Conclusion: that comes with the game is awesome. The noise cancelling is great and it's comfortable. Comes with a charging station and syncs right up with your PS3. Sexy. The best part is I paid $60 for a shitty game and a sexy headset. The headset will be in stores for $50 so really I paid $50 for a great Bluetooth headset and $10 for a shitty game. Buy the headset, don't buy the game.
Conclusion: SOCOM has always catered to the hardcore and Confrontation is no different in this regard. Slant Six has done an admirable job updating the formula of past games, but the decision to wipe the single-player slate clean and the copious amounts of bugs are standout problems.
Sony's Tactical Shooter Is Better Non-confrontational
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: The military shooter hits the PlayStation 3 in a multiplayer-only offering
Graphics: Uneven, ranging from good (environments) to awful (character faces)
Sound: Fantastic all around. With the right setup, you'll be surrounded by tooth-loosening explosions, pinging ricochets, and all manner of gunfire
Playability: The game's peculiar controls haven't been revisited in any meaningful way, which could keep newcomers away
Entertainment: If you've liked past SOCOM...
Summary: Nope, SOCOM hasn't gotten any better. The control scheme still beggars belief with its awfulness ? even though it lets you remap functions wherever you like, the horrendously cumbersome zoom mechanic still constantly gets in the way. The front end is archaic as ever, forcing users to choose a ''channel'' with a 256-player cap and then browse for a game within that. On the plus side, the map design in this online-only iteration is great ?
Excerpt: Considering SOCOM spearheaded Sony's online gaming charge with the PlayStation 2, and continued to set the quality bar throughout the series' life on PS2 and PSP, we expected great things from its debut on PS3. Previous games had included a story-led campaign and an online component, so SOCOM Confrontation's move to online only got a lot of people very excited.
Conclusion: Socom returns with its first outing on the Playstation 3, with the gameplay returning to the much more preferred style of Socom II, making this game addictive and enjoyable for veterans of the series and new players a like.
Excerpt: The SOCOM franchise was one of the jewels in the PlayStation 2’s crown, with no fewer than three critically acclaimed and popular instalments. Widely praised for its deep, tactical gameplay, the SOCOM games were also almost solely responsible for multiplayer gaming on Sony’s last-generation wonder. Needless to say, the series’ first entry on the PlayStation 3 has been hotly anticipated.