The online is just as addictive as the original was, if not more so.
Ultimately,though, SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo 3's continued success as a popular game is going to heavily depend on how much support it receives from Sony and Slant Six. A good chunk of base value is there in the single player campaign and custom missions, but too many variables affect the multiplayer and co-op; a new activation system that Sony has implemented - starting with this game - may hurt the online population. The complete absence of matchmaking in online modes will turn some people off (SOCOM has never been known for a solid matchmaking option, even though a couple of the games have tried it). And of course, the rank structure is horribly flawed right now. Looming over all of this is the ever-present threat of hackers, who seem to all congregate on the SOCOM games.
As it stands and even considering the issues holding this game's full potential back, there aren't too many better experiences on the PSP. Even fewer are the worthwhile co-op games. Let's see if Fireteam Bravo 3 makes it through the aforementioned trials and continues to reign as the most co-op friendly, fun PSP game to date.
The Co-Op Experience: Four player ad hoc and online support confirmed.Take the role of a soldier and team up with your friends through the game's single player missions.
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