Alpha Protocol

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Serge 13, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    this game is amazing. it's exactly what I was hoping it to be. well, so far at least. I'm at the second safehouse so I guess I have lots left to see.
     
  2. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    Jun 11, 2008
    40? I have it preordered on zavvi.com for 23 incl. shipping. Of course the drawback is that I am still waiting for it : ).

    Thank for all the impressions - it sounds like a game I will like a LOT.
     
  3. randir14

    randir14 First time out of the vault

    Dec 20, 2005
    I beat the game and I only remember one or two missions that let you choose your handler, and the only result was the beginning of the level being different (ex. one handler might have you start by blasting through the main gate of a mansion using an APC, another handler might have you sneak in).
     
  4. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    I uninstalled this turd after finishing the first tutorial mission or whatever. So boring, and plays like a low-budget title.
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    I think a few mentioned here though that the game is only starting to be interesting AFTER the tutorial.

    But I agree it really dosnt look like some AAA title. Just from the visuals.

    Question to me would be just how good it was ported from the console.
     
  6. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    That's the 360 score. The PC score is 74 and PS3 score is 70.

    As for Brayko...

    [spoiler:8ec94aec9e]I gave up and reloaded the safehouse. Went to Rome now, maybe he'll be easier to deal with later. And yeah, he's the most annoying thing in the game so far.[/spoiler:8ec94aec9e]
     
  7. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
  8. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Doing it wrong, man.

    The game picks up as soon as you finish the tutorials and get onto the missions, the tutorials are tedious, sure, but the missions are where it's at. They're pretty damn fun.
    I'm actually thinking it was made as a PC game then ported to 360, judging by the size of the type on my console and TV, usually it's bigger "console type" like that of Fallout 3. On a console the type is tiiiiiiny, man, I'm sure it's much better on PC.

    @Ausir:
    [spoiler:c47babb324]I'm definitely going to do that if I fail this guy another 5 times, he's just so hard for what is meant to be the first boss after Saudi Arabia (Moscow is meant to come next, right?).

    I also heard something that you get some help with him later if you do a different area first, dunno though.[/spoiler:c47babb324]
     
  9. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    You can do the hubs or missions across hubs in any order, really.
     
  10. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Nah. If the game's so bad from the start, I know I won't start liking it later. That's just how I am.
     
  11. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009
    I uninstalled this Fallout 2 turd after finishing the first tutorial mission or whatever. So boring, and plays like a low-budget title

    Nah. If the Fallout 2 game's so bad from the start, I know I won't start liking it later. That's just how I am.
     
  12. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    At Bryko:
    [spoiler:bef00de99d]Now on my second playthrough, I found him much easier. I am playing on "normal" and my trick was simply... used "slow-mo-spell" with assault rifle, then try to hit his head. If he runs up to me with knifes, I run away until he is downed. In this moment, I shoot more bullets into him-- most likely I will now get blinded by the lights, but it's not a big deal. Also I keep running left and right on the walls, so he can't hit me, if he is in the upper level. His companion dudes can be taken out fast, if you throw incendiary bombs or if you are fast with rifle.

    With this, I knocked Bryko out after he took the fourth or fifth cocaine.[/spoiler:bef00de99d]

    My second playthrough is still fun for me. Especially when I think back at Mass Effect 1 and 2... I played both only once and never touched the games again, because I knew everything about them already after the first time. A second playthrough would just be exactly the same experience again... just that you know everything already and it becomes less interesting.

    Instead of beeing friend with G22, I now flirt with SIE and it is super cool. Got some funny moments already and getting into the villa of Bryko was funny as well, especially if you know how G22 is doing it.
     
  13. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    That's right. There's no reason to keep playing a game that doesn't entertain you.
     
  14. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    In some cases, you will miss out cool game then.

    Vampire Bloodlines has been very boring to me, the very first time I played it. But I tried a little longer and got convinced, that it rox. Got the same with Arcanum. I even stopped playing it for a few days, after arriving in the first town. Picked it up again then and started to love it.

    The morale of the story: Sometimes you need to search a bit longer or deeper or whatever to find a gem. Etc. etc... :>
     
  15. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Damn, I started with Moscow and got stuck on Brayko, then did all Rome missions and some Taipei ones, and got back to Brayko only to find out I still can't manage to kill him. Even with Heck's coke and with chain shots. When I chain shot him down to his last health bar and then chain shot him again, guess what? He still has the same amount of health. WTF?
     
  16. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    If this is true, then it might be the first real bug in the game. :P
     
  17. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    It's funny because the reviewers said it was bugged up the ass, I've noticed a few glitches with stuff like the cover system (it's highly inefficient in some situations, get your head down lower Mike you asshole) but those are not bugs, and the reviewers referred to bugs.
     
  18. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    I've asked many times what these bugs are, but so far, nobody really said anything. Everyone was just "its full of bugs! Bugga bugga!". Never anything specific.

    I realized, that sometimes, the enemies don't have clips in their rifles. Saw it on some of my G22 friends. Also sometimes, the inventory menu isn't working correct. But that's not bugs, these are glitches which don't harm the gameflow. So... I don't know, maybe I am playing some other game.
     
  19. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Elder Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Hmmm, the more i read here the more i am tempted to buy this game right after i am finished with Red Dead Redemption. Sure, the game might have some bugs. Vampire TM Bloodlines had also bugs and it was somewhat unfinished, but fuck if it wasn't one of the sweetest games i have ever played in terms of story and characters.
     
  20. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Fortunately just one-time occurence, the next time I tried (and I tried many times), I finally defeated the fucker.