Alpha Protocol PS3/Xbox360 £13.99 @ Play.com
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Alpha Protocol PS3/Xbox360 £13.99 @ Play.com

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Found 16th Aug 2010Made hot 16th Aug 2010
Alpha Protocol for a pretty good price, never played it myself, but thought it was worth gettting for this price

Dont forget Quidco @ 2.5% (i think) Actually 4%

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not worth it when there are games like Left 4 Dead 2 and Mass Effect 2 for less than this!

If you like RPGs you'll love this game
If you like Third Person Shooter's then you probably won't

An underrated gem quite frankly

9.99 and I'll take this average game. Still a good price.

I like RPG's and this game seriously sucks.

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Thanks to whichever mod added the pic!

Thanks for the comments, it seems it is a bit marmite lol!

I wouldn't call it marmite, I'd just call it ****.

Most games made by Obsidian tend to be, either that or hugely disappointing sequels to games that have been made great by someone else.

I've heard this game is one of the worst on the Xbox 360. It could be worth a rental, otherwise best avoided.

This game is half finished. Full of glitches, broken animations, bad AI etc. Avoid it.

Sorely tempted. I seem to be going through an RPG phase at the moment and I've heard good things from RPG fans about this, flawed as it apparently is.

I enjoyed this game, it does have a lot of problems though.

This is a fantastic game. Flawed and unpolished, but sparkling with some brilliant ideas.

The combat starts out terrible, but does get a lot better once you've put some points into your weapon of choice (and some cash into upgrades).

Where the game really shines is the story, characters and your interaction with both. Every action you take, what order you tackle missions, which characters like and dislike you: all of these have a big influence on the game.

The best part of the game are the conversations. Similar to Mass Effect in that you are just presented with broad outline responses rather than the exact script, but much better than Mass Effect for 3 reasons: You have 3 different broad approaches (charm, intimidation, professionalism) rather than 2. The implications of any of these options is not clear at the time you are making them, all sorts of decisions can have unintended consequences and different characters can require different approaches. Best of all, you aren't given time to think - the game forces you to make decisions whilst keeping up the conversational flow (i.e. you can't pause to think out what you want to do, you have to think on the fly). This last part makes you really feel involved with the conversations (that aren't full of artificial pauses whilst you decide which button to press), and really invested in them. Seriously, the conversation system in this game is incredibly good.


Unfortunately the game starts out pretty poorly (it takes the RPG dynamic of making you crap at everything until you've invested points in particular skills too far) and the opening set of missions in Saudi Arabia are rather uninspiring (both graphically and in gameplay) and don't offer nearly as much choice as the subsequent missions. The missions after that are much much better on both counts.


If only the game had had a few more months of development for polish.

terminalterror

This is a fantastic game. Flawed and unpolished, but sparkling with some … This is a fantastic game. Flawed and unpolished, but sparkling with some brilliant ideas.The combat starts out terrible, but does get a lot better once you've put some points into your weapon of choice (and some cash into upgrades).Where the game really shines is the story, characters and your interaction with both. Every action you take, what order you tackle missions, which characters like and dislike you: all of these have a big influence on the game.The best part of the game are the conversations. Similar to Mass Effect in that you are just presented with broad outline responses rather than the exact script, but much better than Mass Effect for 3 reasons: You have 3 different broad approaches (charm, intimidation, professionalism) rather than 2. The implications of any of these options is not clear at the time you are making them, all sorts of decisions can have unintended consequences and different characters can require different approaches. Best of all, you aren't given time to think - the game forces you to make decisions whilst keeping up the conversational flow (i.e. you can't pause to think out what you want to do, you have to think on the fly). This last part makes you really feel involved with the conversations (that aren't full of artificial pauses whilst you decide which button to press), and really invested in them. Seriously, the conversation system in this game is incredibly good.Unfortunately the game starts out pretty poorly (it takes the RPG dynamic of making you crap at everything until you've invested points in particular skills too far) and the opening set of missions in Saudi Arabia are rather uninspiring (both graphically and in gameplay) and don't offer nearly as much choice as the subsequent missions. The missions after that are much much better on both counts.If only the game had had a few more months of development for polish.



I couldn't agree more. I found myself addicted to this game after the first mission. Yes it has some bug's and glitches but tbh I was happy to overlook them because at heart this was a really good idea and engadging game Poorly mis-understood Better than half the so called big titles I've played this year.

how long is the campaign?

xbox-360-elite

how long is the campaign?



Its a fair lengh I'd say. Can't remember how long I got out of it but I was playing it for a good while. It also has alot of replayability due to the choices you make in game and if you wana try diffrent roles/classes out.

£14.99 now

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bookdiver

£14.99 now



and back down to £13.99 lol

Original Poster

on xbox anyway

ps3 still £14.99
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