Yager’s “Heart of Darkness”-by-way-of-Dubai shooter “Spec Ops: The Line” and Ron Gilbert’s quirky puzzle adventure game “The Cave” are part of the March lineup of free titles on Sony’s subscription service.
A lot of words have been written about the relative merits of “Spec Ops” regarding its depth (or perceived lack therof) clashing with what some have described as the repetitiveness of the actual game Yager built around their “war is hell” tale. From Jason’s review:
It only takes a little bit of time with The Line for it to becomes pretty clear how heavily influenced it is by Joseph Conrad’s (note the similar name) novel, Heart of Darkness (and the subsequent film Apocalypse Now). Sure, it’s a different setting, but the desert of Dubai in The Line actually offers some new gameplay twists that the rainforests of Conrad’s story couldn’t, and besides, gamers have countless games set in jungles. Once you get past the couple of small complaints about the controls, it becomes pretty clear that the development team at Yager have put together a really enjoyable tale in Spec Ops: The Line. It’s the kind of game that is paced perfectly to keep you playing for just one more chapter, and then one more after that. It pulls you in with a satisfying story, and then uses the intense gameplay to keep you firmly seated in front of your screen. If you’re looking for a good way to endure the heat of the summer, head to the desert, and spend some time with Spec Ops: The Line, it’s a crazy ride, but it’s well worth the price of admission.
So this freebie is your chance to see what all of the fuss is about.
That title is available now, while “The Cave” and “Joe Danger 2: The Movie” will be available throughout the month for the PS3. The Vita, meanwhile, will be getting the strategy RPG “Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention” and “Tekken 6.”
[Source: PlayStation blog]
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