gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I didn't know what to expect from this game other than everybody saying "Gears meets Call of Duty". So I went into it expecting that.
It feels way more like Gears than COD to me, that's just my opinion. The gameplay is very similar to Gears, even throwing grenades and shooting from cover feels the same, so if you like those games you'll probably like this one too.
The story is pretty interesting, I ended up with a pretty grim ending to my campaign since I didn't really pay much moral attention to any of the choices. It's hard to tell if you're a good guy or bad guy during the campaign, which was kind of refreshing since many games cast you as the hero regardless of how you conduct yourself.
I thought it was pretty fun, and I beat it in a weekend. It was worth the rent.
Graphics are awesome. Sounds are awesome.
Once I got used to working with the squadmates the strategy can get kind of interesting as well. Sometimes I would get stuck on certain spots but switching up tactics seemed to always help get around these situation, rather than having to just grind through and try to get lucky.
Anybody looking for a shooter with a quick-paced campaign to kill a weekend with should find this to be a pretty good pickup.
gamers (94%) found this review helpful
Spec Ops: The Line is familiarly a 3rd person tactical shooter. Admittedly nothing special about the gameplay, cover mechanics are occasionally faulty but the combat sections are broken up with enough variation that they don't become tedious.
Where Spec Ops truly shines is in it's story. A compelling premise complimented by driving characterization, solid atmosphere and above average writing places Spec Ops: The Line among my favorite shooters of recent years.
posted by MetalYuri (MARCUS HOOK, PA) Jul 30, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (89%) found this review helpful
This story mode.. was amazing. It puts you in such real war situations that Call of duty misses or over exaggerates.
Though I did die alot in the game, it was still interesting. I think I only died alot because I havent been put in that kind of situation before, even after playing ALL the Call of duty games! It was a new experiece! Its like Gears of War MIXED with Call of Duty!
And I am a biggg Call of duty fan, HUGE. But spec ops story mode was 2 notches above theirs! Spec ops takes you in the MIND of a soldier as well as situations. and the BEST PART OF THIS GAME. ITS REPLAY VALUE!! It has 2 different story mode endings, you basically pick what you want to do, and at the end of the game i can bet that you'll be like.. "Omg" lol.
Thanks to spec ops I feel like Call of duty missed out on being truly deep into the action. it starts in the mind first, not the gun!
BEST army title i have ever played. I lovedddd the story mode and even anyone who watched me play couldnt look away! Please make another following this! lol