Spec Ops: The Line shares similarities with BioShock, says developer

Spec Ops: The Line does share similarities with BioShock, according to developer Yager.

Lead game designer Cory Davis said that there are plenty of "parallels" in the settings of both games.

"I wouldn't say that Spec Ops: The Line is 'BioShock in the desert', but it does have some similarities," he said.

"Like in BioShock, our focus has been on building a strong atmosphere for an intriguing journey into the unknown. There are also plenty of parallels between Rapture and our destroyed utopian Dubai in Spec Ops: The Line.

"Also, BioShock really gave you the feeling that water was an ever-present element of nature threatening and engulfing the characters and environment. In our game, sand becomes that element and the player experiences it quite frequently in the gameplay."

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Megaton2409d ago

Ridiculous, comparing Spec Ops to a masterpiece like BioShock. This is one of the few games I get info on from industry friends, and all signs point negative so far. Could change things up between now and launch, but as it stands today, it's not looking good.

pr0digyZA2409d ago

From what they have said, and from what I have seen in trailers I can see where they are coming from.

The sand in a way is like the water in Bioshock (never know when it will burst through the cracks).
It also looks as if its a place of desperation where people are fighting to stay alive.
In a way then, it brings some of the ethos from bioshock (but not the gameplay).

The_Nameless_One2409d ago

I love bioshock but even that game was nothing compared to System Shock 2. Also, can you be more specific on "Industry friends"? You just come off as a troll.

Megaton2409d ago

I have no reason to troll this game. I was among those who thought the initial trailer was cool. I'm not going to jeopardize my friends' jobs by telling you who they are or what they do. Believe me or don't, it really doesn't matter.

The_Nameless_One2409d ago

Seems fishy to me because all the previews from the various outlets have been extremely positive about this game.

Megaton2409d ago (Edited 2409d ago )

Have you ever seen a negative preview for any game? They're basically used as ads these days.

The_Nameless_One2409d ago

Yes I have seen bad previews. Besides listening to the various podcasts they are still very positive about it. There's really no point to this. You're just trolling for the sake of it. I'm done with you and your "industry" friends. Provide some credentials or go home.

Megaton2409d ago

I don't see why you have to get all immature and hostile. Do you accuse everyone you disagree with of trolling? Is information that contradicts your preconceived notions difficult to process?

I gain nothing from speaking positively or negatively about this game. I honestly hope it's good, since I like good games. Just relaying the things I've heard. Take them however you want.

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spicelicka2409d ago

things can only mean a good thing unless they're lying...

Hazmat132409d ago

game looks beautiful cant wait to play it!

Reborn2409d ago

Seems they've been working hard after the beta they released a long, long time ago.

Should be interesting to see.