If you jump right into Alpha Protocol, especially the PC version, it may appear confusing to you when the game says to select a specialization after the Saudi Arabia mission.

There is no in-game direction or tool-tip that simply explains what specialization is or how to select it. In fact, the game simply brings up the skills selection screen that you are already used to seeing. See the explanation.

Alpha Protocol combines James Bond with Mass Effect… Or maybe it’s Jason Bourne… Or Jack Bauer… Okay, so it combines one of the JB’s with Mass Effect. Either way, you know there is going to be a lot of talking between characters.

What do you do, however, when all of your dialogue options are blank? See inside.