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Spec Ops: The Line (Xbox 360)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the controls and gameplay are on the whole positive. The action and multi player mode also get good opinions, whereas there are some negative opinions about the AI.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Spec Ops: The Line (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Spec Ops: The Line Review: An Earnest Take on the Depravity of Man

 

An anti-war experience in the guise of an action game.

On paper, it almost seemsblasphemous to make an action game based onJoseph Conrad's Heart of Darknessand Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.The two works are seminal commentaries on how war doesn't createvictors, but rather bastard children who are...

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

Heart of Darkness meets Call of Duty.

Conrad inspiring Konrad; Strong narrative; Multiple endings; Choice? In war?; Late-game visuals and set pieces; Competent mechanics and multiplayer

Difficulty spikes; Monotonous environments; Little bits of absurdity

The gamer in me hated much of Spec Ops: The Line. The critic in me loves it. Like anyone else of two minds, I'm forced to decide which side of the line I stand on.

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

Heart of Darkness meets Call of Duty.

Conrad inspiring Konrad; Strong narrative; Multiple endings; Choice? In war?; Late-game visuals and set pieces; Competent mechanics and multiplayer

Difficulty spikes; Monotonous environments; Little bits of absurdity

The gamer in me hated much of Spec Ops: The Line. The critic in me loves it. Like anyone else of two minds, I'm forced to decide which side of the line I stand on.

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

Spec Ops: The Line would like to welcome you to “Hell” but just what type of hell are you in for? Read on to see.

You can issue orders to the two soldiers in your squad. By this I mean you can order them to focus on attacking a specific person or have them throw a stun grenade. Be careful though because they are not too bright. Send them to focus on a target that...

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

While a lot of game developers these days produce epic war games, very few of them make you feel the effects of war itself. Sure, there are “shocking” moments sprinkled here and there, such as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's assassination and nuclear...

It’s funny how we mention something like a Vietnam based movie with this review, because that seems to be the vibe that Yager was going for with Spec Ops. You’ll hear some radio tunes throughout, played by a deejay who’s clearly lost his marbles, and...

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Spec Ops: The Line

 

War is hell. If you needed any further convincing of that fact, then perhaps Spec Ops: The Line can be of some assistance. Set amid a ruined Dubai buried deep in the sand and vast undulating dunes, you're strapped into the army boots of Captain Martin...

Spec Ops: The Line is a cut above the usual generic military shooter with solid gameplay backed up by a story that pulls you in and doesn't let go. And it makes you think. It's a grim day at the beach for sure, but then war is hell.

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

This emotionally-charged shooter breaks the boundaries of how games like this can be made.

Strong, emotional narrative ; Excellent sound design ; Unpredictable action ; Tense firefights

Weird button combo ; Online feels unnecessary

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

A new portrayal of the military shooter experience with twisting narrative uncertainties.

Despite criticism in all other departments, the gritty story supersedes the game's mediocrity elsewhere, and finally delivers something outside the box. It dives into a disturbing realism that war, racism, and the psychological repercussions that could...

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Spec Ops: The Line Review

 

All of the aforementioned is a welcome addition to both fans of the genre and those new to it. With a shift away from clear-cut good and bad, Spec Ops challenges the sympathetic grey-matter with highlighted gaps between ‘killing machine’ and...

Deep and engaging story line; Great setting; Tactical combat situations; Dynamic controls

Grenade mechanic; Melee combat can get a bit messy; Loading each intro scene upon restarting a checkpoint

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Spec Ops: The Line

 

Yager should be admired for its bravery and effort in building something different, but Spec Ops just doesn't have the fundamentals to back up its grand ideas.

Arresting setting ; Interesting, often alarming story

Infinite turret sections ; Poor AI

Yager should be admired for its bravery and effort in building something different - this could so easily have been an entirely generic shooter - but it just doesn't have the fundamentals to back up its grand ideas or the confidence to go completely...

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