Summary: The game flew under my radar until I saw it being reviewed on the website "Zero Punctuation". I expected a wonderful deconstruction of another sub-par, generic shooter in rapid, anglo-wit style. I was wonderfully puzzled to watch as the game was praised and recommended! I played through the entire campaign on normal difficulty in two, long sessions; Under the same grip of suspense that can claim an individual when one reads a phenomenal book or hears an extraordinary...
Summary: Good Story, a dark side of warfare. Unfortunately the Third person shooting is pretty weak. Multi-player is none existent. Guide to buying this game : - Get it on sale, the campaign is not worth $60 - Play it on easy. I played it on medium, and when I had to restart missions towards the end I was becoming frustrated since I like many people just wanted to experience the story. - Want more Story, less ground breaking mechanics.
Summary: This is a good solid shooter, the gameplay is good and rewards patience and care - you can't go in all guns blazing. The cover system was a annoying at times, not sticking when you really needed it to, but by and large it worked very well. The story and the tone were good for a change, and genuinely shocking at points - you may find yourself not liking your character though.
Summary: I really like FPS and this one was on sale. It activates through Steam so you'll know and initially it wouldn't play but found through forums that it was a missing .dll causing the problem. If anyone is having the same problem there is a fix. Can't remember off hand the exact .dll that caused it but do know it had to be copied and pasted in the game itself even though it is a Steam game (usually not a problem) and did find the answer on the Steam forum covering this...
Summary: I'll start off with the low point; I'm no stranger to third person shooters. I've played a lot of different team-based command shooters. This game just felt a little sloppy on the execution; even by the end of the game, I would forget how to use an available command or hit a completely under-utilized mechanic. Other than that, it was a phenomenal game.
Conceptually and narratively bold, but the gameplay suffers a bit.
A. Whitehead "Werthead", Amazon
1 March 2013
Summary: Dubai, the near future. Massive sandstorms have rendered the city almost inaccessible from the outside world. Just before this happened, the US Army's 33rd Battalion went into the city to help with the evacuation, and hasn't been heard from for six months. Three Delta Force operatives are sent into the city with orders to find out what's going on and report back. What they are embarking on is a journey into the heart of madness, war and death.
A solid shooter with an engaging story about the darker side of war.
Brian Williams, Amazon
3 February 2013
Summary: I originally passed over this game when it came out because I figured it was just another Call of Duty clone. Turns out, I was wrong. This game avoids what I consider the two main flaws of CoD. Those are 1) an incoherent story, and 2) chaotic gameplay. Spec Ops' story explores the darker side of war. The line (as implied by the title) between good and evil, right and wrong, is not always so clear cut.