Syndicate Game Review
Syndicate is one of the good examples of transforming an old game to create a new one. However, this strategy entails great risks because players who use to play the old game may not be easily satisfied of what you have to offer. Therefore, the video game maker needs to think of different ways to make the new version singled out from the old one, let it stand alone, and give it the power to provide better gaming experience than the previous game.
Usually, when a game is redone, it might show up old formula and strategies used in the past game. Instead of offering something new, it might be foreshadowed by the old game. Syndicate tests the waters for this but as of now, it doesn’t easily impress hardcore gamers. Syndicate offers almost the same story as a game where players can change allegiance in the middle of gunfire, chaos, and war. However, this new shooting game flees away from the usual shooter by offering a co-op mode, scheming gameplay, and better scoring design. These things make Syndicate a standalone shooting game so far.
In the shooting game, massive corporations rule the world. Every corporation hires agents who will defend them to the death. In the world of Syndicate, every citizen has a chip implanted inside their head so that corporations can easily access them. In this shooting game, there is no isometric strategy because it’s all about the shooters.
The single player mode tells the story of Miles Kilo, a new agent who finds out about where he came from and challenges his self to find the reasons for what he’s fighting for. It’s actually quite a generic shooting game story. Though the player chooses different paths, Syndicate almost always leads to the same route. It always ends up with an open-ended conclusion which can be disappointing. However, if you want something different, the co-op mode is the better option. This mode shows a day in a life instead of a full story. Different missions make the co-op mode more fun.
The world of Syndicate is dominated by bluish tones. This is to achieve the futuristic look of the world they live in. Though these lights can be blinding, the overall design is simple with the mix of styles from different locations like China alleys, New York slums, and Atlantic sea bases. The settings as well as the characters of the shooting game are really polished. They are very realistic that you can see their actual resemblance in the real world.
Overall, Syndicate is a good shooting game that you can try – especially the co-op mode. It’s been found that with DART chip manipulation, Syndicate is really different from other games. Under the skin, there is a puzzle hidden in Syndicate. With the use of a hacking mechanism called breaching, player’s can create terror on their enemies by killing themselves and their teammates or simply drop dead on the ground. They might also freeze and stay that way. So far, this is known as the best feature of Syndicate.