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Syndicate: Loards for cheap, Orikae's calling it now - GOTY 2012.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    then you should probably buy it!

    No online pass, just saying.

    Though if you buy it new you get golden guns.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    I'm already buying sfxt and mass effect! That is all I got in my game buying budget for the next eternity

    I'll probably try to rent it though

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    if i didn't know people who worked on mass effect, then i would say to buy this instead of mass effect

    so buy it instead of whatever sfxt is

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    I'm not a fan of fighting games, but if you're getting box art megaman i can support this course of action.

    If you are not, i think i heard it's a ps3 exclusive or something? this is baseless information, then i would say pass.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Street fighter x tekken looks incredible and I've been excited for it for a very long time

    Not passing on it for a game I only want to run through the campaign on!

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    Yeah that is pretty much the reason I am not buying it right now

    it is a pretty short campaign and I won't be playing co-op super often, probably

    so 60 bucks for 6-7 hours(maybe a few more?) isn't worth it, to me.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Street fighter x tekken looks incredible and I've been excited for it for a very long time

    Not passing on it for a game I only want to run through the campaign on!

    no, the co-op is the reason to get this game.

    From what i have been seeing the campaign is pretty good. Orikae was raving about it while we were skyping, but the co-op is boss as fuck man.

    Boss. As. Fuck.

    Also Boxart megaman and pac-man are reported as ps3 exclusive everywhere, so if you're getting the 360 version you are getting a game without some hilarious additions.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    i, too, measure my enjoyment in terms of dollars per hour

    wait, no i don't

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    @Orikaeshigitae you have just put this on the map

    May god have mercy on your soul if I don't enjoy it as much as you do

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  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    i, too, measure my enjoyment in terms of dollars per hour

    wait, no i don't
    When I have a very tight budget

    I do base my purchases around what gets me the most entertainment for my dollar, actually

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    i, too, measure my enjoyment in terms of dollars per hour

    wait, no i don't
    When I have a very tight budget

    I do base my purchases around what gets me the most entertainment for my dollar, actually

    do you see how that is not a thing that is linked to time on a linear relation

  • balerbowerbalerbower Registered User regular
    i don't have the comp specs to play this game at all, so i can't really add to any topical discussion, but i do want to share this tangential inquiry about gaming and its meta level exploration of "augmented reality"

    it seems that you, orik, are pretty into this game. has Syndicate succeeded in giving you a visceral sense of manipulation of "reality" through digital means

    i don't mean to sound so fuckin stilted like a robot, but man, i am drunk, it's late, and i feel like getting into pseudointellectual discussions about anything right now

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Don't give no fucks about dumb box art mega man and weird pac man, plus it is always way easier to play people online on 360 in fightin' games

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    okay, so it has a 6 to 7 hour single player single player, true.

    But, it also has a really good left 4 dead style co-op game as well. now, as someone who has played over 100 hours of left 4 dead, and very little versus, i know i can get a lot of value out of this. I guess if you hate online games and what not, it's probably not for you.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    And yeah co-op is probably cool but not a thing I'd probably get to do very often

    I'm perfectly fine with this being a good shooter I play through then put down

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    balerbower wrote: »
    i don't have the comp specs to play this game at all, so i can't really add to any topical discussion, but i do want to share this tangential inquiry about gaming and its meta level exploration of "augmented reality"

    it seems that you, orik, are pretty into this game. has Syndicate succeeded in giving you a visceral sense of manipulation of "reality" through digital means

    yup

  • BlankzillaBlankzilla The Year 198X Being Xtreme to the MaxxRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    i, too, measure my enjoyment in terms of dollars per hour

    wait, no i don't
    When I have a very tight budget

    I do base my purchases around what gets me the most entertainment for my dollar, actually

    do you see how that is not a thing that is linked to time on a linear relation
    For me, it definitely is in this situation.

    If I had a lot of excess cash I would happily buy Syndicate because I am sure it is a really great game and I would love to play it.

    But as is, I have pretty limited funds for the next few months and would rather purchase something like Mass Effect which has a much lengthier campaign as well as multiplayer and will likely be replayed a bunch.

