I gave Alpha Protocol a second chance this weekend. I hesitated on buying it for the longest time, and then there were a few threads here on Giant Bomb where people really loved the game. Then it showed up on a Steam sale for a ridiculously low price, and I bought it. And played it. And absolutely hated it.
I didn't get any further than the starting area, because the controls were just too broken for me to continue. Moving was literally off and on. Mike would run or not run. Or silly crouch-walk or not silly crouch-walk. And only in eight directions, thanks to WASD. This was complicated with a camera that was too overly sensitive to make moving natural. I set the mouse sensitivity in the game all the way down. Then I set my mouse's sensitivity in Windows all the way down. And that didn't get me very far. So I uninstalled the game, taking comfort in the fact that I had only paid a few dollars for this game.
Then another thread popped up here that rekindled my interest in the game. So I gave it another shot, this time with a 360 controller plugged in. What a world of difference that made. I can actually play the game, instead of fight it. And I'm really enjoying the game so far, and I'm really glad that I gave it a second chance. Shooting is pretty terrible, but that's negated to some degree by being able to sneak up behind guards and judo chop them in their necks.
So, duders, what games are you glad you gave a second chance?