“By 2069 the world will be controlled by giant mega-corporations called Syndicates.”
They will vie for the minds of a populace helpless to escape their grasp. The dystopia imagined by Starbreeze earlier this year in Syndicate bears more than a passing resemblance to that imagined by Peter Molyneux’s Bullfrog in 1993. In the more modern dystopia, however, isometric view has been supplanted by a first-person perspective and tactical strategy has been switched out in favour of shooter mechanics with RPG elements and a co-op upgrade. A four-man squad of Tony, Darren, James and Karl get suited and booted to take on the Syndicates on their own turf. Leave no man, or chip upgrade, behind.
Music used in this show is as follows:
1: Syndicate by Skrillex
2: Digitalism by Digitalism
Cane and Rinse 55 was edited by Sean O’Brien
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Darren hacks into his own network with Starbreeze’s 2012 first-person reboot of Bullfrog’s 16-bit action/strategy classic (on PC):
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