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Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 643d ago | interview

Behind the Classics: Syphon Filter

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It’s easy to forget that “tactical espionage action” is a relatively recent innovation in the videogame medium, with trailblazers like Metal Gear Solid and Syphon Filter emerging in the late ’90s to great acclaim and even greater influence. A more realistic, open-ended philosophy towards combat soon spread through the action genre, permanently impacting the development of artificial intelligence, level design, and narrative — ultimately paving the way for everything from Sly Cooper to Assassin’s Creed. (John Garvin, PS3, Retro, Syphon Filter)

Dan50  +   643d ago
I just bought this today.
Saturne3  +   643d ago
A game ahead of its time even for today games standards is pretty impressive in some areas considering the time it came out.
Love everything about this game,the weapons,the levels, voice acting, story, the gun sounds and soundtrack are awesome.

Metal Gear Solid , the game which was directly inspired by it , as clearly a better storyline and characters (and 007 goldeneye according to John Garvin) but when it comes down about gameplay i still keep coming back to this game after so many years because its chalenging and fun.

Such a memorable game from its time that will be never forgotten by many gamers.
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nan0  +   643d ago
Metal Gear was out a decade before Syphon Filter existed.
Saturne3  +   643d ago
yeah but cinematic stuff like MGS1 was never done before it and Shyphon Filter had that cinematic feel as well.
AusRogo  +   643d ago
The train level in Syphon Filter 2 (I think it was 2?) Was soo good! Loved these games.. we definatly need another from the franchise.
Master of Unlocking  +   642d ago
I still have my copy of Syphon Filter II somewhere, unfortunately it's the US version and won't play on my EU PS3.
It was a great game, well, series probably, but I only ever owned SF II. I wonder why SCE never made a sequel for the PS3?
And why isn't Gabriel Logan available to play in PS All-Stars Battle Royale???

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