More Reviews
REVIEWS Dokuro (PC) Review
Dokuro makes the jump from handheld to PC, but does it help or hinder this unusual platformer?

About Love, Hate, and the other Review
Simple feelings. Complex puzzles.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Evolve Preview
With multiplayer action set as its focus, Evolve surprised us earlier this month by introducing a single-player campaign mode where you can switch between mercenaries.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Kalimba
Release date: Out Now

Persona 5
Release date: 12/31/14

Motorcycle Club
Release date: 01/01/15

Saints Row: Gat out of Hell
Release date: 01/20/15


LATEST FEATURES Downloadable Content Walks the Line Between Fun and Frenzied in Middle-earth
I don’t even care all that much for the Lords of the Rings brand, which makes the content falling under Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass a pleasant surprise.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Gamers
If this awful trend is going to persist, you may as well do it your way.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Black Friday 2014 Video Game Deals Buyer's Guide
Looking to score the most bang for your buck the day after Thanksgiving? Well look no further! Our Black Friday guide is just the tool you need.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP ryanbates
Gamer Love
By ryanbates
Posted on 12/19/14
When a player one meets his or her player two, it's a beautiful thing. Check out this cake my friend and GameRevolution reader Lindsey L. gave her sweetums on their two-year anniversary!   ...

DAILY MANIFESTO

SOCOM 4 Hands-On Multiplayer Preview

Posted on Tuesday, March 8 @ 15:22:37 Eastern by

GDC was full of surprises! Games we hadn't heard of, last-minute cancelations, ummm... other stuff. One thing I wasn't surprised by? SOCOM 4's steady multiplayer. The PlayStation Blogger's Lounge played host to a ton of different demos but SOCOM's doesn't particularly stand out in my mind.

Maybe it's because the quality of online multiplayer in the tactical third-person shooter series hasn't dipped very far in its lifespan. Maybe it's because the new mode felt like a small detour for Sony's premier military combat game. Maybe it's because it was just good goddam fun.

There weren't a lot of opportunities to face off against my fellow journalists, but SOCOM 4's hands-on preview put me in my place. I clearly need to brush up on my skills. The new mode pit each team against each other as bomb-site defenders and bomb diffusers. Each side gets a 10 minute match to diffuse all three bomb-sites before the time runs out. The trick is that only one player on the diffusing team can actually dismantle the bomb. They have stronger weapons and more armor, but there'll be a target painted on their back straight from spawn.

After playing several rounds I came to realize that 9 out of 10 matches will probably end in a draw. The diffusing team has a much tougher time of it once two out of three sites have been taken care of. With only one site left in a match teams really tend to bottle-neck around that area.

Despite feeling pretty anti-climatic across each match I played, Bomb Squad will still take up most of my time during SOCOM 4's multiplayer. Being the indestructible diffuser is undeniably appealing and hunting the bastard down when you're on the defending team is a ton of fun.

If you're interested in play some SOCOM 4 multiplayer before the game is released, you'll be happy to know that a private beta begins on March 15th. That beta will expand to PlayStation Plus members on March 22nd. A week later on March 29th the beta will engulf everyone with a code from their copy of Killzone 3. Finally, on April 5th the beta will be available to everyone.
Related Games:   Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals
Tags:   SOCOM 4, gdc
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


comments powered by Disqus