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Discussion in 'Other Games' started by THE_KART96, Apr 28, 2011.
Just picked it up and installing it. Time to go postal.
Bought it yesterday. Over 40% done. Started on hard. Decent.
The farther you get in to it the better it gets.
I have never been so frustrated playing a game like this. Hard mode can get ridiculous. Too many enemies at times (platoon size elements vs. a 5 man team can't send a team to do anything outside your field of view (ie can't click a point on a map and send the team there), and maps are to linear. Also the cover system does a bad in actually utilizing cover.
But I like the fact that you can shoot through most of the cover in the game, I don't like the fact that they put only the stuff you can shoot through at some of the tougher spots in the game....
And my rant is through. Hopefully multiiplayer is fun.
Post has been edited by MaineiacMoose to remove potty mouth words and or acronyms.
I'll have to pick up a used copy here in a few weeks. Is the single player mode pretty lengthy and well done? I noticed Forgetful saying he was 40% in and Oldtimer saying it got better the deeper you got. I've been looking for a FPS title with a good offline mode. It seems most of the recent titles have been designed exclusively for online play with the offline mode being an afterthought. I've never been as disappointed in a game as I was SOCOM 3. I picked it up when I first bought my PS3 because I had enjoyed the other SOCOM titles on PS2. Imagine my horror when I got home, set everything up and realized there was no single player mode. Atleast it prompted me to go back to the store and buy a router and set up my wireless network. lol!
I have a SOCOM title for PS2, but it didnt get used much. Alittle disappointed in it, and when I got my PS3 I decided to get COD:BlackOps. Single player is pretty good, but I'm stuck on one section that I cant seem to survive. The 'objective' isnt clear and I get my butt shot up all the time trying to figure out what it is. I love FPS's but I'm an old PC FPS player that thrives on the keyboard and mouse to play. The PS3 controller sucks for me and that makes me slow to respond on what button to use. Slow means dead, so I play for awhile, get frustrated, and move onto something else.
The reason why I'll never buy another FPS on the PS3 again. Mouse and Keyboard is the only way to FPS, and it's pretty rare when someone makes an FPS I find that compelling these days anyway, so I am certainly not going to ruin the experience with some thumb sticks.
Before GT5 I was playing MW2 religiously. Big fan of the shooters, but the single player modes of the COD series doesn't do it for me. They look great, but you basically follow a pre-determined path to whatever objective has been chosen for you. I liked the old SOCOM titles because there was a little stealth and strategy involved. You could decide where and when to deploy your forces. I also liked the options to choose your loadout for a particular mission. The Rainbow Six titles are also good in that respect.
I look forward to checking it out. Also waiting patiently for L.A. Noir. I might go missing for a bit after that one comes out.
Edit: Has anyone experimented with the Playstation Move gun and Socom yet? If it works very well that's getting pretty close to simulation training that has only been available at high priced tactical schools, municipalities, and Uncle Sam's. I'd be interested in that. I love to shoot, but can barely afford ammo any more. Plus my best shooting buddy moved to Georgia last summer.
I've got a buddy Alex who uses his Move controller for SOCOM4 and loves it. For what that's worth
If anyones interested I belong to a group of Socom players who operate very much the way we do here at TPRA. They are always looking for good clean players(sound familier?). We do squad matches and nightly rooms all the time. Good bunch of guys. Joe Grover is a member there with me. Here is a link to the reg page. Look it over and request membership if ya want to and tell em you're from TPRA and drop my name.I'll post that there may be some folks from here coming around. I don't play as much since GT5 came out, and there still trying to figure out the changes in the online game since they've done some revamping of the game, but you'll have fun and like here, it's way better than the public rooms!:sHa_thumb2:
Ahhhhhh .... someone that's old school FPS. I know what you speak of. Hours and hours of Doom, Duke Nukem, Half-Life, Team Fortress, and Unreal Tournament .... only to give up a game because dawn is breaking and I need to get into bed for an hours worth of sleep. Throwing grenades, reload, weapons switch, strafing .... all the commands to blast my way through were on automatic, with no thought needed.
Every now and then to get a real fix, I'll fire up Alien Arena on a Windows Machine .... its just like the old days. They have very good servers and its easy to find an instant online match. They just came out with a new version ... I'll need to try it soon.
I could be VERY interested in learning more about a Rifle/Move controller. Mental note to start looking at reviews etc online ...
Some of the guys I know are using it and from the reviews they seem to like it. Takes a little getting used to I guess
:sSig_iagree: Couldn't say it better myself!
They just don't make em like that anymore. Damn shame too. I loved making my own strategies and using real life tactics and actually having to think before I moved. Now it's all about the run and gun and one man army bull.
I miss the days of Operation Flashpoint. Oh my god that was an amazing game.
Played through Killzone with the Sharpshooter and it made the game feel totally different than any other shooter I ever played. It took a while to get the thing set to something that I was comfortable with in regards to the dead zones. Once set up it worked very well. The biggest drawback for me using it was the fatigue that would set in in the shoulders after about a half hour of using it. Haven't used it with Socom yet but I will give the game a go through with it at some point.
Not sure it I would like it playing on-line though. There are times that you can get disoriented if you point it to far off screen. Am looking forward to trying it with the 5 player co-op online portion of the game.
There is also the FragFX controller that is more like a mouse and keyboard set up for the PS3. It might be something that those more use to PC shooters would be interested in. Here is a review from IGN on it
Wow, I remember that game now that ya mention it ..... Nice!!
Whats this?????? Oh, I see your edit to add a link ... Thank You!! That might be just the ticket!!
Figured a link and the proper name would help so I went searching.
Went to the SplitFish website and they got some cool new stuff. Reasonably priced too .... I'll be doing more searching/reading about them this weekend. Could be just the ticket, for sure. Thanks Oldtimer!!