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Wasn't sure if Spec Ops: The Line was the game for me. After playing the demo; loving what I get
from the game. I made sure to get input from various people in the GIO community. I am happy to say that I made
the right decision to purchase this game.
I must say that 2K Games hit the opertaive mark with Spec Ops.
Here's my personal checklist that I expected in the game.
1. The game controls are easy going
& are not glitch but smooth and responsive.
2. The storyline is
one that grabs you from the onset.
3. The set pieces are
4. Your supporting
cast plays more of a role than just a run & gun like COD.
5. Strategy is essential
in the operation of completing a mission.
Spec Ops meets all of the above criteria in my book.
As far as the game controls go, they were smooth. They reacted just like they should have. There was no lapse or buffering in
I would rate the controls as a 10/10.
Here's a trailer that gives a glimpse of the storyline.
The storyline is unique in the sense that it is taken from a
third person perspective. Most
storylines are from a first person perspective & are run & gun
pursuits. For me, this game caught my
eye because of the storyline and that the story takes place with Dubai as its
backdrop. This is a definite change of
scenery unlike other shooters which focus on Afghanistan, Iran, or Iraq as
their backdrop. Also, it shows how war
can affect a person. You begin to see
the change in Capt. Anderson, (the character you play as) in the end of Ch. 3.
The set pieces are unique to me in that they can explode or
dissipate without any notice. This
element of surprise can either work for or against you. It makes you become accustomed to not being a
"sitting duck" for the enemy. Sometimes,
they manage to still get you when you least expect it.
You supporting cast have your back from the opening salvo of
this game. The few chapters I have played
have proven this point quite well. I
currently am a few minutes into Chapter 4.
My team has had to get me out of a few tight spots; I can also use the
stun command which allows you to pick off the enemy "sight unseen". I think more games could use this game
tactic. It helps move things along; it
allows you to conserve your ammo; it allows you to advance your position
My last point ties in with my fourth point. Strategy is essential in this game. Sure, you have your fair share of times you
get picked off by the enemy or your own stupidity. With the help of your supporting cast can
help you plot your strategy when you use the sun command. This helps point out where enemies are; it
doesn't give away your cover. It's like
a stealth feature in other shooter games.
Overall, Spec Ops lives up to the hype. I would recommend the game to others; I'd
rate it a 9.5/10.