Alpha Protocol Xbox 360 ReviewPosted on 2010-06-06 12:58:35 by Thomas De Maesschalck
At its core, Alpha Protocol is a third person action game much like many of Obsidians other games. After the initial tutorial mission you are asked to specialise in one of three areas (such as commando or spy) or become a recruit and build your unique character. How you choose to play can be determined by this decision and cannot be changed once you have made your decision. It can be a game like Gears of War and third person shooting dominating, or a more placid, Splinter Cell style game where you sneak into buildings rather than go all guns blazing.
As time goes on you earn AP points which are used to customise your character further. Will you take on more health and leave weaponry weak, or take the chance and boost your weapon skills? How you setup your character can obviously have a big effect on how easy or difficult the game is. That said, one of the most frustrating aspects of Alpha Protocol is the difficulty curve.