Comments on: Alpha Protocol Review http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/alpha-protocol-review/ Independent PC Game Reviews & Guides Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/alpha-protocol-review/#comment-1514 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:21:50 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=532#comment-1514 Given Alpha Protocol another chance. I’ll maintain the opinion that it’s a fairly cheap console port – but once you get past the hideous control scheme, it’s not a bad action game. I struggle calling it an RPG – I’d rather call it an action game with some minor RPG elements.

Still.. it’s somehow quite enjoyable when approached strictle in a stealth-game manner. Consider it a metal gear solid type game and it’s not that bad. Glad I only paid a fiver though – wouldn’t have wanted to pay much more for it. Doesn’t seem that long either.

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/alpha-protocol-review/#comment-1513 Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:53:45 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=532#comment-1513 I just tried playing this and I haven’t even finished the tutorial yet but I couldn’t hate it more.

The hacking is possibly the least fun / most frustrating minigame I have ever played in any game – I am yet to actually succeed. Combat is clumsy and sneaking seems to be useless and/or not intuitive.

The skill system doesn’t explain well enough what affect your choices have and walking around is absolutely dreadful – it feels like a straight console port with no thought to the PC whatsoever.

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By: Evil Tactician http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/alpha-protocol-review/#comment-1512 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:46:53 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=532#comment-1512 I guess you have to see past the flaws of the game to really start enjoying it :) I’ll undoubtedly give this a go at some point just for the sake of being able to say that I played it. Besides, it looks like an interesting concept.

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By: Alratan http://www.manapool.co.uk/review/alpha-protocol-review/#comment-1511 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:37:49 +0000 http://www.manapool.co.uk/?post_type=review&p=532#comment-1511 I remain envious that you can get Alpha Protocol to a playable state – and that you are somehow able to get over the ridiculously frustrating checkpoint saving style! Maybe I should check it out again to see if it is any less irritating/buggy to play.

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