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Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops: The Line review

How many people had I already killed?

267

8 years ago

Just Deserts: Spec Ops MP Trailer Weaponizes Sand

What follows is a moment-by-moment recounting of my facial expressions while watching Spec Ops: The Line's multiplayer trailer - in ultra-vision. Exposition-y stuff: an expectant stare followed by an eye roll so hard it nearly detached my retinas at the phrase "This is their war." Cover shooty runny 'splodey stuff: a furrowed brow as if to say, "Is this all?" and "Why waste a slow-mo…

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Spec Ops: The Line Is A Grisly Business

Having read Adam's hands on with Spec Ops: The Line, I've found myself intrigued by a game I suspect I might have otherwise ignored or dismissed as another military shooter. While it's very much about men shooting each other, the themes of the collapsing Dubai being eaten by the desert, not to mention the underlying occult weirdness, looks like something I'd like to explore. The…

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Sand In Your Pants: The Itchy New Spec Ops Trailer

Spec Ops: The Line is on a mission to prove it's not just the sand that's gritty with this new "Community Gameplay Trailer". Whoever the Spec Ops community is, they're sick puppies, as this is nothing but a catalogue of human misery: Argos filled with skulls, a Littlewoods of pain, an Innovations dedicated exclusively to a helmet that stops brain matter from staining your nice…

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Get Some Spec Ops: The Line in June

Ooh, I've come overall military. Let me try that again: "I don't know what I've been told, Spec Ops: The Line is out June 29th". Ah, military cadence is a wonderful medium for delivering game news. The Dubai set Gears of War-ish shooter that Adam liked but I have concerns about is taking advantage of the sweltering heat of summer and potential beach holidays. Imagine,…

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9 years ago

Feature: Talk The Line

Interview: Yager On Spec Ops: The Line

Drawing inspiration from Joseph Conrad as much as the series that it seeks to reinvent, Spec Ops: The Line is a brutal, plot-driven third person shooter. After playing a few chapters of the game, I sat down with senior designer Shawn Frison to talk about Dubai, war stories, and the tension between horror and entertainment.

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Feature: Some hold it, some walk it...

Hands On: Spec Ops: The Line

As I sat in 2K’s lobby waiting to play Spec Ops: The Line, a man played The Darkness II on a nearby consolebox. If I were to estimate, I’d say 84% of his time was spent eviscerating people, tearing them limb from limb, punching gaping holes through their most precious parts and lopping off their screaming faces with a twitch of his tentacles. It truly…

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You Say Du-Bye And I Say Hell-O: Spec Ops

We sent Craig into what I can only assume was the heart of a diabolical sandstorm to take a look at Spec Ops: The Line. Despite misgivings, he admired the impressive spectacle, most of which seems to be due to the game's setting in a decaying and sand-suffocated Dubai. A new trailer, which shows a fair bit of gameplay, does manage to impress with its…

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Feature: Sandy, sure.

Hands On With Spec Ops: The Line

The Spec Ops series has been going since 1998, although came to an abrupt end after eight games and an abandoning of the PC, in 2002. Now, a decade on, it's back with Spec Ops: The Line. We sent Craig to take a look at an early build of the military shooter to see if it's a welcome return.Sand, like bullets, can kill a man.…

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