By the far the worst Socom to be released on the family of Playstation consoles. Zipper completely ignored the fanbase in search for the ever elusive casual gamer. Pretty sad when a rookie console developer(Slant Six) stays truer to the Socom formula than the creator of the series does. The guns in this game sound terrible almost like Zipper just applied some generic sound to them rather than field testing weapons like Slant Six did for Confrontation to capture their true sound. Recoil is pretty much non-existant in this game and in its place is a bloom of bullet spray which makes for very frustrating evenings when you see your reticle on someone but yet thanks to random bullet spray you don't know if you're going to hit your target or not. The cover system has replaced one of the features that made Socom what it was and that was d-pad lean. Playing Socom 4 feels like playing a game of whack a mole in the arcade.
So if there is anyone out there wondering if they should pick this up I would strongly recommend against it.
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