Submitted by GameNTrain 1531d ago | opinion piece

Tired of COD? SOCOM 4 is For You: Beta Opinion

Being a fan of partially-realistic military shooters, I (Jason from GameNTrain) have always held a special place in my heart for SOCOM. Even when I got Confrontation a year after everyone else, constantly voted out of rooms because I was level one and sometimes took an hour to find a game, I still love this series. So needless to say I’ve been patiently waiting for the release of the online beta. In short, it’s a blast but thats just my opinion. It’s pretty overwhelming at first with the TPS camera and its control scheme but once you get through the 1.9 gig download and your first game, you’ll catch the fever…at least most of you will. A rundown shall we? (PS3, Socom 4)

jriquelme_paraguay  +   1532d ago
"Tired of CoD? Socom is for you..."
hahaha.... funny.. good Joke
Blaze929  +   1531d ago
i completely disagree. CoD and Socom are like two different games besides it obviously being a 3rd person shooter.

CoD is very fast and run and gun. Socom, is very slow and camp based if playing the classic modes.

I don't know many CoD players who have the patience to sit out ~5 minutes or so if you die waiting for the next round to start or the patience to be prone for minutes long playing hide and seek with the enemy.

That's only the surface.
Beefstew4u  +   1531d ago
SOCOM isn't about camping a single spot for minutes on end. It's about using tactics and teamwork to overtake the enemy. Sure, you might have to camp and snipe off people if you don't work with your team. But for people that do, the game is incredibly action-packed.
Blaze929  +   1531d ago
well I been in the beta for the past 2 weeks and all classic mode has been for me is a bunch of camping and cat-n-mouse. Nothing wrong with that, that's just not my style. So I play the respawn modes.
Solid_Snake-  +   1531d ago
if anyone wants to try a game of real tactics try ARMA 2. all COD and SOCOM players would get owned BIG STYLE.
Joni-Ice  +   1531d ago
Socom is about tactics? Not Socom 4. Been playing the beta and now Im cancelling my reserve.
Emilio_Estevez  +   1531d ago
I don't agree with this, but a ton of people were saying stuff like that while I was playing the beta. I liked it though.
BlackTar187  +   1531d ago
I dont agree either but the game is fun. I loved how for the first beta at least the clan system worked pretty well for a beta made playing with your friends on the same team a easier task.
Orange  +   1531d ago
I played my first set of rounds ever and had 1 kill and 4 deaths and some douchebags started a vote to kick me. So i promptly got 3 kills a row in the 5th round, then quit the match. Dang, I hope SOCOM isn't a community of a-holes. It was my first game for christmas sake.
Chubear  +   1531d ago
The SOCOM community are a bunch of A-holes but
only on forums mainly and not in-game. That person likely wasn't a real SOCOM gamer to begin with cause everyone knows how SOCOM flows.

You could go 1-15 for the whole ten rounds but be the one that's the last one standing, takes out the last 3 enemies while in the "red" and win the whole thing for the team. No one in their right minds votes off a player that's 0for.

The only reason people would get booted is if they weren't playing at all or you get A-hole clans bullying you out of matches to get their buddies in.

This is how SOCOM used to be but I don't know if this new SOCOM will flow like that but we'll see.
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Orange  +   1531d ago
well, i did hear the one guy with a headset say "why are we voting to kick this guy?", so that made me feel better.
Incognegro  +   1531d ago

Not to sound like a douche... but 15 deaths in 10 rounds... lol I'm sorry, just had to. But you're right that the community isn't that cold blooded. I don't know what to expect with this one though.
PimpHandHappy  +   1531d ago
my 2 cents
In COD you get ppl that camp and they kill you without even seeing them... reason for a kill cam but its also why its for noobs

Socom no kill cam and you will see who killed you.. Much more tactical and much more fun for me then COD.. I wont lie.. I love COD but Socom is more my speed.

Cant wait to get some friends on mic and making pistol only rooms :-)
Stewie2k8  +   1531d ago
i heard theres no hand guns in socom 4. :/
JackBNimble  +   1531d ago
no hand guns in the beta, but that may change... who knows?
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BlackTar187  +   1531d ago
yea no pistols in the beta at least just a bunch of p90's.

