posted by ArchAngel7 (SPRINGFIELD, OR) Feb 29, 2012
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Single player has a alright story line with hard boss battles. Online, if you don't have 3 to 4 players is rough going. But the worst off all is the online freezing, that happened 3 out of the 4 times my buddies and I tried it.
I love well conducted Sci-fi stories that have a practical, realistic scenario... And Syndicate delivers a brilliant conception of the future. It reminded me of Deus Ex, but strictly orientated around First person shooter. With Co-op ability to engage the entire storyline with some friends.
The year is 2068 and corruption grows along side with technology. Corporations strangle hold on technology, keeping it from the public... Enforcing people to stay on the lower end of life, keeping the tech for the wealthy and law enforcement. Enabling the corrupted corporations to barter with countries in many different ways.
You are an agent, one of the very few selected to help protect the assets of a private military. Armed with augmentations--you confiscate technology that terrorist are attempting to duplicate while acquiring information about the terrorist's source's and direct motives.
This game was very fun... The replay value is sorta moderate... The storyline is pretty interesting but it does leave you in gray areas of trying to figure out the point... Mainly because you do a lot of shooting and interaction with the game is very moderate. You shoot; figure out where to go next; shoot some more and use an augment to operate something; admire the futuristic detail... Sometimes I got to thinking Im just a futuristic commando that can interact with wifi devices... There is many gaps in the storyline and you often forget about the storyline while walking through out the well detailed gameworld.
But if you pay close attention, you do find that the story is very interesting... I only wish they would have implemented more user interactions and goal orientations... Possibly using the augmentations more for investigating... That would have helped keep the story part of the game.
Either way the story is great, the graphics are great(even though Xbox has trouble in some areas) ; if you want a co-op, sci-fi game... You would love this one. Syndicate is very fun and uni
posted by uninfluenced (FAIRPORT HARBOR, OH) Feb 27, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Syndicate is a game no different then most first person shooters,you run and gun and etc...its got a good story but average storytelling.graphics are just average and sound effects are nothing special.its also got a co op mode which supports 2-4 player.co ops got a leveling system that lets you earn skill points like the campaign and your able to create a clan called "your syndicate".the co op is the best thing about syndicate in my opinion cause the story is only 4-5hrs long even on hard.to me its not worth buying for $60 ,rent or wait till its cheaper.Also you dont need a online pass for syndicate so its free to play online.NOTE if you play in a xboxlive party it sometimes will cause your game to freeze (multiplayer co op)