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didn't see that coming, though I liked the beta
What happened to the crew who used to actually be innovative and build distinct games offering a fantastic gameplay in SOCOM 2 Zipper? Great job Zipper... I hope everyone of you get fired...
"On the plus side, the visuals are reasonably impressive: the foliage is redolent of Far Cry 2, and film buffs will recognise the Kubrickian lighting in the missions set in the so-called 'magic hour' before dusk. The animations are decent, the scenery is pleasant, and there's a mildly bombastic score from the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra." Doesn't sound too bad to me? @Below If I wasn't bothered about graphics I'd play doom or counterstrike. Move with the times, it's nice to have new experinces that look good. I guess your the type of guy who digs the ugly chicks.
@Zootang.... I guess you are one of those gamers where graphics is your gameplay.
zipper should have listened to their long time fans
socom 4 is more authentic than older games its hard to wrap my brain around the idea that the people that found socom 1&2 so challenging and demanding of team work are not up for the challenge this time around. adapt and quit whining old socom vets are some of the biggest whiners ive ever heard of. ive been playing since socom 1 and i like the game the way it is( i do wish the old modes come back though). why not include next gen features to a game so inovative? is keeping it the same game it was 10 years ago anymore innovative than using all the best features from all the best shooters of the last 5 years? lol sir, lawlz.
@zgoldenlionz: I don't think it's about the "next gen features" I think the reason why many people don't like the game is the controls and the rediculous amount of auto aim. Control wise the game does not feel very polished and not very up to date. Perhaps it's just because Zipper intended to appeal to a wider audience like they said in recent interviews. To me the game does not look and feel like an adult shooter it's much more "arcady" than I expected.
I expect it now with any PS3 exclusive. Being a fan of the series since day one of game one, I almost didn't check out the beta because of all the whining I read about online. After putting in several hours and forming my own opinion, I can't wait for the 19th. It sounds like this person had a completely different experience from the majority of people who have played the game, other than the vocal Socom purists who mistakenly think Socom 2 had no problems whatsoever. Videogame journalism has really gone into a tailspin this generation. You can see the bias from the very first sentence. I expect mostly bad to mediocre reviews.
Videogame journalism has gone into a tailspin because the majority of reviewers might not share your opinion on one particular game. Yea. That seems like a logical conclusion.
I thought the beta was okay. The graphics and sound were great but the gameplay just felt kinda dated. I think the Socom Franchise needs a reboot.
Not what I expected.
I assume Steve Hill (the 3rd Review on his list) doesn't like very much the game.
I stopped reading at Eurogamer
And why is that... They even gave GT5 9/10. So I doubt that they are biased... What I think you meant to say was '' I stop reading when I saw 6/10'' I think it's safe to say that It will get mixed reviews. So I guess the old days of great Socom games are gone for good now! It's really sad....
ROFLMFAO I didn't even read because I saw Eurogamer. TGSI
"Despite selling about 12 million copies over its decade-long history, nobody in the real world has ever heard of SOCOM. In fact, we'd hazard a guess that great swathes of those who've played the series don't even know what it stands for." When you start a review like this it is hard to take it seriously. Usually I like Eurogamer reviews but this one sounds like he never like Socom to begin with. @Gametavern Special Operations Command
Just curious, do you know what SOCOM stands for?
United States Special Operations Command , they just rearranged the lettering to sound better then USSOC.
I'm not surprised by this score after playing the beta. Originally, this was a day one buy for me, and then I played the beta. This is not the SOCOM of old, it's a whole different game. They ruined one of my favorite games :(
how did they ruin one of your favorite game? This is Socom 4, not Socom 2. You want Socom 2 go play that game. Seriously, stop comparing to an old game and just play the game for what it is, not what you want it to be. They are two different games. I loved Socom 2 also but we need to let it go and move on. Gamers are such whiners. I mean developers change something people complain about it. They don't change anything people complain it is more of the same.
Right, except I wanted more of the same. There is nothing wrong with expecting a franchise to carry on the core gameplay elements of what is considered the best entry in the series. I'm ok with adding a few things here and there, but it totally lost the feel of the old SOCOM games. I realize that it's not a SOCOM 2 remake, but this doesn't even feel like a SOCOM game, so I don't really give a shit if you disagree with me, but don't tell me I'm wrong when I have my own reasons for not liking it. Call me a whiner, when all you're doing is bitching about people who don't like the game.
"Glitchy experience" lol. Socom 4 online beta had a lot of problems lets hope the final version will be better.
"Glitchy experience" lol. Socom 4 online had a lot of problems lets hope the final version will be better.
is there an echo in here? :P pity about the score though
Noooooo! Don't tell me they blew that one too! Like they did with confrontation.... (I know, it's not the same developper). But it seems the Socom franchise went downhill since the 2nd one! Too bad!
No, Socom 4 is at least better than Confrontation.
To be honest, I really hope so... But I haven't played it yet, So we'll see. But I had hi hopes for Socom 4. I hoped that they would stick to the old formula. But This gen every shooting game seems to borrow something from the likes of CoD or Battlefield. So it doesn't have the tactical feel the old Socom games had. From videos at least 'cause, like I said, I haven't played it yet!
Looks like i started getting bored of video games at the perfect time. I havent picked up a controller in months, gaming is on a steady path of decline and im not the only one who thinks so since video game sales are also on the decline. Imo video gaming has become stagnate, i just dont get the same rush from video games anymore like i use to.
I guess Zipper Interactive is the black sheep of Sony's family.
Damn Zipper from the Brilliance of MAG to this?.......... Maybe should just judge for myself.
inzo i think if you even owned a ps3 you would have already judged the game from playing the beta.. its free to download and has been open to the public for about a week now.
If you dont know that I own a PS3 by now, then you dont visit this site very often and I wont judge a game by its beta because anyone who downloads beta regularly(which I do) knows that beta builds are not true testaments of the game, therefore I will judge the game for my self, when it comes out and not rely on reviewers.
This reviewer has a huge annoymous stick up his ass. The game plays better than confrontation and single player is also good. Coop is better.
Lmao seriously who ever thought of letting this dickhead review socom? I don't even have a ps3 at the moment but I've been playing beta for a while on my bro's ps3 and no way this is a 6. I'm mostly a pc gamer these days playing bf2 and black ops but this game felt like the best console shooter experience to me. Eurogaymer can fuck off
Eurogamer can be overly harsh though, I usually bump up their number 1.5 points in my mind.
Is this game even out or is it still in beta phase? Why are reviewers pouncing on it so quickly? Don't they realize that the game can be improved dramatically through patches? They're giving it a death sentence with this score. People's lives are at stake. They will lose their jobs.
Lol are you kidding me?? People's jobs are at stake?? So they shouldn't give their honest opinions anymore because you are worried people will get fired? By the way, this game releases in 8 days, do you really think the reviewers haven't gotten their review copies yet?
games like these can be improved through patches, so why do they receive static premature reviews?
Not attacking you in any form or anything, but what makes anyone really sure that any opinion done by any reviewer ever is an honest one? Fanboys got opinions too and they let everyone always know their opinion whether we agree or not. Just because these fucks got a website or magazine that doesn't make their opinion an honest one.
Eurolamer at work against a PS3 exclusive again. What else is new -_- Pass (review) Buy (game)
I am actually excited to buy this game on the 19th . i hope zipper just fixes some stuff in the multiplayer.. other than that i am really enjoying the beta..
worst review I read in a long time, this guy wrote a horrible review low score or not.
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