msbhvn wrote:I've got Alpha Protocol right here glaring at me accusingly as if to say "you never gave me a chance". It was a victim of SEGA's brilliant "don't promote it at all and then drop it like a stone when it doesn't sell millions" strategy. Maybe with a better publisher giving more funding and supporting it after release, it could have been one of the defining games of this generation. It was a game that dared to do something different and there are few of those these days. As it stands now it's just another wonky RPG in a long Obsidian tradition.
Post patch, Aliens Colonial Marines isn't too bad. I bought it for £9.99 on PS3 and played the first couple of hours, just to see what all the hate was about. It's by no means brilliant, but it's quite atmospheric with authentic sounds. The AI even after the improvements is still laughable and the plot is based on clumsy retcons. How they had the gall to suggest Colonial Marines was canon to the series when they couldn't be bothered implementing the Aliens' acidic blood, I'll never understand.
I dont get that at all - trailers for alpha protocol is what got me interested before it came out. It failed cos critics complained about the action/gunplay feeling loose and off. Purely because its not an action game or a shooter - its an RPG.
I played a level (i think) of Aliens - that was enough for me. Not sure if that was before or after a patch though...
I wanna throw an extra shout for RE6 - seriously underrated.