FYI Syndicate $4.99 at GMG

#1 Edited by burnin_squirrrl (55 posts) -

Just thought I'd give a heads up that Syndicate is $4.99 over at Green Man Gaming. I'm going to pick it up, not sure if the multiplayer is dead on this or not, but heard it's worth playing regardless.

#2 Posted by Humanity (8808 posts) -

@burnin_squirrrl: It's actually quite an innovative first person shooter that, as the trend goes these days, was given a lot of unwarranted flack for being a reboot that did something different.

#3 Posted by Unequivocable (214 posts) -

Nice find! I'll pay $5 to see what Jeff was talking about.

#4 Edited by ArbitraryWater (11474 posts) -

Totally picked it up and was immediately impressed by how your dude holds the pistol when running.

#5 Edited by Nev (539 posts) -

Nice find, thanks for letting us know!

#6 Posted by Cameron (595 posts) -

It's a lot of fun. I don't think it's $60 worth of fun, but for $5 you can't go wrong.

#7 Posted by On1inepersona (119 posts) -

Its been tough trying to find a Syndicate group for Co-op, been dying to try it. Maybe we can get a Duder group together?

#8 Edited by Rorie (2682 posts) -

Such a short game, even for this generation of shooters. Definitely felt like an hour or two was cut out of the final third of the game. Still, worth it for five bucks, even if you do probably have to use Origin.

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#9 Edited by Butano (1728 posts) -

If you use the coupon code GMG20-GGN5D-FC3NA it cuts it down to $4.00. BTW, Mass Effect 3 N7 Edition for $12, $8 for regular with that code also!

#10 Edited by Tennmuerti (7999 posts) -

@arbitrarywater:

You know thinking back on it. It's kinda weird but as a (really puritanical) fan of the original before this game came out my heart disliked it, but my brain told me it would probably be good. After i played it on release my brain told me it was a barely passable game (for $60), but my heart loved it. An unexpected switcharoo of expectations.

The game makes a surprising number of direct and indirect references to the original that i felt were done with love by Starbreeze. From simple cars, to foreshadowing emails/news, to the Vitruvian machine. I scoffed at the multiplayer levels being advertised as based on levels from the original game. But when i saw for the first time 4 agents flying in to assault the Atlantic Accelerator, not gonna lie, i got a stiffy then and shed a manly tear. And playing those co-op levels at highest difficulties with skilled people at times felt like being 4 precise brutal machines, really capturing the "spirit" of the first games. Sounds corny but that's exactly how it felt to me. Heck i was even surprised how closely they managed to stick to the Syndicate and Syndicate Wars guns.

It definitely left a pleasant feeling inside me, rather then hating it's very existence when it was first announced.

It's even more interesting (to me) how the Syndicate reboot managed to evoke that spirit, that coolness of the originals while being such a hugely different game. While something like Fallout 3 that tried to directly ape the originals mechanics, characters and humor beats, completely failed to capture the eerie feel of the world of the first 2 Fallouts and missed all the notes that made them great consistently.

Always had the thought to blog these musings, but never got around to it.

#11 Posted by Veektarius (4590 posts) -

I thought the game had some great ideas on level design and some of the best gunplay in any game ever. I got on the bandwagon too late to get much of the multiplayer though, and I turned on the single-player campaign when it took the inevitable 'now you're a good guy' twist. Wish I could get more out of my investment.

#12 Posted by FakeKisser (313 posts) -

Its been tough trying to find a Syndicate group for Co-op, been dying to try it. Maybe we can get a Duder group together?

I've been trying to find a co-op game since I beat the SP a week ago. I only managed to get into one co-op match, and it was only with 1 person... So, yeah, I really would like to try it with 3 people. My Origin tag is FakeKisser if anyone wants to add me!

#13 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

Wait a year, get a game for $4. Sounds good to me.

#14 Edited by On1inepersona (119 posts) -

Should probably Throw out my origin:
Havochope
if anyone else wants to throw down in the co-op

#15 Posted by jozzy (2041 posts) -

Wait, Mass Effect III on PC doesn't support a controller? Common EA, that's just insane. And I bought it for multiplayer but there are no parties..

#16 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

Well, I hope it's fun once it works, but I've been stuck trying to activate it all night.

#17 Posted by Reisz (1461 posts) -

Can anyone who is running this let me know if Syndicate can still be played (after activation of course) if Origin is uninstalled?

#18 Edited by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

Only big issue I have with GMG is that I can't gift purchase for someone, regardless whether they have a GMG account or not. It makes me sad. I'm making a pouty face now.

#19 Edited by audioBusting (1477 posts) -

Can someone from another country gift the game to an Australian? It's banned here (it came out before the MA15+ thing came through), so...

(edit: wait, I meant R18+, my bad)

#20 Posted by Slow_pC (241 posts) -

Yep , code plus some left over credit... 2.20 for it.

#21 Posted by Superfriend (1526 posts) -

"Due to contractual obligations, we are only able to advertise this product in US Dollars. Unfortunately this product is not yet available in your region. Please check our FAQ for more details."

Yay, finally the big corporations have transformed the internet into something resembling a weird police state or something.
And yet they whine about people pirating their fucking games.

#22 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -
@slow_pc said:

Yep , code plus some left over credit... 2.20 for it.

Same here, good deal.

#23 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4330 posts) -

Only big issue I have with GMG is that I can't gift purchase for someone, regardless whether they have a GMG account or not. It makes me sad. I'm making a pouty face now.

Uhh, buy it again and just send the code to your friend?

#24 Posted by Shookems (474 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up OP, grabbed this and the saboteur. Great deal for less than ten bucks.

#25 Posted by Chibithor (574 posts) -

@superfriend said:

"Due to contractual obligations, we are only able to advertise this product in US Dollars. Unfortunately this product is not yet available in your region. Please check our FAQ for more details."

Yay, finally the big corporations have transformed the internet into something resembling a weird police state or something.

And yet they whine about people pirating their fucking games.

Here's the "rest of the world edition", but it's not discounted as much and it's starting price is higher as well. I don't get it and I don't think they do, either.

#26 Posted by Live2bRighteous (314 posts) -

It's crazy, I was just replaying this game's singleplayer yesterday. Awesome timing... I really hope this sale brings in some players for co-op!

Origin name is Live2bRighteous if anyone is up for shooting things.

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