SOCOM 4 tries to please old and new fans, but does it hold up against the other great shooters from this year?
mp is enough of a reason to buy this game, not a totally bad score it dose not really bring any thing new to the table but it's fun.
is why does it need to be compared to all the other great shooters? It might have taken a bit from some but its nothing like any of them in how it plays...
I think he meant other Socom games. It didnt feel like it was a Socom game.
becuase Cod brings something new and different experience every time. double standard.but seriously if you liked the beta, and want this game. 7.0 not bad at all.
This game is MAG with only 32 players and a story mode. Not worth it.
They make no mention of the Classic Gameplay mode at all. That's fail. I'd like to hear reviews from fans of the franchise that elaborate on whats good about what we veterans about ha - Classic. Oh well, I'm getting it anyways. The Beta sold me. Clan reunited. EDIT: No mention of the amazing soundtrack done by Bear McCreary either?? Wtf
I luv my PS3 exclusives and all, but mag and socom4 don't interest me the slightest bit... graphics and gameplay of both zipper games don't compare to other PS3 games which I find disappointing... zipper should of used infamous2 or uncharted 2's game engine... or just think a FPS game with the god of war 3 engine!! damn! I will wait for this to reach the greatest hits title before buying.
yeah i know some people hated it but hey to me its great i didn't like suppression but i loved bomb squad and i did enjoy the game,some people say its close to mag but honestly i hated mag but this was really good..but i see what you mean i really wish they rated the game for what it is not for what its not in the end socom4 is a solid game but again its not what it use to be and that's a shame in a way i always loved games like Socom,Rainbow six ect always been a blast to play and tho i really wish we could get a new rainbow six but i guess i got ghost recon to look forward to if it turns out to be any good but mean while im going to enjoy the hell out of socom 4 Full Deployment Edition :P
Seems like an honest review... they pretty much hit the nail on the head with the good and bad
Ooooh did you just call an IGN review honest? You realise this is only allowed when it's 10/10 :)
I know right. Some people pick and choose their battles.
talking about, where do you come from with these ridiculous perceptions, I can never figure this out.
@telekenctmantis dont be coy dude. If you are a regular here at N4G you would know that every time a sony exclusive does not get a perfect ten or a high nine every stupid rabid sony fanboy calls the reviewer out as being biased or screams CONSPIRACY!!!! so yes it is suprising to see a comment like this in N4G
@Dread You are very very hypocritical the way you attack 'rabid fan-boys' judging from your post history. Perhaps some people had good reason to question a reviewer's credibility in the past? Why is it so 'rude' to question a journalist's credibility? Honestly the industry is corrupt enough as it is we all should be questioning it. (review events, all sites paid for by the products they review, as well as routine junkets as the only way to get timely coverage) It's not a conspiracy, few are saying it is. These scores just hold way too much weight towards the success or failure of a video game.
I feel like if just one option, "shoulder switch", was added that the scores would be bumped up another point. For me, that is one factor that really hurts the gameplay although the gameplay is still definitely fun.
Excellent. Already pre ordered along with Portal 2.
they tried to please casuals and hardcore socom fans but in the end pleased no one, GOOD JOB!
The game will probably sell better than a niche title would have, wolfam1. Hate it as much as you want, but SOCOM was dead without some draw to the casuals. The fact that its not breaking records like CoD is immaterial -- at least SOCOM is alive and kicking, and has a chance for revival. I have more fun playing SOCOM 4 MP than I do any other shooter out there, except maybe MAG, and that's all that really matters. Zipper provides great support. I'm sure the game will be worthwhile. Frankly, given how much Black Ops campaign sucked, and how cruddy the MP is, I can't believe the review scores it got. It looks and plays worse than MW2 and even worse than World at War, which seems just messed up. Yet the reviews heralded it as the Next Big Thing. Reviewers know nothing. They peddle the wares of people who pay their site's bills, and don't give a crap about real gaming.
i don;t think this game will sell over 2 million like socom 2 or over 3 million like socom 1. Markets smaller i understand that. I would just love to see how much a socom 2 HD remake would sell for.(Just wondering) zipper provided great support for MAG but never for the old socoms. So they are still negative in there track record all time for me but since this gen. they are doing great i hope they continue the trend.
@Blacktar187 I hate the say it, but I honestly think S1 and S2 only sold as much as they did because they were the only online shooter option on the PS2, at the time. I agree that I don't think it'll pass the 2M mark, but its not because it doesn't deserve it, IMO. I honestly expect to see all the old game modes and loads of old and new maps via DLC for this one. It'll cost some, but I think that SOCOM 4 will probably become the "SOCOM 2 HD" that some hardcore fans have been waiting for, despite all the complaining.
