1UP: SOCOM: Confrontation Review

Review by Joe Rybicki:

"No getting around it: This review will soon be inaccurate. That's what happens when a game goes through the kind of launch that SOCOM: Confrontation just had, with tens of thousands of would-be players simultaneously discovering that the servers allocated for the launch of this online-only game were woefully inadequate. For substantial periods during the week the game's been out, players who could get into a match at all were the luckiest, and those who spent time logged into the servers but unable to join a game were only somewhat less lucky. The really unlucky ones couldn't progress past the start screen thanks to extended server overloads, meaning that the game would literally do nothing more than boot up; they couldn't even adjust options or customize a character. But even the luckiest have experienced glitches, freezes, and at least one game-changing bug in the course of play."

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pwnsause3382d ago

at the end of the day, online Multiplayer only games should be getting its own unique review. True, the game sucks right now, i saw it coming from a mile away, but the gameplay is fun. Multiplayer only games get expanded and they evolve to AAA status over time, just look at Warhawk as an example.

sonarus3382d ago (Edited 3382d ago )

Good review all in all. The game should have ben delayed but wasn't

"The good news is this: When Confrontation's working like it's supposed to, it's fantastic. It's already going toe-to-toe against SOCOM II for bragging rights as the pinnacle of the series in my personal ranking, and that's saying a damn lot."

Its just a pity sony couldn't get this game working day one cus it truly is fantastic

Ju3382d ago

I'd agree. They should have delayed it. Guess had to get it out to avoid the cramped Nov/Pre-Holiday sale ?

Omegasyde3382d ago (Edited 3382d ago )


We spammed the comments on all the articles at during the beta saying:
Delay the game.

Honestly, the beta was so horrible that they extended twice and ended about 5 days before the game came out. Someone could write a book on how $%^#$^$# the launch of the game was.

I don't know who to blame either, Slant 6 for thier inability to make a game or Sony for releasing this game unfinished.

Like I said many times, this game is the biggest disappointment of the year. Socom Confrontation dethroned not only Haze, but Too Human as well. Biggest Mistake of 2008.

EDIT: I am proudly a hypocrite as well since I own the game. Damn little big Planet Delay.

MikeGdaGod3382d ago

the beta had server issues from the beginning

Brawler3382d ago

Even though we complain about delays we all know delays usually makes the game better.

GameDev3382d ago


is that why there are close to 65,000 players online and jam packed server after jam packed server??

cause the game sucks??

sorry fanboy but this game should be called SoCrack cause it's that addictive.

SL1M DADDY3382d ago

It will sell no matter what. SOCOM fans know issues like this happen to online only games and will be in the game as fast as they can patch it. I know I will be there.

Bubble Buddy3382d ago

So Wii Music it is. /sarcasm.

ceedubya93382d ago

A good game with flaws that can and will be fixed. Good to see that they will update the review when things get turned around.

gambare3381d ago

The problem with SOCOM it's that it was released with too many bugs, still is enjoyable by those who are SOCOM fans, agreed, the score will not reflect the future fixes but for now, SOCOM scored low but we know it's awesome and it will be more in the future patches

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GiantEnemyCrab3382d ago


oh nevermind! I'm so sick of this flop talk on this site. We all need to get to a better place and stop hating on games me included. I'm sure Socom is great for those who enjoy the franchise and no score is going to change that.

I'm done with the flop talk.

PoSTedUP3382d ago

i appreciate the realness crab : )

PirateThom3382d ago

You're getting a bubble for that, but only because I agree.

The flop nonsense is funny for a while, but it's just reached the point of ruining every news article.

pwnsause3382d ago

SOCOM is an online only game, so its bound to change and evolve in the future, just like warhawk.

DarthTigra 3382d ago

Im sure you just gained a lot of people's for that bubbles+++

reckoner3382d ago

Bubbles :)

GiantEnemyCrab3382d ago

Yes, it's me and no I'm not on a bubble quest.

Just like PirateTom said:

"The flop nonsense is funny for a while, but it's just reached the point of ruining every news article."

Bubbles back at you all.

Nintendo Rep3382d ago

I don't understand how Lolliflop has as many bubbles as PirateThom. It's ridiculous.