    I am not so stupid as to say MORE IS BETTER ALWAYS but when I am working with what I got, the amount of time I get out of something definitely factors in.

    Blankzilla on
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    One of my favorite things I learned about this game recently is that there are floating words over all kinds of stuff, kind of blending into the background, telling you what shit is in your augmented reality world

    Some of it is silly, like "box" over a cardboard box

    But some of it is awesome, like translations of all the chinese characters when you're kicking it in Shanghai

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Don't give no fucks about dumb box art mega man and weird pac man, plus it is always way easier to play people online on 360 in fightin' games

    in some ways, we are very different people.

    Cause i almost bought the game when i saw that.

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One of my favorite things I learned about this game recently is that there are floating words over all kinds of stuff, kind of blending into the background, telling you what shit is in your augmented reality world

    Some of it is silly, like "box" over a cardboard box

    But some of it is awesome, like translations of all the chinese characters when you're kicking it in Shanghai

    This is actually one of the things they showed off in the giant bomb quick look that made me want to play this

    Like from "oh neat game" to "okay you have my attention sir" just because of that little detail

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Melding wrote: »
    it also has a really good left 4 dead style co-op game as well. now, as someone who has played over 100 hours of left 4 dead, and very little versus, i know i can get a lot of value out of this. I guess if you hate online games and what not, it's probably not for you.
    yeah we've put a ludicrous amount of time into L4D 1 and 2, and this co-op looks better than those games by a wide margin

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    One of my favorite things I learned about this game recently is that there are floating words over all kinds of stuff, kind of blending into the background, telling you what shit is in your augmented reality world

    Some of it is silly, like "box" over a cardboard box

    But some of it is awesome, like translations of all the chinese characters when you're kicking it in Shanghai

    in motion, it makes for a very, very textured world, and it's less silly the more ubiquitous it comes

    there's a designed hierarchy to the information popups that are attached to objects, and it's easy to find yourself wondering what the rss feed attached to a coffee mug might be

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    across both left four deads i have 244 hours spent :whistle:

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    across both left four deads i have 244 hours spent :whistle:

    Oh goodness I'm pretty afraid to see what steam has to say about my left 4 dead play

    So many wonderful nights/mornings spent shooting cars and leaving my friends to die

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    from the demo, the co-op campaigns are a bit shorter, more frantic, more tactically paced, and never feel unfair. a good fun can take about 30 minutes. but then a good run of l4d is like 40, so i think it's comparably similar. basically, if you think you got a good value out of l4d, the co-op in syndicate seems to be more then substantial enough.

    And i guess there is a pretty good single player deal attached?

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    it says something that it's 2 am, i have a perfectly good set of pornography here, and i'm seriously considering turning the xbox back on

  • balerbowerbalerbower Registered User regular
    when i viewed one of the gameplay trailers for this game, i thought the data world aspects were superficially applied only in the context of combat situations and whatnot

    e.g. hacking some grunt and forcing him to kill himself

    to have the whole data thing applied pervasively throughout the whole world is pretty fuckin kickin

    just makes me think that games can really achieve artistic credibility through exploration of the whole augmented reality thing

  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    Melding, what would win in a fight

    ME3 co-op (although we only have a demo to work from) or Syndicate's

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  • HitsuraptorHitsuraptor Registered User regular
    Ok so this all sounds pretty awesome and everything and I was super excited to get this till I realised the game was refused classification in Aus. Now I can still get the game from overseas which is all fine and dandy, but does anyone have any idea if Origin will get shitty with me registering it on an Australian account?
    Hopefully it'll be ok, because I was starting to get pretty amped for this anyway let alone with Orik saying this is better co-op then l4d

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    one is a horde mode with objective waves thrown in, the other is an structured objection based shooter.

    It's kinda apples v oranges thing.

    Both are fruit, but are different flavours.

    i've only had the demo of both thus far ( am however getting both of these games around the same time it seems) I will probably be playing a lot of both. but i can see me getting more game play out of syndicate's.

