After commenting on Matt Barton's top 10 of best CRPGs, Rampant Games' Jay Barnson wrote a brief piece to do likewise with Matt's top 10 of the worst ones. He notes that he mostly avoided the titles listed due to the review but has one exception, and that is Alpha Protocol. He elaborates on why in this little excerpt from the article:
The exception is Alpha Protocol. I picked it up cheap on Steam, and while I didn't have the time to go too far in it, what I played was pretty cool. I understand that to truly appreciate it, you need to play the game twice with different play styles. From what I can tell, it's a decent game, suffering mainly from perhaps over-hype so that (okay) was a crushing disappointment, or that some people ran into some truly horrifying bugs. I dunno. Disappointing and lackluster I'll buy, but does it really belong on the list of worst RPGs?
I actually prefer a game that shoots for the moon and misses over a game that plays it safe with formula and succeeds flawlessly. The latter would be. hmmm.. Final Fantasy XII, I think, which bored me to tears after about six hours.