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Submitted by mondofish 340d ago | article

Underrated: Zipper Interactive - shooters we remember, and one we don't

PSU takes a look at game developers that brought us great games this console generation, but didn't get the attention they deserved. (Culture, Industry, PS3, Zipper Interactive)

SynGamer  +   340d ago
All we need (for PS3/PS Vita/PS4) is SOCOM HD. Preferably SOCOM 1&2, but I would allow some maps from 3 if necessary. I would also accept a multiplayer-only release for this (with offline bots).
IcyEyes  +   340d ago
People just bash too quickly Socom4 ... It was a nice, nice game.
ssj27  +   340d ago
PS4 SOCOM is is any it need to be more like the Confrontation formula.. but lag and bug free.. more fluid next gen animations.. it need to be 1080p running at 60fps.. and everyone will be happy well one or two will still ate it since there is always haters ..

no need for a campaign.. and is is any it need to be more like "Act of Valor" Movie and full campaign with 4 people co op.
Army_of_Darkness  +   340d ago
Sony don't need them.
Zipper was my least favorite Sony first party. Personally, I thought they really sucked compared to the likes of Naughty dog, santa monica and Gorilla games, which is probably why they stayed underrated.
SoapShoes  +   340d ago
Their games never were well received, even the PS2 Socoms never got huge praise but they were pioneers in online technology. They brought great online features early on in the PS2's life and made 256 players in one map work on PS3. They brought a lot of great innovation in that aspect which is why I respected them and am sad they are gone.
Skips  +   340d ago
Socom 1, 2, and 3 have an 82, 87 and 82 on meta and received EXTREMELY high praise from customers. Watcha talkin bout? Socom just weren't the HUGE sellers that they should've been.

@Army

Disagree somewhat.

Socom games were AMAZING back in the PS2 days.

MAG was pretty good and Unit 13 was a VERY fun portable title... Hated Socom 4 though (Pure garbage)...

I honestly thought Zipper should've been given another chance to make a REAL Socom game on PS4.
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SoapShoes  +   340d ago
Yeah nothing spectacular overall though. They never were really praised by the critics except for Socom 2.

Not saying I didn't love them and I know the consumers gave them high praise, I got the first one when it came out and was a fan ever since. I think the PS2 ones sold fairly well, they were like the Call of Duty of its time.
Jek_Porkins  +   340d ago
Zipper was part of the reason the PS2 and that online system got any attention. Who doesn't remember the Socom commercials with the kid who played Goldberg in Mighty Ducks?

Anyone that went hardcore on PS2 had Socom 1 and 2, brilliant games, and Zipper was a hell of a developer.

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1OddWorld  +   340d ago
Well said sir. Bubbles for you.

I spent like 12 hours a day on Socom 1 and 2. I miss those games so much.

M14 / M16 on burst = headshot
And it didn't take a million bullets to kill some one. And when you died you were dead no respawning. You had to sit and watch your team and possibly learn how to stay alive the next round.
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Blastoise  +   340d ago
MAG 2. Make it so!
GezForce  +   340d ago
Add a SP campaign and bots into the mix and you got a day 1 purchase from me!.
StockpileTom  +   340d ago
They forever put a scar on the SOCOM franchise with SOCOM 4... Maybe underrated if you count last gen but this gen was absolute garbage with MAG being the only sign of life.
Harpers_Ferry  +   340d ago
MAG did a lot of things right. A sequel that addressed some of the problems, while adding enough polish to draw in some of the more shallow minded gamers, could have been a really amazing product.

Unit 13 is an excellent game, and is a rather fine example of how to do a shooter on a handheld.
DEEBO  +   340d ago
mag,unit 13 were good games.socom 4 was decent but it wasn't socom from the ps2 days.to be honest,i haven't played online shooter that comes close to the greatness of socom games on the ps2.it was so intense to be the last man left and being able to plant the bomb or kill like 5 opponent's by yourself.no respawn.it's sad how sony did zipper.
TheSaint  +   339d ago
As long as people stop crying over SVER being OP then they should make MAG 2.
hardcorehippiez  +   339d ago
slant six with guerilla need to make socom for the ps4. confrontation was the only socom this gen and it was still built on old ps2 code so all the old exploits were there and it was easily brought down by cheaters. if guerilla and slant six was to make it , it would look fantastic and it would have stable net code. it needs to play exactly like before and have all the maps from previous games and then of course new maps. customizable characters able to switch shoulder view gun goin hot, proper clan support and ladder matches , good coms and for god sake keep out the cheaters and they will be on to a winner. socom 4 was a decent game but to stick the socom name on it was an insult to what socom was. unforgivable zipper in mine and many ex socom vets view. sony you can win them back but it needs to be hardcore as before and not trying to gain the casual cod market
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