“Beyond the guns, tech, and sneaking around in the dark, there’s one last part of this job that nobody else here quite gets.”
Alpha Protocol, I had it picked out as one of the games to get for last year. However thanks to stodgy controls and Gamecube style graphics (the main character was fine however, don’t buy the dissenting opinion from haters) the game was received poorly – so much so that it won’t have a chance at a sequel to learn from its mistakes (no justice – Lara Croft cranks out substandard, craptastic games every couple of years). So for my next Black History Character Quote I have chosen Yancy Westridge, the enigmatic leader of the clandestine Alpha Protocol organization. Now despite his comical first name, Yancy Westridge is quite the BA normal who fills many roles in the game. He is both teacher and adviser to players early on in the game, he is cunning and sees beyond himself in world of covert opt intelligence as he commands (or rather manipulates) respect from even hardcore white wash agents like Alan Parker, and just when you think you have all the answers – he changes the questions. He’s only loyal to his country and sees people as either tools or obstacles. Calling him a ‘good guy’ would be a stretch, but no one would question he does the wrong things for the right reasons; and because of all these reasons Westridge makes my list here. Black people in fiction, who aren’t the main characters (or sometimes are) are very one dimensional; Yancy is so wonderfully complex he would make Batman cry (A joke people, a joke. Don’t send any hate mail please).