Spec Ops: The Line User Reviews

6.0

Shooter made by hippies

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The big thing with Spec Ops: The Line is its message. Not the gameplay or the story; just the message. A message in blood, if you will... I've stated this in previous reviews that I've viewed games as something to dick about in for a couple of hours and then you go and do something else with your life, but I can acknowledge when games go above and beyond that. Games like Journey and Nier that has you feeling for the characters; games like Okami that feels more like an interactive sumi-e painting celebrating Japanese mythology than a mere video game – they do more than just give you simple o...

6.0

Please delete this review, sorry for the hassle.

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EDIT: Taking this down for use for another site. Lame, I know. Appreciate the discussion, everyone.

That the term linear has become synonymous with primitive has always bothered me. I don't mind set piece games, scripted events, or even the one choice veiled as many trick. I don't mind Walker's destruction being inevitable, and I don't mind the game crossing personal boundaries with that concept. But the way it insists upon itself after being so transparent from the get go, it just really started to grate on me. And I love introspective games like these, absolutely love them. Spec Ops should...

8.5

Walking a thin line between fun and immersion, and balancing like a pro

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If you've played through Medal Of Honor 2010 and found yourself going “man I like this story but it just feels like a poor man's Call Of Duty”, then Spec Ops: The Line is your mother*bleep*ing savior! Now, if you've never heard of the Spec Ops series, basically, it was a series of tactical third person shooters where you and a squad of people had to complete objectives. I suppose you could say it was Ghost Recon before Ghost Recon. But for whatever reason, what was scheduled to have come out in 2002 for the PS2 was cancelled and we hadn't heard from the series since... until now. Not only d...

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