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Who you would like to play as protagonist in AP 2


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Poll: Who you want to play a s protagonist in AP 2? (105 member(s) have cast votes)

Who you would like to play in AP 2?

  1. Mike Thorthon (46 votes [43.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 43.81%

  2. Steven Heck (9 votes [8.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.57%

  3. Sis (7 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  4. Sie (3 votes [2.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.86%

  5. G22 agent (5 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

  6. VCI guard (1 votes [0.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.95%

  7. New character (34 votes [32.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.38%

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O RLY? I found Sis to be very communicative with her facial expressions in the game, and sticking a dossier in someone's face and looking menacing can do a lot for you.

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O RLY? I found Sis to be very communicative with her facial expressions in the game, and sticking a dossier in someone's face and looking menacing can do a lot for you.

Oh really.

That's reactive communication you're talking about. And it works great with her character, but as a Protagonist... Well, it could work, for an adventure game maybe, or something like that.
But as a protagonist in the next conspiracy-driven field agent game? I'm not so sure.

Dialogues are an important (an extremely important and non-dismissable) device for telling the story. So as much as I like how her character was written and played out, I can't think of her as the protagonist for a sequel.

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I'll point out that Half-Life 2 managed to tell its story just fine with Freeman never saying a word, and then disagree with your statement that a silent (but, unlike Gordon Freeman, active) protagonist couldn't be fun.

But it's really not important, because it'd never happen even if Obsidian agreed with me. :p

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HL2 is an FPS, not a RPG.

It would be a little hard to do a system like AP uses, but with just facial animations (for instance, you need like 100x more not to repeat the same ones over, if it's the protagonist. I don't even want to think about how much work that is...

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Hire more animators on the money you spare on the VA? ;)

Edited by Oner, 13 June 2010 - 01:14 PM.


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Even so, the whole pro/neg system would be hard.

(Suave?) ANIME KAWAI look? +REP
(Aggressive?) Stoic look? -REP
(Professional?) Blank stare. -/- REP

Although I guess you can make a game out of punching people or shooting them or hitting them with vodka... ;)

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or yes , no moving the head, a wink or a kick in the center of the legs.

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Scanned briefly through all the comments so far, and I didn't see anyone mention Heck?

He would be an unbelievable protagonist, and by that I mean awesome.

At least he got a few votes.

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Either Mike, or a new protagonist.

I wouldn't mind Sis as the protagonist, but I don't have arguments for or against it.

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If not, then an option of importing your previous super god would be an option, but that'd throw the whole balance out of whack. Unless you scale the difficulty accordingly.

A case could be made for starting a new identity since it would eliminate the problems associated with importing Mike from the first game. It could also provide another perspective on the whole situation. Hell, AP2 could go 3 steps further and include both a Mike storyline (imported with all his godly stats and a real super hard campaign) and a new character (easier campaign since he's not a super-god).


I actually think this idea is the best. Or you could have them switching thru the two characters you could have them doing work on opposites sides of the world then have there story mesh together at the end part of the game.

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I would do it a different way... In normal mode Mike does the campaign and gets help from experts as he goes along. In Hard mode Mike does the campaign but everything is tougher because he's getting help from a single rookie, but you get to play that rookie through some shortish missions (each about as long as the Ruins?).

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That's not a bad idea. And I fully support playing Mike in a sequel, especially since I took over Leland's position as master manipulator/man behind the throne in the endgame. How awesome would it be to play the role of something similar to Halbech, using all the allies you acquired throughout the game to set up situations pushing the world in the direction you choose?

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Considering the possible ends to AP1, it would be quite a feat to continue with that onto AP2, without it feeling extremely corny.

So, I still go for a new char, however what you did in AP1 does show up and tweaks things slighty (you know, like ME2 did).

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There's really only five basic endings: taking down Halbech (fighting Leland), taking down Alpha Protocol (fighting Westridge), taking down both (fighting Leland and Westridge), taking down Alpha Protocol and working for Leland/Halbech (fighting Westridge) or taking down Alpha Protocol and taking over Halbech (fighting Westridge, betraying Leland). Granted there are some variations, such as whether you kill the final boss(es), what allies/enemies you had and which survive, whether you turned Marburg and/or Parker, who if anyone accompanies you on the boat out, but really I don't see it as being anything Obsidian couldn't handle if they tried.

Besides, can you think of an RPG where you are the true manipulator/plotter and the story isn't based upon being played by others/set up on long quests for others? One where the option to take over isn't just in the endgame?

Edited by Archmonarch, 15 June 2010 - 06:46 PM.


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Besides, can you think of an RPG where you are the true manipulator/plotter and the story isn't based upon being played by others/set up on long quests for others? One where the option to take over isn't just in the endgame?

For that matter can you think of any movies where the main character is the true manipulator (and the audience isn't being manipulated by him too!) and the story isn't based upon him being played by the true manipulator and others?

Only movies where there is a manipulator, of course.

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Arguably Man from Earth. o:)

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Sgt. Bilko?

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Voted for SIE since it'd be interesting(Sis also would be great but i only had one vote :)) but i wouldn't really mind a new character with a character creation screen where you can decide how you look(not only a few hairs or hats etc), your gender, your skin colour, your hair style, your face etc.(Actually will be better :lol:)

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Parker of course.

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Thorton all the way form me. Or at list involve him because if it is a sequel, Thorton actions shall have a huge effect on the underground, espionage, black markets, etc.




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