140° What Makes Socom Different Writes: "Socom has always existed in a different sphere than almost every multiplayer shooter on consoles. In the early days of the PS2 era, the shooter sphere was very limited and lacked a standardized control set. Socom: US Navy Seals had the benefit of releasing after Halo had created a control scheme for dual stick controllers with 4 “bumper” buttons. Despite this Socom offered four different control schemes: Frogman, Lefty, Sure Shot, and Precision Shooter. Precision shooter is the setup that followed the control scheme that Halo had given us. Sure Shot was my personal preference over the years until it was removed due to the fact that it enabled you to move side to side so fast you could actually make the hit box not register contact. I remember knowing someone in Socom 2 who was actually capable of doing the strafe technique so fast that he was basically invincible."

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xc7x2962d ago

i could add my own too but i just want good gameplay period.

Coramoor_2962d ago

yea I think all of us long time socom fans are really craving solid gameplay over anything else after the debauchery that is Socom: Confrontation

PoSTedUP2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

i think us long time socom fans are playing and enjoying socom confrontations at the moment. after numerous updates, slowcom complications went from that, to a truly awesome, tactical and fun multilayer experience. i havent stopped playing it since it came out, stuck by socom1 and 2 through all the lag, tollerated the down graded graphics in socom3, forced myself through the mess that was socom confrontations, but now everything is all good. always a socom fan, always will be.

great article from some true socom fans.

"socom confrontations is not fun" ok lol so lets agree to disagree.

SeanRL2962d ago

Socom confrontation is not fun, and it only has one dlc which is pathetic. Why do you defend it?

Monolith2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

"Why do you defend it?"

Maybe because he enjoys the game and doesnt join a bandwagon like you yourself has apparrently. I myself still play Socom: Confrontation and think slant 6 did an incredible job on capturing the socom feel that made the series soooo great, but there was a problem in the begining that ruined it and now its fixed, get over yourself.\

PS- cant wait to play SOCOM 4 and trying it with the move

BattleAxe2962d ago

@ Postedup,

You're on glue if you think Socom: Confrontation is better than Socom: Combined Assault.

webeblazing2962d ago

the other socoms didnt have dlc the bull is the bullshit that be happening in game and yeah socom is in a league of its own i wish xbox still had desert storm to make each other better plus it fits the xbox thanks MS

Spenok2961d ago

Confrontation is now a good game if you go back and play it. Yeah the launch was pretty bad, and it took them several months to make it playable and work properly. It now works, and is tremendously fun now. They did a great job of fixing what was a broken game.

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socomnick2962d ago

What makes socom different is that its a first party budget tittle.

If socom was not first party it would be 20 bucks. IT screams budget tittle.

Monolith2962d ago

what you just said is some of the craziest shit ive read on here.

BattleAxe2962d ago

Socom as we knew it is over, not to say Socom4 isn't going to be good, but its going to be an entirely different experience from the Socoms we all knew and loved on the PS2.

Coramoor_2962d ago

I don't know if I can agree with that yet, the only thing that would really ruin it would be health regen, the cover system makes very little difference if they design the maps correctly, and have the grenades work right, for example, would death trap's corridor of death have really made a difference with a cover system, no not really, talking about the corridor on the outside btw

sikbeta2962d ago (Edited 2962d ago )

Why? Because Zipper add OPTIONAL Move Support and a Single Player Campaign?

Bing it on...

Kyll2962d ago

Man, Socom is still my favourite 3rd person shooter

ShawnCollier2962d ago

Really need to play one of these games one of these days.

EliteAssassin812962d ago

I've got high hopes for socom. Its the real tactical shooter, and I plan on making it my only multi-player game to play when it comes out. Activision and Cod can kiss my ass

Coramoor_2962d ago

I agree with this sentiment completed, skill and tactics make a far better game then COD style gameplay

Jay5202962d ago

That's the thing I like about SOCOM. It doesn't rely on who has the quickest aiming, faster reflexes, etc. It's about who stayed with their team, took the smarter route, etc.

PoSTedUP2962d ago

ill still play other multiplayer games. i missed out on so many great games on ps2 because all i would play was socom LOL. for me there is call of duty online, operation flashpoint online, army of two online, killzone3 online, battlefieldbc online etc. etc. and many more to come. socom will always be #1 but im a gamer at heart.

T9X692962d ago


Ahhhh I remember the good old days, going to each Clan Games server trying to find a War and having half the people back down because I would pick Shadow Falls hahaha. HA, I remember making glitch rooms with my friends and Ninja Jumping on Crossroads. God damn I loved SOCOM 2 lol

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