May 13, 2012
When Spec Ops: The Line was announced a few E3s ago, something about it caught my eye. It seemed grander than your other basic military 3rd-person shooters. I was really looking forward to seeing a lot of coverage of this game, but the coverage never came. I forgot about it and was content to play the Call of Duty games that came out. Then, all of a sudden, I heard the announcement that a demo was out. I immediately started to download it and was very impressed with what I played.
The best way I can describe the game is Call of Duty meets Gears of War. It’s your modern-day/near-future military setting with a cover system. Cover works well enough, though it’s pretty hard to screw that type of mechanic up nowadays. The only problem with it is that moving from one piece of cover to another can feel sluggish. I expect the characters to move faster considering they’re, well, trying not to get shot when out in the open.