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EA working on new Syndicate

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Bluebottle, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Bluebottle Erudite Patron

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    EA have seemingly announced a new Syndicate game, being made my Riddick developer Starbreeze, which is either a good sign or a hint that it'll be an FPS.

    My potential NERDRAGE is boundless should they fuck this one up, I can tell you that.
     
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  2. uhjghvt Scholar

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    please god let them keep peter "shit midas" molyneaux away from it

    riddick was a pretty decent game, it's impressive when you can make a movie-spinoff game that's actually better than the movie was
     
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  3. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    why the fuck does it have to be ea?
    WHY?!
     
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  4. Bluebottle Erudite Patron

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    EA own all Bullfrog's IPs.
    Also consider that they've been talking about revisiting older licences a lot recently. If Syndicate is the only beloved franchise we see sodomised, we'll probably be lucky.
     
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  5. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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  6. Bluebottle Erudite Patron

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  7. Disconnected Scholar

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    Well shit. Why did it have to be fucking EA?

    .. I hope someone else buys the rights to Dungeon Keeper.
     
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  9. Lukyboi Novice

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    thnx for this, as if my day wasn't fucked up enough...
    oh yeah hello kodex! :(
     
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  10. Andyman Messiah Mr. Ed-ucated

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    EA = bad
    Starbreeze = potential to be good
    EA + Starbreeze = potentially mediocre?

    Regardless, if they fuck Syndicate up, I'm going to... SEND THEM AN ANGRY LETTER!!!

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    Get the fuck outta my face.
     
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  11. Kingston Arcane

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    I thought Levine was working on Syndicate. Oh wait, that was X-Com.

    They really are digging up the corpses of the classics and performing the re-animating ritual, most probably in a horrid fashion.
     
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  12. MisterStone Arcane

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    Aw jeez its gonna suck.
     
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  13. Gragt Arcane Patron

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    Allah damnit! Not again... At least Katauri showed you can remake an old game successfully, same with Pirates! but I'm not so sure about EA.

    And what's with the new people? Did the upcoming release of Fallout 3 attract them?
     
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  14. Fenril Scholar

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    Poor Peter. I wonder what he has to say.
     
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  17. bert Arcane

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    I'm going to take a quick guess on how the new Syndicate game will turn out to be:

    There won't be any isometric view since isometric is an ancient piece of gameplay relic obviously because it's just not as immersive as first person is. You also only get to control one agent and not four. No longer can you blow up any buildings since it's immoral to do such a thing and it's only reserved for suicide bombers and terrorists. You can only persuade up to five people with the persuadertron in order to meet system requirements and for gameplay to run smoothly. :roll:
     
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  18. Tails Arbiter

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    Heh, EA... I'm not even really surprised. All good games early or later are butchered with sucky sequels, in this times.
     
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  19. Dmitron Arbiter

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    It better be isometric.
     
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  20. VonVentrue Cipher Patron

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    Let us not creatively delude ourselves.
     
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  21. MaskedMan very cool Patron

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    Will prolly be console-exclusive.
     
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  22. Fenril Scholar

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    Its going to be third person 3d in realtime with pause and it will have 3 different really shitty cameras.
     
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    Syndicate: Enforcer.
     
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  25. Ratty Scholar

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    EA is making the new Syndicate?! *gasp* Oh, shock of shocks, how could anyone have possibly seen this coming?! It's almost as if they own the rights to former Bullfrog's licenses or something. And it's so untypical of them to revive an old game series with a new installment that doesn't possess even a fraction of the original's brilliance. Oh, wait...

    Seriously, why does anyone even care anymore what EA does with their ill-gotten intellectual property? If Ultima IX, Populous 3, Dungeon Keeper 2 etc. have taught us anything, it is that EA's approach to resurrecting a legendary game series is as commercially unviable as it is blunderous. In other words, Syndicate's star will continue to shine, while this upcoming abomination will be an irrelevant footnote in gaming history.

    That said, if they introduce first-person view or make the environments indestructible, I'm going to Uppsala with a suitcase nuke.
     
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