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Old 10-13-2008, 07:21 PM   #1
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Anyone getting Socom?

My bro and I have been big fans of the series up until the last game and after getting a taste of what the beta has to offer I've come to a conclusion. Basically what made the game fun, any multiplayer game for that matter, is the community. For one I am glad that Slant Six went back to the roots of the game and made it more like the originals with a modern look and mechanics. However, the game now almost feels too much like the original series and as if the whole Socom thing is done, past it's prime so to say. So the conclusion I've come to is this: I will only get the game if somebody else does. There I said it. So if anyone shows an interest in getting the game and playing together or perhaps setting up a CoG clan I'm very much in, but otherwise I think I'm going to let this series rest.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Played the beta it was OK but not gonna be picking it up fist day just b/c i cant afford it
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:42 PM   #3
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Played the beta it was OK but not gonna be picking it up fist day just b/c i cant afford it
Indeed. I'm considering the $60 bundle with the new Sony mic, but still on the fence as mentioned. It's nice though that the full game is available online for $40.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:56 AM   #4
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or disc version for 40 too but i need that money for fable 2 and fallout 3
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:15 AM   #5
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The beta was just bland, so I doubt I will bother with this, considering the plethora of AAA titles ahead.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:51 AM   #6
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I haven't played the beta and was considering it, because I love tactical shooters...but on my shelf right now? Halo 3, CoD4, R6V2...do I really need another multiplayer shooter? It would have to be stellar for me to buy.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:29 AM   #7
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it really is worth the 40 bucks... I played one Map like 100 time over and it blows Halo 3 and COD 4 away in that its more tactical and id love to be able to buy it but im drowning in other games that ive been wait for like Fable or Fallout
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:21 AM   #8
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I'm strongly considering picking this one up during the TRU sale this week, mainly for the headset really.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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TRV sale? Well then what may that be ?
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:46 AM   #10
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Well, I feel pretty on the fence about this.

I love tactical shooters, and the 360 doesn't really have one. CoD4 is, gameplay-wise, Halo 3 with a modern re-skin. I don't wanna hear any complaining - any game that lets you recharge your health, one hit kill with the insta-knife, etc, is not a tactical game.

I would like a game that has a slower, more realistic pace, with realistic gunfire and wounding. Remember how, in the first AA, with the medic came a patch that gave each wound an immediate damage rating followed by a bleed-out rating that only a medic could stop? Awesome.

So I'm looking for a game that relies less on instant/twitch reflexes and more on teamwork and tactical thinking.

I'll say this, though - I really doubt SOCOM will be it. There weren't any early reviews, and I haven't even seen many of the beta testers talking about it much.

If the reviews came in with the usual "7.6 - this game is too hard and tactical for most players" kind of statement, I'll get it. Otherwise, I'll keep waiting.
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Good thoughts, Inspector. I agree, 100%.
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:05 AM   #12
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:32 AM   #13
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i'll only get the bundle for the bluetooth headset...then i'll sell the game unopened.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:55 PM   #14
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I'm tempted to get it for the headset, but I've never played Socom before and am not big into tactical shooters.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:17 PM   #15
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i'll only get the bundle for the bluetooth headset...then i'll sell the game unopened.
I think a lot of people are doing this. Socom is basically Sony's version of WiiPlay. A peripheral that comes with a super cheap game.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:49 PM   #16
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I played the beta and I think unless you're in a clan there wasn't a lot of teamwork...I didn't hear a lot of talking between players. That's one big difference I noticed between PS3 online and 360. Since the 360 comes with a mic you're always chatting or hearing chatter when in an online game. So far my PS3 online gaming has been very quiet...seems odd.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:53 PM   #17
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I find that the chat always on with the Xbox is more of a detriment:
Mouth Breathers
the colorful language
Fans
Speakers far too loud
Moms

And to say that having voice chat encourages strangers to work as a team...I have been waiting over a decade for in game chats to do that. Has not occurred once.

But can someone explain SOCOM to me? I remember the PS2 versions were big. But it just looks like a low rent SWAT or Rainbow Six (Circa late 90's).

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Old 10-14-2008, 04:58 PM   #18
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i'll only get the bundle for the bluetooth headset...then i'll sell the game unopened.
Amazon.com was selling Bluetooth headsets for $20 with a huge selection just a week or two ago.
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Amazon.com was selling Bluetooth headsets for $20 with a huge selection just a week or two ago.
But none of those are officially licensed by Sony. Again, the Socom headset will be guaranteed 100% to work with all games released because that is the headset that Sony themselves will use in the certification process before a game is approved to be released.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:45 PM   #20
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But none of those are officially licensed by Sony. Again, the Socom headset will be guaranteed 100% to work with all games released because that is the headset that Sony themselves will use in the certification process before a game is approved to be released.
All headsets work with all games now, it's not like there's ever been compatibility issues. The official one just has some added perks.
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