Single player campaign

#1 Posted by Heimdal (58 posts) -

Anyone in the know have any concept of how long the single player campaign will be? The world and wubwubwubdubstep music look cool enough to spend more than a few hours in hack-suiciding corporate drones. Starbreeze has created some pretty lengthy and entertaining campaigns, and I'm really hoping they've brought that to Syndicate.

#2 Posted by Roger778 (960 posts) -

I don't know either, but I'm hoping it will be a nice, lengthy game.

#3 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

I have a feeling its going to be short and linear.

#4 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@falserelic said:

I have a feeling its going to be short and linear.

Don't be crazy. This is a game made in 2012...oh wait... :(

#5 Edited by jakob187 (21732 posts) -

@falserelic said:

I have a feeling its going to be short and linear.

What makes you think that? Is it Starbreeze's track record of having a decently lengthy and typically very good single player campaign in their games...or just because there's an EA logo on the box?

#6 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

@jakob187: I just feel like nowadays alot of shooters ends up being short, and alot of shooters feels the same. But that's just my opinion.

#7 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Maximum 4 hours.

#8 Posted by Subjugation (4734 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@falserelic said:

I have a feeling its going to be short and linear.

What makes you think that? Is it Starbreeze's track record of having a decently lengthy and typically very good single player campaign in their games...or just because there's an EA logo on the box?

Haven't the GB staff said many times that the crew at Starbreeze now aren't the crew of old? Something about them leaving and creating a different studio, so the people staffing Starbreeze now are like a new entity. I guess only time will tell.

#9 Edited by Zacagawea (1609 posts) -

Jim Sterling on twitter said 6 hours. He also didn't seem very impressed.

Here's a more recent tweet talking about the story/ending: Jim Sterling JimSterling

Ali_Hayas It's just ... there, for the most part. One of the most "okay" games you could play.

#10 Posted by Barrock (3552 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:

Jim Sterling on twitter said 6 hours. He also didn't seem very impressed.

Here's a more recent tweet talking about the story/ending: Jim Sterling JimSterling

Ali_Hayas It's just ... there, for the most part. One of the most "okay" games you could play.

But Jeff is really enjoying it. So I'll take his word over Jim Sterling.

#11 Posted by Zacagawea (1609 posts) -

@Barrock said:

@Zacagawea said:

Jim Sterling on twitter said 6 hours. He also didn't seem very impressed.

Here's a more recent tweet talking about the story/ending: Jim Sterling JimSterling

Ali_Hayas It's just ... there, for the most part. One of the most "okay" games you could play.

But Jeff is really enjoying it. So I'll take his word over Jim Sterling.

Yeah, I just read his twitter feed after I posted that. Gives me some hope!

Confirmed: 4/5 for GB and 4/10 for Destructoid.

#12 Posted by NTM (7519 posts) -

About six hours.

#13 Posted by Wuddel (2099 posts) -

Read 4-6h.

#14 Posted by Jimbo (9937 posts) -

I bought OG Syndicate on GOG instead.

#15 Posted by niamahai (1407 posts) -
@Jimbo said:

I bought OG Syndicate on GOG instead.

oh you so rebel!
#16 Posted by Jimbo (9937 posts) -

@niamahai said:

@Jimbo said:

I bought OG Syndicate on GOG instead.

oh you so rebel!

Word.

#17 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@Jimbo said:

I bought OG Syndicate on GOG instead.

Now that's a 4 hour campaign, tops.

#18 Posted by Tennmuerti (8172 posts) -
@Vodun said:

@Jimbo said:

I bought OG Syndicate on GOG instead.

Now that's a 4 hour campaign, tops.

You wish.
I bought it a few weeks ago and only now getting around to finishing it. early missions go by fast, but later on some of them get brutal and require replays. (ugh escort missions, just ugh)
#19 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

Hopefully pretty short. Too many games to play right now.

#20 Posted by fivegreenaliens (26 posts) -

this is one reason why Deus Ex was one of if not THE best FPS and RPG of 2011

#21 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

I seen the ign review of this game. They said it was short and the co-op is the best thing about the game.

#22 Posted by Hewitt (63 posts) -

I don't care how long it is, I just hope it's good. I'd rather play a great, short game than a long boring one that overstays it's welcome.

#23 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

@falserelic said:

I have a feeling its going to be short and linear.

What makes you think that? Is it Starbreeze's track record of having a decently lengthy and typically very good single player campaign in their games...or just because there's an EA logo on the box?

Ahem.

Riddicks takes like, 5 hours tops to beat. Masterpiece though, but super duper short.

#24 Posted by falserelic (5480 posts) -

To me dropping 60 dollars on a short game with little content isn't worth it. I can see myself getting bored of it quickly. I rather wait for a price drop.

#25 Posted by RampageAssassin (427 posts) -

Kotaku somehow finished it in 15 hours ?!? What were they doing running on the spot or something.

#26 Posted by laserbolts (5353 posts) -

@fivegreenaliens said:

this is one reason why Deus Ex was one of if not THE best FPS and RPG of 2011

Yeah everytime I think about that game I remember just how awesome it was. If it wasnt for those boss fights it would have been even better. If anything it makes me really excited to see where they go from here because you know they are going to make another one eventually.

#27 Posted by mosdl (3243 posts) -

Jeff says 6 hours

#28 Posted by david3cm (636 posts) -

Jeff's review is up the on site now, he said it is around 6 hours, and he seemed to enjoy it quite a bit.

#29 Posted by wewantsthering (1586 posts) -

@NTM said:

About six hours.

That's about how long it took me.

#30 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

Is this a legit single player campaign or will it feel like L4D single player, where the AI of my team makes me want stab myself in the eyes? In other words, is it really a co-op game that they allow you to play by yourself?

#31 Posted by Tennmuerti (8172 posts) -

@BionicRadd said:

Is this a legit single player campaign or will it feel like L4D single player, where the AI of my team makes me want stab myself in the eyes? In other words, is it really a co-op game that they allow you to play by yourself?

Its a full on legit singleplayer campaign. The co-op is a completely seperate beast.

#32 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@BionicRadd said:

Is this a legit single player campaign or will it feel like L4D single player, where the AI of my team makes me want stab myself in the eyes? In other words, is it really a co-op game that they allow you to play by yourself?

Its a full on legit singleplayer campaign. The co-op is a completely seperate beast.

My interest in this just went up. sweet.

#33 Posted by Flaboere (344 posts) -

The campaign, altough short, is pretty good i felt. I failed miserably at the boss fights, and didn't actually beat the last one (gave up) but I'm afraid that says more about me than the game. I did feel like the campaign gave me good action, and lots if situation where you feel like a badass, and the combat is really fluid.

#34 Posted by Murtaug (309 posts) -

Gave this a rent, been playing through on normal.

I am not really sure if it is me or the game, but I am having a frustrating time with the campaign. At first the shooting felt nice and tight, but the more and more I get into it I can not help but say it feels sloppy. The encounters feel overly stacked against me too much. The last section I went though I had to play peek-a-boo through a door and ten minutes to manage through it.

I want to like this game a lot, but it is really turning me off quick.

#35 Posted by hbkdx12 (779 posts) -
@Murtaug: I feel the same way but for me i think its because i dumped so many hrs into co-op which overall is the better experience that makes SP feel like a chore. In that respect i kind of which i went through SP first before going to co-op
#36 Posted by cosi83 (406 posts) -

It was ok, forgettable story, short campaign but the action did get real sexy, oh yeah

7.5

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