Crave Online: When it comes to the SOCOM franchise, I’m a complete newbie. It’s never been a series that I was interested in, to be candid about it. I guess I’m just not a big fan of tactical squad-based shooters. So when I stepped up to the SOCOM 4 booth and picked up the controller, I fully expected to get hosed by the 15 other gamers playing alongside me during our SOCOM 4 multiplayer preview. Surprisingly, I was able to hold my own. The reason why: SOCOM 4 plays like a lot of other third-person shooters I dabble in.