Console Monster writes: "Having previously played the BETA way back in September 2008, I was looking forward to getting my hands on the actual game itself. So when SOCOM: Confrontation (SC) dropped through my letterbox, albeit a couple of months after its US/Japanese release, I was really looking forward to it. I couldn't wait to see whether Slant Six Games had managed to iron out the game's faults, which I discovered in the BETA. So does it? Lets find out.
One of the major gripes I had with the BETA was the loading times throughout the game. Straight away it bugs me to see that this hasn't changed. Not only do you have to install a massive 3.1Gb onto your precious hard-drive, which is a task within its self, it takes about 10 minutes to actually get into a game. Once a game is found it takes around 4 minutes for it to load up, then a further 4 minutes for it to start. But there's no point dwelling on the matter so onwards and hopefully upwards..."