Last week was a bit hectic, among all of the previews we had going up and that, couple with the fact I was moving across the country, meant WeView got put on the back burner for a week. But now we’re here, and you voted for Spec Ops: The Line so let’s go!
Spec Ops is a fantastic third-person shooter that might seem quite generic due to the title, but turns out to be quite a lot of fun, with some very unique features and a good narrative throughout. While I’ve not completed the game, I have played quite a bit so it gets my seal of approval! It also remains quite special to me, as it was the first game I played on my PC on “very high” settings, so it’s probably one of the best I’ve ever seen, visually.
If you’re wanting a better overview of the game, then Dan’s review will have you sorted. He scored the game an impressive 9/10, highlighting the compelling story, stunning visuals, great voice acting and good gameplay elements.
If you’re into shooters then Spec Ops: The Line should be at the top of your list. It blends a brilliant story with strong characters and gameplay mechanics that rival much more established franchises. Yes the difficulty spikes can be a grind, but push on through and you’ll find one of 2012’s best games.
I feel as though I should go and complete the game now, though I’ve been pressed to find time recently and with GTA V releasing today, and then PS4 in a couple of months, I don’t even know if I can spare a few hours!
We also took a look at the multiplayer when we got the chance, which remained quite fun but entirely generic, not being brave enough to do something new with the narrative in multiplayer. I felt the same with co-op, as I found the gunplay fun but soon got quite bored with the lack of plot.
So, did you enjoy the game as much as we did? Let us know in the comments below. It was recently available on PlayStation Plus, so I expect plenty of replies.
You should simply leave a comment describing your experience with the game, which you can then compliment with a Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It or Avoid It rating on the end. We’ll dissect all of your comments for a Verdict round-up on Monday, so get your replies in by Sunday for a chance to be included!