History YMMV / SpecOpsTheLine

13th May '17 12:24:50 PM Piterpicher
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** Pretty much the entire remainder of the game after the helicopter crash. While Spec Ops was never generous with ammunition before, here it really gets strict and starts only allotting ammunition in quantities normally reserved for post-apocalyptic SurvivalHorror games like Metro2033. The entire rest of the game is nothing but a DroughtLevel. Oh, and upon waking after the crash, you have only a handgun with 20 rounds of ammunition. And you are immediately beset upon by a dozen soldiers. You can kill them for more weapons, but they themselves hardly have any ammunition unless you execute them, which is very hard to do with how many enemies the game throws at you at once. And you are going to face more of them than ever before.

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** Pretty much the entire remainder of the game after the helicopter crash. While Spec Ops was never generous with ammunition before, here it really gets strict and starts only allotting ammunition in quantities normally reserved for post-apocalyptic SurvivalHorror games like Metro2033. The entire rest of the game is nothing but a DroughtLevel.DroughtLevelOfDoom. Oh, and upon waking after the crash, you have only a handgun with 20 rounds of ammunition. And you are immediately beset upon by a dozen soldiers. You can kill them for more weapons, but they themselves hardly have any ammunition unless you execute them, which is very hard to do with how many enemies the game throws at you at once. And you are going to face more of them than ever before.



** Fighting to the final objective is difficult. Try as you might, you're pretty much going to have to change guns on just about every single fight as you deplete their scarce ammunition. And [[BossInMookClothing the resident tough guys]] are at their most plentiful.
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** Fighting to the final objective is difficult. Try as you might, you're pretty much going to have to change guns on just about every single fight as you deplete their scarce ammunition. And [[BossInMookClothing the resident tough guys]] are at their most plentiful.
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plentiful.
11th Mar '17 9:53:10 AM nombretomado
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** He can also been seen as a comparison to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Sayaka Miki]] as characters who want desperately to be heroes, but find that they can't reconcile their fantasies with reality. Both resort to increasingly disturbing violence against what they perceive to be "evil", [[spoiler:become consumed in madness, realise it far too late to undo what they'd done, and become warped, monstrous versions of the good people they used to be.]] Walker can also be compared to another character from a work of GenUrobuchi, [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]].

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** He can also been seen as a comparison to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Sayaka Miki]] as characters who want desperately to be heroes, but find that they can't reconcile their fantasies with reality. Both resort to increasingly disturbing violence against what they perceive to be "evil", [[spoiler:become consumed in madness, realise it far too late to undo what they'd done, and become warped, monstrous versions of the good people they used to be.]] Walker can also be compared to another character from a work of GenUrobuchi, Creator/GenUrobuchi, [[LightNovel/FateZero Kiritsugu Emiya]].
9th Mar '17 3:05:51 PM Sammettik
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9th Mar '17 3:05:08 PM Sammettik
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* BrokenAesop: Despite the game discouraging you from playing it, one difficulty (fittingly named FUBAR) can only be unlocked by beating the game on the Suicide Mission difficulty. There's also an achievement/trophy for beating the game on FUBAR, meaning you're encouraged to go through it at least twice if you want to get OneHundredPercentCompletion.
** Some take issue with a military shooter having the moral of WarIsHell, [[DeathoftheAuthor regardless of any intended lessons to take away from the game.]]
8th Feb '17 7:46:21 PM Blackie62
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* AwesomeMusic: The Radioman has good taste in prog-rock.

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* AwesomeMusic: The Radioman has good taste in prog-rock.rock.
14th Jan '17 7:34:53 PM maximsk
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* EscapistCharacter: This game, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', deconstructs the concept of escapism. You first start the game as generic, [[EagleLand American]], soldier, Captain Walker; who is brave, fearless, and shoots first before asking questions. His main goal to saving hostages later turns into [[spoiler: a sad, horrid [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain Protagonist Journey to Villain]] plot. Because of Walker wanting to be the hero of his own story, he ends up killing his teammates and dooming the city of Dubai, along with all the civilians. Later on the game starts drawing comparisons between the player and Walker. Players who play modern military shooters as Power Fantasies]].

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* EscapistCharacter: This game, like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', deconstructs the concept of escapism. You first start the game as generic, [[EagleLand American]], American]] soldier, Captain Walker; who is brave, fearless, and shoots first before asking questions. His main goal to saving hostages later turns into [[spoiler: a sad, horrid [[ProtagonistJourneyToVillain Protagonist Journey to Villain]] plot. Because of Walker wanting to be the hero of his own story, he ends up killing his teammates and dooming the city of Dubai, along with all the civilians. Later on the game starts drawing comparisons between the player and Walker. Players who play modern military shooters as Power Fantasies]].
10th Dec '16 8:38:58 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware that there was an actual series beforehand, though the game is vastly different from them.

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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware that there was an actual series beforehand, though the game is vastly rather different from them.them anyway.
10th Dec '16 8:38:12 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware of the ''nine games ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and one that was cancelled]])'' that came before it on the PC, UsefulNotes/Playstation, and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ([[Vaporware The cancelled game]] would have been on [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2]]).

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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware of the ''nine games ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and one that there was cancelled]])'' that came before it on an actual series beforehand, though the PC, UsefulNotes/Playstation, and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ([[Vaporware The cancelled game]] would have been on [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2]]).game is vastly different from them.
10th Dec '16 8:35:25 PM AgentSkyblueM7
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* SequelDisplacement: Most gamers probably aren't aware of the ''nine games ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and one that was cancelled]])'' that came before it on the PC, UsefulNotes/Playstation, and [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] ([[Vaporware The cancelled game]] would have been on [[UsefulNotes/Playstation2]]).
2nd Dec '16 9:43:07 PM RedHudsonicus
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** The site of Delta's white phosphorous attack on the 33rd contains a fountain of children holding hands in a circle. This is likely a reference to the Barmaley Fountain in Volgograd which becomes famous in a 1942 photograph juxtaposing the image of children at play with the destruction caused by the war on the city, then called Stalingrad.
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