Shocking Introduction: The first hour of Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line is a game I have followed very closely for a very long time. I took part in an alpha test for the game nearly two years ago, and it is cool to be hear two years later to see how the game has changed. I was convinced back then that I would not end up owning this game, but needless to say, I now do and I am completely content with my decision to buy. The game takes place in Dubai after a massive natural disaster. You play the roll of US Army Captain Martin Walker and you are tasked with heading into Dubai to answer a distress call. If you feel like Nathan Drake enlisted in the Army, you should, because Martin is in fact voiced by the one and only Nolan North. Captain Drake… er, Walker is on a quest to find Colonel John Conrad, the author of the distress call and a former commanding officer. What Delta Squad finds once they hit Dubai is a sand-storm ravaged city on the brink of war. A rogue battalion warring with CIA operatives and locals alike. It’s crazy stuff.
If you’ve been on the fence about the game, the first four chapters can be viewed below/after the break. The first chapter is essentially the demo, so you can skip right to chapter 2 if you want something new. There is about an hour of gameplay in total and so far, and I am enjoying it quite a bit. The story is pretty intense and interesting, and I see myself playing this much more than I have Max Payne 3 or Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, the two other recently released third person shooters. Spec Ops: The Line is in stores now on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows PC’s.