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21 Jun 2012
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Is anyone else thinking of getting this next week? it could end up being just another mindless shooter but the developers have really been talking it up about moral decisions and stuff, we could well be surprised by it, i enjoyed the demo plus Nolan North voices the main character so im defiantly considering it

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Emjoyed the demo but to busy with Ghost Recon. I may consider it depeding on the trade in I get for Starhawk.

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Enjoyed the demo as well but less and less games are becoming day one releases I'm afraid.

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tempted to try it out, might be quite a fun game, though probably not really a Day One for me either. i didnt try the demo, will probably just go off peoples reaction on here tbh, usually quite useful 8)

 

heres the trophies for it if anyones interested: (i would say theres spoilers, but the descriptions are a bit cryptic anyway lol).

http://www.ps3trophies.org/game/spec-ops-the-line/trophies/

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tempted to try it out, might be quite a fun game, though probably not really a Day One for me either. i didnt try the demo, will probably just go off peoples reaction on here tbh, usually quite useful 8)



It played and came across to me as a far less serious Socom Special Forces lol. Which isn't a bad thing.

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Played the demo a fair bit and enjoyed it, so will be picking it up on release :smileyhappy:

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Really enjoyed the demo but will be picking this up at a later date. Next week I'm getting the London 2012 game :D
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Really enjoyed the demo, the only thing that is putting me off is the no online co-op on release.

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Reviews hit today. Here's a brief breakdown from a few sites posted on MCV.

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"The first reviews of Spec Ops: The Line have gone live, and critics are clearly impressed with the new approach 2K Games has adopted toward the shooting genre.

 

"If you’re into shooters then Spec Ops: The Line should be at the top of your list," The Sixth Axis says in its 9/10 reviews. "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."

 

Eurogamer scored it 8/10, adding: "It tries to do something special, and it tries to create something memorable and something strange. In Dubai itself, it genuinely succeeds, perhaps because the reality of the place is already so gaudy, so cloyingly, oppressively weird, that it provides a good hard shove in the right direction before the first bullet's been fired. There are such a lot of shooters these days, and so many tend to blur into each other if you're not careful. This one won't, however - and that's quite an achievement."

 

CVG also went for 8/10, stating: "While Spec Ops is tonally confused across the board, it's not brainless - snatches of well-paced story and snippets of existential battle-chatter show hearts and minds at work. The higher aspirations don't always pay off, but underneath is an always-entertaining shooter."

 

Videogamer.com opted for 7/10, concluding: "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 off the wall and truly stand out from the crowd."

 

There was another 7/10 from Edge, which said: The first shot has been fired in the battle for a smarter, morally cognisant shooter. The numbers aren’t in its favour and its foes are both relentless and well-armed but, if the genre has taught us anything, that’s never a reason to surrender."

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DJ91rocks wrote:

Reviews hit today. Here's a brief breakdown from a few sites posted on MCV.

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"The first reviews of Spec Ops: The Line have gone live, and critics are clearly impressed with the new approach 2K Games has adopted toward the shooting genre.

 

"If you’re into shooters then Spec Ops: The Line should be at the top of your list," The Sixth Axis says in its 9/10 reviews. "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."

 

Eurogamer scored it 8/10, adding: "It tries to do something special, and it tries to create something memorable and something strange. In Dubai itself, it genuinely succeeds, perhaps because the reality of the place is already so gaudy, so cloyingly, oppressively weird, that it provides a good hard shove in the right direction before the first bullet's been fired. There are such a lot of shooters these days, and so many tend to blur into each other if you're not careful. This one won't, however - and that's quite an achievement."

 

CVG also went for 8/10, stating: "While Spec Ops is tonally confused across the board, it's not brainless - snatches of well-paced story and snippets of existential battle-chatter show hearts and minds at work. The higher aspirations don't always pay off, but underneath is an always-entertaining shooter."

 

Videogamer.com opted for 7/10, concluding: "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 off the wall and truly stand out from the crowd."

 

There was another 7/10 from Edge, which said: The first shot has been fired in the battle for a smarter, morally cognisant shooter. The numbers aren’t in its favour and its foes are both relentless and well-armed but, if the genre has taught us anything, that’s never a reason to surrender."



I haven't paid this game much heed, but this review summary puts it on my radar...

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will give this a miss and pick it up in the bargain bin at xmas as it only has 6 small maps

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will give this a miss and pick it up in the bargain bin at xmas as it only has 6 small maps


 

Im not buying it for multiplayer, it was always going to be similar to every other third person shooter MP out there but its the story that caught my attention

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ent it then bud

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Yes and ign gave it an 8/10. This has gone to a day 1 purchase for me
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I have been quite impressed with the reviews so far, will be buying for sure I think.

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I think multiplayer belongs to COD and battlefield. Almost everyone will buy this for the story as the story is really good according to reviews
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I think multiplayer belongs to COD and battlefield. Almost everyone will buy this for the story as the story is really good according to reviews


This is how your comment should have read lol

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Might pick it up then because the current state of new releases this year is dire!
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I had this on my "too watch" list, and then after watching Total Biscuits ***** is, and the review scores posted earlier, I think I will be picking this up.

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dropping the Single Player co-op has caused me to wait for a price drop :D

Was quite excited for this and really enjoyed the demo.
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dropping the Single Player co-op has caused me to wait for a price drop :D

Was quite excited for this and really enjoyed the demo.


Yup , same here. 

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