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Alpha Protocol slip looking likely

Monday, 28th September 2009 10:48 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Both Gamestop and Amazon.ca are now listing Obsidian RPG Alpha Protocol as a June 2010 release.

Sega’s made no comment on whether or not we’re about to see a heavy slip for the game.

Alpha Protocol is still listed as an October release. Hint – no chance.

Thanks, EG.

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  1. Hunam

    We’re never going to fucking see this game are we?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. rainer

    The slip is probably a good thing, Sega has barely done any marketing for this game & it would get lost in the release schedule (+ more polish never hurts).

    I’m actually looking forward to seeing a proper C-RPG from Obsidian. I dont buy what that sony tester said for a second, probably never even played anything remotely like a decent computer RPG.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Michael O'Connor

    “We’re never going to fucking see this game are we?”

    Probably a good thing. It looks absolutely terrible.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Hunam

    It looks one of the finest RPG’s in development, better than Dragon Age by a mile.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    Whenever there’s been media released, it’s looked awkward. As if extra time might still see it turn out right. As if it’s just not quite ready for the shelves. Terrible’s overstating it. It has the makings of a good game, that needs some more work done to get it to the needed level.

    The slip, given how subdued its hype, and promotion have been,; in no way surprises me. There’s always The Saboteur to enjoy in December, while we wait.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Hunam

    A lot of the more common and early media did look awkward as you said, I had many reservations about how the game looked/played/ran but the later stuff that doesn’t seem to be making the rounds so much is more fluid and stable, and not the jumpy animation and 2004 ragdolls were saw originally.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. endgame

    lol @ 4th. so weak.

    i totally agree with u Michael. u r always one of the guys who can see through to how a game really is or will be.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O'Connor

    “It looks one of the finest RPG’s in development, better than Dragon Age by a mile.”

    They both look terrible.

    Everything I’ve seen of Alpha Protocol game so far has been horrendously sloppy. It looks like one of those old obscure PS2 games made by some upstart Japanese company who has absolutely no experience with the development tools at hand.

    Visually it looks absolutely terrible (which simply kills the atmosphere), the gameplay has absolutely no flair to it and all, and the presentation looks horribly amateurish. Even with some extra time for refinement, I’ll be impressed if this even scrapes 5s or 6s in reviews.

    “i totally agree with u Michael. u r always one of the guys who can see through to how a game really is or will be.”

    I honestly can’t tell if you’re being serious or taking the mickey (no pun intended) out of me. *laughs*

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Hunam

    You could say the same thing about Vampire: Bloodlines and that wouldn’t stop it being one of the best RPG’s of the decade, flaws and all. Obsidian have never had a strong technical side and I wont be foolish enough to fight that corner, but the gameplay and characters always make up for it in spades. It even brings back the much favoured RPG trope of being able to complete the game without killing anyone. It’s nice to have that choice back.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. endgame

    Michael i was being serious. that was a compliment. :)

    #10 5 years ago