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Spec Ops: The Line Isn't Profound, It's a Shooter

Pixels or Death's Patrick Lindsey talks about how, in spite of critical praise, Spec Ops: The Line fails to achieve the profundity it was shooting for (bad pun, sorry):

"The biggest flaw present in Spec Ops: The Line is that it is still just a shooter. It tries to make a point about how horrible violence is within a genre that is at best apathetic about violence and at worst totally enamored with it. Throughout my playthrough of Spec Ops I killed just as much, if not more, than I have in any other shooter, and it was just as meaningless. Telling me it should hold more meaning doesn’t make it so."

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blackhammer1395d ago

"I hate shooters."

That's all you had to say. I didn't have to read any further than that.