Excerpt: If you thought Spec Ops: The Line would just be another military, third person cover shooter then you would be wrong. What appears on the skin as an efficient and well designed cover shooter title is, in fact, underneath a fully blown example of how to differentiate what could be a generic title...
Conclusion: All in all Spec Ops: The Line is a very pretty knock off. It has all the pieces of a quality third person shooter without any of the heart. The gameplay is rough and the story is predictable. Though it brings a few fun new things to the table, they are mostly short-lived.
Summary: Spec Ops: The Line is provocative and gripping third-person modern military shooter that challenges players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situation where unimaginable choices affecting human life must be made.
Excerpt: Alone, shell-shocked and bloody, you stagger into the impossibly opulent lobby of a Dubai hotel. The walls on either side glow blue, and cast rippling reflections on the floor. Brimming with brightly coloured fish, the aquarium bears the illusion of limitless depth.
Summary: The Blast Factor: Spec Ops: The Line is a bold and daring take on the war game we all know and love that manages to take the genre mainstays and turn them on their heads. The game has its fair share of gameplay quirks, but they become tougher to notice when you’re this invested in the plot and what...
Conclusion: Should you buy Spec Ops: The Line? Well, it's the usual yes and no. Yes if you enjoy the setting and like the idea of a descent into the madness of a buried city, but no if you're fed up of cover-based, Unreal 3 engine-powered shooters.
Conclusion: Spec Ops: The Line is a cut above the usual generic military shooter with solid gameplay backed up by a story that pulls you in and doesn't let go. And it makes you think. It's a grim day at the beach for sure, but then war is hell.