And hello everyone! Joining the club from Finland after listening the podcasts for some time now.
Syndicate was one of the first (if not the first) RTS’s I ever played on my beloved 486 SX25 IBM, I’m guessing around 1994. The game came along Sound Blaster 16 sound card that we updated our machine with, and I played the hell out of it although not completely grasping its finesse at the time. I was fascinated by its brutal and relentless atmosphere, but also of its grim dystopian, cyberpunk aesthetic.
I’ve occasionally replayed Syndicate since and even addressed it in my blog (in Finnish) , which also celebrates 90’s gaming.
Hi MattBurton, welcome! Great that you’re a Syndicate fan! Really looking forward to this myself. I only ever had a 286, so I was playing it on a friend’s pc until I returned to DOS on my own computers later in life.
I totally agree with what you say about its dystopian atmosphere – that was very appealing to me too.
And like you I’ve found this game to be one I come back to revisit often, probably more than a lot of DOS games I play.
If you ever want to chat more about the game, I’m on the club’s irc channel most days.