Spec Ops 16 has finally arrived! What do I think of it..?
Playdom have put more effort than usual into this Spec Op, with new play modes launching you into alternate versions of Missions 2 and 3. They trialled this into the last Spec Op, but this time have gone into it with style. You’re talking four alternate mission-sequences in Mission 3 of the Spec Op, with one for each Horseman. It really is a remarkable way of playing the game, and I approve. There’ll even be a Mission 4, Survival of the Fittest, in which you play against Apocalypse himself.
As always, there’s bonus weaponry galore, with a special Apocalypse set. This time, though, there are exclusive Spec Ops uniforms for Beast, Rogue, X-23 and Iceman (the last is won through a side-quest in the Spec Op). Some of these look rather potent, and the alts are CP-purchasable.
My instinct is that you don’t want to waste ISO-8 here, as this particular Spec Op looks resource-heavy. I’d recommend playing with care, checking out the patch notes, and working through this quickly but consistently. The tricky bit is that, in the alternate mission-sequences, you have to select your roster, splitting up your forces. This may mean you’re unable to complete some character-specific deploys, as the required characters may be in your other team.
Edit: Here’s an interesting review of the new Beast alt!