The last few games you beat and rate them II
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10-21-2012, 02:48 AM
No Fun Shogun
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Spec Ops: The Line - 8.5/10
Long story short, can't remember the last time that a game's plot made me think more than this one. I thought nothing of shock value moments in other games, notably the airport scene in Modern Warfare 2 which didn't strike a single nerve with me and mostly just left me bored and wishing I didn't have to stroll and waste time gunning down innocents. Multiple scenes in Spec Ops, though, left me really thinking after the fact. Even made me wonder how I would've reacted in similar circumstances, especially when....
....you find your teammate getting lynched by an angry mob and you have the choice to either let his murderers get away or to gun them down as well as a bunch of innocents in the process.
Very powerful stuff. Plus, gorgeous looking game and a great soundtrack to boot.
Gameplay, on the other hand, is hit or miss. While very visceral throughout, it's also a bit sluggish and you'll find yourself dying more than a few times entirely because your character's slow to react to what you're doing.
Definitely would give it a strong recommendation, though. Bought it for $40 and thought it was well worth it, even with it being fairly short and likely not much replay value beyond wanting to go back and redo a few decisions and see the four endings.
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