This was originally published as part of a game roundup on 28 February 2011.
Alpha Protocol was another Steam sale pickup. This game feels much like Deus Ex in its genre and story: conspiracies inside of conspiracies and the like. Unfortunately, this game has one of the worst cases of Console-itis that I’ve yet to see in a PC game. Controls for ability selection are tedious when they should have been hot keys. Some menus “support” the mouse, but don’t quite work correctly. This causes the entire control system to feel somewhat shoddy. Nevertheless, the plot is quite interesting and most gameplay is still within the realm of acceptable. Overall, I’d recommend just playing Deus Ex again instead.
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