36 Comments
Posted by Moody_yeti

Guns yo

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Gotta love a weapon that splits people in half.

Posted by boxoflawls

I for one am glad that they still have red explody barrels in the future.

Posted by TheCreambun

Not enough wobble bass:(

Posted by Humanity

More games should be made with destructible environments these days. All these rockets and explosions and not a dent in a wall. I know it would break level design so at least give walls layers so that chunks fall off or something.

Posted by Argo15

@Humanity: you're right, that's kinda boring :(

Posted by Lazyaza

It probably isn't but I hope the name of the sniper rifle is a reference to Ghost in the Shell. What with all the cyber-punk stuff in this game it would make sense.

Posted by Napalm

I am amazed and thoroughly impressed.

Posted by Darkraven

StarBreeze make awesome games, this already looks like it carries their mark, should be good.

Posted by JA050N

what exactly is the gameplay purpose of turning your gun on its side...

Posted by Subjugation

@JA050N: If you watch closely you'll see it goes from a mid-range scope to a close quarters iron sight.

Posted by gamma_male

Syndicate for the Commodore Amiga was the first game I ever completed so it has a special place in my heart. When I saw they were doing an FPS reboot, my heart sank. Not that I have a problem with FPS'. I just didn't think it would translate. If you ignore the license and view it purely on its own terms, this actually looks very good. If it plays as good as it looks, I'll definitely pick a copy up.

Posted by DrKunze

Kusanagi eh?

Edited by mbr2

Can anyone tell why I would ever use more than a single weapon in this game? They all work like 'point at man - paint a line between you and him - oh he died' with some guns you don't even have to aim. Seems extremely derivative.

EDIT: Also, the preorder bonus bullshit has to fucking stop. Sometimes I really hate our chosen medium.

Posted by ghostNPC

Looks interesting... for a shooter these days anyway.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

Yes please.

Posted by BisonHero

Not enough Skrillex.

Posted by powerpc127

Oh god, the music at the end. So nostalgic...

Posted by RetroVirus

I like that laser gun.

Posted by ProjektGill

The explosions look a bit weak and there might be just a little too much light bloom but the rest looks like fun. Also being able to fire the gun "gangsta style" is a really fun thing to include even if it serves no purpose (which it does for most guns).

Posted by MEATBALL

This looks like another quality Starbreeze FPS to me. I have no opinion on the Syndicate branding.

Posted by dyong

Electron mace

HOOOOOO~

Posted by S0ndor

@ProjektGill: It's a switch between scope and iron sights, not ineffective gangsta shooting.

Posted by JojoTheSlayer

@S0ndor: "It's a switch between scope and iron sights, not ineffective gangsta shooting."

Actually, it is ineffective gangsta shooting because no one with any training would ever twist their weapon like that because it alters the trajectory of the bullet. While it looks cool and I see no reason why real life would interfere in a video game. I would bet its a idea only a person with no actual gun training would come up with.

ex Military.

Posted by S0ndor

@JojoTheSlayer said:

@S0ndor: "It's a switch between scope and iron sights, not ineffective gangsta shooting."

Actually, it is ineffective gangsta shooting because no one with any training would ever twist their weapon like that because it alters the trajectory of the bullet. While it looks cool and I see no reason why real life would interfere in a video game. I would bet its a idea only a person with no actual gun training would come up with.

ex Military.

It's kinda pointless to try and apply real life concepts to sci-fi weaponry that is being handled by modified super soldiers, though.

Posted by EatBolt

I'll wait to play anything that comes out by Starbreeze before I judge it. I just keep thinking back to Butcher Bay.

Posted by Damotello

I hadn't realised Starbreeze were making this, looking at it now the melee kill at the beginning is definitely reminiscent of Chronicles Of Riddick.

Posted by chilipeppersman

@MEATBALL said:

This looks like another quality Starbreeze FPS to me. I have no opinion on the Syndicate branding.

second that

Posted by TurboBeast

I always find the combat a bit lacking in Starbreeze games. You are always too overpowered, and the vast majority of the enemies are the same generic guy. This video doesn't look like they improved on that, but I'd like to be proven wrong. They always have interesting gameplay ideas while most FPSs follow the same formula.

Posted by mewarmo990
@S0ndor said:

@JojoTheSlayer said:

@S0ndor: "It's a switch between scope and iron sights, not ineffective gangsta shooting."

Actually, it is ineffective gangsta shooting because no one with any training would ever twist their weapon like that because it alters the trajectory of the bullet. While it looks cool and I see no reason why real life would interfere in a video game. I would bet its a idea only a person with no actual gun training would come up with.

ex Military.

It's kinda pointless to try and apply real life concepts to sci-fi weaponry that is being handled by modified super soldiers, though.

What Jojo is saying is that it's just physics. Guns recoil in a certain direction (up) because of forces caused by the action of the weapon and gases ejected, in relation to where you are holding the weapon (under and to the rear). You can be a super soldier but that doesn't change.
 
But I guess if you want to analyze it, you have to assume that these sci-fi future guns have some way to compensate for that.
Posted by Tordah

I must say, this looks very promising.

Posted by MeatSim

Looks like you still gotta dump ammo like crazy in the future.

Posted by theberserker

"Hog" Shotgun... looks meaty

Posted by Napalm
@JojoTheSlayer said:

@S0ndor: "It's a switch between scope and iron sights, not ineffective gangsta shooting."

Actually, it is ineffective gangsta shooting because no one with any training would ever twist their weapon like that because it alters the trajectory of the bullet. While it looks cool and I see no reason why real life would interfere in a video game. I would bet its a idea only a person with no actual gun training would come up with.

ex Military.

Hey, guess what, bro? Nobody cares what the party pooper thinks. 
 
Anyway, this game still looks pretty great. I'm still excited for it.
Posted by Moola

A game in which you walk down corridors, shooting your guns at people.

Posted by myghart

I read somewhere that this holding the rifle sideways business is indeed exercised in shooting ranges, for the purpose of switching between long and short distance targets. There really might be more to it than just gangsta style.