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Destructoid Review: SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs

SOCOM: Confrontation caused quite a stir due to its mixed reviews. Many praised the potential it had, but lamented its notorious network problems and glitches. Now that series creator Zipper Interactive is back in the driving seat, SOCOM has a chance at some crucial redemption.

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LOGICWINS2440d ago

Uh oh indeed. People aren't going to like this.

solideagle12440d ago

can we say SOCOM has no chance now to be franchise? zipper should have made MAG 2 with story?

thanks

Imtey2440d ago

Jim Sterling at it again!

MAJ0R2440d ago

hmm this game may be bad but I would say that is an unfair score

JohnnyMann4202440d ago

People have to remember that 3/10 is a horrible game, whether you like Jim Sterling or not.

Does this game deserve more than a 3/10?

Would you rate this a 3/10 if you were a reviewer?

I am sorry I don't really like Socom and I played the beta and to be honest a 3/10 score is just completely rediculous. Even I would give this game nothing less than a 6 and 6 is NOT a good score.

Jim Sterling is an idiot that likes rating things he doesn't like as low as possible.

Talk about throwing your weight around (pun intended)

SageHonor2440d ago

Holy Crap!!. I dont ever look at destructoid but 3/10 seems a little too harsh. This looks like one of those games with some serious mixed opinions.. The highest score ive seen so far is 8.5 and this is the lowes

So far all of the scores ive seen are 3, 7.9, 8.5, 8.5 and a 6...

Lets see what IGN and Gamepot says

Ju2440d ago (Edited 2440d ago )

Sterling is bi-polar. :) LOL KZ3 10/10, Socom4 3/10. Not brave enough to give it a 1. Just for the controversy. That would imply at least some joke factor.

captain-obvious2440d ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

oh boy the shit just hit the fan

rockleex2440d ago (Edited 2440d ago )

He's a bi-polar attention seeking reviewer with a holier-than-thou act.

Just move along.

captain-obvious2440d ago

you know what
i want this to get bigger

i hope Sony black list destructoid so we could have some drama fun internet thingy lol

baodeus2440d ago

Sony is not affiliated w/ any reviewer sites right, so does it matter if Sony black listed destructoid? What is that gonna do?

ComboBreaker2440d ago

Knowing Destructoid, I am pretty sure it's just a joke article.

Pixel_Pusher2440d ago

"In my short time with the online (and it was short, because I couldn't keep playing what was, essentially, unplayable), I saw grenades hovering in mid-air, never moving or activating. I saw bodies floating five feet off the ground. I saw people dying from explosions that didn't actually happen. I've seen disconnections and game kicks of every description."

Wow this guy is completely full of shit. Thank god Sony released the beta to all otherwise this scumbag review might been taken seriously.

HolyOrangeCows2440d ago

An exceptional franchise conforms to the Call of Duty crowd and gets a 3/10, as opposed to all of the new COD rip offs getting 7/8s and COD games getting 9s.

Oh YEEEAAAH, that's fair.
/s

Commander_TK2440d ago

Holy shit.

I would've understood a 6 or 7, but 3 is going too far.

Pixel_Pusher2440d ago

http://www.computerandvideo...

"It's tough to draw too many definitive conclusions while a game's still in beta as there's still some final tweaking , balancing and finessing to be done. However, subjective as these things are, SOCOM 4's online games are smooth, lag-free with plenty of players ready to do battle in a pleasingly slick experience that's every bit as compelling as the best of the FPS breed. With a wealth of game modes and styles, a decent progression system, plenty of rewards and perks to choose from and some satisfyingly hearty tactical shooting action, there's every sign that SOCOM 4 will not only live up to, but exceed the series' finest multiplayer traditions."

badz1492440d ago

Crazy Jim Sterling is at it again! if he's reviewing the game for himself, better don't post the score at all because 3/10 for SOCOM is showing that he's a TROLL! just like how he gave 10/10 as opposed to the average 6/10 to Deadly Premonition and I realized that he was always a TROLL!

kancerkid2440d ago

Hi, I am a Sony fanboy. Instead of arguing against the points the reviewer brought up in his written piece, I will ignore every single word written and instead focus on the score at the end and comment on how ludicrous the score is, even though I most likely did not even play the game.

I also ignore the fact that reviews are opinions, because, you know, sometimes people hate even the best games ever released.

Biggest2440d ago

Hi! I'm a 360 fanboy. Instead of arguing against the points the posters brought up in their comments, I will ignore every single word written and instead focus on something totally different, even though I most likely did not even play the game.

Pixel_Pusher spelled it out for you with quotes and links. Please continue to ignore it. . . But go elsewhere to do so.

Anon19742439d ago

It's to the point now when I see medium to high reviews and then a 2 or a 3 I ask myself "was it Jim Sterling"? And it is, again.

Destructoid again continues it's descent into mediocrity. First he's mad because the game needs to load and for some reason splash screens, which every freaking game has, is somehow an annoyance that warrants a lower score now. Then he bitches that the story is generic, with a bunch of angry guys running around with guns. This is a shooter, right?

