SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Review: Man Up

Team initiative is all about you and the other 3 guys beside you on the front lines. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation makes crosshairs shake with a brim happiness knowing addictive combat is a mere game controller away. Like previous iterations, Confrontation takes the name of epic battles and allows for military style combat in a form unrealized by most games out, most noticeably Call of Duty 4. Confrontation takes the elements that made it a pure success and brings newer concepts to military style combat genre that has been missing for a long time. With close quarter combat and very few BS where players just go every which way during an online match, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation is an experience that no lover of shooter genres wants to miss out from.

Many games before this and some to come out clearly establish the fine lines of the battlefield. A large amount of players participating in a genuinely decent 32 player online battle that allows for incredible ballistics and warfare from which intuition leads the ranks of every soldier. But that’s the best part about SOCOM, the ranks aren’t a joke like some of the well regarded games of 2008. The station with each soldier actually has a purpose in regards to the team. Play SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation long enough and you’ll notice that it’s hard not to become part of a close knit pack with 3 other guys to form your own little squad for tournaments and what not. There are normal objectives that players need to follow online in order to be successful as a team, and that’s the interesting part about SOCOM: Confrontation. It forces people to use strategy and team gameplay without over complicating who’s who and what’s what. Unlike Call of Duty 4, where almost everyone boasts “oh my god I have rank this and this..oh wow…the golden badge!” SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation makes this essentially worthless and more so about the team. Finally we have a game on our hands with something refreshing and fun for everyone instead of the traditional running around in a large map and gaining ranks and abilities – very dated. Aside from the obvious realities of how deep in terms of stratagem SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation is, it’s time to go into the primary gameplay mechanic itself for character customization. It’s essentially very simple and nothing short of mention. Players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical assets that range from countless possibilities for camo and gameplay authenticity.

Choose to play one of five special forces units: United States Navy SEALs, Special Air Service (SAS, United Kingdom), Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK, Germany), Unidad de Operaciones Especiales (UOE, Spain), 1er Régiment de Parachutistes d’Infanterie de Marine (1er RPIMa, France). Nearly seven different game modes, including all from previous SOCOM games are included along with full support of the Dual Shock 3 controller for greater depth in the war entrenched battlefield.

The increased focus of SOCOM is just as important to Confrontation as it always has been. Clans/squads, tournaments, ladders, are primary focus here with many teams to choose from. What’s better is that tournaments are available at the regional, national and global levels for those hardcore players. Advanced player matching allows squads to go against other squads head to head and without any trouble. Luckily there isn’t a flimsy party box system that games like Call of Duty 4, and it’s all integrated to the My SOCOM page Clan members list, which is a brilliant integration on its own despite the common invention. Integration with SOCOM.com allows Stat tracking, clan management tools, My SOCOM pages for increased stability and always remaining close to your team and group of best friends in SOCOM, something very few games other than SOCOM ever employed.

Another thing to note for the $60.00 value is the brilliant headset that SOCOM comes with. The headset’s price is MSRP of $49.99 and to get it for free with a $60.00 bundle is incentive on its own. This new Bluetooth Headset for Sony leverages superior voice technology and features built in to enhance voice chat for gaming in any game. Environment sounds don’t drown the action out, and it’s constantly working it’s magic.

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation is just a must buy for anyone who loves shooter genres. The gorgeous visuals in the levels, the various functionality, and integration stratagems that the game itself uses speaks volumes about the amount of detail and support that is and always has gone into SOCOM titles. So, grab a couple of drinks and some friends or just join the battlefield and witness battle alongside your unit and make some friends for life in a weird yet addicting virtual army world where solidarity lies forever.

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