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Alpha Protocol Review

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Alpha Protocol is a game designed around choice, optimized for espionage, and works really hard at having you roleplay as the type of secret agent you want to be.  During our game club podcast, we all would refer to our handling of Agent Michael Thorton as “being in character,” which goes a long way in telling you just how immersed in the game one can get.  Before you go thinking this means you’ll feel like a true secret agent, there are many aspects of Alpha Protocol – the most notable probably being the game glitches and bugs – that will remind you time and time again that this is a game and tethered to the tropes of such.  Still, as time has gone on and the fact that we have rarely seen games quite like it, Alpha Protocol has had a lasting impression and subsequent cult following that we not so warmly embraced when it released up against the likes of powerhouses like Mass Effect 2.  It’s time to take a critical eye to this self-proclaimed “Espionage RPG” and figure out if it’s more James Bond or Maxwell Smart.

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Written by jamalais

August 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

Podcast: Alpha Protocol Game Club

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For the July game club Jam and Fred are joined by Chip Cella of the B-Team to discuss the Obsidian developed title Alpha Protocol.  A story-based game all about making decisions, the boys talk about the myriad of choices they made to craft a personalized spy story.

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Written by Fred Rojas

August 5, 2015 at 11:00 am