GameInformer - SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals Review

GameInformer - Sony has made a big deal of how SOCOM 4 supports stereo 3D displays and a PlayStation Move control scheme (see sidebar). Beneath these technological diversions lies a solid tactical shooter that innovates in much-needed areas while retaining some of the annoying and unforgivable problems SOCOM is known for.

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-Mezzo-2716d ago

Awesome, Cannot wait to play it myself, My Pre-Order should be here by tomorrow.

BlackTar1872716d ago

its out on the 19th right


Solid. And is better than Confrontation.


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Ace_19752716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Socom 4 beta was God awful. Worst game I've played in years, anyone who thinks otherwise is in denial. It has no pistols, tank controls. And is some sort of Gears/COD wannabe.

Fuckin awful game

Trroy2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

"some sort of Gears/COD wannabe"

Lol, okay, so you never did actually play it. Gears... a world where all bullets are made out of cardboard and shellac, and thus it takes dozens of hits to harm even the weakest of foes.

kaveti66162716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

Whoa, multiple hit kills are a gameplay design choice that many games employ, including Uncharted 2, God of War 3, and Killzone 3, and Halo, and Resistance, and pretty much every other shooter out there except for the military warfare shooters like COD and Battlefield.

Why does Gears get singled out?

Obviously Ace_1975 was comparing Socom 4 to Gears 3 because they're both TPS, so the camera view is similar, and he added COD into the comparison because SOCOM and COD are both military shooters and though I haven't played the Socom beta, maybe both Socom and COD have single hit kills?

Trroy2716d ago (Edited 2716d ago )

That's my point. SOCOM is more like 3rd person R6V than Gears or CoD. Gears is pretty far from being a tactical shooter, despite having a cover system, and its nothing like SOCOM. CoD is a lead-by-the-nose arcade shooter -- there are no tactics, and certainly no squad tactics, involved.

In Gears you don't *plan* and do the surprising, you *respond* to being surprised. There's a BIG difference. Planning makes a shooter tactical. Gears doesn't have that, until you die in a tough ambush, and have to re-do it.

Honestly, it's not really like R6V either, since most of R6V is knocking down doors and surprising dumb terrorists who can't hear through walls, and don't have radios, and from what I've seen of SOCOM, its definitely not that.

Maybe its more like GRAW, I guess. The point is, Gears and CoD are about the furthest comparisons available. Any tactical shooter fan would know this.

Inzo2716d ago

Socom was before gears, so if anything, gears is the wannabe.

sickbird2716d ago

Well THIS is not a classic Socom game. Gears made the cover system popular, the game does play more like Gears than Socom.

BeaArthur2716d ago

They have nothing in common other than being 3rd person shooters. And if you want to really get down to it, SOCOM does now have the cover system that Gears uses. So how about we just agree that everyone steels from everyone.

BlackTar1872716d ago

ace didnt play it. if you think it feels like cod or gears.

LOL you geohot kids today

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