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Mass Effect 2 Is To Blame

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Mass Effect 2 Is To Blame

Editorial - posted by VentilatorOfDoom on Tue 1 June 2010, 19:11:00

Tags: Alpha Protocol; Obsidian Entertainment

... for the comparetively and undeservedly poor receiption of Alpha Protocol, says BitMob.
Why? Because of the way Mass Effect 2 streamlined the RPG experience so masterfully.

And this is what we need to figure out: Who wants to play a clunky, buggy, somewhat archaic RPG like Alpha Protocol? Will people see it at Walmart and buy it just because it's an RPG about espionage? Or will it review poorly, sell poorly, and force a talented developer like Obsidian to succumb to the wants of the masses and create more action oriented experiences in the future?
I guess that's partially up to us, the game buying public. We vote with our dollars, and I for one am looking forward to games like Alpha Protocol and Fallout New Vegas, and to more Dragon Age: Origins DLC.  I'm happy to consider clunky, old-school RPGs that developers and publishers are willing to release. And I'm buying Alpha Protocol on day one and look forward to experiencing it because I know it will be more than just an action RPG.
Obsidian and succumbing to the wants of the masses? You must be kidding.

They will continue to make games that are everything roleplaying is all about. Next in line: Fallout New Vegas, the best RPG since <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Arcanum</span> <span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Dragon Age</span> Alpha Protocol.
Spotted at: RPGWatch

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