Co-op Gameplay Video Inspires Confidence In Syndicate
by Adam Biessener on Nov 15, 2011 at 08:11 AM
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Starbreeze Studios
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

EA's upcoming sci-fi shooter is mounting a frontal assault on a beyond-crowded genre, but this extensive video look at its four-player co-op chops suggests it might have a fighting chance.

Among the notable things visible in the video below:

  • Holographic icons over allies that seem to indicate who needs to be healed
  • A cool holographic HUD on weapons that shows ammo/clip counts
  • Several *** first-person melee takedowns
  • Two "lieutenant" bosses that absorb more bullets than a Call of Duty protagonist

Every time I think about Syndicate, I think about how it's doomed to fail in such a saturated marketplace. Every time I see it in action, I badly want to play it – especially with the awesome Mirror's Edge kind of vibe I get from the first-person animations in this trailer.

We'll have to see how it all turns out when Syndicate comes out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 21.