Review: Spec Ops: The Line

Developer: Yager Development | Year: 2012 | List Price: $39.99 | Buy from Amazon

Spec_Ops_The_Line_coverIt only took me one night to finish Spec Ops: The Line from start to finish. I didn’t play it straight through — I started around 7 p.m. and ended around 7 a.m. — but that speaks to how compelling its story was. I couldn’t put it down. Spec Ops: The Line is a 2012 third-person shooter with heavy emphasis on story, and it certainly does not disappoint in that regard. Spec Ops: The Line has one of the best-written narratives I’ve ever had the pleasure to experience in a videogame. This review is going to be spoiler-free, which means I can’t really go into why The Line is so brilliant. But I’m going to say right out of the gate that you really should give Spec Ops: The Line a go.
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Review: Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Developer: SCE Bend Studio | Year: 2012 | List Price: $39.99 | Buy from Amazon

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Uncharted is a franchise that I’ve always found interesting and intriguing. I’ve never played any of the console games, but as of 1 a.m. this morning, I’ve officially Platinum’d the series’ handheld entry, Golden Abyss. Originally a PS Vita launch game, Golden Abyss was the poster child of its original “console quality on-the-go” slogan. While it’s no longer the most impressive game on the system, it still offers a great experience, marred only slightly by some rather annoying gimmicks.
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