    Honestly, EA should not have released both of these games so closely together.

    this was not the best idea.

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    balerbower wrote: »
    when i viewed one of the gameplay trailers for this game, i thought the data world aspects were superficially applied only in the context of combat situations and whatnot

    e.g. hacking some grunt and forcing him to kill himself

    to have the whole data thing applied pervasively throughout the whole world is pretty fuckin kickin

    just makes me think that games can really achieve artistic credibility through exploration of the whole augmented reality thing

    yeah. though if you don't like reading this ain't a game for you - destructoid's review seems to have been written by someone who wasn't paying a whole lot of attention to the paratexts, of which there are a lot

    if you're not engaged, not looking for everything the world's trying to show you, then it's probably not going to be as good as i'm saying it is

    but if you want to investigate the world around you and find hidden information in the data layer that connects to every object in this dystopian society then it is very evocative

    btw calling it gibson-esque cyberpunk is a pretty severe misnomer. i don't think i know of anything (save some of the more esoteric bits of Spook Country and Zero History) that resembles this game in its treatment of technology, humanity, and unfettered capitalism

    it's the first game i'd even consider calling good art

  • I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights fuck tough be coolRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    Vann Diras wrote: »
    Street fighter x tekken looks incredible and I've been excited for it for a very long time

    Not passing on it for a game I only want to run through the campaign on!

    no, the co-op is the reason to get this game.

    From what i have been seeing the campaign is pretty good. Orikae was raving about it while we were skyping, but the co-op is boss as fuck man.

    Boss. As. Fuck.

    Also Boxart megaman and pac-man are reported as ps3 exclusive everywhere, so if you're getting the 360 version you are getting a game without some hilarious additions.

    it's really weird to read what people who don't like/really play fighting games think about fighting games

    this is in no way a dig at you, it's just that our perspectives on the game are completely different

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    it's true, fighting games aren't my bag. The level of dedication that seems to be required i just can't be bothered but that said seeing some high level play is damn impressive.

    I'm not super huge on competitive games at large really. it is why i don't tend to get games where the death match is the selling point. it is just not where my interests lie, even when i am good at it, i would rather either play single player or co-op games.

    That said however, box art megaman looks amazing. like god damn.

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    balerbower wrote: »
    when i viewed one of the gameplay trailers for this game, i thought the data world aspects were superficially applied only in the context of combat situations and whatnot

    e.g. hacking some grunt and forcing him to kill himself

    to have the whole data thing applied pervasively throughout the whole world is pretty fuckin kickin

    just makes me think that games can really achieve artistic credibility through exploration of the whole augmented reality thing

    yeah. though if you don't like reading this ain't a game for you - destructoid's review seems to have been written by someone who wasn't paying a whole lot of attention to the paratexts, of which there are a lot

    if you're not engaged, not looking for everything the world's trying to show you, then it's probably not going to be as good as i'm saying it is

    but if you want to investigate the world around you and find hidden information in the data layer that connects to every object in this dystopian society then it is very evocative

    btw calling it gibson-esque cyberpunk is a pretty severe misnomer. i don't think i know of anything (save some of the more esoteric bits of Spook Country and Zero History) that resembles this game in its treatment of technology, humanity, and unfettered capitalism

    it's the first game i'd even consider calling good art

    Christ Orik

    Of all the games I ever thought you'd fall in love with

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  • DuxDux A host to DarknessRegistered User regular
    Man, I want this game. If only Mass Effect 3 didn't come out so soon.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Certified BrimperRegistered User regular
    Orikae sell me.

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  • John ZoidbergJohn Zoidberg Registered User regular
    Played 3 games with randoms so far. 2 times on Normal on the first mission and once on the second on Hard.

    Keeping your fellow agents alive while also keeping grunts at bay, breaching grenades, hacking armor and the general chaos made Hard the best experience so far. Expert must be insane.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Smart Hero wrote: »
    Orikae sell me.

    slavery is illegal bro

  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    I bought this. Seems cool so far! People should hit me up if they want to play co-op.

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