Re: Games and all things related
By the end of the game I was convinced the whole thing was some over-blown parody that was so close to what it was mocking that it somehow got past the suits at 2K.
It's like, the further you got, the more the game dared you not to play it. I can't decide whether the uninspired waves of constant enemies the further along you played were a deliberate comment on the nature of modern shooters, or just plain shoddy game design. Shit, I could write a small bullshit essay on Spec Ops.
I think the most interesting commentary on the game is how the lead designer said the multiplayer "rapes" the single-player component of the game, because of how ideologically incompatible the two are. You know what? I enjoyed the co-op game more than the single-player. Make of that what you will.
However good the game is, I'm pretty sure it's the most post-modern video game I've played since MGS2.