First off, I played the co-op demo and really enjoyed the game. I've moved to a part of the country where the only ISP available (Hughes Net) on purpose, throttles upload speeds by .7 seconds making multiplayer sessions impossible. So, now I really like to sink my teeth into single player campaigns. The production values of the this game are very sharp, however they tend to lean far too heavily on the lens-flare effect to make everything look more high tech, almost gave me a headache. The gameplay is fun as you have to think which power is best suited for the current enemy. However the game wants you to play certain sections only one way. I also had little investment in my character as he seemed fine with his "partner" killing civilians just cause they're in his way. Maybe the plot twist coming would have given my character some morality (I doubt it though) but I wasn't having fun with the linear gameplay. My wife asked me how I liked the game, I answered " I feel like I'm being trolled by the game." She smiled and gave me a knowing wink. God she is so much smarter than me, I really lucked out. That knowing wink made me evaluate my statement, if I feel like the game is trolling me, then why am I playing it?? Good question, one I answered by taking the game disk out and shipping back to Gamefly. I am so glad I didn't pay retail for this game.
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Syndicate is a good game, with the potential to be a great game. The various abilities of the implant is is what makes this game so good. The third weapon aspect of the implant is the fun part.
The cliff hanger ending doesn't answer enough questions, and leaves you wanting more. The opportunity to upgrade your implant more often in the game would make an awesome improvement to the game play.
As the game stands now, the action is stilted somewhat by the constrictions of play and the limitations of the ending.. I finished this game in one night, found it too easy on some of the earlier levels and it only really starts to get hard on the later levels.
On the whole, I found this game to be fun, but some DLC and/or a sequel would push it over the edge into a great game.