But I think Garnett you were "FAR TOO ARSH" against Spec Ops the Line ( it's nearly sounded personal ).
I'm playing the game at the moment ( chapter 5 ) and I'm enjoying it a lot. That's great shooter ! The gameplay is great ( except for the grenade ), the cover system works really well. The sand mechanic works really well, that's a pity we don't use it that often... The environnement are really impressive. That's a great looking game, that have more color that many Unreal Engine 3 games ( Arkham games anyone ).
I see where you coming from Garnett. Yager promised a different type of shooter, where decision making and emotions will take the center stage. I have to say that until now, decision making is nowhere to be scene. I had more decision to make in Gears games ! That says a lot...Besides despite the great voice acting, I just can't get attached to any of those characters, unlike Gears where the characters are so enjoyable and full of color.
I will reserve my final judgment when I finish the game, but I have to agree until now with the tons of 80s the game is getting. It's 8/10 game for sure. Not more, not less.
That's a pity that Yager failed to deliver on the promises, is it possible that 2K is behind this ? This would explain the delay. Maybe 2K did not fancy anything funky and ordered Yager to go back to the basics.