Did EA put this game out to die a quiet death? Today I was kinda surprised when no one I talked to knew about the game, knew it was coming out or even knew what it was. On the other gaming forums I go to no one is talking about the game. There just seems to be zero hype for the game. Anyone else getting this feeling?
Game doomed to die?
Well .... it came out of the blue I give you that , around 3 months ago or at least utill then knew about the game .... and I come here every day so is not surpriese that most people dont know about it. I think it is going to be a sleeper untill we hit the dry montha and people wants something to play , and Syndicate will be there. At least that is what I plan on doing.
@PeasantAbuse: There have certainly been cases of games being dumped without ceremony at poor times of the year for sales. A situation where the publisher feels like the game won't have a chance at success anyway.
Yeah, true. I might be mistaken, but I think I've seen a commercial for it on TV though which is probably the best way to advertise a game.
DIdn't know anything about the game til i saw Jeff's 5 star review on the front page.
I imagine the lack of publicity is largely due to ME. Also maybe because on quick glance it looks insanely similar to crysis 2?
The QL sold me on it though. I like the overlay and the interface and the hacking stuff seems like a fun gameplay element.
I feel bad saying it but: I hope so. Taking one of the best tactical isometric strategy games ever made and turning it into a linear first person shooter with a named protagonist is really, really, really heartbreaking. I hope somebody makes a REAL sequel to the old syndicates.
I can't imagine the hard work that must have gone into making this game, but calling this game 'Syndicate' just feels wrong in every way. Like it's a testament to the close-minded nature of the industry.
Starbreeze has absolutely terrible luck when it comes to selling games, so I have doubts that Syndicate will see any real success. 'Tis a shame, as they make pretty awesome games. ImmortalSaiyan does bring up an interesting point though. Shadows of the Damned, particularly, deserved better treatment. It would seem that if it's not an actual EA property they do next to nothing to market and promote it.
I just wonder, what is EA??????????? Please anyone explain it to me.....................!!!!!!!!!!
Wait....what the hell are you even saying? What is EA? What is one of the juggernaut publishers of the industry? They help make some pretty big games, duder.
Well, don't get a lot of game ads here, but there hasn't been any - definately looks like EA is ramping up their marketing for Mass Effect 3.
As for general knowledge - other than my other game-rabid friends (with whom I've been pretty much counting down the hours to tthe European Thursday release with), half the people I've spoken to don't know what Syndicate is. The other half just exclaim a shocked "It's out THIS thursday?!".
From a very small sample size (the group of people I socialize with) - yes, they've marketed it poorly.
(And Europe getting different release dates is still BS.)
Seems like the sort of game I'll get around to eventually if/when I don't have anything else to play. I haven't heard anything about it which makes me want to rush out and get it.
It is an incredibly beautiful console game with a very awesome setting. The HUD stuff is pretty cool, and the gameplay is almost shockingly satisfying. This is coming from someone who has only played around with the co-op as of right now though, which again, is shockingly in-depth. Short and narrow is more work went in to this game than I ever imagined would and it's for the better, probably the best thing to come out of Starbreeze.
If we talk about Internet advertisment I thnk EA have done quite a lot. They have put up trailers two times a month since fall and there have peen press events for the game and therefore previews. If your'e talking TV ads and stuff like that I don't know. And since I'm from Sweden I wont see that anyway. I do know that a bunch of game website adventise the game with BIG site covering ads so would say that EA have put some marketing into this game so to call this "sent out to die a silent death" is hyperbole. Look at Alice and Shadows of the Damned...those games were truly sent to die and had almost no marketing push. Syndicate have had a lot more media exposure.
Origin is the only thing keeping me from getting this game. It's disapointing to see a publisher ignore the biggest digital distribution platform (steam), a service that has strengthened the pc gaming community. While at the same time do business with gamestop a retail outlet that siphons more money away from publishers than pirates do.
@Hitchenson: I really like it. It's a bit much on the screen, but I think it looks pretty cool and the reason for why it exists the way it does in game appeals to me. I might be the minority.
I barely notice it unless I need to use it, and then its easy to use and looks great.
Origin hate is still in?
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