And that's a good thing. Anyone that has ever seen Apocalypse Now ...
rista blodorn, Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: Spec Ops: The Line is a shooter that takes it's direction from Conrad's Heart of Darkness. And that's a good thing. Anyone that has ever seen Apocalypse Now will find haunting reminders of that movie as the player moves through the story. The game lasts 15-25 hours depending on the players expertise with the shooter genre and how much time they might want to spend hunting down collectibles.
Summary: I made the decision to purchase this game just because I was going through an Army Of Two withdraw and wanted some fun, mindless, shooty third person action. This was a huuuuuuuuuuge mistake on my part. This game, on it's surface, looks exactly as I've described but several levels in it turned dark. End of Catch-22 dark. The action was just as fun and violent as ever but the story really is what sets this game head and shoulders above any other game on the market.
Summary: For some reason this game made my xbox screen freeze, check other games no problem. Must be a defect in program or some thing .Called microsoft they could not fix the problem either so sent game back. but i will say this, played it on a friend's xbox really liked it when it works.
HAH! It's a Game that tries to make you feel guilty!
17 June 2014
Summary: I recall the Star Wars game going this road; gives you decisions and then tries to impose the guilt when you choose death. So far I've wiped out a church full of civilians and an Army of US forces and I'm loving it!! Somehow all of the actions taken are for a reason; reasons that are explained from the get-go. Put on your warrior face and clear the field of the enemy - great action, not much hype about this game as I recall.
Summary: I first heard about this game from its 2010 teaser trailer or was 2011? Either way I've always been interested in this game and only until recently have been able to play it. I expected a new shooter would try to nock off call of duty and battlefield but I was quickly proven wrong. This game exceeded every expectation I had and blew me away. The story is the best I've played threw in a game in a long time. Moral choices and dilemmas that kept me guessing on what to do.
Brilliant, disturbing inversion of the military shooter genre
Ross Bragg, Amazon
7 May 2014
Summary: I'm about two years too late with this review, but if you're a fan of games as a story-telling medium, this is not to be missed. It confronts the brutality of war and the effect on its participants in a way that no other mainstream game I'm aware of even approaches. The influence from Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now are palpable, the soundtrack is well-chosen, and Nolan North's voice acting is fantastic for reasons that will become apparent later in the game.
Summary: One of the only examples that can be pointed to in the modern-gen as a game as both artsy, and profoundly story driven. The gameplay is that of any modern 7-8/10 third person shooter, the mechanics work and the game flows nicely, but the story is what really hits home. A story that tackles the horrors of real issues, PTSD, the use of White Phosphorous, Civilian casualties in wartime, High-Treason, and the descent of a man's mind as he is tormented with the horrors of...
Summary: This game is amazing. Its a nice break from all the Call of Duty hype. NOT FOR CHILDREN or anyone easlily offended. Lots of violence blood and language. Thats why I like it though. Very interesting story to boot.