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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #200 on: 18 Jul 2010, 09:10 »

Also I won't be buying AP for the same reason I'm not buying ME2.  Its combat looks like ME1, ie: fucking awful.

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The combat in ME2 is one of the most praised improvements over ME1.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #201 on: 18 Jul 2010, 09:50 »

yeah dude the whole game feels a lot more visceral and the cover system actually works and headshots make a difference &c.
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« Reply #202 on: 18 Jul 2010, 12:32 »

It really is the little things. For example, weapon swapping makes loads more sense now since you don't need to sink points to be effective anymore, which was really a needed change for people bringing over a soldier. Changing my weapon load out ended up changing how I approached things a li'l bit too, which was nice. For example, I used the Eviscerator combat shotgun along with the basic sniper rifle for quite a while as my main weapons and usually fought at close range after sniping anyone with rocket launchers or flame throwers. But the sniper rifle's tiny ammo supply was a pain in the ass so after a while I just started using the Vindicator battle rifle pretty much exclusively, so all of a sudden I was a mid-to-long range fighter. Then I got the Viper, a semi-automatic 12 round sniper rifle so the Vindicator was shelved and scenario 1 reversed itself: I usually sniped but packed an Eviscerator as backup instead of vice versa. By end game I had maxed out tungsten rounds, heightened adrenaline rush and a Revenant+Viper combo that pretty much just murdered the hell out of everything really fast at whatever range things tried fighting me at.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #203 on: 18 Jul 2010, 14:50 »

Ok guys calm down, maybe I will try ME2 out?  But I remember someone/everyone here trying to tell me that the RE4 controls weren't horribly janky too and I maybe have some trust issues now.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #204 on: 18 Jul 2010, 19:38 »

Yeah, but that's Resident Evil. People have Stockholm syndrome when it comes that series. I've heard people praise the writing and actually mean it. ME2's game play is still far from perfect, but it's no reason to write off the series. Just rent the damned thing.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #205 on: 18 Jul 2010, 22:20 »

also the combat in AP feels more like a third-person deus ex with slightly worse stealth mechanics
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #206 on: 19 Jul 2010, 05:44 »

Ok so I just played the ME2 demo.  The combat is a lot better, but the dialog is just as bad as the first one.  I mean, I got to the end of the first part and wanted to put a bullet through Miranda's head, because it's obvious she set the whole thing on their ship (and probably the SR1 and my death) up.  Then it fast-forwarded to the prison ship and I figured it was your standard betrayal scene, then I thought "oh ok, maybe not, that's refreshing" but them BAM, betrayal scene.  Then you get to the end of that and Jack freaks out when she sees the Normandy with a Cerberus decal on it but I guess I must have some mad effect on ladiezzz because she magically says ok in about two seconds.  I also don't appreciate that she is dressed as a spaced-up version of your stereotypical punk chick and calls Miranda a cheerleader.  Pretty heavy on the cheese.

So yeah, I don't know.  Maybe I'll wait until it isn't $60 AUD, maybe more like $20.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #207 on: 19 Jul 2010, 08:59 »

I mean, I got to the end of the first part and wanted to put a bullet through Miranda's head, because it's obvious she set the whole thing on their ship (and probably the SR1 and my death) up.

Nope.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #208 on: 19 Jul 2010, 15:52 »

Good try though.

Anyway, yeah, I dunno why they put in SZ as a demo mission, but then, she's one of my least favorite characters alongside Jacob and Grunt (I just find some of the stuff he yells in combat annoying/silly). Jacob+Male Shep trying to have a casual conversation is rough sledding, and I'm not terribly fond of Miranda either. Garrus and Mordin make up for a lot though. Most improved and best new addition respectively.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #209 on: 19 Jul 2010, 16:54 »

Yeah, Jack and Jacob are easily the worst characters in the game. I don't know which I dislike more. Jacob is boring, Jack is cliche. Jacob has the better loyalty quest, Jack is a better squadmate.

I have no idea why they would choose, of everything awesome in the game, to put Jack's recruit quest in there. Do freaking Archangel's. That one rocks.
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« Reply #210 on: 19 Jul 2010, 18:33 »

Agreed, that would have been the best one, I think. Very Action oriented, decent variety of enemies, a couple villains you can chat with a bit before ever having to fight them, a few opportunities to use the new dialogue/cinematic interrupt system and I already gave my opinion of the NPC involved. Best recruit mission going. I'm afraid I have to give some grudging respect to Jacob as a squadmate though, at least vs Jack. He pairs just as well with Warp users and Barrier makes him really durable.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #211 on: 20 Jul 2010, 03:14 »

alpha protocol chat: veteran mode rules
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #212 on: 30 Jul 2010, 12:17 »

Sega released sales figures and in its first month AP sold about 700,000 copies worldwide, which is fairly respectable given the genre of the game and (especially) the tepid reviews, but not so good as a multi-platform title and certainly not so good as a franchise starter. Still a bit surprising. It will probably break a million at some point, but it won't do so early enough to be considered a success. By comparison, Jade Empire sold about 650,000 in the same time frame and JE Sawyer tells me this is considered a failure number. The official game of Iron Man 2 sold 1.2 million copies.
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« Reply #213 on: 30 Jul 2010, 19:56 »

Honestly, 700k is a lot more than I expected. I thought it would have been lucky to hit the half-million mark. Of course that's definitely not going to recoup the 4 years of development costs, but all things considered it could be worse. I expect that eventually it will get the same kind of cult recognition that Troika's games have.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #214 on: 01 Aug 2010, 11:54 »

what could their budget have possibly been for seven hundred thousand copies to not recoup it? like that's probably thirty million dollars in sales, at least.

i don't think the game needs a sequel but seven hundred thousand copies is like nowhere near the mark i expected it to sell, nor is it anything really approaching failure, rpg or not. pretty sure sega's full of shit.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #215 on: 25 Nov 2010, 03:22 »

On sale for $7.50 on Steam. Buy it if you haven't already!
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #216 on: 25 Nov 2010, 22:28 »

I just bought that game for the full price the other day, too...

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not that I begrudge Obsidian whatever money they get, I'm just kinda poor.
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #217 on: 26 Nov 2010, 12:54 »

On sale for $7.50 on Steam. Buy it if you haven't already!

attention, thread lurkers: are you reading this thread? have you played alpha protocol yet? you haven't? and you're hesitating on this deal? are you retarded?
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #218 on: 26 Nov 2010, 13:35 »

It's a North America only deal  :x
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #219 on: 26 Nov 2010, 13:50 »

so that's a yes  :evil:
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Re: Alpha Protocol photo depository thread
« Reply #220 on: 27 Nov 2010, 08:46 »

I did a sorta review post on another forum for AP when it was released. I'm gonna assume you don't want me to go TL;DR on your faces so;

Link for if you care.
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« Reply #221 on: 27 Nov 2010, 15:44 »

your link is a bit messed up (I figured out what you did wrong, but you might want to fix that)
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« Reply #222 on: 27 Nov 2010, 17:42 »

links go like this fyi

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« Reply #223 on: 28 Nov 2010, 03:00 »

Oh.

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