Space vs. Earth; Squad vs. Lone Wolf; Who the fuck knows? They seem the fucking same; I'm talking about Mass Effect and Alpha Protocol. Yeah, well, I've finished Alpha Protocol recently and frankly, I see absolutely no major difference between them. I mean come on, has anyone REALLY looked at Default Shepard and Thorton? Seriously? Come on, I can't be the only one to have noticed this.
Though this could be due to my case of slight psychosis.
So, apparently after the first few seconds into Alpha Protocol, my mind instantly splurted 3 words. One of them was "Vagina" but that has no connection to this review; and the other two were: "Mass Effect?" Notice the "?". I wasn't even sure what to think of it. The graphics didn't really impress me. I've seen the engine on Mass Effect back in '07 AND Mass Effect 2 a couple of months before Alpha Protocol. So, I ask you, readers, what in the flying fuck attracted you to this game like flies on shit? Graphics? Clearly not, I mean, it's not a breakthrough in graphics engines; Was it the whole "UNIQUE Espionage" theme? Jesus fuck, HERE's espionage: Project I.G.I, Syphon Filter, EVEN FUCKING SPLINTER CELL! So no, the espionage trick didn't work out as briliantly as Obsidian Entertainment had hoped.
So? What the fuck was it? I'll tell ya'. It was the same fucking thing that also drove me to it: THE STORY. The compelling, well told, intricate and intoxicating story. We couldn't get enough of it. We wanted to know how it would work out in the end. We wanted to see it through no matter what. I did, and I'm fucking satisfied. Though, I wanted to save at least ONE female character. Instead, I ended up with fucking STEVE... Err, sorry, STEVEN.
But despite the fact that Mass Effect and Alpha Protocol are alike (I mean, fuck, Shepard and Thorton RAN like they were fucking twins... It's like Forest Gump and The Guy Who Saved Private Ryan; Literally, the sarge, or whatever), both games were equally enjoyable, and hell, the stories were superbly told through dialogue, though a little bit too movie-like.
All in all, I recommend these two jewels if you haven't tried them already. Bioware and Obsidian Entertainment did WONDERS. The Mass Effect series and Alpha Protocol are the proof.
Fun will definitely ensue, TRUST ME.
Also, from today on, I will be supplying 2 wallpapers daily. YAAY!