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Spec Ops: The Line (2012)

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📰 Title: Spec Ops: The Line (2012) 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 05. Released
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🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 14754 🐛️ Created: 2015-05-17
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[fr]: Un jeu de tir en vue objective mono et multijoueur avec des éléments de combat tactique en escouades, prenant place dans une Dubaï post-apocalyptique, et mettant l'accent sur l'aspect psychologique (notamment la perte de discernement), l'ambiance et les horreurs de la guerre. Il s'est fortement inspiré de l’œuvre de Joseph Conrad, «Au Cœur des Ténèbres». [en]: A third-person shooter with emphasis on cover and elements of squad-based tactics. The player controls Captain Martin Walker, who is sent into a post-catastrophe Dubai with an elite Delta Force team on a reconnaissance mission, where they find dead American soldiers. Upon the finding, Walker declares that the team's mission has changed, and that they will search Dubai for survivors

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📕 Description [fr]

Un jeu de tir en vue objective dans une Dubaï post-apocalyptique, et mettant l'accent sur l'aspect psychologique de la guerre, par le studio Yager (publié par le studio 2K Games), portage Linux par le studio Virtual Programming.
Il utilise le moteur Unreal engine.

Spec Ops: The Line est un jeu de tir en vue objective mono et multijoueur avec des éléments de combat tactique en escouades, prenant place dans une Dubaï post-apocalyptique, et mettant l'accent sur l'aspect psychologique (notamment la perte de discernement), l'ambiance et les horreurs de la guerre. Il s'est fortement inspiré de l’œuvre de Joseph Conrad, «Au Cœur des Ténèbres».



DUBAÏ. LA CITÉ DE TOUS LES EXCÈS, LA CITÉ DU LUXE ABSOLU, LE PARADIS DES MILLIARDAIRES, DUBAÏ EST À PRÉSENT UNE GIGANTESQUE RUINE.

Ravagée par des tempêtes de sable cataclysmiques, la ville est en train d'être absorbée par le désert. Laissée à l'abandon, elle est devenue un no-man' s-land pour les réfugiés et les criminels.

Tandis que les civils fuyaient la ville désolée, le colonel John Konrad de l'armée américaine et le 33e régiment d'infanterie restèrent pour protéger ceux qui n'avaient pas la force de partir.

Sans aucun contact avec Dubaï, tout le monde crut à la mort de Konrad et de ses hommes, jusqu'au jour où l'on repéra un signal de détresse. Dans la peau du capitaine Walker, vous prenez la tête d'une escouade de forces spéciales pour infiltrer cette zone sinistrée et dangereuse, afin de retrouver les survivants.

Sur place, vous et vos hommes découvrirez la folie - un monde brisé, à cause des erreurs de grands hommes. Vous devrez affronter un ennemi que vous n'avez jamais rencontré auparavant : des frères d'armes prêts à accepter les conséquences de leurs actes. Vous ferez l'expérience de la ligne - cette ligne qui tient à un fil et qui sépare une mission officielle d'un devoir moral.

Impossible d'échapper à Dubaï. Tout se joue ici: la fin de l'honneur et du devoir. Quand la tempête vous a tout pris, il ne reste que La Ligne.



🌍️ Wikipedia :

Spec Ops: The Line est un jeu vidéo de tir en vue à la troisième personne sorti le 29 juin 2012 en Europe. Développé par le studio Yager Development et distribué par 2K Games, le jeu place le joueur dans la peau d'un commando envoyé dans un Dubaï ensablé afin de résoudre la mystérieuse disparition d'un bataillon de l'armée américaine. Le titre propose un mode solo ainsi qu'un mode multijoueur. Le jeu est disponible sur Windows, Xbox 360 et PlayStation 3.

La particularité de ce jeu est que le joueur se retrouve plongé dans les horreurs que peuvent induire une guerre. Armes chimiques, dégâts collatéraux sur les civils, enlisement ou encore la perte de discernement sont les thèmes abordés au long de l'histoire.

Synopsis

Le Capitaine Martin Walker, le Sergent John Lugo et le Lieutenant Alphonse Adams, membres des Delta Force sont chargés de retrouver le Colonel John Konrad suite à la captation de son signal de détresse. Le joueur se retrouve donc dans la ville de Dubaï, qui a été ravagée par des tempêtes de sable hors du commun. Dans cette uchronie, vous explorerez la riche cité de Dubaï et tenterez de comprendre pourquoi le Colonel John Konrad a échoué dans la mission qui lui avait été confiée : évacuer les civils de la ville. L'histoire du jeu est très fortement inspirée de l’œuvre de Joseph Conrad, «Au Cœur des Ténèbres». L'histoire se veut une critique acerbe de la guerre, et une plongée dans la folie ordinaire. Le délabrement mental de Martin Walker est d'ailleurs visible graphiquement.

Système de jeu

Spec Ops: The Line est un est un jeu de tir à la troisième personne ou TPS avec un système de couverture similaire à un Gears of War.

