A sturdy campaign, challenging cooperative mode, and boisterous online multiplayer help SOCOM 4 make its predecessors proud.
Pretty good score, I might look into this, I haven't played a Socom game in many years.
These 7.5 scores keep making me nervous! I was expecting most reviews to be about 8.5! Confrontation kept getting 7.0 scores and we see how that worked. I was mainly planning to get Socom 4, Twisted metal and Uncharted 3 this year, and it is looking like I might have to pass this up!
Its gamespot. they not fans of ps3 like ign.
Still Confrontation remained the most played game over PSN well through CoD WaW and MW2 times, as well as KZ2, Uncharted 2 and MAG. Even if you look back in time, you'll see Socom is a franchise that raises that "not for everyone" argument. It's not the first SOCOM to receive a lot of 7's. Socom is always a case of love for many and disgust for others. Some people can't stand tactical shooters, while others won't play anything else. This Socom isn't that different even if they tried to make it more of a game for everyone... Now you have people that like competitive tactical shooters with an open mind praising it for the fresh air, some Socom vets trying to adapt, some other vets passing it entirely and many casuals who'll probably play it for some time and let it go as any other shooter. The question I would really raise is if this Socom will build a community around itself like previous Socom games did. Personally I liked of what I played. The shooting mechanics still feel like Socom, you still have that "one chance, every shoot counts" feel. The maps design we saw in the beta were good. There is a good weapons and explosives list. The animations are mostly good (maybe we could use a faster strafing), the cover system works. The new game modes are cool, although the game as a whole will be better if they add Demolition and VIP based modes later. Clan matches are easiest to set than in any Socom before. Even the Standard modes feel like a nice warm up before the real deal while waiting for friends to get in. Point is, there is a lot to enjoy and make it a regular game night there. It's not perfect though, we still miss lobbies and we could use pistols instead of the rambo set in the classic mode. Also it even need some fixes, mainly the communication (which personally I believe can be a major reason for downscoring the multiplayer) and the granade still glitches sometimes, falling short/hitting the cover, eventually getting yourself killed... Also the infrastructure is just wrong, I don't know if it's a beta thing but we barelly can join friends in anything but clan matches, we need at least a good party system so we can keep the Socom family feel, I don't want to be forced to play with strangers like in a crap CoD matchmaking, also we'll be ready (green up) when we are ready, give us the chance to switch sides and get rid of the countdown to start... Worthy mentioning, although maybe not a real problem, is the customization... It was better on Confrontation. They let that XP thing get too much over their head, M4A1 is one of the most versatile weapons in the world but we can't get a supressor or a grip on it now as the weapon only get whatever 5 upgrades the leveling unlocks and that's it (you can't even remove some stuff, only remove/change scopes and supressors)... They should, at least, add more stuff to unlock and let us choose which one too use (I know many vets aren't confortable with granade launchers in classic mode, although I really don't mind em, I'm good with my K2 and G36C). Also the sound of the guns aren't as recognizeable. I think the decision to buy it or not relies on how you decide to see Socom 4... Half full or half empty? Some will call it a flawed gem, personally I think it's a good game with room for improvement.
Why would you base your perception on a game by what someone else says?
I loved the beta and for me I would have payed $60 just for the multiplayer.
7.5 is a good score but I would give MP a 9/10.
Why does a random person's opinion about a videogame make you nervous? You can STILL get the game if you choose to.
Because everyone seems to be sharing that same opinion. We use reviews the gauge if games are worth our time and money. So when most every reviewer says the game is not as great as it could be people get nervous.
But there are no more than 60 or 70 reviewers that review one game, yet there are MILLIONS of gamers out there that have their own opinion. 60 or 70 random people shouldn't even come close to being an influential force in someones buying decisions.
gamespot give the score for socom confrontation 6.5.... taken with a grain of salt this review. :P
Really guys? After all the stuff that's happened in the last few months, you're STILL paying attention to what reviewers say? Geez...
Socom 4 looks sick, and 7.5/10 is still a good score, also its Gamespot they don't just give out high scores
socom is weak ill stick with confrontation zipper should be killed for what they did
7.5 isnt bad but i expected more. i had a blast in the beta with my move sharpshooter. from what ive played with the ss i give it a 8.5 just for the beta and only 2 maps. if i had to use a ds3 then it would be lower. its average and nothing stands out other than using the new controller. imo
If you wanted a tactical unique 3rd person shooter, you ought to look elsewhere. This game is a mixture of other games mashed in together with a SOCOM label on the front cover. This saddens me because I was soo excited for it when it was announced last year. But it has been casual-fied far too much to be it's own game. :( I will be waiting for this game drop down in price and buy it used because I cannot support a company that totally ignores and belittles its fans. I suggest everyone to do the same...
Yea its more like a MAG in 3rd person, which I like. However it isn't like the classic Socom. Like socom 2 for example.
This will be the first Socom game that I will not buy. I've bought every single other Socom including on the PSP, but Zipper has ruined the series unfortunately
That was an excellent video review. Confused with the 7.5/10 because it seemed like he really liked it!
This is what I was thinking. There was much more praise than criticisms. This why scores are really the last thing to look at, if at all.
Damn... do people on this site actually like any games?
The written review makes it sound like an 8.5. Yet it got 7.5. Strange. Good enough for me.
it's not Strange. It cause people are use to the 8.5 - 9s. If you scored 75/100 in your Exams, how would you feel?
Crappy, but only because of grade inflation since the Vietnamese war. 75 was pretty decent, back in the day. Are you implying that there's some sort of media-wide effort to reduce "score inflation", and that effort has started with SOCOM 4? Quite a few reviews read very much the same -- they sound like what would have typically been an 8.5... yet most of them are scored in the 7.0-8.0 range. Anyone who has played games like Black Ops knows that it looks (and plays) horrid, compared to its predecessors, and frankly, compared to SOCOM 4. Yet it scored in the 8.5-9.0 ranges, typically. That's totally inexplicable, without throwing in the (probably true) "media supports the hand that feeds them" concept.
man if socom 4 is a 7 than black ops and modern warfare 2 should be 5's and 6's.. socom 4 in my eyes are better than these two games. its not perfect but its fun as hell.. zipper just needs to add back some features and the game woud be great.. the graphics in this game are solid too. better than most. Not sure why all the hate. oh yea its a ps3 exclusive
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