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TheBigDave
06-12-12, 06:03 AM
Anyone getting this? Game releases on June 26th. Amazon's offering a $10 credit.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T7XBbqXDvwE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

The demo's out now. It was much better than I expected. I wasn't planning on getting it. But after that demo, I might take a chance and pre-order.

This video picks up right after the demo, and shows the next 15 minutes.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5W18cwEfEkw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Kedrix
06-12-12, 07:01 AM
Possibly (but no certainty), I will get to review this one. Which would be fantastic but I'm not very good at military first person shooters. However, if there are decent (and not punk 10 year olds) people who are willing to help me out with some multiplayer testing, feel free to send me a friend request. ;)

Rob V
06-12-12, 07:22 AM
This is 3rd person, no?

Kedrix
06-12-12, 07:26 AM
This is 3rd person, no?

Yes, it is third-person, see how much I suck at these :)? Seriously though, I do better with a third person shooter, but the tactics thing will still be my undoing :).

RocShemp
06-12-12, 05:15 PM
I like Noan North but I wish they had him use one of the different voices he can do. The "everyman" voice is too closely associated with Drake.

Rob V
06-27-12, 09:16 AM
Anyone play this yet? There's been a ton of marketing on G4TV and Comedy Central. I want to pick it up but something tells me it's price will fall like a stone.

foxdvd
06-27-12, 09:33 AM
A friend of mine ended up getting it because he had it on order from over a year ago when they said it was going to have 3 player coop for the game...after they took that out he forgot to cancel the preorder. He said the game is fun but not great. He also said it is about a 4 to 5 hour long game. I would wait for it to drop below 20, or rent it.

Osiris3657
06-27-12, 10:56 AM
Looks like Xbox's answer to Playstation's SOCOM Navy SEALs games.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
06-27-12, 01:46 PM
Looks like Xbox's answer to Playstation's SOCOM Navy SEALs games.

Except it's muti-platform.

K&AJones
06-27-12, 04:35 PM
I'll have give the demo a try but at this point if there's any war/shooter I'm getting it's MOH.

Kedrix
06-28-12, 12:24 PM
Welp, my webmaster just got my copy and I should have it by Monday. I hope this puppy is good, but I am concerned my "military tactics" are going to be pretty poor. I need like Rambo mode ;)

K&AJones
06-28-12, 10:42 PM
Just saw two scores.....

Teamxbox....7
http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1991/Spec-Ops-The-Line/p1/

Gamespot....6.5 (note...average score of 70 users...8.2)
http://www.gamespot.com/spec-ops-the-line/platform/xbox360/

Kedrix
07-14-12, 08:54 PM
Just saw two scores.....

Teamxbox....7
http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1991/Spec-Ops-The-Line/p1/

Gamespot....6.5 (note...average score of 70 users...8.2)
http://www.gamespot.com/spec-ops-the-line/platform/xbox360/

In line with mine to be honest, I also gave it a 7/10 (3.5/5). Awesome story, but control and generic gameplay kinda hurt it a bit.

http://upcomingdiscs.com/2012/07/14/spec-ops-the-line-xbox-360/

TheBigDave
10-27-12, 05:39 AM
Just finished the single player game. Decided to get this for $20 instead of buying MOH for $60.

It was decent. The controls and mechanics were solid. It kinda plays like a combo of COD and Gears. And the storyline was very interesting. This is probably the grimmest game I've every played. I felt like taking a shower with some bleach and a brillo pad after finishing. Seriously brutal.

On the downside, the gameplay was just average. The "tactics" were completely unnecessary. I only gave my squad a command once or twice in the beginning, then totally forgot about it and just Rambo'ed the rest of the game. You get a couple morality choices during the game, but they don't do anything to affect the overall gameplay. And as corridor shooters go, this one felt really claustrophobic at times.

Overall, it was worth the $20. The storyline was certainly memorable. But after finishing, I don't have an urge to go back and replay any of the levels. A good way to blow off 8 hours, but nothing more.

chuckd21
12-13-12, 09:57 AM
This game isn't getting enough credit. This is the best shooter I've played since the original BLOPS.

foxdvd
12-13-12, 10:04 AM
Just finished the single player game. Decided to get this for $20 instead of buying MOH for $60.

It was decent. The controls and mechanics were solid. It kinda plays like a combo of COD and Gears. And the storyline was very interesting. This is probably the grimmest game I've every played. I felt like taking a shower with some bleach and a brillo pad after finishing. Seriously brutal.

On the downside, the gameplay was just average. The "tactics" were completely unnecessary. I only gave my squad a command once or twice in the beginning, then totally forgot about it and just Rambo'ed the rest of the game. You get a couple morality choices during the game, but they don't do anything to affect the overall gameplay. And as corridor shooters go, this one felt really claustrophobic at times.

Overall, it was worth the $20. The storyline was certainly memorable. But after finishing, I don't have an urge to go back and replay any of the levels. A good way to blow off 8 hours, but nothing more.

I agree with your thoughts on this game...I would say though it is a rental and not worth buying..

stingermck
12-17-12, 09:14 AM
This game isn't getting enough credit. This is the best shooter I've played since the original BLOPS.

Agreed. I ran through it yesterday, and I can easily say its the best shooter I have played. By the end I was a little disturbed by some of the choices I made. With 4 different endings, I need to replay the last level and epilogue also.

chuckd21
12-17-12, 09:21 AM
Also, and I never thought I'd say this, but Jake Busey was amazing in it.

Brooklyn
12-17-12, 09:25 AM
Also, and I never thought I'd say this, but Jake Busey was amazing in it.

Better than in Roadhouse 2?