Casting

• Nolan North en tant que Capitaine Martin Walker
• Christopher Reid en tant que Lieutenant Alphonse Adams
• Omid Abtahi en tant que Sergent John Lugo
• Bruce Boxleitner en tant que Colonel John Konrad
• Jake Busey en tant que Robert Darden
• Patrick Quinn en tant qu'agent Jeff Riggs
• Chris Cox en tant qu'agent Rick Gould
• Rick Pasqualone en tant qu'agent Thomas Daniels

📕 Description [en]

IT'S BEEN 6 MONTHS SINCE DUBAI WAS WIPED OFF THE MAP BY A CATACLYSMIC SANDSTORM. Once the world's most fantastical city, Dubai is now its most opulent ruin.

Ravaged by cataclysmic sandstorms, THE CITY LIES BURIED, reclaimed by the desert. Abandoned, it has become a no-man's-land for refugees and outlaws.

While most people fled the now-barren wasteland, U.S. Army Colonel John Konrad and the 33rd Infantry remained behind to PROTECT THOSE
INCAPABLE OF ESCAPE.


Unable to contact anyone in Dubai, the world believed
KONRAD AND HIS TEAM DEAD, until they picked up a weak distress signal. As Captain Walker, you and your squad of Delta Operators INFILTRATE THE TRECHEROUS REGION to locate survivors.

There, you and your men will experience madness - A world shattered by the failings of great men. You will face an enemy you were never trained to fight - Fellow soldiers prepared to accept the consequences of their actions. You will walk a line - That razor-thin edge separating your mission from your duty.

THERE IS NO ESCAPE from Dubai. It is the end - of honor and duty - when the storm has stripped you to the bone and ONLY THE LINE REMAINS.



🌍️ Wikipedia:
Spec Ops: The Line is a 2012 third-person shooter video game developed by the German studio Yager Development and published by 2K Games. It was released on 26 June 2012 in North America and 29 June 2012 internationally for Microsoft Windows, and the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. It was ported to OS X, which was released on November 7, 2013., and also to Linux, released on May 14, 2015. It is the eleventh title in the Spec Ops series, and the first entry since Spec Ops: Airborne Commando in 2002.

In Spec Ops: The Line, the player controls Captain Martin Walker, who is sent into a post-catastrophe Dubai with an elite Delta Force team on a reconnaissance mission, where they find dead American soldiers. Upon the finding, Walker declares that the team's mission has changed, and that they will search Dubai for survivors. An online multiplayer mode, developed by Darkside Game Studios, is included with the game, allowing players to engage in both co-operative and competitive gameplay.

Video game critics gave Spec Ops: The Line generally positive reviews. Praise focused on its narrative and themes, while criticism was targeted particularly at the online multiplayer mode and generic third person gameplay. Spec Ops: The Line also won, and was nominated for, several industry awards, including Best Narrative at Machinima's Inside Gaming Awards.

Gameplay

Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person shooter with emphasis on cover and elements of squad-based tactics. Various new weapons and equipment become available as play progresses, some dropped by downed enemies. These include several different rifles, handguns, and machine guns, some with alternate firing modes, like attaching a suppressor or using a telescopic sight; as well as grenade launchers and hand grenades. Single-player squad commands include focusing fire on a particular target and ordering medical attention for an injured squad member.

A multiplayer mode is also included, with six competitive game types across seven maps, loadout customization, and community leaderboards and challenges. Yager describes the multiplayer as a campaign that expands the single-player experience. In addition, there will be multiple mode types with several focusing on terrain deformation and expansion.

The game has several subtle effects as the team loses their sanity, with Walker having visual and auditory hallucinations, and his executions of enemies becoming more violent, his team orders and shouts becoming increasingly angry and ragged versus his original stern command voice and kill confirmations of enemies degrading from professional in the beginning to outright psychotic. Similarly, loading screens initially display helpful gameplay hints to the player, but as the game progresses, the texts become increasingly hostile towards the actions of Walker, and by sometimes breaking the fourth wall, the player directly.

Synopsis

Setting

Six months prior to the game, the worst series of dust storms in recorded history began across Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai's politicians and wealthy elite downplayed the situation before evacuating in secret, leaving countless Emiratis and foreign migrant workers behind. Colonel John Konrad (Bruce Boxleitner), the decorated but post-traumatic stress disorder-troubled commander of the fictional "Damned 33rd" Infantry Battalion of the United States Army, was returning home with his unit from Afghanistan when the storms struck. Konrad volunteered the Damned 33rd to help the relief efforts, then deserted with the entire unit when ordered to abandon the city and its refugees. As the storms intensified, a massive storm wall engulfed Dubai for miles, disrupting surveillance and communication, air travel, and all but the strongest radio broadcasts. The 33rd declared martial law, and struggled to maintain order amid 80 mph winds, riots, and dwindling resources. The last communication from Dubai stated that the 33rd was attempting to lead a caravan out of the city. The caravan never arrived, and soon afterwards the UAE declared Dubai a no-man's-land. All travel to the city was barred, the 33rd was publicly disavowed for treason, and no further news left the city.

Two weeks before the beginning of the game, a looped radio signal penetrated the wall. Its message was brief; “This is Colonel John Konrad, United States Army. Attempted evacuation of Dubai ended in complete failure. Death toll: too many.” The United States military decides to covertly send in a three-man Delta Force team to carry out reconnaissance. The team, consisting of Captain Martin Walker (Nolan North), Lieutenant Alphanso Adams (Christopher Reid), and Staff Sergeant John Lugo (Omid Abtahi), are told to confirm the statuses of Konrad and any survivors, then radio for extraction.


Plot, Endings, Themes : See Wikipedia