gamers (83%) found this review helpful
When I first saw the trailer for this game I figured it was another take on killing COD. When I started playing however I soon realized that it was nothing like it. It reminded me alot of Gears Of War but also Ghost Recon:Future Soldier with its feel to the game. What I really enjoyed is its choice of how you want the game to play out. Wether it be killing the prisoner or letting him live both have some consequences and achievements. Overall I am very happy with the game also it's lack of repetition which is refreshing. NOTE!! For all the "achievement hogs" it is a very easy 1000 gamerscore (if you don't mind a little replay for the difficulty achievements)
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Spec Ops: The Line is the shooter many of us have been waiting for. It isn't just a copycat of the Modern Warfare games, it is definitely original. The game mechanics are very creative, allowing you to use your environment to your advantage through the campaign, such as shooting windows to bury the enemies in sand.
Something different about this game, is that you aren't back shooting Nazis, or Russians or some foreign, faceless enemy. You are against other American soldiers, which has an odd feeling right from the start.
Where The Line really comes to shine, is with the moral choices you have to make along the way. There are multiple times when you have a choice of how to handle a situation, but unlike many games that give you the choice, The Line will show you the consequences of your choices, which makes the story a lot more mature of a concept. It makes you realize what you have done, and there have been a couple choices I've made through the campaign that left me wondering, "What have I done?".
I can't tell how the multiplayer is, because I have not tried it yet, but what I can tell you is that this is a great game, and it should be at the top of your Q.
If you have any doubts about it, try the demo, it gives you a basic feel of how the game is.