Rated 1 out of 10 by AndyfromAntilles Who developed this???
My god. This game is AWFUL! I was so looking forward to a good spy game where you influence the outcome. But this is terrible. It looks like a N64 game! The controls are just terrible. TERRIBLE! You can't see anything and movement is horrible. You can have an enemy directly in your sights and it won't shoot him, but you can be off by 3 feet and he'll get hit. You can only take cover at certain times. You don't know where to go. I can't even describe how bad the controls are. The interface is terrible. The sound is OK. The storyline seemed to be good, but I traded the game in after a couple scenes. I got tired of dealing with the awful controls. I read a couple online reviews saying this game was bad. You get that with a lot of games, though, so I figured I'd try it out. Well, the reviews were right this time. This game is just a catastrophe. It's a shame, because the idea of the game is great. But it seems like they just rushed it to get it out there and it's a major major major failure.
Rated 4 out of 10 by melvinman good idea, didn't follow through
the concept had such amazing potential, and you get bits and pieces of the designers' aspirations, but unfortunately thats about all you get. the graphics are pathetic and could be run off a regular playstation practically, and only serve to highlight the game's many other shortcomings. the controls get dicey and I found myself getting detected by enemies simply because the camera locked up at a completely useless angle or I'd get hung up on invisible corners. the leveling system is awkward in the way you use points, and to my great frustration, it seems that no matter how many points I poured into my weapons skills, mike's marksmanship wouldn't improve and I could spend entire magazines trying to kill single enemies from starting the game to finishing it. the conversation controls don't hint enough at what you're going to make mike say, so I was left at times to chance that my vague selections wouldn't lead to people hating me. altogether, I wish I had saved my money.
Rated 10 out of 10 by KonoahHurricane THE Espionage RPG
I have to say, this game for me was put together brilliantly. The controls are easy to follow and easy to use. As much as I find myself wanting to sneak around and take them all out in the secret, if my cover is blown, I can still resort to my fire power. I enjoy the choice driven stances and outcomes that you the player get to decide. The weapons and armor customizing is also well put together. I still enjoy going through with casual outfit and shoulder gun holster for the feel of a rogue agent who is "just in the neighborhood". Choosing a back story at the beginning of the game to influence your attributes and progress is nice as well. I like the fact that with Freelancer you can begin the attribute distribution for yourself, as well as choosing Operative to choose your own three attributes to further advance. All and all I enjoy playing this game, it is a welcome break from games that are too linear and result in being too short of a game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by TSN Hugh why bother to play when you can ?
I found it most irritating that people were reading the reviews and making comments about AP W/O even had touched the controls ? hey you type people if your just going to go on a trolling mindless adventure find a pack man site where you can have your head float around with your mouth chomping a hundred miles an hour and it's to noisy to hear anything but you ! I knew it ? what did you expect from that publisher ? it's all blah-blah-blah ! play the game you cry babies ! NO the game is not the greatest and all the prices on games are to high considering all the people shelling out money ! but , this game deserves more than a flush ! i'm saying "play the game" ! I think if you ask in a polite manner mommy will buy it for you and then you will be happy ! son - hows the new AP game ? you - it's good mommy ! see now you will be able to con her into buying you more games w/o lying ! but , make sure mommy checks out Game Informer under mature categories ! take care and have fun , lucky number today is 7 ! from TSN Hugh
Rated 7 out of 10 by Loss1171995 Good but a bit Glitchy
I have to say at first I was a little afraid to get this game but finally I got it and well its not as bad as people say. Alot of people get this game thinking its going to be some high action RPG but its more of a slower paced game its not like a straight up shooter or stealth game. The graphics aren't the best in the world but they are decent enough. The controls are pretty easy and simple to use in any situation. The game isn't really long and the story isn't the best. The character customization doesn't go very far, you get to put a hat on and change the armor but other than that you get to mess with Thortan's hair and eyes. And for the challenge i can't really say, so far I have only beat the game on easy like three times but at some points it seems pretty tough. Overall I give this game a 7/10 because of some glitchy moments and some really bad jokes...but other than that the story keeps you guessing and the length is decent enough to make you want to play again. There isn't much replay value other than beating it on Recruit to get Veteran.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Redneck Rambo could be better
