History VideoGame / Syndicate

12th Apr '17 2:52:44 PM CynicalBastardo
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* KillSat: Satellite Rain gives the player the option to attack a target with an orbital bombardment. It has to be placed like a mine.


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* TakingYouWithMe: In ''Syndicate Wars'', killing any character carrying a High Explosive will result in the explosive being detonated after a warning noise. This makes the Columbo Orbit Station mission ''extremely'' difficult, as all the Zealots patrolling the station are carrying them, so they have to be disarmed upon eliminating each enemy, making the Graviton Gun unviable. Any of your agents with the Body Level 1 modification or greater can also be detonated either pre-mortem or post-mortem.
12th Apr '17 2:42:43 PM CynicalBastardo
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* HollywoodCyborg

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* HollywoodCyborgHollywoodCyborg: You can upgrade your agents by [[ArtificialLimbs replacing their body parts with cybernetic replacments]] making them stronger, faster, smarter and more durable.
7th Feb '17 7:21:40 PM garthvader
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A reboot of the series was released in February 2012 but unlike its predecessors, the new Syndicate game is an action {{RPG}} / {{FPS}} hybrid written by Creator/RichardKMorgan. You play as Miles Kilo, a new Agent under [=EuroCorp=] implanted with a prototype DART chip which grants him cutting-edge hacking abilities. The game is linear with Kilo a [[HeroicMime silent protagonist]] and most of the story coming through cut-scenes or the environment.

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A reboot of the series was released in February 2012 but unlike its predecessors, the new Syndicate game is an action {{RPG}} / {{FPS}} hybrid written by Creator/RichardKMorgan. You play as Miles Kilo, Kilo (who has been converted to Foot Pound), a new Agent under [=EuroCorp=] implanted with a prototype DART chip which grants him cutting-edge hacking abilities. The game is linear with Kilo a [[HeroicMime silent protagonist]] and most of the story coming through cut-scenes cinematics or the environment.



The most commonly referenced game element is "breaching" -- real-time hacking of not only your environment, but also your ''[[ElectronicTelepathy enemies]].'' The Persuadertron has been subsumed under this function, along with the ability to make enemies "Suicide" by holding a grenade or making their weapons explode through "Backfires". EverythingIsOnline, and the adrenaline surge of killing mooks translates into processing cycles, and thus more "breaches."

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The most commonly referenced game element is "breaching" -- real-time hacking of not only your environment, but also your ''[[ElectronicTelepathy enemies]].'' The Persuadertron has been subsumed under this function, along with the ability to make enemies "Suicide" by holding a grenade or making their weapons explode through "Backfires". EverythingIsOnline, and the adrenaline surge of killing mooks translates into processing cycles, and thus more "breaches." This was, however, criticised by some as a "glorified use key."


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* ShortRangeShotgun: The shotgun has a shorter effective range than the pistol, leading to one magazine pointing this out to newcomers:
-->''"Shotguns cost more than pistols," you say, "They must be better! I'll have a half dozen pump-action twelve gauges." In walks RutgerHauer Junior with his arsenal and gets picked off by a puny guy with a pistol."
7th Feb '17 7:15:21 PM garthvader
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''Syndicate'' is an [[ActionGame Action]] / [[RealTimeStrategy Stra]][[TurnBasedStrategy tegy]] hybrid developed by Creator/BullfrogProductions and released in 1993 for the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} and UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer. An {{RPG}} / {{FPS}} reboot was made in 2012 by Creator/StarbreezeStudios and Creator/ElectronicArts.

