Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
Box Art

Alpha Protocol - Review @ Gear Diary

by Dhruin, 2010-10-26 23:09:01

This review of Alpha Protocol from txa1265 goes back a week or so but I only just spotted it in our forums.  Here's a short snip from the screen-heavy article:

In a game billed as a ‘Spy RPG’ I don’t know why I should have to make a point that you should focus on stealth skills … yet in reviews, forums, blogs and so on I have seen way too many gripes about things that ultimately come back to people trying to run’n'gun their way through this game or expecting it to behave like a standard cover-shooter. I also find it frustrating explaining the juxtaposition of shooter skills and RPG skills – especially when so many folks had similar issues with Fallout 3.

It should seem pretty clear by now that I really enjoyed Alpha Protocol – it is not the best game I’ve played this year but is a solid game that I know will stay installed on my system for some time to come. So how come I also say it is a failure? Not just because of lackluster sales and lack of a sequel, but because it failed to really grab played with the first impression. You feel limited, the story isn’t instantly compelling, and the early combat isn’t terribly satisfying. 

Information about

Alpha Protocol

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