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A while ago, I reviewed another Spec Ops game and gave it 4 out of 5 gems partly because it was fun and partly because it was only $10. However, I solved it almost immediately and never played it again. Covert Assault is no different. I solved it in two quick sittings and after this review I probably won't play it ever again. But because it is a $10 (I'm assuming it is since its predecessor was) I am giving Spec Ops: Covert Assault 3 out of 5 GiN gems.
There's nothing worse than a potentially great game that goes bad. Well, I guess getting lemon on a paper cut is worse, but that's beside the point. Spec Ops: Covert Assault could be a truly great game -- the two-player gameplay can be downright riveting, and despite all the flaws I detailed above I found myself going back to the game over and over. I guess the best we can hope for is a sequel that fixes the major issues, but keeps the intensity and interesting concept.
Spec Ops: Covert Assault is a cheap game for a cheap price. Those that found the first one a value will likely feel the same way about this update, and those who really expect realism in their "realistic" combat sims should steer clear of it.
Un épisode qui souffre des mêmes défauts que les autres titres de la série des Spec Ops. Le gameplay est gâché par une distance d'affichage beaucoup trop réduite, les missions sont peu nombreuses et très difficiles et la réalisation est très médiocre, mais le jeu est vendu à seulement 99 F.
I know it's only ten dollars, but my question to you is this: Why don't you demand more for your money? After all, if you owned a Dreamcast, you could get Virtua Tennis, Jet Grind Radio, or UFC – games that are triple the quality of Spec Ops for the same price. I think Alexander Hamilton would be furious if he knew you were wasting him on Covert Assault.