Crossing a line?
September 1, 2012 10:00 AM Subscribe
"Video games have for so long been like, 'Look, war is when you go in and kill people who deserve to die, because they are destroying the things that you love—and have fun.' It was such a strange disconnect for us going into this project that we had allowed war to become such a spectacle-based entertainment, and we wanted to make a game in our medium that spoke to the truth of war just like every other medium had done."
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Warning (,although all the linked articles state as much, all links include spoilers for the videogame Spec Ops: The line)
Spec Ops: The line is a videogame that attempts to tackle the subjects of PTSD, justified war, player/player-character connection, and the problematic way that videogames have tackled violence in general
. The guys over at Extra Credits
think it may be one of the first triple-A titles to focus on the dramatic exploration of an idea rather than spectacle. Yahtzee, of Zero Punctation, believes that such an un-fun yet engaging game may be videogames finally growing up (fart sounds not included).