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Weapons and gear of Syndicate

Weapons and gear of Syndicate

EA and Starbreeze have released a new video for Syndicate that shows the agent tools the player will have in his/her arsenal.

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Commented on 2011-12-01 16:58:22
So much lensflare!...I freaking love it!

More games should have this effects, pure Star Trek movie look (the last one).
Commented on 2011-12-01 18:30:45 In reply to Sath
19 weapons and so many ways to modify near-futuristic weapons?! This is way more than Deus Ex. Is Kusanagi possibly a reference to Ghost in the Shell's Major Kusanagi, hmm???
Posted by Sath
So much lensflare!...I freaking love it!

More games should have this effects, pure Star Trek movie look (the last one).
Looks like Kane and Lynch 2's style has paid dividends, although the worst implementation has to be BF 3 with the smudge spots which makes zero sense in first-person when you're playing! Should've gone to Specsavers.
Commented on 2011-12-01 18:31:37
I like those alternate ways fo firing the weapons!
Commented on 2011-12-01 18:38:10 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
19 weapons and so many ways to modify near-futuristic weapons?! This is way more than Deus Ex. Is Kusanagi possibly a reference to Ghost in the Shell's Major Kusanagi, hmm???


Looks like Kane and Lynch 2's style has paid dividends, although the worst implementation has to be BF 3 with the smudge spots which makes zero sense in first-person when you're playing! Should've gone to Specsavers.
I doubt Kane and Lynch 2 is the first to do this though, I remember Mass Effect had it as well. But really, who began with it is not important, just add it...for me :)

BF3 was weird, i mean the soldiers didnt even wear glasses to have that effect.
Commented on 2011-12-01 19:34:11 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I doubt Kane and Lynch 2 is the first to do this though, I remember Mass Effect had it as well. But really, who began with it is not important, just add it...for me :)

BF3 was weird, i mean the soldiers didnt even wear glasses to have that effect.
Oh yeah, I wasn't talking about just the lens flare since that has been a staple of sci-fi films, but I was talking more about the camcorder effect. But you're right, this seems only the lens flare route.
Commented on 2011-12-01 20:05:42 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Oh yeah, I wasn't talking about just the lens flare since that has been a staple of sci-fi films, but I was talking more about the camcorder effect. But you're right, this seems only the lens flare route.
Star Trek, the new one, had tons of it!
But tbh, I love lensflare ALOT, especially the ones that is like a strong light with stretched out edges and fades out, really like it.
Commented on 2011-12-01 20:38:07 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Star Trek, the new one, had tons of it!
But tbh, I love lensflare ALOT, especially the ones that is like a strong light with stretched out edges and fades out, really like it.
You mean Lens Flare the Movie?

Yeah it had a lot, was having trouble in some scenes because ofr no reason at all there was lens flare.
Commented on 2011-12-02 01:08:29
I think it looks excellent but it does seem like it's really nothing more than a fps with it's own twist. And that's fine but it does seem bit of a waste considering what the original Syndicate is. Looks like it will be a smart game but i hope they're not using the name alone like it appears they are. Hope i'm wrong and it manages something with that potential
Commented on 2011-12-02 05:08:32
This game looks really good. I want for PC!
Commented on 2011-12-02 10:21:48
The environment design smacks of Mass Effect too, which is no bad thing (probably also helped by the lens-flare, which I also love!)
Commented on 2011-12-02 10:28:22 In reply to Adropacrich2
Posted by Adropacrich2
I think it looks excellent but it does seem like it's really nothing more than a fps with it's own twist. And that's fine but it does seem bit of a waste considering what the original Syndicate is. Looks like it will be a smart game but i hope they're not using the name alone like it appears they are. Hope i'm wrong and it manages something with that potential
They are using the same premise and setting of the original game but instead of controlling a group of agents you are more like all those abilities compressed into one character. I think it would have been cool if maybe you gradually recruited allies in a similar way to Freedom Fighters perhaps but I think it still looks very polished and frenetic. The idea of a singular one man army just works really well in both the cyberpunk genre and FPS games but they are completely true to the rival megazaibatsu premise of the original game, clearly this is not a cheap cash in but a genre reinterpretation.
Commented on 2011-12-02 11:50:52
so you're like a siamese twin in this game, with your twin on the right doing the most shooting?
Commented on 2011-12-02 18:04:57 In reply to munkini
Posted by munkini
The idea of a singular one man army just works really well in both the cyberpunk genre and FPS games but they are completely true to the rival megazaibatsu premise of the original game, clearly this is not a cheap cash in but a genre reinterpretation.
That's a pretty clever interpretation!
Commented on 2011-12-03 15:20:12
It looks really really bad graphically, and it has that same clunky movement that was in both riddick and darkness making the combat look a bit meh. Alt fire modes are cool tho, if a little 'been there done that'

