Geplaatst: 15 april
In a world where everyone's a hero when they launch a shooter, Spec Ops: The Line crushed that stereotype. Never had a game make me question my morality as much as Spec Ops: The line. This game surpassed the level of a game, bringing to me what I can only described as "a very real experience".
The strong emotions of the graphics and voice acting emersed me into a setting where I ponder over every decision I made while playing as the protagonist. I can still vividly remember the very first time I was shown the repercussions after I made a "mistake". Without revealing spoilers, I can only say I regretted so hard I did not make a save before making that decision and it "haunted" me for the rest of the game, quite literally.
Together with This War of Mine, I'm pretty sure Spec Ops: The Line can be arguably the next most realistic war game ever scripted. It introduces as a shooter, but jolts you back up and shake you vigorously, reminding you that every single round that connects with an "enemy", someone out there lost their loved one.
I have been late in picking up Spec Ops: The Line, and I regret letting it grow dust in my collection and not playing it sooner. The experience of this game is as good as reading a great novel. Kudos to the screenwriters for writing such an outstanding story.