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New Syndicate Co-Op Trailer

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Jonathan Lester
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Co-op, EA, Starbreeze, Syndicate, trailer

New Syndicate Co-Op Trailer

Only The Strongest Will Survive

EA and Starbreeze have deployed a new Syndicate trailer that shows off more of the raucous cooperative play in action. After my initial cynicism was subdued by a truly excellent preview build, I'm extremely excited about this latest reboot - so be sure to mug up on our co-op hands-on preview before you engage.

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hurrakan  Jan. 5, 2012 at 15:46

I'm extremely disappointed :(

DivideByZero  Jan. 5, 2012 at 15:55

Why? Looks good IMO.

hurrakan  Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:06

It looks like another Call of Duty clone.

I haven't purchased or played Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3. I just don't feel any desire or urge to play them - bored of these "same-y" FPS games now.

Nobody makes games properly any more. Some games seem "quite good" but only because the rest are so bad. For example "Deus Ex: Human Revolution" was probably one of the better games released last year but except for the graphics, it's a much worse game than the original Deus Ex.

And as for Max Payne 3 - it looks nothing like the noir style of Max Payne 1 or 2. It looks exactly Call of Duty. Argh.

Last edited by hurrakan, Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:08
DivideByZero  Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:17

FPS games will always be FPS games and I dont think that's a problem. Same as how driving games will always be driving games you know. It's just what they do. BF3 and MW3 are very different games however, they are black and white different.

I played a bit of Deus Ex and thought it was pretty lame myself. I found it to be a second rate Splinter Cell (which i do really like).

Last edited by DivideByZero, Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:51
hurrakan  Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:58

I played a bit of Deus Ex and thought it was pretty lame myself. I found it to be a seccond rate Splinter Cell (which i do really like).


I thought it was lame too - much lamer than the original. But still better than most other games I played last year. That's sad.

hurrakan  Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:59
DivideByZero  Jan. 5, 2012 at 17:07

Never got in to those games myself but I get your example.

In a year that bought Rage, Arkham City, Bastion, BF3, Dark Souls, Portal 2, LA Noire, Saints Row 3, Skyrim, Frozen Synapse, Dead Island, Trine 2, Unchated 3, Zelda, Lego HP2 and so many others, I wonder what you actually played last year, There was some great stuff in 2011 - just a dry spell in the summer.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Jan. 5, 2012 at 17:10
Late  Jan. 5, 2012 at 18:30

Lot of great games there, /0.... but there's a quite scary lack of originality now I look at that list.

Not really much of a problem for me, as I'm the first to complain when things change (reference back to xcom) and I thoroughly enjoyed most of the games you've listed there (and the others are games I haven't tried, rather than disliked!)

DivideByZero  Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:03

Yeah, for originality you need to look to the indie scene.

I forgot From Dust on my list above... loved that and it felt really unlike anything else (albeit with populus with the cheats on).

Sure, there were not a lot of new mainstream IPs this year. But a lot of the games have actually improved - new engines and new ideas. If you take Batman, AC is basically AA with a few little tweaks - but the things that have been done make the game feel fresh and fun. If devs keep doing this then gaming is moving forward. Unfortunately, you get things like MW3 where they hardly change anything and make a big song and dance about the tiny changes they make and expect everyone to worship their cash cow. With things like that happening, it is understandable that people are getting fed up with the same old FPS being churned out.

I personally think the work DICE did on BF3 was amazing and goes a long way to address this. You also have Killzone 3 with it's Move support which puts a new twist on the FPS genre.

I would take great games with the same old characters over half arsed new IPs any day.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Jan. 6, 2012 at 10:05
hurrakan  Jan. 6, 2012 at 14:40

Never got in to those games myself but I get your example.

In a year that bought Rage, Arkham City, Bastion, BF3, Dark Souls, Portal 2, LA Noire, Saints Row 3, Skyrim, Frozen Synapse, Dead Island, Trine 2, Unchated 3, Zelda, Lego HP2 and so many others, I wonder what you actually played last year, There was some great stuff in 2011 - just a dry spell in the summer.


You're joking, right? That list of games just proves my point. I guess you are too young to remember how games used to be. None of those games are worth more than 80, except perhaps Bastion and maybe Portal 2 (which I enjoyed MUCH less than Portal 1).

"The greatest tragedy of this changing society is that people who never knew what it was like before will simply assume that this is the way things are supposed to be."

Generally, games today do not have as much depth, and they are not as rewarding or satisfying.

From Dust is NOT good - especially compared to old games like Populous, Megalomaniac, Sacrifice, etc.

How can you say Batman AC uses an "improved engine"? It hardly even works, especially with DX11 (which was released in 2009) - the game is riddled with bugs and DRM - take a look at the Steam forums and see how many people are demanding refunds.

DivideByZero  Jan. 6, 2012 at 15:10

Ahahaha, too young. Thanks, I get that a lot. But I remember when the Atari 2600 came out.

I don't miss the old games - they were OK in their day but nowhere near as good as we remember them. Back in the day there were so many games that were just clones of each other - just like you are complaning about with FPS games nowadays.

I think games today give a lot more depth - but if you are earning money and can afford to just buy every single game out then you get less attached to them - they have to be really great to keep you. When you are a kid and all you can afford is one game and play it to completion a bunch of times you get really attached to it. It's like Stockholm Syndrome.

The same happened for me with music. People my age say that music is not as good now as it was when we were younger - but so do the kids... and their kids will too.

I loved From Dust and found it a lot more fun than anything I remember from my Amiga days,

Batman AC works like a dream for me. I didn't specifically say that it is a new engine as I thought it was an upgrade to the old engine. But the work they have done on that game feels great. It runs so well for me too. Absoltue max settings, DX11 at 16xAA and I average about 52 FPS. I have not had a bug at all. The only real issues I have heard of is that DX11 is not supported under a 32bit OS (as stated in the patch list) and that GFWL encryption key gets change if you **** about with your GFWL account which is poor but not the game dev's fault.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Jan. 6, 2012 at 15:12

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