morrelloman's Spec Ops: The Line (Xbox 360) review

Better Than Good

The story in this game is fantastic. There is a great twist at the end that almost begs you to play it again to see if you could have a different outcome. The game play itself is a little flat. As a unreal engine third person shooter this just feels like Gears light. The weapon selections are generic and so are the enemies, but the story's originality and pacing more than make up for its shortfalls. You are given a different perspective on all the killing that you blindly do during videogames. You are kept in the dark basically the entire time, but the big reveal at the end / the epilogue will hopefully make you think twice before you pick up the sticks for your next realistic military shooter experience.


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    Cool narative elements don't excuse uninspired gameplay 0

    Spec Ops: The Line aims to be thought provoking and mature. Clearly drawing inspiration from works such as Apocalypse Now. It’s easy to turn this shooter into something pretentious. Here we have a game that takes the mass-murder we conduct in every game without much thought and puts the morality of that on center stage. The game often asks the player if it was right gunning down the rouge American soldiers and at many times questions if the main cast are the heroes or villains. There are a lot o...

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