I m not sure i like the maps they have for the beta some of the maps they showed look better and abandon looks like a lot of fun.
PimpHandHappy  +   1531d ago
your right
i never noticed handguns in this beta... hmmm

i loved handgun and shotgun only rooms in the old socom days... Im sure they will have handguns in the final game.. i would hope because that would be strange if they didnt have em
ddurand1  +   1531d ago
excited to try this beta next week. I havent played a SOCOM since I rented one back in jr high when renting was the thing to do.
ninjagoat  +   1531d ago
Im playing the beta and i dont camp :)
BlackTar187  +   1531d ago
what map do you like better? I like the boat one but on classic only respawn on that mpa is a spawn kill fest
Der_Kommandant  +   1531d ago
SOCOM and that shitty game don't belong in the same sentence
BlackTar187  +   1531d ago
Well i don't think this game should be called socom at all but it is a fun game .
GodofSackboy  +   1531d ago
Oops I misunderstood for a sec and disagreed but yes completely agreed
sickbird  +   1531d ago
ahahahha i did the same thing, i disagreed but i agree aswell.
artsaber  +   1531d ago
Maybe SOCOM is not for run and gun
I don't understand the "camping" complaint, I think teams that play as a squad may have better results. Squad based games are about using your team, sectors of fire, and areas of responsibility. I mowed down 1 guy last night getting my first kill in the beta as he was trying to run and gun all alone without his squad. He didn't have a chance, the match ended and I went to bed - it was late.

1 Kill and 0 deaths is my current standing, all thanks to a run and gunner. I'll play some more tonight, but so far the game looks decent.
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mauleriscool  +   1531d ago
socom2 was more of a run and gun game then COD
MidnytRain  +   1531d ago
I going to keep posting this whenever people bring this up. You're right; SOCOM 2 wasn't the worst game to run and gun in.

Scottyabanks  +   1531d ago
I actually had to put on my headset to communicate with my team for the first time in quite a while. It was pretty refreshing playing a third person shooter again. Especially Socom. Though I have to admit, I am so used to the FPS genre that I got my ass kicked for about 2 hours before I got back into it.
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sickbird  +   1531d ago
People who camp in SOCOM don't know how to play SOCOM.
gamingisnotacrime  +   1531d ago
people that run and shoot in soccom dont know how to play it
sickbird  +   1531d ago
your right.

alot of people don't know how to play socom huh...
eyeDEVOUR  +   1531d ago
well in socom2 you had to know when to do both...thats the beauty of socom...
krisq  +   1531d ago
I can agree on that new Socom is dumbed down but still, it's nothing like COD.
iNMyFiN4LH0uR  +   1531d ago
This guys knows what hes talking about, good read. Waitin for march 29nth to check it out myself. This game is going to do well with or without its haters, a new crowd is ready to embrace it.
James Vanderbeek  +   1531d ago
ps3 is the king of shooters this year.. cant wait to get this game!!
DiLeCtioN  +   1531d ago
This new socom is COD in TPS mode....it still has the realistic features like damage and small recoil but apart from that i cant call this a socom title.

I originally started on the PS3 since RFOM but i got to play Socom II and confrontation and to be honest they are completely different from this new socom.
PirateThom  +   1531d ago

Because, if you're playing this like CoD, you'll find yourself not only dying a lot, but also not getting any points. I've found it to be very much a SOCOM game, just... faster paced? That's the only issue.
DiLeCtioN  +   1531d ago
naa am not dieing a lot, the very controls are like COD how can people disagree with this.

I have yet to go negative on a game...my last game was 35-11 K/D
gamingisnotacrime  +   1531d ago
it feels a lot like mag.

not a real unique experience
BlackTar187  +   1531d ago
Pirate i dont know when i watch the old socom 2 videos we used to move at like 200mph. LOL

all the maps in classic mode im in usually last 5 minutes per roundbecause of the last couple people hiding so it draws out or whatever
eyeDEVOUR  +   1531d ago
well it feels like COD to you because you were more than likely playing respawn if you went 35-11 kdr....
Sub-Zero85  +   1531d ago
this game will suck ..... I had $20 reserved on it I canceled that and added my $20 towards my Mortal Kombat Kollectors

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