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Bladestar3382d ago

damn... you made be feel guilty... I know that Sony fanboys tend to bash xbox 360 games (including the ones that get great reviews like Fable 2)... but I think is enough... I will also stop the flop talk when it comes to this game too... you inspired me..

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Bill Gates3382d ago (Edited 3382d ago )

You guys want to be boring gamers?
than go over there to the boring side with no humor.

This side of town was specifically made for the true gamers. Fanboys like myself. Don't bring that non-biased crap here.

Now go find your balls, and CONTINUE THE FIGHT!!!

This game rules, and every 360 game is FLOP.....AAHHAAHHHAHHHAAHAHAHH HAHA

Oh, and the 360 is a pile of crap.>..AHHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHA

TheHater3382d ago

Welcome to being a Gamer, and not a fanboy.

Kleptic3382d ago

yeah when Warhawk was totally broken...stats didn't work...servers didn't work, and it got worse before it got better...

SCE will fix it...but I need a demo before I would buy it...I read a lot of feedback from beta testers on various forums, and never found too many, especially core socom fans, say its great compared to the PS2 versions...and being that this time frame isn't exactly starved for awesome online games now and in the near future...I can't find any reason to even try it yet even when the bugs are gone...

Omegasyde3382d ago

Bubble rewarded PAL ;)

Game was a flop and I side with Sony. Anyone who denies this doesn't own the game.

The Beta was for nothing. Half the features are missing from the game, BUT, BUT,...

The gameplay when not laggin, is true to the roots. Teamwork is needed and you can't play rambo.

Joejoefhosho3382d ago

Must have hurt horrible with LBP near perfect scores to continue BASHING on the PS3.

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juuken3382d ago (Edited 3382d ago )

...Is that you Crab? O-o

But you guys are right. This flop talk was funny but now, it needs to stop. I'm actually glad that you guys get to play Fable II. It's been selling pretty well on Amazon. :)

Game on everyone.

I'm sorry for yelling at you Crab and i_am_a_gangster as well.

theKiller3382d ago

maybe if u compare it to real full retail games its not but for PSN(online game) it is!!

i always like to criticize the reviewers review of games, their Cons always fails big time and shows that they r just searching for any stupid thing to focus on to give a game low score!!

like socom,motorstorm:PR

lawman11083381d ago

Yet ANOTHER Turd in Sony's HUGE game toilet

tehReaper3381d ago

Nice GEC. Bubbles my friend.

This reminds me of Semi-Pro.

Everybody love everybody. :P

SpecialSauce3381d ago (Edited 3381d ago )


JasonPC360PS3Wii3381d ago

F - is the letter for fail.
L - is the letter for loser.
O - is the letter for obsolete.
P - is the letter for Playstation

GiantEnemyCrab3381d ago (Edited 3381d ago )

Wow, awesome response from most of you. I really do hope the PS3 side and 360 side can at least turn down the hate volume some. I know it will never go away and it's easy to let this stuff get you frustrated and feel the need to defend, etc. but just remember that we are all gamers. Having fun and giving each other a bad time is one thing but the pure hate needs to stop.

Juuken: Back at you! I am also sorry that I've come across as a ahole and I hope we can start over.

joejoe: Yup, LBP did me in. haha

BillGates: haha you've been here too long. I don't want to stop having fun but I would say a lot of this stuff is bordering on not fun and just pure senseless hate. I'm not telling people to stop supporting and battling for their perferred system, let's just do it with good points instead of just hating for the sake of hating.

PostedUp, reckoner, Bladestar, im a gangster, Ali, TheHater, BillGates, omegasyde, dem0n, blacktigra +bubs and much respect and my apologies if I've ever gave you a hard time.

haha wow that was mushy! =)

Game On!

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PirateThom3382d ago

At least when the game launches in Europe, it'll be working.

Thanks America for beta testing the game for us. :P

Lolliflop Lolliflop 3382d ago

Not bad,much better than Xbox 360 exclusives

DarthTigra 3382d ago

You should see Giant enemy crab's post and do the same.

morganfell3382d ago

Do you know what a sucker is? Well you should because you are acting like one.

Grassroots3382d ago

Socom is my favorite online game, always has been. 1up hit this review on the head though, as of right now the servers are a mess. It deserves this score until the servers are fixed.