I liked the game. Ive been a fan of previous Socom's, but my biggest question is....in what crazy backwards reverse universe does the tactic "just run out and try to charge them" work? This isnt WWII era Russia...I was more frustrated at how poor the AI quality was than anything else in the game. Not just enemy AI, but my own team mates too. Somehow the command "get behind that cover" turns into "no its ok, just stand there and die." Thats my biggest complaint. The graphics werent the greatest and I cant say anything about sound, seeing as how my speakers are blown on my tv. However, there was a mission where I was playing a chick, and my teammates kept saying "moving SIR." I've only been in the army for four years, but Im pretty sure a lady officer is a ma'am. Just sayin. I really liked the multiplayer, the online co-op was pretty fun. I played that more than I did the campaign, which took me something like 6 or so hours, maybe. I also liked the weapon mod system that they did. Overall, yeah, Im glad I have gamefly. Sometimes I wanted to punch someone in the throat while I played it, but I had fun. It seemed over-hyped and a little rushed.
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SOCOM 4 is for fans and noobs alike. Anyone can pick it up and enjoy the multiplayer immediately! The graphics are beautiful, the gunplay is fun, the tactics are there at your disposal and classic mode is there for the vets. With that said, Ill move onto what believe too be the bread and butter of SOCOM 4:
The Campaign modes.
WOW! I was blown away at how well done the campaign was developed. It has all the tactics, stealth, balls to the all action I could ask for. The two team system is fantastic and although it requires a bit of practice and patience, once you get a hold of it, you are in full beast mode when the OPFOR are really cramping your style. The 45 missions are fun as well for the AI is very good at the higher difficulty settings and will wreck you on sight! COOP online is intense at higher difficulties and the missions are no joke and no place for lone wolfs. Team work is a must, or you will be watching that spectator cam A LOT!
The story line is good if you like twists and turns, the only thing I wish was not there is the "Childish ambience" the OpsCom gives off sometimes. I dont what it is, but he annoys me. Anyways SOCOM 4 is a solid Buy, no questions asked.
I did not give it a ten for the little reasons of no shoulder switch or customizable characters. Whilst I creep through a jungle I see myself in the proper camo and face paint, not a tshirt over some long johns! Ya dig? Sometimes, the enemy looked more like a true Spec Ops Soldiers and that made me feel a little upset. All the gripes aside, I am very happy with my purchase. Feels good to be tactical again.