Tokipost.com - SOCOM Confrontation Beta Impressions

VampHuntD writes: When I first thought of giving impressions on this game, I knew I was going to take some serious heat. The game in my eyes just wasn't well adjusted and didn't have that style that made it worth playing to me. It didn't appear to have any redeeming qualities at all. But I also didn't want to pull a Metal Gear Solid 4 and review a game in a series of which I've never played a previous game.

Then I played again and learned not to suck.

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hwbrewer35752d ago

you are very inaccurate with your review besides the teammate part.i have been playing shooters seriously since golden eye for n64 and i know when we have a sooter thats going to outshine after a few months of its release.an online game like this that was made from a mix of previous socoms and also other popular online shooters is going to take over the psn community.good bye mgo and do not bother releasing resistance 2.everybody will be playing socom confrontation online.whats cod5,you will see.what tv were you playing on when you said the graphics were not that great,a 1990 rear projection,get real.also after a while of playing the realism in this game wins you over and takes you away from arcadish games like cod4.thankyou

Bits-N-Kibbles5752d ago

for a SOCOM noob!

This is like saying, I played the halo 3 beta and I suck and die all the time and I didnt do much research about the game before I played the game, BUT i think i will do a review....


- Bits-N-Kibbles

AngryXbot5752d ago (Edited 5752d ago )

"I know this one has been on the streets for a while now. The graphics aren’t great. They serve their purpose however and that is all that matters in my eyes. The gritty look gives some realism since the places I played were all in deserts (Maybe they will get improved, meh)."

Seems to me people who bash stating the above, just doesnt get it: P S FKING N game. THATS PEE ASS ANNNN. PSN. PLAYSTATION NETWORK. PSN GAME.

For a PSN game, the graphics are one of the BEST. Since when do Arcade game look as good in 3d as SOCOM and Warhawk?

This isnt the real next gen SOCOM, people. THIS IS A PSN GAME. Meant to be a substitute until the real SOCOM arrives. Why? Because the guys who made SOCOM, are working on MAG.

The only reason this is on Blu Ray, is to give people an option of having it on disk.

Its a PSN game. And for a PSN game, it needs to be reviewed like a PSN game. Its not a full fledged game like Bioshock or Call of Duty or Gears of war.

This is a P_S_N game. Why do you think it only has multi player.
For a PSN game this game is looking HOT. Its like saying Fat princess graphics suck because its simple sprites. Anything who states something like this, just dont get it in my eyes. What were they expecting? KILLZONE2 graphics? For crying out loud, SOCOM has to be fit for DL on PSN!

Guys, make no mistake. This game is going to replace all your Warhawk blues.

First day material.

VampHuntD5752d ago

The author knows he is a noob at SOCOM and didn't bash the game at all. He even goes on to say it'll be a sure fire purchase! Why the hate when the overall review says go pick this up?


Games to Play if You Miss SOCOM

Last year I wrote an article titled, The State of SOCOM. I discussed my
love and history for the beloved third person shooter that helped pioneer
online multiplayer on consoles. It has been six years since we last had a
new SOCOM game.

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LOOK_AT_THIS_I2488d ago

Baffles me as to why they have not done anything with this franchise. Seeing as how it was #1 on the official PlayStation poll.

With all the trash put up weekly on the App Store why has nobody done a clone of this yet. I've been playing Defiance as my go to 3rd person since 2013 but still nothing like that old school Socom/Socom 2 up all night gameplay.

ONESHOTV22488d ago

the only game on that list that's like socom is wild land if you want socom type games then you will have to invest in a PC

USMC_POLICE2488d ago

You are looking at the view point I.e 3rd person view. Rainbow six siege is probably most like socom aside from H-Hour

Majin-vegeta2488d ago

Army training grounds its F2P.

ion6662487d ago

Insurgency Socom mod perfect adaption. Play it

C-H-E-F2487d ago

RAINBOW SIX: is the closest you'll get to Socom.

Also, in response to @lookatthisi

They let go the creators, and I think socom is a game that's hard to clone even the creators had a hard time making Socom 2, Socom 3.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I2487d ago

No way man. The devs at Trion made Defiance. I know different genres different games but this could have very easily turned into a war game rather than a kill the mutants/aliens games. Ghost recon actual gameplay is about the closest to the old Socom feel due to the squad format and team commands but it was still clunky at times. Using the wheel was cumbersome to command teammates and strategies on how you approcahed a scenario.

