"Spec Ops: The Line" Offers New Perspective Into War-Based Gaming
Union general William Tecumseh Sherman once said, "War is Hell." Gamers who have spent countless hours on any Call of Duty or Battlefield, however, would think that it's all guns and glory. Perhaps it is time that a game came around to slap these gamers out of their bullet-riddled fantasies and into the harsh realities of serving in the military. That time has come, and it has been presented in 2K Games' Spec Ops: The Line.
Dubai is in ruins, thanks to a horrible series of sand storms. An evacuation attempt is initiated by General John Konrad and the U.S. Army's 33rd Battalion, but quickly finds that it's too much to handle. A message is sent out from Dubai: “This is Colonel John Konrad, United States Army. Attempted evacuation of Dubai ended in complete failure. Death toll: too many.”