Spec Ops: The Line Doesn't Mince on Gruesome Violence
While it is relatively easy to dismiss Spec Ops: The Line as just another cookie-cutter military shooter, the game has been steadily building up steam with its unforgiving depiction of violence and its aftermath. The latest trailer follows a rescue team bogged down in a Dubai pounded by overwhelming sandstorms, and overrun with deranged ex-soldiers. The sandstorms have apparently gotten so catastrophic that evacuations had to be initiated. But as the trailer indicates, a lot of people didn't make it out of the city alive, and here's where the narrative explodes with intense gunfire, flayed corpses, and the deluded morals of madmen. Spec Ops: The Line will be released on June 29, 2012.