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Submitted by GodisaGeek 1541d ago | review

GodisaGeek.com: SOCOM: Special Forces Review

Although SOCOM: Special Forces won’t set the third person shooter world alight, it is quite a good title to play through. The storyline does throw you in without much back story and can make you wonder what is going on, but as you progress you do begin to connect with the characters. Though not without flaws, the gameplay is pretty good and made even more interesting and enjoyable by the inclusion of PlayStation Move controls.

The graphics are generally good, and although some characters look like they are wearing a Bo’ Selecta! mask, the majority of the graphics are very well executed. It is a shame that we couldn’t play through the multiplayer aspect, as this may have increased the score, but as a single player campaign, it is quite enjoyable and a makes decent attempt at taking on other third-person shooters. If you are a fan of the series, then you shouldn’t be disappointed. (PS3, SOCOM Special Forces) 8/10

ilikestuff  +   1541d ago
i just want to play this game online, the story mode was good, but i want to play some classic modes
Raven_Nomad  +   1541d ago
I wonder how the online modes fare?
RustInPeace  +   1541d ago
It all depends on your taste of how you want to play... You have 3 categories: Standard (think core), Classic (hardcore), and Custom (custom made games) & each has its game modes (Suppression(TDM), Uplink(steal intel & return to base), Bomb Squad(defuse 3 bombs while protecting you bomb tech), and Last Defense(Domination). Some games can go by real quick, while others will drag on. Standard is pretty much 1 shot deals, but Classic is round-based (up to eleven (!it goes to 11.)) Expect to play classic suppression for about an hour.

I think they're all great and a nice change of pace from just standard FPS games,but sometimes things can be a little cheap, usually player tactics, but the same can be said & found in all FPS/TPS games.
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Raven_Nomad  +   1541d ago
I played the beta and it was fun, but I am not sure if it's a buy for me right now. I would have liked to get a little more time in with it.
RustInPeace  +   1541d ago
I may get disagrees from the SOCOM purists, but I really like this game. The beta was enough for me to make my decision. Hell, I sold BLOps for this game. I was getting tired of the same people using the same tactics in every game (or the bastards who would turn objective-based modes into prolonged TDM games accompanied with the cheap killstreaks:Naplam, R.Thunder, C.Gunner).

This game changed almost everything up from that tired formula for me (but according to die-hard SOCOM fans, its almost a TPS version of CoD.). I just wish/hope that Zipper keeps supporting this game and the people I've been reading on the Official SOCOM forums are just the usual few (you know, "That guy") who always will bash a new game because its not exactly the same as past installments.
GodisaGeek  +   1541d ago
We will be updating the review, and maybe even writing a whole new multiplayer feature when the PSN servers are back up. It's a real shame for Zipper to release this game, one that is hugely online-focussed, and then this happens! :-(

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