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Submitted by Games_R_Us 867d ago | opinion piece

Spec Ops: The Line – The Shooter We Need Right Now: All Age Gaming

The phrase, “pilgrim in an unholy land,” can best summarize my mental space as of this writing. 343 Industries have released Halo 4, where Master Chief boldly and triumphantly fights off against alien forces with some powerful guns. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is around the corner which is guaranteed to include soldiers boldly and triumphantly fighting off against some nebulous terrorist organization with powerful guns. Medal of Honor: Warfighter has come out where some soldiers of military origin inspired by real-world events grit their teeth and fight off enemies with guns. Also, in an attempt to break the mold, CryTek’s Crysis 3 will come out where you play as a military man in a super suit of armor fighting aliens with cutting edge military hardware…and guns. (PS3, Spec Ops: The Line, Xbox 360)

Sp1d3ynut  +   867d ago
I played through it twice, just because I was in an achievement-whoring mood. It was decent at best....nothing worth recommending to a friend. As for the story, it wasn't as thought-provoking as some would have you believe. There's not really many choices throughout the game...you pretty much have to kill whoever is in front of you to advance the narrative, like every other shooter of the last decade.
SeraphimBlade  +   867d ago
The story isn't really about the choices. It's a condemnation of the military shooter and a damn good one. Hell, it was so good it pretty much turned me off of the genre forever. "Like every other shooter of the last decade?" Exactly. Think about how closely this tragedy mirrors the story and setpieces of your average military game, but twists them. The actions that make other shooter characters heroes make these characters monsters. And the game says YOU are the worst of the bunch because you keep playing and letting it happen: "If you were a better person, you wouldn't be here."

In this case, it's more important what the game is saying than what is happening in the plot.
BushLitter  +   866d ago
This is my favourite game of 2012 so far. Darksiders 2 was a near thing and then I reached the end. What a disappointment.
SeraphimBlade  +   866d ago
Another crap ending? Okay guys, something is going around. Anyone Bioware, THQ and Ubisoft have worked with should probably get themselves checked out.
Grimhammer00  +   866d ago
Game mechanics were servicable. Story was very good and made me question fps genre.

But then I realized....it's probably why bad guys are bad in real life...it's more fun to be an a$$hole. Lol

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