Alpha Protocol ought to appeal to all fans of games like Mass Effect, and this hotly anticipated RPG is already grabbing plenty of hype (and controversy). Here's an inside look at the behind-the-scenes proceedings with the first Developer Diary, and all role-playing aficionados should be intrigued. They're calling it a "modern-day espionage" adventure, which reminds us of Sony Online Entertainment's The Agency, an MMO scheduled for next year. You are a rogue agent of sorts, and the game is so realistic, it will take all your responses and actions into account. Depending on what you say and how you respond in certain situations, the storyline will branch off in a different direction. If you like this kind of thing - and who doesn't? - pay close attention to Alpha Protocol.
11/26/2008 Ben Dutka