We’ve seen it all before. Beefed up, modern day US soldiers shouting profanities at eachother as they proceed to gun down hordes of non-descript terrorists in a photo-realistic, war-torn wasteland. Yawn.
Surprisingly, and somewhat refreshingly, 2K Games’ Spec Ops: The Line doesn’t comply with all of the rules of the modern day war game. To start off with, it’s set in a sandstorm ravished Dubai. Secondly, it has a vaguely interesting story line and finally… well, actually that’s where the unique features end.
OK, so The Line isn’t a game changer by any means, but it does manage to stand out amongst a sea of played-out, cliched competitors thanks to the fresh features it does bring to the table.
+Brings some nice ideas to the genre.
+Interesting environments to explore.
-Weak multiplayer modes.