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Spec Ops: The Line Review (PS3)

The introduction of a new story driven 3rd person shooter is always welcome in my library. They are too few and far between. This game is a thrilling adventure that sucks you in from the moment you enter Dubai.

The Story - The story is what this game is all about. Tough decisions and tough AI opponents await around every corner to stop you from completing your mission. Your mission is to liberate Dubai. Now it seems simple enough but just wait and see the many twists and turns that will befall you on your journey. I don’t want to give any of this story away but trust me when I say — the 7 hours is well worth your time and effort.

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Title: Spec Ops: The Line
Genre: Third Person Shooter
Developer: Yager
Platform: PS3, PC, Xbox 360
Price: $59.99
ESRB: Mature
Release Date: 6/26/12[/toggle_box]

PRAISE:

  • Hello Dubai Graphically this game is gorgeous. So many environments and a different feeling comes with each. They didn’t hold back on anything in this department.
  • Huh?…What was that noise?- Sound! Holy crap I love the way this game sounds. Every creak and crack sparkles in your ears. Orders being called out and your team mates giving you many heads up makes you pay close attention at all times. This game is a pleasure to play using headphones or a good set of surround sound speakers.
  • Season Finale- It has been a very long time since I really enjoyed a story like this one. It’s like watching a TV series and constantly wanting to know whats going to happen next.
  • Control Yourself – The shooting mechanics in this game are tight and responsive. You can see your progression through as you quickly become more adept to laying down the smack with multiple headshots. What I’m trying to say is that Spec Ops: The Line is very accessible.

AWKWARD SILENCE:

  • Multi…..slayer- The multiplayer in this game is not even something that you’re gonna want to touch. It’s not story related and its very generic.
  • Why wont I stick!?- The cover system can be clunky at times. You will get use to it, but it will also cause you to curse.

WELL-DESERVED CRITICISMS:

  • Fin- This campaign is short! Its as expensive as any other game, but the story isn’t long enough. You may want to go through it again to see what other choices cause, but ultimately its still too short.
  • Noooooooo!- There is no co-op in this game. Since the game is so short I feel like this should have been a given. A story related co-op only campaign would have definitely been welcome. Maybe DLC???
  • Nothing to report sir- This is a very generic 3rd person shooter. It works well, but it does not bring anything new to the table. The story makes up for this; just don’t be expecting anything revolutionary.

CONCLUSION:

This game is great! I would say its worth 2 playthroughs. If you’re leery just pick it up used and return it. Either way it will not be a waste of your time.

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Gameplay: 7
Story: 9
Graphics: 9
Sound: 9
Replay: 7
Overall: 8

Great – Many strive for greatness, and fail. Not this game, it looked greatness in the eye and lived to tell about it. We recommend purchasing it.[/toggle_box]

Hey guys my name is Steven Mari. I'm a 25 year old lifetime gamer. I love games and I love technology. I study at Idaho State University and I work as a Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified First Assistant at our local hospital. When I'm not gaming I work out or go mountain biking. What am I talking about?...I'm always gaming! Feel free to post me your comments good or bad I'm here to listen and get feedback so I can better steer you in the right direction in your future gaming/technology investments...PEACE!
  • http://www.geekrevolt.com/ DeShaun Zollicoffer

    Picked this up last week, I’m liking the story, but the gameplay feels too familiar. Wave after wave of bad guys, I just want to get to more story parts! Ha-ha, and I can’t even find a match in the multiplayer mode — it’s like a fucking ghost town.

    Anyway, great review Steve :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Lamens-Mari/100003356665563 Steven Lamens-Mari

      I totally know what you mean! The story is the meat of the game. I’m glad you’re enjoying it. Once you do play multiplayer once you’ll probably not do it again LOL

  • XavierLeromeLangham

    i played the demo i liked what i saw so i’ll be picking this up in the future when the price comes down

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Lamens-Mari/100003356665563 Steven Lamens-Mari

      Ya it is definitely worth playing through. I’m sure the price drop will come pretty soon

  • http://geekrevolt.com/author/fallguysoldier/ Edgar Ocampo

    Thanks for the review, Steven!

    As a fan of 3rd person shooters I’ve eyed this game for quite some time since its announcement. Looks like this is gonna be a definite buy for me, though not at the $60 price tag it has currently…

    It’s too bad it doesn’t have coop. The funny thing about me is that I’m not much of an online multiplayer kind of guy, but I would like to have my real-life friends (hell, my sister included) join me in the fight. Guess that ain’t happening with this game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Lamens-Mari/100003356665563 Steven Lamens-Mari

      I completely agree! Having a co-op multiplayer is more valuable to me than having a competitive one. I imagine the price drop will be coming very soon. I don’t however think there will be any DLC so probably no co-op 8( Thanks for the feedback Edgar.

  • bisiro

    thanks bro. this game is pretty awesome. it took 12 hrs on hard my first playthrough

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Lamens-Mari/100003356665563 Steven Lamens-Mari

      nice! did you taste sweet platinum victory yet?

      • bisiro

        85%. Only 5 trophies left:)