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Submitted by boogey157 1083d ago | news

SOCOM 4 Latest Patch Notes (Party System Delayed)

26star: Zipper has updated its latest patch notes scheduled to release once PlayStation Network is back up and running. Still upset that there will be no party mode available at the moment, but it does fix various aspects such as the Clan Lobby features. Also making a return is the availability of adjusting "Dead Zone" and the "Acceleration" curves.Check out the official notes below from Jeremy Dunham, Zipper Senior Community Manager, to see all the changes... (PS3, SOCOM 4: US Navy SEALs)

Joni-Ice  +   1083d ago
Whats upsetting is why a important feature such as a party system was left out of the game like Socom where team tactics are required and has been an important factor in previous Socoms. Playing Socom 4 now feels so incomplete.
boogey157  +   1083d ago
Exactly, it makes it difficult to play with a group of people
JAMurida  +   1083d ago
What's more of an important factor would be including a mic with every copy of the game instead of a Move add-on toy thing.

Party systems weren't in the old ones, but I understand how that feature has become a standard now.
Joni-Ice  +   1083d ago
I actually said team tactics was apart of past Socoms and a party system would have allowed to play with friends who you knew were team players. But we both are on the same page.
-Alpha  +   1083d ago
The game shouldn't release unless something like party system is in it. Such a crucial thing that just makes the game look bad if it's not included.

Unacceptable for a game in this day to not have a party system.
WowReally  +   1083d ago
Its because you're suppose to use clan challenge as your party system. This isn't a casual gamers game. Its about competition. SOCOM will always be for hardcore gamers, not casual trash gamers.
Capdastaro  +   1083d ago
LOL

Socom has been casual since S3
Joni-Ice  +   1083d ago
Dude Socom is about teamwork with a clan or without. When there are no clan matches our clan will play together in normal rooms. But thats the problem, there is no way to play with friends other than clan matches.

Edit: @ WowReally...Think about it, If I cant play in a room with friends/Clan members then whats the point of having a clan? Because we cant play together other then clan matches we cant practice. Why would I clan war if we cant practice...But lets forget about clans for a second, Playing Socom was about playing with friends. That bond we had with friends in previous Socom games are gone in Socom 4.
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WowReally  +   1083d ago
Regardless, if Zipper wanted parties in ranked they would have implemented it. They OBVIOUSLY frown upon big clans EASILY dominating the weak/clanless players. Stop being a noob.
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kingboy  +   1083d ago
Bring back regional lobbies
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Dlacy13g  +   1083d ago
Been playing the single player given PSN issues and to be honest, I am enjoying the SP game. Its not perfect by any stretch and the story is very forgettable. About the only thing I can recall is you are fighting pirates... I think.

Anyway, it feels very much like an updated GRAW2. Squad mechanics work pretty well and the visuals are all solid along with the audio. Enemy AI is a bit hit and miss...sometimes they are really reactive...other times they are very easy (on normal mind you) to flank and wipe them out easily with that one move.

I can't say I am too excited for online at this point...but I guess that doesn't really matter yet anyway.
Darkspade  +   1083d ago
I Like Socom thought it was fun online, A Party system is a must now a days, I think it's more how PSN is networked then anything.. Thats why no cross game chat yet too
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acemonkey  +   1083d ago
it dont matter psn is down anyways but it should have came with the game
MysticStrummer  +   1083d ago
Sounds good, but look forward to more, especially the party system. I'm enjoying the hell out of the game. I'm on my 3rd run through of the campaign and doing custom missions. Perfect? No, but great fun.
gamecock  +   1083d ago
and we keep waiting.
BoNeSaW23  +   1083d ago
I was pumped for SOCOM 4 until I played the Beta and it felt completely rushed and missing key gameplay features just like killzone 3, mostly clan and custom game features besides lack of MP maps. I like both games but will not be playing either again anytime soon until they are done patching in the missing game pieces. Anyway,thumbs up Zipper on Center Dot reticle, Dead Zone Adjustment, and Accelaration curve! We'll have a awesome game in a couple months!
Nuclearwinter  +   1083d ago
The real troubling thing is why they decided to remove SOCOM staples such as Lobbies, P-T-T mics, and A came directly behind the player (instead of an OTC cam that can't be switched to the other shoulder).

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