Reviews by damodarko
Murder most fouldamodarko | May 8, 2013 | Review of Spec Ops: The Line dns
This was my hidden gem of the year, left aside as a mindless shooter and another dilution in the market. I could not have been more wrong.
I picked this up on a dry gaming month, GMG had it on sale and for dirt cheap, I figured i'd knock a few shots out of it. From the start, it had me hooked.
Without giving away anything, this game is action packed, fun and most of all, thought provoking. This game has the best story arc I have seen in a shooter in a very long time. The game play is basic and intuitive, letting you get on with what you're doing and pop in for some fun, what keeps you are the characters and their story.
Unsure of who your friends are, who your enemy is, you dig and dig with an ever escalating consequence to your actions. Three quarters in I felt myself having to justify my own actions and choices. I felt I had to race to the finish, that ends will justify the means, I needed something to alleviate the burden that I had placed, through my own choices, on my shoulders.
This game is a must play. There as some wonderful little dynamics added to environmental combat (Using your surroundings). The soundtrack is chunky and really elevates with aggression and tension. You feel for the characters and you want them to make it out alive.
Just to close, I loved it, it was original, it had it's own freshness to add to the market. It was the first shooter in a very long time, that as soon as I finished, I just hit play campaign again without exiting so much as the title screen. It can be picked up cheap, get it. My only regret is not paying more so the developers got as much as they gave.
TL;DR Cheap to buy, worth every cent and if nothing, love the story/soundtrack.