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Game News The Protagonist: EX-1 Released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: 3Mind Games; The Protagonist: EX-1

    The unusual sci-fi-with-martial-arts tactical RPG The Protagonist: EX-1 was released yesterday after a short stint in Early Access. Oddly, that's a day earlier than the launch date that was announced earlier this month. The new version of the game's trailer seems largely identical to the previous one, including the crotchety Temuera Morrison voice acting. Here it is along with the accompanying press release, which was published today:



    Experience tactical combat in this intense sci-fi RPG. After a constructive Early Access campaign, 3Mind Games’ The Protagonist: EX-1 has had a full release on Steam, available for £19.49 / €20.99. With a gripping story of survival behind enemy lines, use strategy and unique hand-to-hand combat mechanics to escape your extraterrestrial prison. The fate of Terra is in your hands!

    Set in a brewing war between the planet Terra and an invading synthetic alien threat, in The Protagonist EX-1 you play as Angel, a highly trained special agent who is sent into an alien ship with a squad to neutralise an imminent global threat. However, the mission goes drastically awry and Angel awakens alone in the station’s infirmary, without her squad or any memory of what happened. Having to trust an unfamiliar voice to guide her through the alien ship, Angel must fight formidable enemies, navigate the unknown and find the rest of her team; for the survival of humanity back on Terra.

    The Protagonist EX-1 combines RPG and turn-based strategy elements with a gripping science fiction story to keep players entertained for hours. Personalise your campaign as you control Angel and the squad, customising their close-combat abilities and navigating through dynamic dialogue trees, where decisions can have drastic consequences! With characters voiced by an impressive cast, including Hollywood actors Temuera Morrison and Tony Todd, delve into a narrative of war, mystery and extra-terrestrial action as you defeat menacing alien foes and control the fate of the world below you.

    Key features:
    • Become the Protagonist - immerse yourself in this extraterrestrial tale of intrigue and adventure
    • Solve puzzles, find clues and fight your way through anyone who dares stand between you and your missions as you explore the space station
    • Get creative with combat using the Martial Arts Combat System (M.A.C.S) and the Initiative and Action Points System, you can customise your character’s close-combat abilities and unlock awesome combos.
    • Featuring a dynamic dialogue system where you make decisions and face the consequences
    • Get to know more than 7 playable characters, featuring the voice talents of Temuera Morrison and Tony Todd; fight over 10 types of enemies; battle with 19+ weapon types; and much more!
    The Protagonist is available on Steam for $25. Always weird when these obscure games somehow manage to snag celebrity voice acting talent. I wonder if it could possibly be any good.
     
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  2. Falksi Arcane

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    Wow. This looks like spectacularly bland boring bollocks.
     
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  3. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    I thought the developer dumped this game then completely abandoned ship. It released into Early Access without so much a peep. Then stayed there for months with absolutely no updates or anything. Then all of a sudden it releases with a major update.
     
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  4. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    -takes one look at the cover-

    Ah yes, the super-sophisticated, hyper-tactical future where trigger discipline is so absent, they did away with trigger guards altogether.

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    ROFL.
     
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  5. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    Wow 10 enemy types????? That's almost too many!
     
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  6. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    rumour has it they're adding an 11th with the dlc
     
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  8. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    So lots of color reskinning since it is enemy "types?"
     
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  9. cpmartins Cipher

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    Shiet, they don't even have a trigger-guard there.
     
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  10. luj1 You're all shills

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    Funnily thats still better than Tyranny where you fought 3 enemies the whole game
     
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  11. V_K Arcane

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    Mentioning puzzles as their second selling point, above combat, is a bold move. I might check it out.
     
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    Too much purple
     
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  13. Burning Bridges Enviado de meu SM-G3502T usando Tapatalk

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    The first expansion for Shogun Total War was advertised with: "over 7 new units"
     
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  14. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    They say not enough purple:
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    Red hair in art but brunette in game and huge man-ape face. Oooh oooh. Scottish guy looks lanky and puny (wokeness). The closer you look, like when cyborg fires the minigun, you can just see how broke the assets look. But damn it to hell that ass ape face of hers.


    Is 10 gigs of ass ape face worth it?
     
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  15. Tomas Literate Patron

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    Become the protagonist - what an original concept
     
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  16. Mr. Magniloquent Arcane Patron

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    I'm still struggling how they arrived on the concept of pugilism with futuristic drones. If you're going to put all of that effort into martial arts, why not have opponents with things like limbs, in a setting where punching and kicking make sense? It could have been like Streets of Rage with Jagged Alliance detailed combat.
     
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  17. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I guess they thought they'd be the next Fallout/JA/X-com. If they went Streets of Rage style then it'd probably be Protagonist X-1: Rise of the Robots 2
     
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    This is rather weird.

    You can only find this game online in few places (beyond a few news articles)... its own homepage, which says nothing.
    Some NYX game award site, which I never even heard of and where it won something.
    And a Facebook page with about 1000 followers.

    There's no community presence whatsoever as far as I can tell.

    What little reviews there are seem to be around the 60-80% region, mostly complaining about the bugs and lack of polish. Not sure how many of those are from the early access period, though.
     
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  19. Saduj Arcane

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    Yeah I noticed on Steam that most of the reviews are EA and tepidly positive.

    It looks terrible and I think it is pretty safe to trust my eyes on this one.
     
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    I would rather wait for Potatogonist X1 by a Polish studio.
     
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    Proctologist X2 - Bottoms up Edition
     
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    All I can say is, I can't wait for something else to be at the top of the news. That face disturbs me.
     
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  23. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    What, this one?
    Show Spoiler
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    i think i saw enough...

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  25. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Hmmmm....
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    Every morning Cuck has to wake up to this face and really wonder why he just didn't let the bots kill him.
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    LOOK AT IT!!
     
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