I picked this game up the other day and played thru the first 2 mission areas...my only complaint about this game is the stealth area and the weapon sights ....I mean when im crouched and sneaking up to the side of an enemy in a brightly lit room they should be able to see you not ignore you because the arrow over his head says hes looking ahead...and when i equip a scope on my assault rifle i would expect when i aim to be looking thru a scope not just have the same sights but slightly more zoom....other that it has a amazing story where every choice you make effects future missions...the weapon and armor upgrading system is nice...whether you want to equip armor with noise reduction and digital camo and slap a silencer on a pistol or equip damage reducing plates and run around with a shotgun the choice is yours...if you liked mass effect, metal gear solid or splinter cell you will enjoy this game
Rated 9 out of 10 by C_A_G_E Alpha Protocol is Metal Gear Solid
Alpha Protocol is a great game that can be very similar to Metal Gear Solid from the PS2. I don't understand the negative reviews? Maybe if you play it to be a shooter then the whole experience is different and not as enjoyable. Playing it as a SPY and using stealth makes this game feel very much like a sequel to the Medal Gear series of old. Finding alternate routes that avoid fighting the entire enemy force and sneaking around taking out the guards one by one while trying to remain unseen makes this game very enjoyable. The AI seems to be on par with other stealth games. The Guards have a few different states and really search for the player if they see another guard go down. In most reviews i see an over exaggeration of bugs in the game. I have not seen or run into any gameplay stoppers. I have seen a few minor graphic drop outs but every game has them so its hard to see why this game has gotten it's bad reputation. My Advise is if you liked Metal Gear Solid on the PS2 then try this game and play it as you would play a Metal Gear sequel and you will not be disappointed
Rated 0 out of 10 by xextremex Good
I've been watching this game for a while now and it has always shown promise. I love the idea of a spy RPG that allows the player to make decisions which affect the gameplay. This component, allowing for more freedom, may really help the game if other things disappoint. The video previews are interesting because although the strategic elements look promising, some of the graphics and movement look like it was made for PS2. The environments are fine. Even the characters' faces are well done, especially the lip movement. However the modeling of the characters look poorly done to me compared to recent games including AC, COD, Wet, Uncharted, and even games that have been out a while such as Riddick and Prince of Persia. And like the other poster said, the movements look "choppy". Hopefully this is being improved and we will see some awesome graphics and animations to go along with what seems to be excellent gameplay. There certainly is a lot of time (Still!) until release. Unless new videos show some improvement on what I mentioned, I won't be buying the game until I try the demo.
Rated 5 out of 10 by TSN Hugh To each his own !
starting as all of us were months ago waiting for this game to hit the shelves , I think this was put there from the wall ? it took these guys this much time to produce a game like this ? ah , and check out their web site for the job positions that are open ? I think we're all some kind of an experiment or they needed quick money to get out of a debt ? I think this is an insult ! yes , that's the word "insult" blah - blah the game is in my opinion NOT complete , I an not going to compare this game to any other ! to me all the games I like are of the MATURE rating and this was I thought of that nature of being closer to reality and with all the build up and boasting of a sensation that you may not forget ha-ha I almost forgot not only what I was writing about and also why ? I think that may put me in the category of having experience for an OBSIDIAN executive position , I don't care some people could like this game and I just think it fell 3 yards short on a 4th and 2 with no time left ? well have fun , the games are not getting any cheaper and I hope that means they will be a lot better !
Rated 7 out of 10 by jcd61191 a few problems
ok to start off this game is pretty decent, it has its ups and downs. it has a lot of glitches and bugs that should have been sorted out considering the mass amount of times its release date got pushed, the anticipation of waiting on a great modern rpg got shot down when you get into the first gun battle aiming is impossioble the only way to accurately hit something is to take the time to charge the shot, and by the time u've done that u've lost all your armor and are now taking damage, and also y is it they made u have bills after a mission which takes the money u earned and probably needed. the weapon system is fun to play with and the close quarters compat is awesome, other than that the game is a good not great could have been better considering the release push backs, makes me wonder what aliens will be like since its been pushed back a billion times