- Feb 9, 2012
I always feel people calling Spec Ops "hypocritical" are missing the point, like it's almost a kneejerk reaction to criticism. If you paid for it and you're playing it god forbid you're moved out of your comfort zone. And then comes the argument about beating the game by not playing it. Same deal with Michael Haneke movies. Spec Ops is playing to the gung-ho attitude that absolutely 100% of every player is going for when they boot it into it just to play hero. This is like watching Apocalypse Now and complaining about being confronted with the darkness of the human condition. How dare they make me feel anything if I'm not responsible for the things happening.@CriticalGaming & @Johnny Novgorod I never liked Spec-Ops: The Line. While it had good ideas, they felt forced and hypocritical in its messages. Plus, the cover shooting was bland. Don't say that was the point. I heard that more times than I care to count. MGS2 did all of themes The Line did back in 2002 for better effect.
And MGS is absolute nonsense, convoluted enough that people can pick it apart for hours and pretend there's value to it.