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Frozen Synapse 50% off on Steam

posted by Rather Dashing on - last edited - Viewed by 497 users
Frozen Synapse is Steam's Weekend Deal. This game is amazing, and has quickly become my go-to Multiplayer game and one of my favorite games of ALL TIME. It's a very strongly multiplayer-focused simultaneous turn-based strategy game, in which both players have a "planning phase" to plot out what their hand of 3-5 units will do, and the action plays out in an "outcome" phase, where both sets of units execute their plan and live or die based on a variety of factors(unit type, cover, movement speed, stance, and range). The fun is in trying to guess what your opponent will do, and what your opponent THINKS you will do, and planning for a variety of contingencies. The game has one feature that I think makes it: The ability to make test orders for your enemy's units and see what would happen if they did something. THIS really makes the game entirely about planning your next strike and less about knowing the complex numbers behind the scenes, because you can go "Well if he shot a rocket there, what would happen? If he moves his shotgunner here and then aims there, would my guy's ass be blown so far up his head the moon turns red?" Etc. It's tons of fun.

I strongly urge ANYONE with even the slightest leanings toward this sort of game to take the opportunity to pick this up, because it's simply an amazing and nigh-perfect game. When you buy it, you get two copies(one for yoruself, and a Steam gift), so you can even probably split this with someone to get it even cheaper.

Also, THERE IS A DEMO. YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.
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  • Sure I do. No money.
  • As GuruGuru said...
    GuruGuru214;533461 said:
    I'd say go for it.
    (I am going to use this on these forums to approve things from now on)
  • Oh good a demo.
    Now I can see if this is the game hand crafted by angels as you say it is.
  • It seems as if Steam has quite a few games on sale today. I was just about to make a post about the great Broken Sword deal they also have.
  • I am now very tempted by the Broken Sword offer. Except for the fact that I currently have more games in my Steam library than I will likely finish in the next few years. Especially considering that the RPGs that I have will likely take me at least a week each of near constant gameplay to finish. Probably more for the Elder Scrolls games because they seem a good deal longer than the RPGs that I normally play.
  • Balls, bought the Broken Sword trilogy on DVD about two weeks ago. Always happens! At least it didn't cost much.
  • Ok I just got through the demos tutorial levels, and I really want this game.
    Seriously, anyone that has a second copy they want to get rid of, shoot my way.
    EDIT:Until that happens or I actually get money to buy this game(dang you new vegas for going on sale a week before this) the demo actually has a random single player match generator. Thats pretty generous for a demo of a game.
  • Argh...why do you HAVE to buy two copies? I don't have the money for that. It would be awesome if somebody would gift me their extra copy. And I would say you are awesome openly for a whole month.
  • MusicallyInspired;533523 said:
    Argh...why do you HAVE to buy two copies? I don't have the money for that. It would be awesome if somebody would gift me their extra copy. And I would say you are awesome openly for a whole month.
    They actually said they would charge the same even if it was one copy.
    And I was here pointlessly begging asking for a copy first.
  • Oh and also get the soundtrack for the game on Steam. It's really good.
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