What is it?
To quote Wikipedia, "Alpha Protocol is a third-person espionage role-playing video game, developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Sega. The game revolves around the adventures of field agent Michael Thorton.... As Thorton is a trained CIA operative, the tools at the player's disposal include numerous firearms, hand to hand combat using Kenpo, and spy gadgets."
So how is it a role-playing game?
You start at level zero and gain experience points and levels throughout the game, that you can spend improving your skills and gaining new abilities. More importantly, there's a lot of dialogue in the game, and dialogue choices to make. Your choices and your relationships with NPCs can have a great effect upon the game.
Do we get to vote or anything?
Absolutely. I want this to be as interactive as possible. Readers will get the chance to vote on what approach to take to missions; combat missions will have votes for how stealthily or bloodily to do it, and dialogue-heavy missions will have votes on what attitude to take. You're also welcome to suggest how to change Thorton's appearance (to the extent possible). And at key points in the story, the video will end on a cliffhanger and the readers will have a chance to vote on what choice to make. Do not spoil anything if you've played this before. This LP is a spoiler-free zone.
Doesn't this game suck?
Not at all. It has a lot of potential that wasn't met, and some technical issues that can be frustrating. That does not mean it sucks. In fact, that means it's pretty much a typical Obsidian game. Besides, the whole point of watching an LP means you don't have to suffer through the technical issues.
So what's this about a harem ending?
Okay, it's not really a harem ending. There are multiple romance options in the game. However, unlike certain other games that rhyme with Pass Defect, Alpha Protocol's romance options are non-exclusive. You can score with any or all of the women available. Naturally, there's an achievement for getting them all in one playthrough.
In case there's a shred of doubt about it, absolutely no spoilers are allowed, not even ones in spoiler tags. Everyone has to make their votes just with the information given by the game so far.
Table of Contents
- Episode 1: Drugs, Guns, and Asian Women
- Episode 2: We Spare No Butterfly Clichés
- Episode 3: The Agency Made Me LP This
- Episode 4: "I'm gonna shoot you all and carry your entire shipment out on my back"
- Episode 5: The X Makes it Sound Cool
- Episode 6: Glitch the Al-Samad Airfield
- Episode 7: This Scripted Sequence Will Self-Destruct
- Episode 8: Apply Directly to the Forehead
- Episode 9: Terror? I Barely Know Her!
- Episode 10: Sleepin' on a Jet Plane
- Episode 11: Introducing Steven Heck
- Episode 12: Now That's a Knife
- Episode 13: The Goggles! They Do Nothing!
- Episode 14: Three Minute Egghead
- Episode 15: When Stealth Runs Go Bad
- Episode 16: The Man with a Cape
- Episode 17: The Needs of the One
- Episode 18: Spy vs. Spy
- Episode 19: An Ill Omen
- Episode 20: Mikhail Thorton
- Episode 21: Quick and Efficient
- Episode 22: Introducing Hookers
- Episode 23: Sibling Attraction
- Episode 24: Casual Conversation with Surkov
- Episode 25: Mike Whips It Out
- Episode 26: Drugs, Guns, and Bald Men
- Episode 27: Turn Up the Radio
- Episode 28: Reagan Smash
- Episode 29: Fake Russians Keyed My Car
- Episode 30: Italian Spy Villa
- Episode 31: The Spy who Coned Me
- Episode 32: Spy-Crossed Lovers
- Episode 33: Spy or Voyeur?
- Episode 34: Pro-Choice Spy
- Episode 35: Spy Movie Montage
- Episode 36: Italian Spy Villa Revisited
- Episode 37: Special Delivery
- Episode 38: Deus Vult in Ruins
- Episode 39: Explosives as Art
- Episode 40: Saving the Damsel in Distress
- Episode 41: Yakety Sex
- Episode 42: Rookie Finale
- Episode 43: Veteran Asshole Murdering Mike the Misogynist
- Episode 44: Shotgun Surgeon
- Episode 45: Investigate Means Shoot, Right?
- Episode 46: Talk Over the Al-Samad Airfield
- Episode 47: Thorton Airlines
- Episode 48: Blood Gelato
- Episode 49: Screaming Child
- Episode 50: Fully equipped with bad jokes
- Episode 51: More Than Everything
- Episode 52: Third Party Bullshit
- Episode 53: Drinking Problem
- Episode 54: Burning Man
- Episode 55: Invisible Hat Level
- Episode 56: Triadmonitions
- Episode 57: The Birdhouse
- Episode 58: To Heck with Heck
- Episode 59: 3:10 to Xindian
- Episode 60: Swan Sung
- Episode 61: Knee-Jerk Reaction
- Episode 62: Best Death Ever
- Episode 63: Shotgun vs. Fists
- Episode 64: Veteran Finale
- Episode AU: Bonus Video!