Not sure about this one tbh.
Commented on 2011-12-03 16:55:31
Graphics looks bad?
It may not be Crysis 2, Uncharted 3, Gears 3...but it sure as hell looks stylish and colorful.

Movement doesnt look that bad too me, be it all comes down to the controls, how responsive it is too.

The rest, well I dont know, I am not THAT into it yet, so I will wait for more proper story-based gameplay to tell.
But I do like the style they went with.
Commented on 2011-12-03 17:00:09
I think it looks good to be honest, it has this distinctive look to it that I like.

Weapon models and feedback seems great too.
Commented on 2011-12-05 02:19:04 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
It looks really really bad graphically, and it has that same clunky movement that was in both riddick and darkness making the combat look a bit meh. Alt fire modes are cool tho, if a little 'been there done that'

Not sure about this one tbh.
Not really seeing clunky movement in the videos unless if you're talking about the first-person acting which I love. This looks really great imo. The lighting, lens flares, character models, animation, and shadows with the Starbreeze engine have always been top-notch.
Commented on 2011-12-05 04:44:47
What does that mean "be sure to check back every 1st and 15th of every month for exclusive assets"?
Does that refer to DLC after release, or new media before release?

Anyway, graphics are just fine and dandy. Can't say much else about it yet.
If the AI sucks, it probably won't be very fun.
Commented on 2011-12-05 12:49:53 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Not really seeing clunky movement in the videos unless if you're talking about the first-person acting which I love. This looks really great imo. The lighting, lens flares, character models, animation, and shadows with the Starbreeze engine have always been top-notch.
lighting is generally pretty decent, true. but character models are typically pretty ass, they just try to compensate for the fact with some hideously OTT bump mapping and specularity making everyone and everything look plastic. animations are usually uber stiff and lifeless, with some of the worst facial animations in the business (remember jackies lol-worthy mouth movements in the darkness?)

just crappy looking. and their obsession with giving your character a physical body, with physical propperties make the gunplay feel really clunky. side strafing in both the darkness and riddick felt like you where stumbling over your own legs. urgh. i'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt, and i'm surely going to rent it at the very least, but so far not so good.
Commented on 2011-12-05 18:41:20
wasn't expecting this to be a graphic whore fest but the game looks descent ... the video provided here is not that great (no offense to Gamersyde :D )

... but no one is really expecting a beast of a presentation anyways (reference: http://youtu.be/WJNsSNPktJg?hd=1)

the sales pitch for the weapons does have that "been there done that" feel to it ... I think I saw a gun that reminded of something from Resistance ... which was probably taken from movies like 5thElement and so forth ... maybe if they show more on H2H Combat that would be cool ...
Commented on 2011-12-05 21:10:59
RIP StarBreeze Studio! You will be missed

Riddick was soo good! I wonder what happened to this company
Commented on 2011-12-06 15:14:34 In reply to PlumbDrumb
Posted by PlumbDrumb
What does that mean "be sure to check back every 1st and 15th of every month for exclusive assets"?
Does that refer to DLC after release, or new media before release?

Anyway, graphics are just fine and dandy. Can't say much else about it yet.
If the AI sucks, it probably won't be very fun.
They release media on those days before release.

:)
Commented on 2011-12-07 19:47:45 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
RIP StarBreeze Studio! You will be missed

Riddick was soo good! I wonder what happened to this company
Having not played the game, how do you know that anything HAS happened? Too much jumping the gun on this. Disconnect the name people...

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