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Syndicate Wars (1996)

Posted at 10:13 on May 1st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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A small retrospective: In Syndicate, a multitude of competing syndicates battles for world domination. The normal population doesn't know anything about this war, because they are influenced by a mind control chip implanted into each of them. The citizens are nothing more than obedient workers and the control chip shows them an ideal world. The main objective in Syndicate was to destroy the other syndicates and by this achieving world domination.


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Posted at 13:53 on May 1st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I recall robbing a bank, hiding inside a building until all the policemen and security arrives and once they got killed and only the cars are left, planting a bomb, waiting to the last second and running away to let the explosion and the falling building get rid of the last renmants.

The game is good, but some things are worse than on the first. The vehicles no longer blow away when covered with a rain of bullets, they resist too much, and some levels can get tediously hard.

Also, I find amusing seeing publicity of "pre-holografic entertainment" during the game, like Ghost in the Shell and Judge Dredd.
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Edited by Wandrell at 13:54 on May 1st, 2009
Posted at 14:15 on May 1st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The enemy got me once or twice in a trap by attacking me and then he suddenly ran away. I chased him and one of his team members stopped. Attacked me and in the moment he died, he dropped a bomb while I tried to chase his comrades. Very naughty.

The vehicles are tougher against "normal" attacks. That's right but if you place a Ion Mine on the street they will get blown away normaly with one shot. I prefer the stronger vehicles because you can use them also giving you a kind of second armor. But you should get out quick when the health bar of the car drops. ;)

The advertise boards are funny indeed. Did you know that you can play an Breakout Clone in the first level on one of these panels? (See screenshots section) When you reach level ten you get a bonus item depending on your breakout skills.
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Edited by T-Pow at 14:18 on May 1st, 2009
Posted at 14:35 on May 1st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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I had heard about the breakout clone, but didn't know where it was.
Posted at 15:20 on May 1st, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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You can play the Breakout clone on a advertise board placed in the middle of level 1 London (for the exact position look at the minimap on the screenshot).
You just have to use your persuadertron on the board to play.
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