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Spec Ops: The Line Hands-On Impressions

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Posted November 22, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich




Spec Ops The Line

2K Games recently held an event to show off their next title from Yager Developments Spec Ops: The Line. Adam Rosenberg was there and lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the Unreal engine-powered, modern warfare-themed third-person shooter.

"This is heavy stuff. The name "Konrad" is no coincidence; Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness beats steadily at the core of Spec Ops: The Line. There are high aspirations at work here. The hope is that The Line will do for video games what the film classic Apocalypse Now did as a thematic adaptation of Conrad's highly regarded work.

That's the hope, at any rate. Based on the bits the preview runs through, things are certainly leaning in that direction. The most telling moment comes when I'm presented with a choice, one of many which pop up throughout the game. This is late in the 90-minute demo, shortly after Walker and his men realize that something's gone horribly wrong with Konrad."

Check out the full Spec Ops: The Line preview for more.

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