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No Alpha Protocol Sequel

Sega West president Mike Hayes recently spoke with Computer and Video Games, telling them that they have no plans for an Alpha Protocol sequel. He says they are proud of the "concept" of the espionage-themed role-playing game, but that it just did not achieve the critical or commercial success to justify a follow-up. "Let's speak very commercially; the game hasn't sold what we've expected, therefore we won't be doing a sequel," said Hayes. "The concept was brilliant, though. You know this whole thing with Metacritic where you have to be in the high 70s to mid-80s minimum [to have any success] - well, with RPGs you have got to be in the late 80s." For the record, the Metacritic scores for Alpha Protocol are 73 on PC, 65 on PlayStation 3, and 63 on Xbox 360.

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38. Re: Obsidian No Juice? Jul 6, 2010, 18:29 banksie
 
kimbambaman wrote on Jul 6, 2010, 14:29:
BTW, one the young mob boss, I have my guy speced out for stealth and pistol, and was a having a hard time with him too, until it occured to me to switch to steel core rounds. He then went down after 5 or 6 hits.

It has to be remembered he is wearing body armor, which is why steel core rounds help so much, and is coked up to the eyeballs. The news reports afterwards even comment as much and you see him snorting away after you damage him. Also Chainshot is your friend here.

It is a shame this won't get a sequel as it is a terribly fun game that does choice and consequence better than any RPG I've played in a long time. It just needed a couple more months of polish time to refine the edges a bit more. As it is I suspect it will become another entry in the flawed gem catagory that Vampire:Bloodlines is a poster child for.
 
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