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Socom 4 Review - Capsule Computers

Capsule Computers writes: "The single player campaign is split into 2 totally different styles of game play. In the first, you take direct control of Cullen Gray and indirectly control the actions of the 2 NATO teams accompanying you. For those of you expecting a full range of commands to give to your team you might be a little disappointed as the controls are relatively simplistic with the commands limited to placing your team in position for ambushes and sniping, ordering them to fire, cancelling orders and returning to you. For those of us like myself, who want to experience something different to the usual bullet spraying and less than realistic (but oh so enjoyable shooters), Socom 4 is perfect. It gives players more of an insight into the importance of team based tactical warfare (however limited it may be) and the consequences of what happens when you actually go blindly into a room spraying bullets everywhere, all delivered through a very simple control system. I’d have to say, being a console gamer that if it had required more complex controls to guide your teams around I would have lost interest in it very quickly."

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the_kutaragi_baka2660d ago

If you are a fan of SOCOM I and/or II single player do not buy this game , you will be disappointed. Rent it.

Trroy2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

I'm not disappointed. The single player is better than SOCOM 1 & 2 ever were, and the MP is shaping up just fine... or was, until PSN went down.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2660d ago

I liked the campaign. Just wish 45 had more missions. They should release some story based dlc involving 45. Make the stealth missions longer and more intense.

solidworm2660d ago

Loved the SP, cant wait for some sweet socom 4 dancing when the psn is back up

IGAMEHARD2660d ago

if you are a fan of trophies, this was the easiest platinum i ever got

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2660d ago

How? Dont you need mp to get some of the trophies?

IGAMEHARD2660d ago

like 3 trophies r online trophies, and theyre the easiest ones

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2660d ago

How did you play online when psn is down?

kneon2660d ago

"the only other parts of the environments that responded to battle were the standard explosive barrels and the vehicles that ignited when there petrol tanks were ruptured"

That's not true, there is plenty of destructibility of objects in the game. Most cover can be shot up, windows can be shot out, objects laying around can be moved/destroyed by gun fire etc.

Maybe he didn't notice because the destructibility is relatively realistic, not like BF:BC2 where small arms fire takes huge chunks out of concrete barriers.

Trroy2657d ago

Yeah lots of destructible stuff in the game. It's just tougher than the lego walls in BF:BC2, and explosions aren't so common, without tanks & jets cruising all over the place.