Spec Ops: The Line
10 July, 2014
Spec Ops: The Line is as the games Steam page says "A Third-Person modern military Shooter designed to challenge players' morality by putting them in the middle of unspeakable situations.", personally I couldn't sum it up any better. I saw it on the Steam summer sale 2014 for a mere few bucks and I was tempted to get it as those of you who know me, know I love my shooting games but as I went to look at the user reviews section of the game I started to get this weird vibe from what people wrote. They said things about the story but after reading a handful of reviews I decided to get it, besides if it became too much or offended me I could just switch it off right?
In Spec Ops: The Line you take control of Cpt Walker, and you with two other squad members are put in the middle of Dubai looking for survivors amongst the sandstorm but things go south pretty quickly, very quickly. At a first look you may think this is just a carbon copy of a Call of Duty where the Americans are here to kick ass and take over things but it's not. The first thing I would like to bring up is the beauty of this game at full 1080p, max settings, as you can see from the screenshot above I got it looks next-gen to me, it really really does and if graphics aren't your thing or you don't agree with my statement then the story will win you over. This game would be fairly dull in my opinion besides the spectacular graphics if the story wasn't what it is, it certainly puts Spec Ops: The Line in its own category of shooters and joins a list of games such as The Walking Dead (which you know is very close to my heart) and The Wolf Among us and certainly others that I don't know about just yet. It crosses the line, not blurs but crosses the line or morality and then turns around rips that line up. You will as Cpt lead you small squad in what you think is the right thing, stopping the bad people and the corrupt 33rd but you end up killing the people you hold near and dear, lots of citizens and people that could of made Cpt Walker's mission much quicker easier and less bloodshed.
The soundtrack is great but weird and I mean in the right times there is the right music for the most part but sometimes you can be in the middle of a huge fight and all of a sudden this slow or just really out of place music is playing, that knocked me around a bit. There is also a multiplayer mode for this game but I couldn't get it working and honestly I don't think I care because for me it was the story that captured me.
Spec Ops: The Line is an incredible game and I certainly won't stop recommending it to anyone, well anyone who won't get offended anyway. This game isn't for everyone but it so engaging in a way you don't want it to be. It's like it's too disgusting and horrible but you can't look away, it's like a drug.. Once you're hooked, you're hooked. Go! Buy it!