Now Alpha Protocol have a realistic background. We will play the game in a world is just like the world we see in the TV news everyday. So what's sweet point will the genius in Obsidian show us in Alpha world? I think it's a very interesting topic. In my opinion, most interesting thing is travelling in different countries, I'm a Chinese and the beautiful town in Spanish ,Greece and Holand is a dream in my mind. Also it will be coolest to travel in Istanbul and Cairo. My country have some interesting cities such as Hangzhou, Kunming and Sian. Not Shanghai or Hongkong, they are so boring, just like the big cities in American.Please,giveus a big enough world! If players could travel to California and have a gunfight in Obsidian office, I will appreciate you designers very much~
But there are some problems, first, the culture difference. It's boring to play in one culture area.But it's a big project to design many countries with totally different culture. For example, Jade Empire is a game base on Chinese culture. But in fact in our Chinese players' view it looked like Japanese culture more. So in Alpha Protocol when we travel in to a new country, we do not want to see some American wearing other conutries' clothing. It need designers spend many time on the books about culture. Other problem is language. I know a spy could speak many languages, but I don't think it's easy for them to speak Arabic or Indic.Maybe it's a good idea to make some language learnable so our spy could find their firends in different countries and learn new languages from them.
Other cool stuff: to get something we could get in our life, I.E. to steal a Lamborghini roadster(So vehicle is a necessary element); have a Damascus scimitar;to steal some canvas from Louvre;Falling in love with a Arab Beauty;Become a big brother in the gangdom of Japan;Buy a castle in Germany;Depasturing a Tibetan mastiff;Learning Kong Fu,Muay Thai,Karate,Kendo....
My poor fancy can't get some better ideas. But I know the genius in Obsidian could do this job perfect. It' really hard to make a realistic world interesting, so do your best! I will buy the game at first time it released. Now let's start discuss and collect more ideas.
PS: Obsidian may need more art designers, I'm sorry to say that but the characters in NWN2 looked ugly.
Edited by bronzepoem, 03 April 2008 - 09:34 PM.