Do you have what it takes?
Back in the day, if you weren’t in the United Stated Special Forces and you found out about them, you probably wouldn’t live to tell any body about it. In what started out as a specialized underwater demolition team, the US Navy SEALS soon became one of the world’s elite fighting forces. Thanks to the media, their existence is no longer a secret. This publicity has increased the respect from the world and has brought back the true soldier who fights with his mind and intellect as much as with his brawn.
SEAL stands for Sea Air Land, leaving no adversary safe from SEAL infiltration. The SEAL training camp is one of the toughest in the armed forces, with feats that test the mental and physical limits of the individual. US Special Forces were clearly responsible for the overthrow of the Taliban regime and have been active in keeping the world safe, even when they aren’t on the nightly news. SEALs along with the other US Special forces are designed to operate in small platoons, taking on many more enemies and with little personnel backup. They are specialists in stealth infiltration and execution of their objectives. A successful mission is one where the enemy only realizes something is wrong when you are back on your home base debriefing. This is far from the conflicts with large infantries and trench warfare. Today, conflict is about much more than claiming land and having more people on your side, it is about controlling information, controlling the world markets, and anticipating and thwarting future conflicts.
The high level of mental and physical training that goes along with the SEAL lifestyle carries forth into real world results. No question about it, SEALs and US Special Forces are Elite with a capital E. This toughness, elite attitude, and respect for the fight were all on Sony’s mind when they developed the new game for the PS2, SOCOM: US Navy SEALs. In addition, Sony introduced a few new technologies with this game, including voice command and broadband internet play. That’s quite a list of objectives for Sony to accomplish, so read on to find out how they execute.