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First of all, I love the whole concept. Not enough games do the espionage setting well enough to bother with it. Alpha P., with its emphasis on setting up for a mission and planning out the style of approach, really does feel like a spy game and I like it.
I also really like the conversation approach. Well executed overall, even if most of the time I have no idea what the hell everyone is talking about.
There is a definite sense, during the missions, of "why did I just die?" and even more of "why did that guard spot me?"
I often feel like I'm suggesting things the character might like to do in order to not die and then he takes that under advisement (and usually dies).
Still, it's a shame this won't be happening again.
I noticed it hasn't been reviewed yet. Did everyone have the same experience as me AKA played the game for three hours and then got bored?
Thank you for sending my copy of Alpha Protocol via jogger mail. I'm very much enjoying listening to how much fun everyone else is having with the game. I can't wait to play it when it arrives sometime next year.
Today I was talking around the internet and mentioned that I write reviews for Honest Gamers. The other people in the conversation unexpectedly piped up to say that they knew the site well and went there "for all the old school games."
This brought up in my mind once again the fact that Honest Gamers really does have its retro reviews as a badge of uniqueness amidst a sea of online-mundanity and unoriginality. That is to say, we have something marketable in the fact that we do more retro and oddball title reviews than any other site on the internet.
That last statement may not be entirely true, but it's true enough that we could use that as a strong selling point in trying to grow the site.
Three hours went by and I barely noticed. This game is dangerous.
Two very different games arriving in the mail this week. Alpha Protocol is coming, based on Suskie's recommendation (I think, if you read between the lines in his review, it's a definite recommendation). The other one is, of all things, Death Spire, which I couldn't resist getting after reading Zigfried's review of it. Goddamn that was a convincing review.
Added to what I'm currently playing, that puts me at four games I'm slogging through right now. Dragon Age I'm determined to put in at least an hour a night, cause it's the kind of game that can get away from you if you don't play it for a while.