Starbreeze: Syndicate Couldn’t Have “Ever Lived Up to Some People’s Expectations”
CEO and President of Starbreeze Studios Mikael Nermark believes the expectations of some Syndicate fans were set unrealistically high — so high that the game‘s reboot couldn’t have ever lived up to them.
In an interview with Joystiq, Nermark said:
“Syndicate comes with a lot of expectations. Such a great brand, such a great franchise. I don’t think we could’ve ever lived up to some people’s expectations.”
Game Front’s Ross Lincoln gave Syndicate an 80/100 — not a bad score, but there’s obvious room for improvement. Metacritic’s average review score is 72/100, with a user score of 5.2/10, so it’s clear that many fans were disappointed with this reboot. The question is — were their expectations too high, or did the game set its goal post too low?