Reports have come through that an alleged and anonymous member of the Obsidian development team behind Alpha Protocol has said that the game should have been cancelled.
The comments were made in response to Joystiq’s Alpha Protocol review under the name “a tired dev” where he fully supported the negative tone of the review.
The comments made said:
“I worked on this game (a fact of which I am not proud). I’m not here to defend it; I agree with all these reviews,” the post reads.
The Executive Producer for the game, Chris Parker (also an owner of the company), seemed to think he was the world’s greatest designer ever, and created all these absolutely shitty systems and wouldn’t listen to any of the real designers or devs about things that just didn’t work.
And you can’t exactly argue with one of the owners of the company when he doesn’t want to listen. He basically took over the game and dictated exactly how everything would work (or not work, as the case may be).
Sega also was a factor, because they kept changing the design requirements (yes they had heavy influence there), which never gave the producers and designers time to actually decide on one set of features to make and polish.”
There were many more comments made that seemed to confirm it was genuine, although so far no comment has been made from either Obsidian or SEGA.