X360, PS3 Monday, March 16, 2009 | 5:51 PM

Alpha Protocol video

Alpha Protocol video

Sega and Obsidian released this video of the much awaited Alpha Protocol. Fans of the genre should appreciate this.


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Commented on 2009-03-16 18:31:44
This is possibly the most generic looking game I have ever seen. Weak visuals too, it reminds me off the sort of stuff that was clogging up the PC scene 6 or 7 years ago.

Surely people are bored of soldier games now..? Originality please... someone... Team ICO, Platinum Games... save us!
Commented on 2009-03-16 18:32:51
Modern Day Espionage RPG ? hmmm that trailer shows there's nothing modern about it at all. Looks very outdated and it seems it's trying too hard to be a Splinter Cell. We'll see what's RPG about it, so far though, nothing special.
Commented on 2009-03-16 19:07:27 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
Modern Day Espionage RPG ? hmmm that trailer shows there's nothing modern about it at all. Looks very outdated and it seems it's trying too hard to be a Splinter Cell. We'll see what's RPG about it, so far though, nothing special.
I admit it doesn't look very interesting. But considering people behind this, the story will be it's stronger point.

And about seeing what's RPG, if Mass Effect is a RPG, so this will be.

Dialogue system will be quite similar. As we level up we can improve pistols, hand to hand combat, gadgets etc.

I want to support obsidian, we will see how it goes.
Commented on 2009-03-16 19:16:23
They have a lot of work to do.
Commented on 2009-03-16 19:30:07 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Originality please... someone... Platinum Games... save us!
Platinum Games? Really?

The game seems fine. I could use some Mass Effect like RPG...
Commented on 2009-03-16 19:48:22
Looks like.... Counter Strike lol. (hey, that rhymed!)
Commented on 2009-03-16 20:45:45
uggh remind me when arma2 and ofp2 are coming out again?
Commented on 2009-03-16 21:02:42
LOL, I'm like against the general opinion most of the time. I actually thought it looked pretty cool. Other than that, the trailer didn't show too much, as much as it tried. I'd like to see some gameplay, but I like the concept, and what I've seen thus far.
Commented on 2009-03-16 21:37:34
It looks pretty cool to me, though i'm curious about what parts of the game are supposed to be RPG. I jsut have a hard time seeing you spend loads of points on charisma and speech and then just playing "Hans Blix the game", you know? I think this will be pretty light on the RPG elements.
Commented on 2009-03-16 22:15:29 In reply to zomfg
Posted by zomfg
Looks like.... Counter Strike lol. (hey, that rhymed!)
Epic psychodelic win.

Judging from the trailer its going to be action game with character lv-ing up more then anything else. Idea itself is really cool though so we gotta wait for some more gameplay clips.
Commented on 2009-03-16 22:51:28
Obsidian always makes dated looking games
Commented on 2009-03-17 00:18:15 In reply to uzivatel
Posted by uzivatel
Platinum Games? Really?

The game seems fine. I could use some Mass Effect like RPG...
Platinum Games, who were known as Clover before, have put out some of the most interesting titles anywhere. Okami, Viewtiful Joe, Mad World, and soon Beyoneta. Not bad I'd say. Or would you sooner play Generic Military Game No.8000?
Commented on 2009-03-17 05:14:59 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Or would you sooner play Generic Military Game No.8000?
I'd take COD4 over Okami, personally. And over that Flower game. Art games shit me. Like they say, art without meaning is empty. At least COD4 is fun.
Commented on 2009-03-17 10:38:36
I hope gameplay is not turn based...
Commented on 2009-03-17 11:22:27 In reply to Fenrir
Posted by Fenrir
Art games shit me.
Art games shit you?

Sorry, couldn't resist. I can't say I liked okami either but I'm glad that they tried. At least there was some bloody colour in it. Why do realistic games have to look so bleak?
Commented on 2009-03-17 11:25:53
Well it is in fact long awaited, and we can wait a little longer now as the game has been postponed untill october.
I saw some gameplay on GT and it looks awkward. The combat looks so dated (but the combat in Mass Effect was also very dated imo) and the graphics are poor compared to other games that use the Unreal 3 engine.
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Commented on 2009-03-17 14:05:19 In reply to moroboshi
Posted by moroboshi
Platinum Games, who were known as Clover before, have put out some of the most interesting titles anywhere. Okami, Viewtiful Joe, Mad World, and soon Beyoneta. Not bad I'd say. Or would you sooner play Generic Military Game No.8000?
Some people are the same, but I dont really see much originality in titles like Bayonetta.
If I were to use the same logic, Alpha Protocol should be completely awesome because some Obsidian guys used to work at Black Isle.
Commented on 2009-03-17 15:15:01
A bit on the fence with this one. It does look weak in the visual department and the whole look and feel of the game screams a poor man's Mass Effect. But Obsidian somehow always manages to come out in the end with an engaging RPG, though flawed as it is.

I don't expect this game to sell well or get a good reception from journalists, but its probably be ok for those of us with a need for an RPG fix. But I have to say, I am disappointed so far.
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Commented on 2009-03-17 16:43:44
My biggest concern is whether they will release an unfinished mess like they did with KOTOR2.
Commented on 2009-03-17 17:08:00
In Belgium there is a well respected PC-magazine (PCgameplay) and they rank this game as the second most-wanted game. But seeing that trailer makes me wonder what the editors know about the game that we don't know?

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Commented on 2009-03-17 18:41:45
if this is similar to mass effect where it's average gameplay wrapped in a great story. then i'm sold.
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