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5.0 out of 5 stars I Gotta Be Honest, In A Good Way!!!, June 9, 2011
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This review is from: SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
i usually play with a friend online in 1st person shooters. we usually stick to black ops or Battlefield Bad Company 1& 2... ive played SOCOM before but probably like 5 years ago and never on a ps3... SOCOM 4 is very different than Black Ops & Bad Company. everybody is sayin that SOCOM 4 was tryin to be like Call Of Duty, i dont think thats the case.. nowadays games like Super Mario, Grand Theft Auto 3, the 1st MK are technically thought of as (Bad Games).. back then they were amazing ground breaking games. the creators of SOCOM 4 knew that so clearly there not going to go backwards. they had to add some features, better graphics, and basically update. i guess SOCOM fans dont like seeing that but its gotta happen sometime. i personally thought this game was very very good. the 3rd person is a nice change up, sometimes it gets a little hard to shoot when on the side of cover but not too hard. the story mode was a little cliche but stil pretty fun, theres a pretty good selection of guns and custimation for them.. i like the co-op and multi very much.. somehow in SOCOM 4 theres NO CAMPING.. there might be a guy in the same spot tryin to camp but if you know where he is its very easy to eliminate him and stop the camping... i love the bullet penetration, the way bullets go through bodys are just beautiful. the maps seem to be huge but it also seems like everybody is really spread out and no1s in groups. theres no real rendervous point, or middle of the map where people meet. and the knifing is amazing!!!!! THE KNIFING IS JUST LIKE BATTLEFIELD BAD COMPANY 1 KNIFING!!!! :), a swish kinda, not a shank or stab, makes for way better knife fights and its not based on luck or connection like call of duty... in closing i give this game a 9 outa 10.. its not perfect but for a brand new game that was $45 that comes with bonus content, its a very good deal. im really glad i bought it.
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Initial post: Oct 16, 2011 12:43:49 PM PDT
GSPmma says:
Perfect example. I've played every Socom except the PSP ones and I love this game. It's a shame to see the horrible reviews by Socom "vets" because it's not like the old Socom games. It's wonderful and I hope they keep making the series under the same formula. I would like them to make it more tactical and switch the R1 aim back to the D-Pad zoom and lean. I love the game for what it is though.

Posted on Jun 7, 2013 7:33:26 AM PDT
TM says:

It is not the changes and updated that are made that old socom fans are ragging on this game about. The key issue is when
SlantSix took the helm, they tried to turn the franchise on its head and make it more like Call of Duty to tap into that cash flow. Everyone was hoping that Zipper would redeem the franchise when they got their hands on it again. Zipper said that when they went into development they were open for any suggestions from diehard fans and anyone else that was passionate about the game. The community responded in a huge way, and filled their inboxes with suggestions and recommendations to try to salvage and get back the trust of the community. We were glad they were listening.

But they weren't listening they went back into their development cacoon and then came out with the beta. I was one of the testers for this when it first came out because I wanted to help them. During Beta there were many common issues that people had that we brought up to them in the forums. They said they would work on things, and appeal to the masses.

We worked to help them find issues and create a game of redeeming value, but when all was said and done. They released a partially gimmick game that revolved around the latests and greatest Playstation Move technology, and didn't change any of the things that were pointed out to them in Beta. In the beginning the created a game that marched to it's own beat, and eventually they tried to make it march to the COD drum beat moreso. Also one huge issue for some of the diehard fans that don't even concider this a "Socom game" is that you play as a member of NATO. I don't know if you know anything about military orginizations, and government agencies, but there is a huge difference between the two. For many this broke the link between the old and the supposed new.
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