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It's another game which some gamers turn to for that ever elusive art
status. It's another game where some gamers gloss over parts of the game
just to proclaim games can be art.
Gameplay-wise it's basically a GOW-clone with fiddlier controls, grenade
spam with no dodge roll and fewer, though quite impressive, set pieces
and absolutely nothing except the exotic locale to set it apart from its
contemporaries. Fun for awhile but it becomes a slog.
Then there's the plot and setting.
Freak sandstorms hit Dubai, doesn't accept foreign aid but the Arab
League doesn't help them for some reason (or even mentioned, isn't Dubai
important to that region?), for some reason Colonel Konrad decides to go
over and help and takes troops with him (I'm not in the military but
taking 1000 or so soldiers somewhere must require higher authority) and
he radios this as well.
They disappear for SIX months and after a radio transmission where Konrad
says he's failed, the US sends a grand total of 3 people to check out
I'm convinced that they picked Dubai, purely because it looked exotic to
them, since the Emiratis look like your sterotypical ragheads who speak
Farsi (despite the official language being Arabic and every sign is
written in Arabic), throw stones and carry AKs. They ignore the fact
Emiratis make up only small amount of the population (being 2+ million)
and many are wealthy (apparently all the rich escaped sometime after the
sandstorm) and the rest of the population is composed of poor migrant workers
(particularly South-Asian). So the city containing only 5000 people is
And there's the white phosphorus mortar scene where after the game starts blaming you, the player, for all the deaths you just caused despite the fact you have no choice in the matter.
I understand that this scene is supposed to call back to COD4's 'Death From Above', (for me personally the most spine chilling section in any game, at least on the first go) but I don't think Yager really understood how that mission worked in COD4.
Chiler:I think that Spec Ops the line tells a better story than Apocalypse Now. I can see why some wouldn't like it, the game requires an investment that restricted people lack.
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