Alongside today's release of 11-minutes of Syndicate gameplay, AusGamers has posted a hands-on preview of a session they had with the game at the recent EA Showcase in Las Vegas.
From the preview:
"“Looks super-rad” was a note I made during the recent EA Vegas Showcase after seeing a new trailer for Syndicate from Starbreeze. Having not necessarily played the original game[s], but being a massive fan of Starbreeze as a developer allowed me to go into the game with excited, yet fresh eyes. But it wasn’t until I actually got hands-on with the product that I realised all of the moaning from fans of the original at this purported “reboot” was somewhat misplaced. This is, by no means, a cash-in. How can it be? The Syndicate name is a cult one, at best. It was never a critical monetary success, despite being regarded as ground-breaking, and I’d hardly call a Triple-A developer working on a niche franchise name for some three years, in secret, any sort of attempt at “selling” said franchise “out”.