FFS you could control your teammates with a microphone in the ps2 days. You can't tell me that it is that hard when people throw up mods on the pc all the time that mirror the original games using random game engines. These are professionals with money/tech that most people don't have access to.

(Seth Luisi was the problem at zipper, he tried capturing ghost recon/cod fans with Socom by slowly turning the Socom series into Frankenstein GR/COD lite games)

C-H-E-F2487d ago

Getting that feel, that rush being the last one alive, Rainbow Six is the closest I got to that feeling since Confrontation. And we all know that was a horrible Socom, but looking back at it, SC was a great game just had a horrible release.

I didn't play defiance, but ghost recon is and was trash.

InTheZoneAC2486d ago

A lot will defend Seth saying he was a puppet, but his inactions or actions didn't help. He helped ruin the franchise.

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Would You Buy SOCOM Confrontation for One Penny?

"Would you purchase a game you can’t play for a single penny? Video game retailer GameStop seems to think that it is worth trying to sell to this market."

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user74029313606d ago

no, but i would buy a socom ps2 remastered collection for $60.00

XBLSkull3606d ago

Yeah I would definitely pay for a SOCOM remaster. Easily Sony's best franchise by a long shot, too bad they've managed to ruin it.

morganfell3606d ago

Back to the actual question, I own SOCOM Confrontation. The game was attacked relentlessly when it appeared. Some of those attacks were warranted. However one of the big things they used to assault the game was, "It's multiplayer only"

Where is that accusation now?

How is that MP only games suddenly get a pass?

If you stuck it out with SOCOM Confrontation you know that it took a lot of patches and 6 months. But if you kept your course you know a great secret. Confrontation eventually became a kick ass SOCOM game. Plenty of people played it the first week or the first month and dropped it. But to those that stuck around you know the game, eventually, kicked ass. I am not excusing it's state out of the box. But in the same breath I will also say it evolved into something deserving the SOCOM name.

TyBREAKR3606d ago (Edited 3606d ago )

Morganfell is right. That game was the most fun I had had in a Tps in a long time after it got fixed. It was very tactical.

guitarded773606d ago

Yup. Confrontation turned into a much better game over time. Just as MAG did. Too bad they're useless to own now (Which I do). I'm just hoping Sony brings back SOCOM on PS4 in a big way. I'd also like a Warhawk game. The shooter market has turned into to many twitch run, shoot, kill, die, spawn games. I like the slower pace of SOCOM, and the openness of Warhawk... actually, I just really prefer 3rd person shooters. Can't wait for Star Wars Battlefront. DICE better make it 3rd person. It can have a 1st person option like the others, but what fun is it to turn into a super character, and you can't see them?

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JackOfAllBlades3606d ago

That's a remaster I'm down for!

Afistnu3606d ago (Edited 3606d ago )

Only $60? I'd HAPPILY pay $60 for each PS2 Socom game. Hell, make it $250 and I'd pay it! Socom 1 and 2 are worth more alone!

Socom is 12 years old and still has better online features than multi million dollar games of 2014! Lobbies, User Created Ranked Rooms, able to allow or disallow certain weapon types, no explosions, and guess what?! The community back then actually voted out the scrubs who used OP weapons. Now THAT you don't see now days. If you pulled out the M203 in Socom, your ass was voted out before you even blinked.

meatnormous3606d ago

You bring back so many memories. You are absolutely right about the m203, that shit didn't fly back then.

TheDude793606d ago

Wasn't the IW80-A2 another popular "noob" gun that got lots of people kicked out for using? The M14...now that gun took some time to master, at the launch of SOCOM 2 anyways.

incredibleMULK3606d ago (Edited 3606d ago )

Glitchy garbage. Why pay $60 for a ps2 game on a new console, just play your old ps2.

The reason it did so well is there were no other ps2 multi player games to play. Look at the ps3 socom games....they didn't do so hot because people had battlefield, call of duty, Killzone,.....lots of choices.....socom suffered when the fans found new games.

If Sony didn't waste their $360 million on psnow they could've kept zipper opened and made another socom AND mag.

creatchee3606d ago


I put in over 3,000 hours of SOCOM II. I'd pay more than 60 bucks for a simple HD version. Just give me East 19, Central 7, the breach maps, and Foxhunt all in glorious high definition and I'll gladly revisit the early 2000's on a nightly basis.