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Syndicate (Jaguar)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.4
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Critic Reviews

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Video Games & Computer Entertainment
Syndicate is still a game best played with a mouse, but the Jaguar version is a heck of a lot easier to play than the Genesis version and it's much more faithful to the PC original. An excellent addition to the always-in-need-of-beefing-up Jaguar software library.
The Atari Times
The first time I tried to play Syndicate , I had no manual or overlay, and I gave up in frustration. When I decided to give this game another chance, I found a copy of the manual on the web. After giving the instructions a thorough reading, I sat down and forced myself to learn the many controls. It took some time, but I've found Syndicate is worth it! If you are patient and are looking for a deeper game for the Jaguar, Syndicate is fantastic.
Obwohl es sich bei der Jaguar Version nur um eine nahezu unveränderte Konvertierung der PC-Version handelt, begeistert das düstere Sci-Fi Abenteuer auch auf dem Jaguar. Lediglich vereinzelte Slowdowns und die anfangs hochkomplizierte Steuerung trüben das Gesamtbild etwas, denoch kann man hier durchaus einen Blick wagen und ggf. zuschlagen!
Game Players
Although it's hard to learn and continues to be difficult (especially in the higher levels) as the game progresses, Syndicate is a strategy fest for any one who likes plotting and planning through a major siege. It's one of the best Jaguar games yet released.
GamePro (US)
It's hard to say that Syndicate is entirely enjoyable. If you have patience to plod through the game's many missions and can overlook it's flaws, Syndicate is a hit. If you're looking for Sonic-like speed, though, you'll put a contract out on it.
Atari Inside
Was für ein Glück, dass das Jag-Joypad über 17 Tasten verfügt, die bei Syndicate allesamt auch belegt worden sind. Ansonsten würde man sicherlich leicht die Übersicht über die vielen Funktionen verlieren. Die grafische Aufmachung von Syndicate ist akzeptabel bzw. gut genug, doch das harte Scrolling ist anfangs nervig. Auch die Figuren bewegen sich bei komplexerem Spielgeschehen teilweise sehr langsam. Man wird den Verdacht einfach nicht los, daß die Programmierer wieder einmal überwiegend den 68000er programmiert haben. Die 64-bit Fähigkeiten der Raubkatze werden erst dann ausgenutzt, wenn es darum geht, das Spielareal in Echtzeit zu zoomen oder die Atmosphäre mit guten Sounds bzw. guter Musik zu untermalen. Für Strategiefans ist Syndicate sicherlich ein Langzeitspaß.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
You're looking at the best home translation of Syndicate yet. The graphics, sounds and missions all rival the excellent PC and Mac versions to the pixel. An added bonus is the adjustable zoom feature for the Jaguar. The controller does a fair job of moving the characters around, but all the buttons take some time to get acquainted with. If strategy games are your thing and you love blowing stuff up, Syndicate will do nicely.
The Video Game Critic
The low-key background music is mysterious enough, but the sound effects are weak. Adding insult to injury are constant "loading" screens - a real annoyance considering this is a cartridge! Jaguar owners desperate for something substantial may find something to like in Syndicate, but most gamers will regard it as a major snore.