Worth picking up?

#1 Posted by SmasheControllers (2543 posts) -

I found it for $15, is it worth it?

#2 Posted by Yummylee (20582 posts) -

Absolutely.

#3 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -

For 15 quid that sounds like a decent deal. Sure, gameplay wise it's got some serious problems but it's got great ideas plus it's an Obsidian product so the writing should be good too.

#4 Posted by SmasheControllers (2543 posts) -

Cool, How Mass Effect-y is it?

#5 Edited by Jeust (10342 posts) -
@SmashedControllers said:

" Cool, How Mass Effect-y is it? "

A lot, but feels better accomplished (not technically-wise), especially in the chemistry between team-mates. 
#6 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -

Definitely. Get it.

#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -
@Jeust said:
" @SmashedControllers said:

" Cool, How Mass Effect-y is it? "

A lot, but feels better accomplished (not technically-wise), especially in the chemistry between team-mates.  "
Just don't expect much from the combat because you'll be dumping all of your skill points into accuracy. Micheal Thorton cannot shoot a gun for his life. Literally.
#8 Posted by spookyfaust (52 posts) -

If you've got an account, it's only $10.00 at gamefly.
 

http://www.gamefly.com/game/xbox-360/Alpha-Protocol/133430/
#9 Posted by septim (774 posts) -

The story and characters outclass Mass Effect. The gameplay does not hold a candle to anything released in the last five years though. 
 
If you like story and choice in games, then it's an absolute must-play. If you're more into straight up shooting mechanics, I would pass.

#10 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

its lame but fun 
i'd say yes 
 
  

#11 Posted by Jimbo (9710 posts) -

It's great.  The talky/story side of it is far more dynamic and ambitious than anything in Mass Effect.  The gameplay is fine if you approach it as an RPG instead of expecting a TPS.  It really isn't designed to be played as a shooter though, at all, and if you do approach it as a shooter then it falls apart and you likely won't enjoy playing it much.  
 
The downside is that it's pretty rough around the edges - or at least it was at launch.

#12 Posted by Animasta (14460 posts) -
@septim said:
" The story and characters outclass Mass Effect. The gameplay does not hold a candle to anything released in the last five years though.   If you like story and choice in games, then it's an absolute must-play. If you're more into straight up shooting mechanics, I would pass. "

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