Conclusion: I did not let some of the negative reviews on here put me off buying this game. It seems difficult to please most people nowadays, they bring out a beta (a very very toned down version of the online MP) to iron out any issues prior to release and people stupidly start slating the game and giving bad reviews based on a beta. I am not a die hard SOCOM fan by any means, i have however played all of the Socoms and this is by far the best one yet.
Conclusion: I bought this a couple of days ago and couldn't wait to hammer out the campaign. When I first started playing, I wasn't too excited, but after 15 minutes, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. The campaign was just long enough to keep you entertained without thinking "I hope this ends soon..." The thing I liked most about it is the fact that it's different. I've played all the Call of Duty games since 3 and by now, they're beginning to bore me.
Conclusion: I have been a longstanding SOCOM fan through all its ups and downs since SOCOM 1, SOCOM was the best shooter that pioneered multi-play network play and online co-ops. It was the best bar none. This new release is not SOCOM it is nothing like any of the previous games, all its signature game play has been removed,. It is just another shooter like all the rest. And not particularly good.
Conclusion: This game is a step up from Socom 3, much better graphics and gameplay too. Really glad it now has singleplayer as well as the amazing multiplayer. If you dont like tactical games and prefer to just run around waving your gun about then this aint for you, but personally these games i prefer because they are more realistic. It's easily the BEST socom yet and yet again shows why its better to own a ps3!
Conclusion: On the good side we have the multiplayer- it's a good tactical shooter with plenty of game modes to choose from, it'll take a while for this to get boring. Didn't get to see a huge amount due to psn going down, but what there is was spot on. On the bad side we have the single player - tedious and definitely not tactical! move from A to B killing off the doom like wave of enemies.