R.I.P. Alpha Protocol the Franchise

Commercially... it died today.

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R.I.P. Alpha Protocol the Franchise
"That storyline is pretty dry, however, and the characters are wooden and lifeless like a big, dead, boring tree. Add in sub-par shooter elements and there's not a lot to recommend Alpha Protocol." That's what we said in our review. Well, it appears that SEGA has agreed, at least when it comes to Alpha Protocol 2.

"Let's speak very commercially; the game hasn't sold what we've expected, therefore we won't be doing a sequel", so said Sega West president Mike Hayes.

Although he stood by the concept of the game, it turns out that critical failure was to blame, "You know this whole thing with Metacritic where you have to be in the high 70s to mid-80s minimum [to have any success] - well, with RPGs you have got to be in the late 80s.

"Whilst we had a good game, I don't think we had a game that had enough to get us to that upper echelon and I think that was the issue."

Still, at least SEGA's got Bayonetta to go on with.

Source: CVG


Rubberrabbit 6 Jul 2010 17:24
I dont understand that! Everyone say that Alpha Protocol is a bad Game, but thats not true. Ok the grafics, but look at Halo......and everyone kiss this Games Ass!
Metacretin 6 Jul 2010 18:49
The problem is not with MetaCritic, which merely adds them up and divides them down. The problem is with reviewers, for whom 70% is average.
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