In a rebuttal of Patrick Lindsey's piece for Pixels or Death last week, Dave Sadd takes a look at Spec Ops: The Line and tries to highlight just what it is that made the game more special than other shooters.
"Violence genuinely is your only meaningful action in Spec Ops: The Line and, yes, it only ever begets more violence. To perceive of the game from only that perspective, however, is short-sighted at best. In Spec Ops: The Line, the actions you make frame the story and not the other way around. It is purely a context to convey a message. That message? As a gamer, you are a Terrible Person."