Why are there some haters of this game?

#1 Posted by pretender15 (192 posts) -

It seems like a lot of people hated on Alpha Protocol without even playing it. This is no doubt due to IGN giving the game a relatively bad review. But who else here actually loved the game?

#2 Posted by AlisterCat (5568 posts) -

I thought it was great for what I paid for it, but I didn't pay full price. There's a lot to like but just as much to dislike about it.

#3 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@pretender15 said:
" This is no doubt due to IGN giving the game a relatively bad review."
Or cause it, ya know, just looks bad? 
 
I never read the IGN review and I guess I'm a "hater" of this game because I thought it looked pretty bad every time I saw it. 
 
I am interested in seeing if the story stuff is as good as people say though, so I'll probably buy it for mas.
#4 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -

IGN factors in on this? Not to me. For me, it was the Giant Bomb quick look. Made me bored and disgusted. Not saying I wouldn't like the game, I'm sure I might. But there's so many other games I'd rather play.

#5 Posted by Pezen (1604 posts) -

The biggest flaw I saw in that game was how it gave you options on how you wanted to play the game but it was not always forthcoming about how to go about applying that way, or if it were even possible. And sometimes it straight up forced you to play against your style. Such as being a stealth guy and being put against an obviously close-range assult type of boss-fight. I had to 'glitch' the game to finish one boss fight, by applying the invisibility thing the game 'forgot' to send out helpers to the boss every 'cycle'.

So other than being a bit janky, it was a lot of fun story wise. If they could have tuned the combat a bit more and made boss fights equally 'your-way', I wouldn't mind a sequel.

#6 Posted by alternate (2707 posts) -

I dunno, even the reviews that said they really liked the story said that the game was flat out broken.

#7 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

It has lots of issues in the core mechanics, if you don't care for the things that it does well it's perfectly reasonable to dislike it.

#8 Posted by floodiastus (1262 posts) -
@pretender15 said:
" It seems like a lot of people hated on Alpha Protocol without even playing it. This is no doubt due to IGN giving the game a relatively bad review. But who else here actually loved the game? "
I played it, very very bad game imho. I play all genres, but as an FPS it sucked, as an RPG it sucked. It was too stripped down, pacing, graphics, story, controls, customization was all bad.
#9 Posted by pretender15 (192 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
" @pretender15 said:
" This is no doubt due to IGN giving the game a relatively bad review."
Or cause it, ya know, just looks bad?  I never read the IGN review and I guess I'm a "hater" of this game because I thought it looked pretty bad every time I saw it.  I am interested in seeing if the story stuff is as good as people say though, so I'll probably buy it for mas. "
Graphics whore? Or are you refering to the gameplay/story?
#10 Posted by Creamypies (4066 posts) -

Well I really liked it, but I can understand why some people didn't share my opinion. Gameplay wise, it was pretty clunky.

#11 Edited by ProfessorEss (7376 posts) -

This wasn't about IGN, this was about a general consensus from both critics and gamers.
Everything I was reading before it's release was hyping it up to be an obvious nominee for game of the year.
Everything I read after it's release was either bad, or overly apologetic.
 
Like many other games, I really hope to try it and decide for myself eventually, but games are being released at a neck-breaking pace these days and my time is just too limited to try everything I want to try.

#12 Posted by haggis (1677 posts) -

Why are there haters of the game? Because it's a game, and because people have opinions that are there own. I often wonder why people care that others hate a game. If you like it, play it. Enjoy it. That should be enough. I don't understand this need for validation in liking a game any more than I understand the need for validation in hating one.

#13 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -
@FunExplosions said:
" IGN factors in on this? Not to me. For me, it was the Giant Bomb quick look. Made me bored and disgusted. Not saying I wouldn't like the game, I'm sure I might. But there's so many other games I'd rather play. "
#14 Posted by Delta_Ass (3280 posts) -

It's cause it sucked.

#15 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -

Game itself aside, let's not forget what happened leading up to the game's release. alpha protocol had a set release date in 2009. Sega didn't announce it's delay until THAT DAY. People literally went to stores, asked for a copy of Alpha Protocol, and were met with responses of "uh... we didn't get any..." 
 
The game was then delayed a few more times, and finally released almost an entire year later, and I didn't hear a single positive thing about it from any game critic, some even going as far as to say parts of the game were blatantly unfinished. 
 
I haven't played Alpha Protocol, so I can't say how it is, but if you look at it from the perspective of somebody who was actually eagerly awaiting that game's release for years, it sure sounds like it would have been disappointing.

#16 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

I didn't like it because it was busted.  THe parts that where I could play it were dull.
#17 Posted by SonicFire (821 posts) -

The game is okay, but it has some serious problems. It's definitely a case of great ambitions without the talent to back it up...aka, the fable syndrome
#18 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

 I hate this fucker's face.
#19 Posted by ryeguy489 (117 posts) -

I thought it was a great game

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