The Gameplay he claims is "standard". So tell me, dear Jim, does that mean all shooters should get a 3 if that's the "standard"? Then he bitches about lag as if Socom 4 is the first game to suffer from laggy servers right out of the gate. My experience has been that Call of Duty games you might as well not even pop in for the first 2 months for online play.

Then he claims the online is actually fairly decent. Bi-polar much?

Perhaps in the future you might consider taking your meds before reviewing games. Either that or leave it to the reviewers that don't have a history of assigning good games low scores for hits.

roguewarrior2439d ago

Played the PSN beta for 5 hours straight full 32 player suppression. No lag, no gliches( never fell through floor, never saw grenades float in air, ect. guess i got real lucky,

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solideagle12440d ago

can we say SOCOM has no chance now to be franchise? zipper should have made MAG 2 with story?

thanks

Danielmccue2440d ago

I think its more of a third person MAG than SOCOM judging from the beta.

gamerzBEreal172440d ago

did u play it with move? cuz thats probably why it felt like MAG to u without it it doesnt

thief2440d ago

I think we can say Jim Sterling has no chance of being taken seiously as a reviewer.

Reviews be damned, to me this game is a must-buy because of two reasons: to experience the famed socom multiplayer community (never played the PS2 socoms) and enjoy some unique team-based gameplay, and also to enjoy a game that shares some of the gameplay that MAG has, any game that comes from the developers of MAG has to rock.

Ju2440d ago

It is no MAG. I don't know. People comparing that with MAG haven't played either. The art style resembles to MAG somewhat but is much more improved in Socom4. The playstyle is completely different; 3rd and 1st person just play differently all together. Tactics is different. Maybe hit response is the only one which might be similar (1-2-3 shot kills).

SageHonor2440d ago

Socom is already a franchise

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Noble Spartan2440d ago

well pretty much absolute just like MAG.

nolifeking2440d ago

I keep hearing people saying this, but
i remember people saying MAG was a first person Socom. So if Mag was Socom in first person and S4 is Mag in third person, don't we hava a paradox or something?

chidori6662440d ago (Edited 2440d ago )

*inba Jim Sterling generic coments of fanboys*

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egidem2440d ago (Edited 2440d ago )

You have to remember: there are people out there who will not like this game or think that it is not good enough. I'm loving the beta. You can be sure that I'll get the game once it gets out. 3/10 is a really low score man.

chase1672440d ago

this site needs the hits
ign is killing them

chase1672440d ago

i think its time to hire a younger guy to do these reviews
this guy must be too old or caught his boyfriend with another guy because his is out of touch with games

DrFUD2440d ago

"People have to remember that 3/10 is a horrible game, whether you like Jim Sterling or not. "

Unless you're in the know and search for SOCOM reviews online.
Destructoid shows up on page 28 of a game review search right.
and I don't care if you use Destructoid's own search it's still on page 33 of the results.
Destructoids review means nothing

Joni-Ice2440d ago (Edited 2440d ago )

I think Zipper deserves every score they receive. They did not stay true to the past Socom formula and because of it, will frustrate a lot of fans that enjoyed past Socoms for what it was. I think if this game was called something else people perception of the game would have been different but when its the 4th game of the series and Zipper decides to change EVERYTHING that made past games amazing, wont sit well with the fans. Its not a bad game, its just not what people expected Socom 4 to be. It went in the opposite direction. Imagine when Modern Warfare 3 releases and it plays like Socom Confrontation. Everything that made Modern Warfare awesome in the past was remove, all the COD fans would be bitching that its not what they are use to. Thats Socom 4.

arika2440d ago

it must be a really late april fools day joke. it's really funny though...lol!

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redwolf2440d ago

this review is just a joke, although the game may be a little outdates it doesn't make it as bad game as the auther makes out it to be

Ju2440d ago

How is the game outdated? Because it isn't the usual generic 1st person diet we are usually getting these days? Yeah, if this defines what is modern these days, yep, than it's outdated. Glad it is, in that case.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO2440d ago

Haha, lol.

Let me guess...Jim Sterling.

GameTavern2440d ago

I don't necessarily disagree with the review, but I have a blanket dislike of Jim Sterling's reviews in general.

Danielmccue2440d ago

n my short time with the online (and it was short, because I couldn't keep playing what was, essentially, unplayable), I saw grenades hovering in mid-air, never moving or activating. I saw bodies floating five feet off the ground. I saw people dying from explosions that didn't actually happen. I've seen disconnections and game kicks of every description. In short, I've seen every major problem an online game could have, all magnified to absurd levels. "

WOW i didn't experience any of this at all, he must have a horrid internet connection.

MysticStrummer2440d ago

Yeah my time with the beta has seen few glitches. It's been more like a final release than a beta in every way. Sadly, I expect this from this generation's "journalists", especially concerning a PS3 exclusive. Initial reviews for Warhawk, MAG, and GT5 all contained BS of the highest order. Add Socom 4 to that list. I can't wait for the 19th.

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