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Geek Game Review- Spec Ops The Line
Last Updated on Friday, 6 July 2012 06:34 Written by Laddie13 Friday, 6 July 2012 11:00
As I write this, American geeks are celebrating the 4th of July. The day America fought and won their independence from Great Britain. Actually the original 13 colonies legally won their Independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776 but the Declaration Of Independence was finally approved on the 4th. 4th of July celebrations generally involve picnics, fireworks and celebrating our freedom and the brave men and women who fought or continue to fight for this. I have family members who have seen first hand the atrocities and heartbreak that is involved in upholding freedom. I can only imagine but this week I earned even more respect for these brave men and women and it came from an odd source, a video game.
Spec Ops: The Line is a third person shooter based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness just as Francis Ford Coppola‘s epic movie Apocalypse Now was. I think Spec Ops more closely resembles the film but either way the game does a respectful telling of the literary classic. The gameplay itself isn’t groundbreaking by any means and it has a few issues including an at times wonky cover system. The multiplayer isn”t bad, it seems perfectly content just being average. Where Spec Ops The Line excels at is the campaign. It has been one of the best gaming experiences I’ve had with a military shooter recently.
Spec Ops: The Line was first introduced to the world at 2009′s Spike VGA‘s. It’s a reboot of the Spec Ops series that found much success on the original Playstation. However it is not a continuation to any of the previous titles and probably would do better with a different title. Spec Ops: The Line takes place in a fictional version of Dubai. One that has fallen due to a series of sandstorms, the worst in history. Dubai’s elite promptly and secretly evacuated while leaving countless others behind with the assurance the storms weren’t that bad. Meanwhile Colonel John Konrad, a highly decorated but troubled commander of the 33rd Battalion, US Army, was in Afghanistan ready to be deployed home when he heard of the catastrophic sandstorms and volunteered the 33rd to help with the evacuation of Dubai. Read more: Geek Game Review- Spec Ops The Line