Alpha Protocol - Preview @ A+E Interactive
The Obsidian site is pointing out a new Alpha Protocol preview at A+E Interactive, describing some of the consequences from the demo they were shown - though we've seen this example before:
Since then, the developers have been polishing the gameplay, emphasizing the branching storylines. To show me the impact of choice, the team showed two different scenarios. In the first one, the main character, Michael Thorton, is a ladies man. He’s suave and heartfelt, and he manages to seduce one of the game’s love interest, Madison. The move wins the player a passive perk that makes women putty in Thornton’s hands.
Obsidian restarts the demo, and I see a different result. It’s almost like watching an episode from the last season of Lost. It’s almost like an alternate reality. Michael walks into the room, where Madison is staying, but instead of being greeted with a kiss, she knocks him on the head with a lamp. It shocks him. He doesn’t know why she did it, but the developer explains that to that point Michael has been a mean guy. Fans shouldn’t worry though. They’re not penalized for being a creep; Michael gets a breakup perk from this as well, so it’s really a no-lose situation. Both ways are feasible.
Information aboutAlpha Protocol
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3