Spec Ops: The Line Review

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Posted 2:05pm on Tue 26 June 2012
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Spec Ops: The Line Review
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Yager should be admired for its bravery and effort in building something different, but Spec Ops just doesn't have the fundamentals to back up its grand ideas.

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Posted 2:05pm on Tue 26 June 2012
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Ah a 7, one to pick up when its sub £20.
Posted 6:44pm on Tue 26 June 2012
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    Yeah it's nice a shooter has looked to Heart of Darkness for inspiration and not towards shocks like most, but I played the demo and it felt rather bland as a game straight away.

    Can see myself renting it in the future though or getting it for 15ish quid.
    Posted 6:48pm on Tue 26 June 2012
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    Yeah it's nice a shooter has looked to Heart of Darkness for inspiration and not towards shocks like most, but I played the demo and it felt rather bland as a game straight away.

    Can see myself renting it in the future though or getting it for 15ish quid.

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    Wow really good to see your back dude!
    Posted 7:17pm on Tue 26 June 2012
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      Wow really good to see your back dude!

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      Thanks Dazza Smile nice to be back.
      Posted 10:29pm on Tue 26 June 2012
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      Yeah it's nice a shooter has looked to Heart of Darkness for inspiration and not towards shocks like most, but I played the demo and it felt rather bland as a game straight away.

      Can see myself renting it in the future though or getting it for 15ish quid.

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      LOVE YOU BEVAN.

      I've always found the Heart of Darkness inspiration one of the hardest things to swallow about this game. I studied that text a lot at university and hold it very dear, and to think of its core themes sandwiched between Gears-lite action sequences seems kind of... wrong.
      Posted 10:20am on Fri 29 June 2012
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      Meh, got bored and skipped to the score. Too many "Gears of War" appearing in the first couple of paragraphs. Sure, all military shooters are going to be instantly compared to Gears of War when it comes to cover and gameplay, but I just wanted to know specifically about the game, and why it has it's flaws and what the game offers to the table.

      I liked the demo quite a bit, and using sand to your advantage is very a good gaming mechanic. Using the environment as a weapon, nice going there! I played in the closed private beta for the multiplayer of this game. The sandstorm effect is top notch and I can see it having a small community playing it.

      7 seems fair, but I'll be getting this game later. Fixed myself upon getting it after watching the many developer videos and convinced myself that this is a military shooter, that will keep me pre-occupied for the summer.
      Posted 2:02pm on Fri 29 June 2012
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      The reviews online have been pretty positive, with praise, especially for the ending, being a highlight for me and it made me really want to play it. It just got delivered and it's installing now.
      Posted 8:38pm on Sun 29 July 2012
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      Man, another game that looks so cool when you first read about it but ends up being totally forgetful.
      Posted 9:35pm on Fri 7 December 2012
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      So I finished this and while it is very gears heavy on the gameplay I think its actually worth playing through. The decisions you make actually wondering what I thought was right rather then usual I'm a good so should I make x decision or I'm a bad guy I should do Y.
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