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Postby splitter » 28 May 2010, 16:41

Don't know what it is, but I'm just not buying that score. Hope I'm wrong, but seems generous for a 'technical turkey' where 'flirting with the ladies' is one of its main selling points.
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Postby lonewolf2002 » 28 May 2010, 16:44

Sounds like one of the kinder reviews so far, as on metacritic the 3 press reviews there are 60-70%
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Postby DrLucienSanchez » 28 May 2010, 23:58

I would take the opinion of a small child or the tabloid press over Gamesmaster any day of the week.
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Postby lordirongut » 29 May 2010, 00:13

I'm slightly wary of this after it got 2/10 from Destructoid. This is probably the kindest review going on it, though. I'm hoping for some kind of demo otherwise I'll wait 'till I find it in a bargain bin somewhere.
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Postby dragonjim » 29 May 2010, 14:48

dragon age was a technical turkey too, but no one complained because bioware(great developers though) made it.
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Postby ian666uk » 29 May 2010, 16:34

I bought this game yesterday going off this review and the game sucks , the gameplay is awful I tried playing more for the story but the ammount of bugs , rubbish AI and gun play just makes it unplayable for me
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Postby The_KFD_Case » 29 May 2010, 18:27

A bit of a shame I think; I had hoped Alpha Protocol would be more polished as the premise holds much potential IMO. Still, SEGA's Uniloc DRM ensures I won't purchase it first hand on any platform and with the consistently lackluster reviews I have an even easier time justifying a delayed second-hand purchase for the Xbox 360 once the all but inevitable price crash sets in.

GameSpot gave it 6.0 out of 10.0. ... %3Ball%3B4

Update: ...Or maybe not. After reading Destructoid's colorful (and quite entertaining) review IMO, I think I'll pass on Alpha Protocol entirely unless I find it for five quid or less at some point. ... 4617.phtml
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Postby dragonjim » 30 May 2010, 11:05

destructiod gave assassins creed 2 a 4 and people trust them.
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Postby samuri7 » 30 May 2010, 23:17

poor graphics & poor combat cant climb cant go prone SPLINTER CELL AINT GOT ANYTHING 2 WORRY ABOUT. 3rd rate mate
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Postby The_KFD_Case » 31 May 2010, 11:26

dragonjim wrote:destructiod gave assassins creed 2 a 4 and people trust them.

Considering how many people were in a hurry to trip over themselves in an effort to sing praises to the first AC, and now having tried the game for myself (and completed every achievement), I can state that hype won over actual quality of game play on that occasion. It has been enough to ensure that I won't touch any other AC game.

But to the heart of the matter: I don't trust any single game reviewing media completely. Same goes for global news outlets which is why I compare sources to measure any discrepancies.
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Postby Altered Idol » 31 May 2010, 15:00

I've been playing the game since Thursday. I bought the game with high hopes and I haven't been disappointed in the least bit.

The gameplay is great, the dialogue system works very well and you definitely become engrossed in the well-written and well voice-acted story. It feels very realistic and believable and I think its definitely worth the score it received here.

Yes its not the prettiest game ever, it looks pretty dodgy in a few places. But so did Dragon Age and that is another great game worthy of praise.

If you can look past the graphics (which arent the worst I've ever seen by the way) then you'll find a very good game.

Can't wait for the sequel.
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Postby seabeast » 01 Jun 2010, 00:14

I have this on my lovefilm rental list, looking forward to it.
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Postby Moribundman » 03 Jun 2010, 06:44

I think the dev talking in the feedback on Joysttiq saying they should have scrapped this probably firmed up my decision not to buy.
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