The Gamer Sheep website has posted a column expressing both love for what SOCOM 2 was and hope for what SOCOM 4 will be.
I'm not sure people want a tactical shooter.
Hence the Respawn mode to please non-Socom fans. I hear a lot of complaints from core Socom fans who claim to be vets, and I am sympathetic to that. However, as a newcomer, I have no expectations other then excitement at trying something new. While I am a newcomer, I want to experience what this game is known for, so I'm hoping hardcore fans get what they are asking for so in turn I can experience a very different shooter from what I am used to. Regardless of what happens I am going to experience SOCOM for the first time and I do have high hopes for it
if you want to get into the way of socom alpha try out confrontation , as others have said it was terrible at the start but after a few patches they smoothed it out. its the closest to socom 2 on this generation but unfortunately theres a load of cheaters at the moment. am hoping they will move on to the next thing soon and leave confrontation alone as it is a damn fine tactical shooter experience. socom 4 , i cant wait to try it and maybe zipper have updated it well ,i dont know yet but time will tell.
O people want a tactical shooter...I'm just not sure if the majority do. Tactical shooters for me all the way. Respawn modes are fun to begin with, to learn the ropes, but the satisfaction fades quickly. No respawn encourages you to take your time, think your actions through and don't just run aimlessly. You are more careful, thus you are more encouraged to work with your team! :)
tactical gameplay, COD, Battlefield. Socom is just the pinnacle of this type of gameplay.
COD a tactical shooter??? LOL! What is so tactical about running around an arena with your head cut off like a chicken, shooting everything in sight??? I have never come across any player using his/her mic in COD to call out enemies or tactics... only to trash talk and/or shoot the breeze.
Agreed, CoD is about as tactical as Sonic. What's with this new generation of players anyway? You can tell most of them have never played the original Rainbow Six games, Ghost Recon, Operation Flashpoint, ARMA, Joint Ops, etc. Anyone who thinks ANY CoD game is even slightly tactical has no idea what the word really means.
this game is going to be great for both crowds
The game needs some good marketing. It's been flying under the radar yet it's a sequel to PS2's staple online franchise. And more then just a predictable KB ad where KB ends up getting more air-time than the game. It needs its own ad to set the tone: http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... ^I wouldn't mind a remake of the last one
Agreed! Although, I still want to see some KB awesomeness too! Those commercials are classics, especially the first & third.
I'm going to stay in classic mode. That is the brilliance of SOCOM.
I have very high hopes for this game. Expecting it to be a real skillful shooter.
Its smart to put respawn...it will be more friendly to new comers. People can practice in respawn and then move to the big leagues.
Played it twice, and the games is very addictive. I have high hopes because Socom 4 also has a lot of variety when it comes to multiplayer modes.
and it offers move support, which i like
well it's nice to go back to some 3rd person shooting, especially when it's a SOCOM game. Have never played confrontation, so this will be my first next gen Socom since playing Socom 2 on ps2.
I can tell you that much.
that knife made the game so stupid many times. how tactical is it to shoot someone on the chest and head as he runs towards you and kills u with one knife sweep. piece of crap
Yeah, the fcks me off too especially when playing Bad Company 2. So lame.
Sorry to say but I got knifed more then shot...it's more like mag then any socom. So...ya check out socom.com and see all the disappointed people on the socom 4 forums
meh, another fps
I got two words HELL yeah thats really 9 words.
No It's an old school game that's going to be lost in a gaming world familiar with and expecting at least "Modern Warfare" glitz, coolness and gameplay of this generation of shooters. But the diehard socom fans will be happy .... the minority in the current shooter market. Now if they added in a usable Cobra, Bradley, Merkava MBT, Mi-28 Havoc, F-15E Strike Eagle and renamed it MAG 2 or ....Warhawk 2, this would be something to very excited about. Battlefield 3 will be the shooter of the year.
They should rename it to mag 2, because that's exactly what it is.
I've been playing the beta since the 15th and trying to like the game, but it's not happening. Classic mode isn't even Classic, the bullet spray is ridicules. The bullets don't even go were you have your crosshairs!!! I'm officially done with Socom!!! R.I.P Socom 2!
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