Syndicate is still one of my all-time favorites. I'd say it's still in the top 5 for sure. I'd love to get all excited about this, but after what Ion Storm did to DX2 and seem to be in the process of doing to Thief 3, I just find it almost impossible to get excited about any game that is being made for both PC and consoles. It seems inevitable that it will have some or all of the following problems:
1) Control problems related to the gimpiness of console controllers
2) Reduced level size related to the gimpiness of console memory.
3) An interface that is not well-suited to the PC
4) "Simplified" gameplay mechanics (translation: we took out anything that required the player to come up with tactics or strategy because those things frustrate console gamers. The entire game will be played on a rail that occaisionally splits into 2 or 3 rails before rejoining.)
5) Moronic AI. (I'm not sure why this happens, it just does. Processing power limitation maybe? Can consoles handle both the graphics load as well as complex AI?)
Those were off the top of my head. I'm sure there are more. I think we may be entering a very sad era for PC gaming. :'(
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