"Recently some scans of the Spanish gaming magazine Playmania (Issue 127) have surfaced on our beloved Internet and guess what? This June issue of Playmania contains an Alpha Protocol Review"
Surprised by the score, I expected much lower 60-70 range, the voice acting is poor (from the trailers) and the animation looks sub-par. I guess its saving grace is the gameplay.
I've got a feeling there will be a lot of scores in the 70s and low 80s. Probably will end up with a metascore of just under 80. Just a gut feeling.
... and so what if it does?
How could you expect what it would score without even playing the demo? Well, either way, I've been waiting for this game for a long time and I have it pre-ordered.
Expectations don't need a fully figured math equation. He had something to go off of. Think about it. Opinions are in the same boat as expectations. I mean, he expected it to be low scores, while you evidently expect a score higher than he expected. Get off your high horse.
The reason being when they sent out the original preview disc everyone said the game was straight garbage. Why do you think it disappeared for almost a year?
Why are people disagreeing with Para? I 100% agree. The game looks like total crap!!!
Because that's his opinion and not everyone else has that same opinion.
Watch this : http://www.youtube.com/watc... and tell me the game does not look like garbage. Look through the comments. I'm pretty sure you'll find at least half of the comments saying something negative about the game/trailer. -_-
Once again those comments are "opinions." Dumbass.
Since when are opinions simply discarded? Are reviews not opinions? If every single person alive said a game sucks, is it still an opinion? Does an opinion not have any more meaning if it's the opinion of the majority?
"Saving grace"? Uhhh....the last I checked, Gameplay outranked voice acting and animations....by a lot. This game has been on my radar for a while. Certain is looking to be shaping up well.
Agreed. I've been looking forward to this game for quite a while and glad it's finally coming. Looks to be shaping up well. The gameplay seems very cool and love the concept of the game. Very excited for it. Unfortunately though it will have to be put on hold. RDR and ModNation are going to be consuming my time for a while. Definitely will be picking this up later though. Espionage-RPG just sounds bad as hell. As far as I'm concerned I don't get all the concern about graphics these days. So long as the game doesn't look like it should be on PS1 then I'm fine. Gameplay is what it's all about for me. Though honestly I don't expect this game to end up getting really high scores. I'd expect a high 70s to low 80s to probably be the standard. I'm sure I'll have plenty of fun with it though.
exactly i do not see why people thought it looked bad all i saw were bashing on the graphics while the gameplay seemed fun and smooth. games are judged by graphics way too often
It's really a shame how presentation trumps depth these days. AP ain't as smooth as say...ME2, but it's customizable, gives you more skills, more ways to handle situations, and the same rich choice-filled dialogue you'd get in a BioWare game. Usually better, imo.
I expected the graphics to be dated, it's kind of a Mass Effect 1 spin off(and comparing both min req spec on PC they are the same). That being said, graphics don't really concern me for this game, so hopefully all the other reviews are similar.
Yeah, this game's been in development for a while. The outdated graphics where probably more competitive when they first started making this game (eg, just after KOTOR 2). Either way, a spy-RPG sounds like an awesome combination. As long as reviews float in the 70's--I'm there.
Suprised as the game doesn't look great. Will wait to see how the other reviews turn out.
Spy rpg I'm in sega.
not really that bad of a game it was on my radar for a while but then it fell off if it gets some good reviews from actual rpg fans then ill consider renting or buying it
I've been looking forward to it for a while now. I'll need something to play this summer.
i have amazon credit just burning a whole in my virtual wallet. hope this game turns out great since I'm a huge fan of James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer (just got done watching 24, all i can say is wow!!)
Obsidian has always produced terrible LOOKING games, but the gameplay... very nice. The score is better than expected, but since when was that a bad thing. Maybe Obsidian is finally getting their act together. If they make a bunch on this one, I bet their next will be even better. It can only go up for them from here.
gotta see more reviews before i buy it. was wanna my most anticipated games but eventually faded away.
I was really looking forward to this game.... back in October.
At least it will be better than that mass effect garbage.
lol i wont call ME garbage but im probably going to like it more since its not Sci Fi
i hope its good i really like the rpg espionage concept and the varied ways to do missions.
90% sold, can't wait
Normally this would be a day one purchase for me but i've got Alan Wake to complete, Red Dead Redemption and Modnation Racers on pre order so this will have to wait.
I will be picking this one up. I have been watching it for awhile now glad to see that it is almost here.
well obsidian is master in copying bioware, so if AP is as good as ME i`ll get it for pc
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