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Is That A Gun In Alpha Protocol's Pocket, Or...

This is disorientating. Much-delayed Obsidian secret agent RPG Alpha Protocol has hoofed out of couple of new videos. Thing is, they introduce characters we were introduced to at length a year ago. So, if the marketing cycle is taking it from the top again, just what have Obsidian been doing to the game for all this time? Applying a thick, classy layer of ultra-polish, hopefully...

Or maybe not. Carry On Spying below.

See Sie:

Good grief. I know it's trying to be James Bond, but this is more Confessions of A Window Cleaner. Still, a similarly awful sex-based marketing approach didn't accurately reflect Dragon Age or Mass Effect's greatness. It's just a trailer. It's just a trailer. Right?

Then there's Grigori:

Hmm. While these trailers don't evidence the calibre of writing we're perhaps accustomed to from Obsidian, it's certainly not fair to judge the game on them - what (hopefully) matters is the roleplaying and the spy-harding, not a collection of out-of-context cutscene clips lumped into a Youtube video.

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Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about videogames.

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