus-Ex -like every time I read about it.
Absolutely … if they can pull it off it will be amazing!

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Wicked, this is a hell of a lot better plan. We have to break the intention of the game with Deus Ex to do this, even though you didn't have to cheat to do it.

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August 13th, 2009, 16:10
This actually makes me interested in this game which I had decided to give a pass on.
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August 13th, 2009, 21:28
Don't be fooled. This only means you can use sedatives instead of bullets. It is totally NOT a non-combat path.

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