Spec Ops: The Line |OT| Gentlemen, welcome to Dubai

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    Anybody play the demo? It kind of sucks! It's a bit like Bad Company (goofy squadmates!), but plays like Conflict: Desert Storm (junk). The cover mechanic is clunky. The zooming is awkward. The invisible walls are annoying. The exploding heads are unnecessary.

    Why did they launch a demo so long before the game was final? Maybe it's all going to be fixed by release.
     
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    Anthony really liked this, but I've had no impression of it whatsoever.
     
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    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    This demo was awful, the cover and shooting were not smooth at all and that's the meat and potatoes of a FPS, soooooo....

    I hate sounding like that gamer, but you made an OT for what looks to be another unimpressive shooter.

    Anthony...pshhhh-aw!
     
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    Hey, I know it sucks. The OT is all copy pasta anyway.
     
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    Spec Ops demo

    I played the "Spec Ops: The Line" demo earlier this year and I enjoyed it.

    The 3rd person gameplay was good enough, nothing outstanding. How sand can potentially affect combat situations was kind of interesting, though.

    I wonder how the whole "questionable morality" concept will play into the actual game, or if it's just for the sake for a "gritty" storyline.
     
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    Apparently the storyline is the most interesting part of the game.
     
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    Really? Cool: then I look forward to experiencing it.
     
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    yeah definitely. I wouldn't recommend it if not for the story.
     
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    I just started it. I like it much more than my initial reaction to the demo. I'm only 3 chapters in, so I haven't reached any of the interesting story stuff, really.

    One thing I already LOVE is the pacing. I'm playing on Hard (or whatever) difficulty and I haven't had a chance to catch my breath or re-equip. I'm carrying around a weak shotgun and an empty AK-47. That's a really neat design choice for a campaign.
     
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    I need to play this game...

    So I will. I'm gonna start it up as soon as I'm done with lunch.
     
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    Bretimus_v2 So tired.

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    Used, I think that was one of the more engaging parts of the game. THe only times I remembered to use my team mates was when I was out of ammo. I'd set up covering fire and make a run for a gun.

    Honestly, there are some clunky pieces to the game and the mechanics don't set it above other shooters, but the story and pacing are amazing.
     
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    I would join you, but I'm playing GoW 2 now. However, still downloaded it, because it's free with PS Plus
     
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    I made it to chapter... five? So far, it's pretty interesting. I keep dying due to the silly cover mechanics, though. So that's a pain.

    Also, I accidentally hit the trigger on a Mexican stand off in chapter 4 and my allies took it as a cue and shot the guy dead. WHOOPS!
     
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    Nothing makes me feel more like a failure than the screen inviting me to try a softer difficulty after I fail the same gunfight five times in a row.
     
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    This game should have been like... an hour shorter. Anyone gone on the truck ride yet?
     
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    Wait until you get the screen saying "Don't Worry. You are still a nice person."
     
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    I finished it recently, and this game probably wins my "What Could Have Been...." prize for this generation. There were some great aspects & moments that could have been the foundation for a landmark game. I apparently didn't find it as difficult as you guys though, except for the big fight at the end.
     
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