Based on the influential novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad as filtered through Francis Ford Coppola's timeless "Apocalypse Now," the highly-anticipated "Spec Ops: The Line" tries to take the typical war game player on a journey into Hell on Earth. At its best, the game is a visceral nightmare, recreating what it must be like to go mad at the sight of so much needless death and inhumane action. At the same time, the game falls victim to a few of the traps of its genre, including a cookie cutter multiplayer portion that will disappoint anyone looking for that kind of gameplay. However, there's more than enough ambition and technical accomplishment in the single-player action of "Spec Ops: The Line" to warrant signing up for the trip. If you can handle the intensity. Read on for more details.
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