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Submitted by BrashGames 583d ago | opinion piece

Looking back at The Line – Potential game of the year

Brash Games writes "The end of another year is nigh, and you know what that means – ‘best of lists’ – lots of them. While having a think about my favourite games of a year that has flown by a little too quickly for my tastes, I decided to go back to 2K Games’, The Line….or, Spec Ops: The Line if you’re not into the whole brevity thing". (PS3, Spec Ops: The Line, Xbox 360)

Sketchy_Galore  +   583d ago
I have to admit this game just didnt really do it for me. I think it might have been because I didn't buy it expecting a regular shooter and get pleasantly surprised, I bought it after hearing how its nothing like you imagine and far deeper than it looks and while I can see where people are coming from it just never quite hit me that way.

I actually found it far closer to a regular military shooter than I thought it would be. Sure there are some shocking, 'I can't believe our protagonist just did that' moments but none of them were quite as extreme as I had been led to believe. I never once felt like the character was not justified in his actions even if some of them turned out to be mistakes. I never felt like the big shock moments were really all that far more extreme than the same kind of moments in dumb pro military shooters like Call of duty.

Maybe it was my unrealistic expectations and my absolute hatred of military shooters but as much as I enjoyed the first hour or two of the game (which were great) I was always waiting for it to go somewhere, for the style of game to change up a little as our character spirals further and further out of control, maybe to get far slower, more atmospheric and surreal but no, aside from a few interesting ideas in cutscenes and an interesting if a little cheeseball contrived ending it was just hiding behind waist high walls shooting the same selection of military grunts over and over. Only getting less and less strategic and more and more 'lets just throw as many waves at them as we can' with evey fight.

I didn't hate the game and appreciated some of the ideas but it didn't blow me away like I hoped it would. Plus, the moment the token black guy shot an enemy and shouted 'dats what I'm talkin bout' without a hint of irony I knew I was done.
iamnsuperman  +   583d ago
Its multiplayer that ruined that for me. The might as well not have had one. There was nothing special. If it was just kept as a single player game then maybe but we have to look at the whole package.
konnerbllb  +   582d ago
There was a developer interview where one Dev stated that the multiplayer was demanded by the publisher and done by another group at the studio. He said it felt tacked on and MP was not the focus of the game.

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