Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Commander vs. Spy

      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.

                                                                                             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!

56 comments:

  1. great post !!

    supporting you
    take care.

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  2. I like this... btw, Beating Inertia has a new Q&A post!

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  3. the comments you left on my last blog post were really helpful :)

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  4. I've been told it wasn't any good so i never bought it.. i'll have a look at some gameplay vids on youtube :) thanks for the review.

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  5. @Moggets The game play wasnt so solid, but the story arch was actually pretty good.

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  6. I enjoyed your point of view in this post

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  7. Well beyond the fact that Alpha Protocol was a bad game >.>

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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  8. I haven't tried Alpha Protocol yet. I suppose I will pick it up in the near future, though.

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  9. @Mez

    Wrex.

    @Helldozer: Try it, is good.
    @Mr. Lantel: Oh well, to each his own, right?
    @Swift Love: Thank ya'.
    @Moggets: TRY IT. IS GOOD.
    @MacPCHarmony: 'Welcome.
    @amidointitrite: Thanks, bro.
    @Wondergecko: Technically, yes.
    @nicole: Much obliged.

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  10. haven`t realy palyedthis but from what i read here don`t know if i will

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  11. @Marc: "Hooo boy... Son, you might want to sit down, we gotta' talk..."

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  12. Good stuff, also, to some people acting all confused. Samus (from Metroid) is a girl, yes, it should be well known...

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  13. I only played mass effect so far but your post made me want to try Alpha Protocol

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  14. I'll try it too bra.

    Follow until the end, FTW!
    I support you.

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  15. nice post bro got to go get alpha protocol soon

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  16. I saved that Samus and Snake shit!!!! Thanks dude!

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  17. Great article man. I hope to pick up a copy of Alpha Protocol for myself soon.

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  18. Clever, sir. Mentioning vagina at the beginning captured my attention very well.

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  19. samus and snake make a great couple imo

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  20. that high-fiving wallpaper is cool.

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  21. I was looking for a wall paper of snake and samus, thanks!

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  22. Good post and I really liked the last Iron Man wallpaper!

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  23. Keep up the good work! If you like bubbles, check out my other blog, Enhanced by MS Paint!

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  24. I really can't see the difference!

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  25. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  26. nice, this reminds me of something I read on MSN last week

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  27. I wonder if it's always like that. Anyway, I some new ideas at GTL Everyday... check it out.

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  28. this is inspiring me to post more bubbles on Enhanced by MS Paint... check it out!

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  29. Taylor would totally agree with this :)

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  30. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  31. You've made some interesting points... I also have some points (actually bubbles) on Enhanced by MS Paint :)

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  32. I have to agree with you here. Check out my other TS blog, Swift Fanatics!

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  33. Samus and snake. Lol. Nice wallpapers.

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  34. you've got an interesting point here, good job with the post

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  35. nice, I can't wait until your follow up post... until then, GTL Everyday!

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  36. wow really god post awesome info

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  37. i really like the iron man pic!!

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  38. Awesome wallpapers. Thanks! :D

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  39. i really wanted ap, but then realized i didnt. so, i didnt get it. thanks for the post!

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