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Spec Ops: The Line in a nutshell

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#79 - thepiratebay (08/05/2013) [+] (6 replies)
And then there's this guy
User avatar #74 - I Am Monkey (08/05/2013) [+] (11 replies)
Sometime the whole "tough choice" aspect of games just goes completely over people heads. I was watching my friend play The Walking Dead and eagerly awaiting the scene where you have to choose between Carly or Doug, hoping to see a lot of drama over picking one. He just immediately picked Carly with no hesitation. He didn't even look at Doug.
#71 - zerojaxx (08/05/2013) [+] (15 replies)
But it is genius. it takes your expectations of "run and shoot brown people" and rapes your soul with them in a way that i've never seen a AAA game do before.
Name one other AAA that made you stop playing and truly consider if you're the good guy.
Name one other AAA that made you realize how truly hellish war is as opposed to the dude-bro testos-a-thon of the cowadooty series
protip you cant
/rant

also the comic isnt even funny
User avatar #99 to #71 - coolfuzzy (08/06/2013) [-]
Looks like someone just learned what AAA title meant. Even though I still don't think you did, it sounds like you just watched that episode of extra credits for this game.
User avatar #6 - billybong (08/05/2013) [+] (21 replies)
Wooh, Just got this game free with The Bureau preorder on steam. I haven't downloaded it yet though.

I don't care too much about spoilers, but what do others think of it? Yay or nay?
#18 - anonymous (08/05/2013) [+] (17 replies)
Well, yes!

You are told to shoot a guy and without hesitation you pull the ******* trigger and end his life. Yes that makes you a bad person!

If you take away the 4th panel, it actually sums up what Spec Ops: The Line is and does very well. Its a game where you do all your typical shooter things, without question, and then confronts you with how horrible of an act this really is and how detached from reality most modern shooters really are.
User avatar #109 to #95 - hurtfulturkey (08/06/2013) [-]
You just accidentally discovered the point of the game.
#60 - snakefire (08/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
In fallout new vegas I can shoot the innocent because I like their clothes, but when someone gives me something and I don't have the option to say "thank you" I just feel bad.
#114 - thesinful (08/06/2013) [-]
Reminds me of the CIA joke.

The CIA has three candidates, two men and a woman, for one assassin position.

On the final day of testing, the CIA proctor leads the first male candidate to a large steel door and hands him a gun. "We must know that you will follow our instructions, regardless of the circumstances," he explains. "Inside this room, you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill her."

The man is horrified, "You can't be serious! I could never shoot my wife!"

"Well," says the proctor, "you're definitely not the right man for this job then."

The CIA proctor leads the second male candidate to another large steel door and hands him a gun. "We must know that you will follow instructions, no matter what the circumstances," the proctor explains. "Inside this room, you will find your wife sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill her."

The second man steadies himself, takes the gun and enters the room. After three quiet minutes, the man exits the room with tears in his eyes. "I wanted to do it -- I just couldn't pull the trigger and shoot my wife. I guess I'm not the right man for the job."

Finally, the CIA proctor leads the female candidate to yet another large steel door and hands her a gun. "We must be sure that you will follow instructions, no matter what the circumstances. Inside this room, you will find your husband sitting in a chair. Take this gun and kill him."

The woman takes the gun, enters the room, and before the door even closes completely behind her, she's fired off six shots. Then all hell breaks loose behind the door -- cursing, screaming, crashing. Suddenly, all goes quiet.

The door opens slowly, the woman exits, and wiping the sweat from her brow, she says, "Did you guys know the gun was loaded with blanks? I had to beat the son of a bitch to death with the chair!"
#38 - krumpinthug (08/05/2013) [+] (5 replies)
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User avatar #42 to #40 - successfully (08/05/2013) [-]
UHH I SAID YOU LOOK ****** , GOODNIGHT DENISE.
User avatar #32 - GnRNoD (08/05/2013) [-]
I don't think the game tries to make you feel like you did something wrong, but to show you how PTSD and other issues can affect the mind of soldiers when on the field.
#4 - shackle (08/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**shackle rolled user oishiine ** this user has sex with penguins
User avatar #5 to #4 - oishiine (08/05/2013) [-]
Only on the weekend

Speaking of which...
User avatar #132 - othelo (08/06/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Could someone pretty please shop out the last panel, I think it would make a great reaction pic.
#1 - loopymoodude (08/05/2013) [+] (5 replies)
i dont understand.
User avatar #14 to #3 - guylongname (08/05/2013) [-]
Much deeper than that: at one point it makes you consider what you are doing as a player. If you haven't seen it yet, look up Extra Credits on youtube: they go into Spec Ops with much finer detail on pretty much everything about it.
#172 - grasman ONLINE (08/11/2013) [-]
Should I be offended by this?
Spec Ops: The Line is one of my favorite shooters.
I guess I will give a thumb.
User avatar #157 - binbunny (08/06/2013) [-]
This game actually gave me PTSD.
User avatar #82 - xxiixx ONLINE (08/06/2013) [-]
I haven't played the game,but I heard it is thematically based on Heart of Darkness. One of the characters is named Conrad, which is a nod to the author of Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.
User avatar #72 - killboy (08/05/2013) [-]
Buck that! Spec Ops: The Line had a great story. Actually made you think with your own head for a while. It shows how bland and generic all the shooters had become.
User avatar #70 - babbylicious (08/05/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I don't get it guys. Care to explain?
User avatar #43 - giinthir (08/05/2013) [+] (21 replies)
For those wondering about Spec Ops The Line, I highly recommend playing it. I went and blind and it changed how I think. I will give you one example of the choices you make in the game, it does happen, but it doesn't really spoil anything story wise. I still talk about the choice to my friends all the time.
[spoiler] You come into a valley with two men tied up, and are told you are surrounded by snipers, and you have to execute one of them to get through. They have both been marked as guilty of crimes. The first man stole water during a drought, which endangers everyone. The second man is convicted of shooting and killing the first man's wife and child when attempting to simply arrest the first man, but he resisted and the second man had no choice.
Yes one of their crimes seems lesser, but it endangers everyone, and the second man is only guilty because of the actions of the first man. So in a way, the first man is just as guilty of the second man's crime. It is his fault. He could have just come with and had a lesser sentence. [/spoiler]
it really is not an easy choice.
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