This is a definite must play. Without spoiling the story the first half of the game feels like your modern warfare/gears of war shooter until about halfway through. Then this game shows what makes it a must play. Must note, if you thought the part in Modern Warfare 2 where they shoot civilians in the airport was distasteful than this game isn't for you. I give this a 9 because the campaign is relatively short taking a few days and the story is so great but depressing at the same time you won't want to play it again making it a great rental for gamefly customers.
I didn't really think I was going to get any amusement out of Spec Ops nor a whole couple of days. I was quite impressed with the graphics and smoothness of the environment. It totally caught Dubai in a catastrophic environment very well and the cutscenes were quite intriguing! However, I have to say that when running for cover or dealing with the cover system it got aggravating to deal with in hostile moments. It definitely surprised me that the story was going to be so strange but nevertheless it had me wanting to finish just to see what the deal was. I probably would never buy it but to me it was worth the rent and a couple days shooting through it!
Interesting Story & Narrative
Short story/campaign (I completed 4hrs30min, others say around 6 hours)
For me, that is what the game boiled down to. Good story but I often ran into problems with the third person controls that made it frustrating for me enjoy a fluid experience but overall I did enjoy this game.
These characters first start out as generic copies of soldiers but soon thrusted into the action with choices, of your choosing, that will mold them for the rest of the game.
You command your squad to help out when you are either hurt or out of ammo (which is limited in this game, pick your shots carefully) which is a fantastic feature and option to have when you are under duress.
Multiple endings/trophies for the choices you make was one features that stood out to me. Giving me incentive to replay and make different choices.
Overall, I did enjoy this game, and the story & ending saved it from itself. A overall short & above average game.