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''Syndicate'' is an [[ActionGame Action]] / [[RealTimeStrategy Stra]][[TurnBasedStrategy tegy]] hybrid developed by Creator/BullfrogProductions and released in 1993 for the UsefulNotes/{{Amiga}} and UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer. An {{RPG}} / {{FPS}} reboot was made in 2012 by Creator/StarbreezeStudios and Creator/ElectronicArts.
6th Jan '17 12:56:19 PM darkpast
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Using a Clone Shield in ''Syndicate Wars'' makes your agents look like ordinary civilians, meaning enemies will not attack them. This is fine for walking in public areas, but it also allows them to enter high-security military compounds and even the Colombo space elevator without anyone bothering to ask them for some sort of ID.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Using a Clone Shield in ''Syndicate Wars'' makes your agents look like ordinary civilians, meaning enemies will not attack them. This is fine for walking in public areas, but it also allows them your agents to enter high-security military compounds and even other areas that should be off-limits to civilians (even the Colombo space elevator elevator!) without anyone bothering to ask them for some sort of ID.



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted in Syndicate Wars. [=EuroCorp=] agents and guards, as well as the Police, are universally male, barring one or two renegade female Eurocorp agents, but the Unguided and the Church of the New Epoch include plenty of female troops (Church Zealots all look the same, but when playing as them some have female names).

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted in Syndicate Wars. [=EuroCorp=] agents and guards, as well as the Police, are universally male, barring one or two renegade female Eurocorp agents, but the Unguided and the Church of the New Epoch include plenty of female troops (Church Zealots all look the same, but when playing as them the Church, some are revealed to have female names).


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** The Electron Mace isn't a close combat weapon; it's a LightningGun.
25th Dec '16 2:54:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* MadeOfIron: Shotgun? 'Tis but a scratch. Your agents ''are'' {{badass}} cyborg SuperSoldier[=s=].

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* MadeOfIron: Shotgun? 'Tis but a scratch. Your agents ''are'' {{badass}} badass cyborg SuperSoldier[=s=].
6th Nov '16 12:00:51 AM Odacon_Spy
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* GratuitousSpanish: Cayman Global dropships are called "Rapiñas", as in RapePillageAndBurn[[note]]Lit. Spanish for rapine.[[/note]]. Considering Cayman's idea of "covert extraction" involves sending an Agent and a small army of troops to shoot up a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, all to kidnap ''one'' [=EuroCorp=] "soft asset", it's an [[MeaningfulName appropriate name]].



* MeaningfulName: Cayman Global dropships are known as "[[GratuitousSpanish Rapiñas]]", as in RapePillagePlunder[[note]]Lit. Spanish for rapine.[[/note]]. Considering Cayman's idea of "covert extraction" involves sending an Agent and a small army of troops to shoot up a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, all to kidnap a ''single'' Eurocorp "soft asset", it's an appropriate name.
5th Nov '16 11:55:16 PM Odacon_Spy
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* MeaningfulName: Cayman Global dropships are known as "[[GratuitousSpanish Rapiñas]]", as in RapePillagePlunder[[note]]Lit. Spanish for rapine.[[/note]]. Considering Cayman's idea of "covert extraction" involves sending an Agent and a small army of troops to shoot up a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, all to kidnap a ''single'' Eurocorp "soft asset", it's an appropriate name.
4th Oct '16 3:46:27 AM Joylock
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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: The infobank entry for liquid shields says that they can withstand even 105mm rounds, but the concussive force transferred pastes the shieldbearer.

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* RequiredSecondaryPowers: The infobank entry for liquid shields says that they can withstand even 105mm rounds, but the concussive force transferred pastes the shieldbearer. Also seen as Gameplay and Story Integration; your standard weapons bounce harmlessly off liquid armor, but a high-velocity minigun will turn both liquid armor troopers and liquid shield soldiers into wet paste.
24th Aug '16 1:38:53 AM Morgenthaler
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*** [[AussiesWithArtillery The TLC]] - Expanding from their initial goal of liberation for Tasmania, they [[LaResistance kicked the Tao out of Australia]] despite being known for their poor aim, because the execs controlling their agents are always [[TheAlcoholic drunk]].

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*** [[AussiesWithArtillery [[UsefulNotes/AussiesWithArtillery The TLC]] - Expanding from their initial goal of liberation for Tasmania, they [[LaResistance kicked the Tao out of Australia]] despite being known for their poor aim, because the execs controlling their agents are always [[TheAlcoholic drunk]].
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