Conclusion: So does Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection offer the quintessential Final Fantasy IV experience? Absolutely. While I may still have a soft spot for the DS remake, this version delivers the most faithful adaptation of the game, complete with high quality visuals that evoke feelings of nostalgia, plenty of extras for the most hardcore fan, and an interlude and a sequel. Really, what more could you ask for?
Pros: Fantastic visuals, lots of content, over 60+ hours of gameplay
Cons: Too many random battles, lots of level grinding involved
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.
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.
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 ?
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...
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 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.