Kody played an hour of The Last Of Us and then talked about it for 45 minutes. He also played that other stuff that he’s been playing. James got lucky and bought Alpha Protocol! Obsidian’s finest modern spy RPG! The news involves Valkyria Chronicles to PC, LucasArts getting a re-release, and Sony’s TERRIBLE 2.0 OS software release.
Last week I was going through Green Man Gaming looking for something new to play and found one of a new (to me!) Obsidian game on sale. Now as a modern gamer, the siren call of the sale cannot be denied. Thus began my love of Alpha Protocol. It’s a tactical espionage spy simulator complete with double agents and shady quasi-legal organizations. Underneath that it’s also an extremely satisfying third person action game with RPG elements. Obsidian rarely disappoints me when it comes to gaming and this one was a very fine addition to their catalog.
Spy stuff is going down
At this point in my playthrough, I am attempting to play the sneakiest man alive. Unfortunately, sneaky spy stuff often fails and I have to gunfight my way out of situations though honestly this doesn’t bother me. After all, who didn’t enjoy Hitman? Alpha protocol is very fair about its sneaking mechanics and every time I have been caught it as been due to my own failings and not a fault with the game. I had heard that the PC port was incredibly buggy (like most Obsidian titles) but so far I have only once dodge rolled through the planet, I choose to believe it was just the best action roll I’ve ever done in my life.
Skills, ability to dodge roll through planets not shown
I’ve not played more than a third of the way through Alpha Protocol, but the potential replayability seems high. I think I’d rather enjoy playing a solider and just blast my way through to the sound of 80’s music. At the time of this writing Alpha Protocol is on GMG for $14.99 USD and I would heavily suggest it to anyone who enjoys spies, espionage, and sneakily going through objectives.
This week Kody continued his “The Last of Us” fast by not playing The Last of Us to completion and instead playing more Shin Megami Tensai 4 and some hundred or 700 rounds of Desert Golf while James played actual new games (relatively) in Hammerwatch! Also James played Wasteland 2 and DOTA 2. There’s news, but not much of it.
It’s just Kody and James this week but Kody got himself a 2DS (one of those 3DS systems that don’t fold) and a bunch of mobile games so he goes ON AND ON about that for like an hour and a half. James played some DOTA 2 in the new patch and some more Wasteland 2. The news contains little to nothing about actual news and is more about awesome Kickstarters that Kody is backing and making his family bankrupt because of it.