Alpha Protocol

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

  1. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Vault Cat

    Jul 20, 2006
    Just what i always loved to see !

    "Obsidian is pleased to announce Alpha Protocol, a modern day espionage role-playing game. "

    and from Gameinformer magazine :

    "If you love RPGs but are tired of swinging swords or slogging around in spacesuits, you’re in luck. Obsidian Entertainment is drawing on its Fallout and Planescape: Torment roots with its new espionage-based game Alpha Protocol. "

    Damn...i would love to know how the game will look like,but the first thing that comes to my mind is GTA !
  2. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    I hope it's more like Deus Ex.
  3. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Vault Cat

    Jul 20, 2006
    Deus Ex is more cyberpunk themed.This game is supposed to be set in the "Modern Day" which is the way the world is right now or maybe in a very near future .
  4. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    So like that Dream Catcher RPG In Cold Blood?
  5. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Vault Cat

    Jul 20, 2006
    I never played In Cold Blood but wasnt that an Action Adventure game ?!
  6. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Gameplay-wise, it looks to be Deus Exian, according to the description.

    Too much PR-nonsense in there. I'm waiting to see more revealed.

    More details here.
  7. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Yeaaaah you may be right... I don't seem to recall the RPG elements now that you mention it.
  8. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    What's up with the combat in it, by the way? I've read it's realtime, but can it be paused?

    Also, they said that you can talk your way through lots of situations. I wonder if there is a possibility to avoid every battle.
  9. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    It was made by Revolution and it's an adventure with some running around and shooting parts. Pretty good game.
  10. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    wow an RPG set in a modern day timeline sounds really really fresh :)

    i'm thinking it will be high on story and metal-gear stealthyness ... lockpicking, hacking, sneaking that sort of thing. Judging by the pictures its no spray and pray affair.
  11. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Well as long as it doesn't go as batshit insane as Metal Gear did after a while.

    The speech at the end of MGS4 still haunts me.
  12. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Read the Gameinformer article and it sounds and looks pretty meh. It looks like an average action game with a pretty wankerish PC. The RPG part sounds promising though but I'm not all that excited about it. The setting seemed uninteresting.
  13. Jabu

    Jabu It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 5, 2008
    NOOOoooOOOooooOOOooo! Holy Shit, Spoiler! The game RUNINED!. My blank chaste mind, now tainted with the vulgarity of your revealed ending. The finality of the complete saga of MGS torn to shreds; before I took a step, I was plunged into the abbys of misinterpretation by another, defiling the masterpiece for eternities. The game ruined, and with it some of my soul.


    Yah... Anyways. AP looks promising in certain areas, and in the very least appears to have some novel and relatively brave ideas. The dialouge system looks intersting. From what I understood you only have a limited time to respond to NPCs in conversation (a bar shows your remaing time). Although potentionally somewhat entirely frustrating and inhibting to the actual rpg'ing (in the traditional sense), it's something fresh and genuinely original (please 'physically strike' me if I am incorrect in that assertion, i.e. has anyone else done this before).

    The roleplaying in shooting limits itself to damage calculation (and crits et the like) only, the accuracy and movements is determined by the P. If I'm not mistaken that's kinda like it worked in Deus Ex (never played, as saided before).

    If Avellone is involved on this, it might even make a respectable form of electronic entertainment.

    Ps. I haven't played a single MGS.
  14. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    In fact, Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy had the same dialogue system, though it was not an RPG.

    From what I've read, it will be really similar in AP: there will be just emotions with wich you can reply, not the phrases actually.

    From what I've heard, he is involved
  15. Jabu

    Jabu It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 5, 2008
    Thought someone probably did. I (at times) always leave disclaimers. Another game I've heard so much about that I have yet to boot up, can't come soon enough.

    Yeah, I remember the comparison being made for AP with Mass Effect (i.e. limited dialouge-choice information).

    Nice to hear. Hope his dormant master writting skillz make occasional cameos in future Obsidian titles.
  16. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    Hehe, it's only 3-4 years old. Don't think that qualifies it for GOG.

    Also, Brian Mitsoda (one of the lead writers on VTMB) is supposedly involved in AP too.
    I think it looks very interesting for an action/FPS RPG with those guys on board.
  17. Jabu

    Jabu It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 5, 2008

    Then how old is mcrae rally 2005? :mrgreen:
  18. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    It's very interestng at the beginning, it starts like some detective story, but further it turns into utter shit. Also, since it is a game, developed for consoles at first place, controls really piss off. But it's still a fun game to play if you don't care about the stupid ending.
  19. Stiched

    Stiched It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 7, 2008
    I was reading about this last week. Seems pretty cool, but I'm not sure about the Character Creation. Seems kinda ... lite, you know?
  20. slamelov

    slamelov Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 29, 2006
    More accesible?