Unlock or Delete: Spec Ops: The Line Demo (Xbox 360)

Out of pure boredom I decided to check out the demo for Spec Ops: The Line demo that released last week. The demo itself is around 1.45 GB or so and is currently available for download for the Xbox 360 (not sure about PS3). So what did I think of it? Well, to tell you the truth, I wasn’t really that impressed with it at all. There’s just nothing on display here that makes the title stand from other third-person shooters currently available on the market right now, and more than likely will not be on my radar for games to check out in 2012.

The Good: The control system is functional and completely responsive. The squad based maneuvers actually do help you get out of some tight situations.  The entire is experience is long as far as demos go, and will take you about a half hour to 45 minutes to complete.

The Bad: While the voice acting can be humorous, it is, for the most part, pretty boring to listen to. Even though the controls work out okay, the gameplay itself becomes redundant after awhile. Every feature the developers tried to incorporate into the experience has been done numerous times before (executions, squad commands, etc.), and each one feels like they were added more for show than anything else.

The Ugly: The level designs felt rather bland and lacked any sort of personality whatsoever.  I know it’s supposed to be a deserted war torn world and all, but come on, some attention to detail would be nice every once in awhile.

Final Demo Verdict:  While fans of most shooter games will find some enjoyment here, I think I’m going to have to pass on this one.