Alter Ego would not work on my computer. I suspect the SecuROM copy "protection" was incompatible with my computer because it's caused problems in the past. But the game apparently also needs a higher video card spec than what it lists in the system requirements.
I gave the game away and watched a playthrough on Youtube. This particular playthrough by MrFlameifrit was almost like playing the game yourselfhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3--KOzF440
If I hadn't already given it away, I would have sold it because it's not something I'd have wanted to play again. Unlikable characters, a gloomy brown gameworld, and a bad ending. The voice acting was good though, and the thief's accent was particularly charming.