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iPad: Syndicate! HD by Game Insight, LLC (a business simulator)

01-18-2011, 06:54 AM
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Posts: 4
Syndicate! HD by Game Insight, LLC (a business simulator)

iPad game Syndicate! HD by Game Insight, LLC (a business simulator) review


Description from itunes




The Syndicate! HD:

- Top 25 game in the US
- Top 4 game in the Russia
- Top 10 game in over 18 countries
- Top 1 simulation game in over 20 countries


Review

On December 22nd, a business simulator Syndicate HD has appeared in AppStore catalogue and it is available for all owners of Apple iPad absolutely free of charge. Usually I don't pay much attention to free games, however simulators are interesting to me and it is twice interesting to play, if we are talking about business simulators!



As I have already said, Syndicate HD is a business simulator game. Your primary goal is to show your strategic skills, developing the company almost from point zero.
At game start, you will be greeted by cute Cindy, the girl for whom money is the most important thing. She will show you the main game points and will disappear at once, throwing you to the rivals. Business with no rivals is boring and developers of Syndicate HD know that, so you can see some players owning companies similar to yours.
And that’s a competition, pardon me! Would you like to add these players as your friends? Try it, it’s very simple. So we got a sort of sociality.
Except all that, you are able to communicate with your “friends” using the wall, to hire them as employees, to create a financial pyramid and much much more.



Along with the sociality, Syndicate HD is an application with beautiful graphics, not boring plot and with some special thrill in it.
So, as we start playing, we work in a kind of a trailer, however already at level 19 which I by the way have reached within 2 days, we receive the whole one-storied cottage with office locations.
Further it is even more interesting! I have counted more than 2 tens of buildings available for each player!
We open new locations, hire various employees, including security guards, system administrators and even personal secretary who will bring to you favorite coffee at any time.

Developers have knuckled down the user aspects. So, high-grade FAQ is available in the game, having read it familiarizes you with all delights of Syndicate HD.

Features of Syndicate HD:

- A fascinating plot: development of your company lies on your shoulders! The secretary is necessary? Employ the secretary! Worrying about the safety? Well, hire security guard.
- The simple and friendly interface: Cindy will teach you everything.
- The colorful graphics accompanied by light background music: more than 2 tens of buildings, variety of working rooms: kitchen, an office of the director, a workshop and much more.
- Possibility to play together with your friends: help friends, create the financial pyramid, share your game experience with beginners, communicate directly in game and many other things!
- Free game.
- An excellent simulator which will show you all delights and complexities of the business industry.

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Languages: English, Russian
Seller: Game Insight LLC
© 2010 Game Insight, LLC


Link to appstore:


iPad game Syndicate! HD by Game Insight, LLC (a business simulator) review

Last edited by shemar; 01-27-2011 at 12:51 PM.
01-18-2011, 07:11 AM
#2
For a second I got REALLY excited.

This still looks decent but not quite the Syndicate I was hoping for when I saw the title...

01-18-2011, 10:05 AM
#3
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... you and me both Treefiddy!
01-18-2011, 02:23 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
...and me!!
01-18-2011, 02:53 PM
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Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,750
I'm just curious. You have a ton of phony reviews up on iTunes, and now this. Do you really think this obvious shilling for your own game really works?

Do you really think that people are so stupid that they can't tell?

To everyone else out there: Have you ever played a game where the developer felt that they had to trick you to get you to play it that turned out to be any good? Its been my experience that when developers take the phony review route, it generally means that the game is weak.
01-18-2011, 04:44 PM
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Joined: Oct 2010
Location: E-Troid, the Netherlands
Posts: 396
Quote:
Originally Posted by mlkaufman View Post
I'm just curious. You have a ton of phony reviews up on iTunes, and now this. Do you really think this obvious shilling for your own game really works?

Do you really think that people are so stupid that they can't tell?

To everyone else out there: Have you ever played a game where the developer felt that they had to trick you to get you to play it that turned out to be any good? Its been my experience that when developers take the phony review route, it generally means that the game is weak.
Nice...and learned again something today....

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01-18-2011, 05:21 PM
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Posts: 823
But guys, there are more than 2 TENS OF BUILDINGS FOR EVERY PLAYER

plus+: Collokey
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01-18-2011, 09:57 PM
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zilog View Post
...and me!!
Fourthed.

And screw dev shills. I don't go anywhere near them just on general principle, regardless of whether the game sucks or not, and the dev goes on my sh!tlist.

So, one more for the list.

[Relax with Galactic Chill] [Let me tell you a story.]
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01-19-2011, 05:10 AM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Treefiddy View Post
For a second I got REALLY excited.

This still looks decent but not quite the Syndicate I was hoping for when I saw the title...
Gah!

Me neither!!
01-23-2011, 04:14 AM
#10
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 4
Good game