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Alpha Protocol - Review Flood # 3

by Aries100, 2010-07-01 15:45:29

More reviews have come for Obsidian's Alpha Protocol.

There's one at Bitmob - no score though.

I don't like to give number scores, so I'll tentatively say that Alpha Protocol is worth a rent. The experience won't be recreated for another couple years so if u can shell out 6 - 8 dollars for a play through I'd recommend doing so. Just don't be surprised if the taste is a bittersweet one in the end.

Read more: Alpha Protocol Review: Don't Give up on Obsidian yet http://www.bitmob.com/articles/alpha-protocol-review-as-bad-as-everyone-says-it-is#ixzz0sRgXbkog

There's one at Games Eyeview with a score of 6.5/10

Honestly, we had high hopes for Alpha Protocol.  We were intrigued by the concept and by Obsidian’s RPG pedigree.  But unfortunately much of Alpha Protocol falls short of the mark.  Inconsistencies in combat, enemy A.I. and overly difficult minigames seriously hamper what could have been a very good overall experience.  Despite all that, we enjoyed the story and might be drawn back in for a continuation of the franchise if some of the more serious gameplay flaws can be addressed in the future

There's one at Honest Gamers with a scoe of 7/10

The question of whether or not that sort of thing appeals to you is an important one to answer before you invest your time in Alpha Protocol. Those looking for tight, wall-to-wall action will be bored and disappointed within a few hours, whereas the players who judge it as an RPG first and foremost will be drawn in by the expansive character-building, the branching conversations and the fantastic NPC interaction. They’ll be frustrated by its bugginess and datedness, too, but they’ll also be willing to put up with that. Depending on your perspective, Alpha Protocol will either be a technical disaster that should never have been released, or the most flawed masterpiece that you’ll ever play. I definitely fall into the latter category, and despite myself, I can’t wait to play it a third time.

Source: GameBanshee

Information about

Alpha Protocol

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: Action-RPG
Platform: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: Released