Troy, Im definatley buying this i have alot of beta hrs. So i dont wnat it to sound like i wont be playing it. I just hope it turns out like you say for everyone involved. I really wish more people got to experience the joy of the old socoms. Thanks for the response Game on if you ever looking to play with a good group send me a PSN friend invite and a msg letting me know who you are.
@Troy "I hate the say it, but I honestly think S1 and S2 only sold as much as they did because they were the only online shooter option on the PS2, at the time" I played Socom 2 back in it's prime and it was one of the best multiplayer games ever made. Your statement only comes from the fact you never really got into socom 1 or 2, you're looking at it from the outside. There is a very sizable hardcore base to socom that speaks to the fact I'm not alone. There aren't other games that encouraged/forced teamwork and communication to lead to victory as well as socom 1/2 did, and every game came with a headset so everyone used them. Shooters now days like CoD are a joke to the level of strategy that socom used to have, and they're all about solo play. DLC will not bring socom 4 into the socom 2 HD the fans want, The colors are bland and too similar - there is little variety in the visuals something Socom 2 had in spades. Zipper has been a complete failure of a developer since 3 because they abandoned the formula that was a huge success last generation all because they were bored of making the same game. You don't see Bungie or Treyarch/IW reinventing the wheel with each game.
They pleased me ;)
I'm going to read the review. According to the video review that looked and sounded awesome. I liked the beta, although I sucked at it. Makes me think if there was no such thing as the first Socom, this may have scored higher.
I think the problem with people and this game is.. Its different.. Different from past Socoms, Different from COD.. but In all honesty its a direction IT HAD TO GO.. Ive been playing since S2 and I can tell you Core Socom is there.. Classic is a blast.. What they did with the weapons was genius to me.. Now you can have your fav weapon and upgrade it by using it making it better.. There wont be a newb cannon like in past socoms which everyone used.. You get rewarded by having a good round with an air strike.. Yes you have to use it before dying and it isnt that powerful.. but its not a kill streak that takes over a game. Now Im not saying it doesnt have its flaws.. IE.. Cross hairs, camera view is too close, nades are still weird.. I think people dont give it enough time.. They come in and get murdered fast and alot and since it doesnt feel like old socoms and doesnt have the pick up and play aim assist like cod.. they quit
Well said. +bubs
Thanx.. People can call me a socom lover.. but read some of my older posts before the beta.. I was one of the more skeptical fans.. but after playing it and looking past the Flaws.. a few updates to fix those things.. and Socrack is back baby
I hate the cam... they need to fix that. It is annoying as hell!
The new cam is actually decent, IMO. I don't feel so constrained, like before.
Socom 4 is a blast i just hate that tha beta ends today.Cant wait to play tha other modes and maps. Classic mode = Clan battles Standard mode = Practice I'm glad Socom have changed.Dont get me wrong tha old socom games was great.But sitting around for 3 minutes just to play again was fuking boring.
It does!? aww that sucks, still my bro preordered it so I will play it again.
Respawning endlessly is the most meaningless game-play there is, the reward to shooting someone on the other team is practically nothing. All you get is stats, in that sense its all about you and no longer about your team winning. Games need to grow a pair really, and quit hand holding the weakest/dumbest players - that way everyone actually has to strive to become better. You wouldn't be sitting around waiting for 3 minutes if you had stayed alive, hence the value of staying alive that is gone during respawn.
wow u didnt even get tha point of my post.Dude when u have no teamwork classic mode is useless.I really dont care about my kdr or any of that other sh1t.If my team wins then im happy dont matter if i go 0-10. "All you get is stats, in that sense its all about you and no longer about your team winning." so thats ur opinion about me as a gamer?if so u dont know me at all.Teamwork first y u think i have over 1200 hours in MAG. Respawn can b use tactical.It dont make u less then a team player just bc u play respawn.Just like it dont make u any less of a gamer if u only play CoD. Next time do some research b4 trying to place me in "ur" ideal of a weak/dumb player Now have a nice day ;)
Well I agree with you on one point MAG did have a large emphasis on team work - I'm a fan of MAG. One thing i do remember about mag was even though you re-spawned, there was quite a penalty to doing so (30second wait sometimes and a long long walk to get back into actually doing something) I agree you can be every bit or more of a team player in other games, ever bit as much as a gamer; what I'm saying is these games just don't reward it(and therefore encourage it) as much as Socom used to. I just don't see positive communication happen as often as it did back in Socom's better days. I'm sorry it wasn't meant as a personal attack on you it was meant as frustration towards the move to respawn.
ok i see where u coming from.yes old Socom was hardcore at its finest. me personal i dont have a problem with respawn mode.After a fuking sniper kill me.I cant wait to sneak around and plant c4 on his body. ;)
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