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SOCOM 4 - Hands-On Multiplayer Preview (Crush! Frag! Destroy!)

CFD!'s Sage Knox gives his impressions on the multiplayer of Zipper Interactive's upcoming entry into the SOCOM franchise:

"There’s a stigma attached to the SOCOM franchise. While dedicated players praised it for its competitive play, the high barrier to entry required to join their ranks has kept the series from lifting itself out of the hardcore niche.

"Zipper has intentionally set out to please not only their current audience, but ensure that newcomers are welcomed into the SOCOM fold without becoming unidentifiably riddled with bullet holes. If the beta version of SOCOM 4‘s multiplayer resembles the final product in any way, they’ll have succeeded."

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tigresa2814d ago

Spawn, kill, die!? You forgot spawn, kill, die - be spawnkilled. :D

Dart892814d ago

I think you're looking for the cod article :D.

sickbird2814d ago

If you play "standard" mode it pretty much is a bunch of spawn killing. But everyone knows respawn is for scrubs.

ilikestuff2814d ago

wolfam yes! agreed!
standard is crap with the spawn kills they need to patch it with some kinda zone thing where the closer the enemy gets to your spawn the weaker their bullets get and they die with one shot kills, but to be honest all i really care about is the classic mode, badass

Ray1862814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

"There’s a stigma attached to the SOCOM franchise. While dedicated players praised it for its competitive play, the high barrier to entry required to join their ranks has kept the series from lifting itself out of the hardcore niche."

That was the beauty of the game. Everyone sucks at first. It was the people that persevered that were awarded. It also was about learning your clans strengths, and weaknesses and adjusting your game play to compensate. The dumbed down version might be fun but "SOCOM" I think not.

MidnytRain2814d ago (Edited 2814d ago )

This is what I was saying about Killzone 2. The dedicated players were easily identified from the noobs, but nonetheless, SOCOM 4 has to be my favorite multiplayer game this generation. I'm not kidding; I can already see the ungodly numbers stacking up in my stats page. Regardless of what people say, SOCOM 4 is very much a team based, tactical shooter. Ever try playing Last Defense without a decent team or strategy? It's hopeless. Ammo is limited per clip, which means you have to be accurate with your shots, and you die quickly, which means charging around is a dummy's move.

I can't wait until the 19th. :)

EDIT: I meant to disagree with you.

Ray1862813d ago

LOL. I will give you a agree to balance it out. Hey we agree to disagree.