posted by ShapeshifterL (SCOTTSDALE, AZ) Sep 24, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
Spec ops is a good game, has an awesome story with good twists. The downfall of this game, Its a generic shooter that resembles Gears of war. Action is good and if you want a good challenge, I recommend it play it on hard your first play-through. Yeah you'll die a few times but the obstacles are easy to overcome, plus you'll get a ton of achievement points on the first run. I liked that it was short and I finished it in a day. If you're a shooter fan get it, if not then you might not like it. You wont miss a lot if you don't play this game.
P.S I thought Nathan Drake would jump out any second yelling for Sully's help.
I rented Spec Ops because I kept on hearing AMAZING things about the storyline...dark, gritty, and above all super original.
Giving credit where credit is due, the story of the campaign is, in fact, original as all helluva and SUPER heavy. There definitely cross lines that I've NEVER seen crossed in a video game before, and the morale choices made by the character you play REALLY gets you thinking, which is an excessive rarity in modern popular media in general, let alone with video games.
If Spec Ops was presented in a strictly story telling medium, it would be nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, Spec Ops is, in fact, a video game, and the gameplay itself is fairly flawed. It's labeled as a tactical cover based shooter, and it SERIOUSLY skims on the tactical side of things. You have two squad mates who you really can't tell to do anything other than "SHOOT THIS THING HERE". Considering the number of times you're grossly outgunned combined with the fact that this game is not at all generous when it comes to you're character's ability to take bullets to the face, it would have been REALLY nice to have been able to use my squadmates to flank the shiitake out my enemies.
Instead, 90% of combat involves trying to pop out and shoot enemies in the head in the incredibly small window you're given before you die from being exposed for too long. Combine this with the INSANE flinch you experience whenever you take a hit, and gunfights can get REALLY frustrating REALLY fast, especially later in the game.
Still though, if you have some patience to wade through the frustrating gameplay, it's definitely worth a rental and a single playthrough.