Everyone knows there are server problems, but this will get fixed.
The Game itself is really good. I have only played it for a few hours, but liked it alot. If you played Counter Strike on the PC then this is your game. This is a must buy for all tactical online shooting gamers. This game will only get better.
posted by UrbanMerc (VICTORVILLE, CA) Feb 24, 2009
Member since Aug 2008
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
First, the good. This game is quite enjoyable when it lets you actually play. Ghost Recon or Rainbow Six it will never be, but what is there is quite good when the game stays stable enough for you to play. The other thing worth mentioning is the fact that they seem committed to making right the shameful act of releasing this game half-baked. There have been tons of patches since it's release, but if you paid $60 for this game when it was launched and didn't get the headset, you my friends got hosed.
Now the bad. NO single player experience? Too many bugs and glitches to count. Almost last gen graphics? How did this game get through Sony's quality control in the state it was released? These online-only games shoul not be priced over $30, at the very most $40, ESPECIALLY when released in this state.I am not sure if I am going to keep this game, as I have already bought it. But, some things are just unacceptable, and this is one of those things. Being that this game was half-baked, it gets a half-baked score.
online only game that doesn't work online -Really?
posted by pirate (OVERLAND PARK, KS) Oct 16, 2008
Member since Nov 2006
gamers (51%) found this review helpful
Okay well first things first the official Bluetooth headset is head and shoulders better than the warhawk one. It is much closer to talking on a phone rather than the static experience that you get with the old headset. It apparently has two microphones in it which assist with cancelling out background noise. For whatever reason the chatting in the game sounded crystal clear – no background noises nothing – just the people talking.
The drawbacks – you need to do an update to your PS3 to take advantage of the new high definition voice chat. Then you have to do a massive 631 mb update to the actual socom game.
Then – you try to log into your brand new online only game… and try again and try again. It took me 4 separate tries to just get to the main menu. Then it kept skipping around and flashing error messages. Then it took me literally 40 minutes to even get into a lobby – because every time you got in you would immediately get kicked out.. After about an hour of trying and 4 or 5 controller throws later I managed to get into a game. The map was crossroads and a wave of nostalgia flooded over me. I was in my old favorite game SOCOM II. Sure it looked better sure the characters moved a little better – but it was my old favorite game with lots of people excited to play it.
I can not wait to play desert glory again!!!!!!!
That said – is this game any better than say CD4 – I don’t know because I got kicked out at the end of the round…..one good hope is all the guys on the microphones were saying that the servers had gone crazy that night. The other thing I noticed most if not all people had mics unlike battlefield and cd4. So there was true coordination like literally someone was like look out dude he is right behind you. – I haven’t had someone do that in a long time. It was really cool to have people be yelling he’s in the bell tower. It makes it more immersive and doesn’t have the disconnect that seems to plague online ps3 games.