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Frozen Synapse 50% off on Steam

posted by Rather Dashing on - last edited - Viewed by 513 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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  • 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.
  • Oh my gawd. After at least 10 tries, endless frustration and ragedeleting the game I finally made it. I finished the first mission in the campaign.
  • der_ketzer;534020 said:
    Oh my gawd. After at least 10 tries, endless frustration and ragedeleting the game I finally made it. I finished the first mission in the campaign.
    One down, 54 to go!
  • On the first mission as soon as I lost a guy I restarted it. A GOOD SOLDIER NEVER LEAVES A MAN BEHIND DAMMIT!
  • JedExodus;534039 said:
    On the first mission as soon as I lost a guy I restarted it. A GOOD SOLDIER NEVER LEAVES A MAN BEHIND DAMMIT!
    It's a good thing you're just the tactician, then. And the vatforms aren't actually people.
  • Rather Dashing;534040 said:
    It's a good thing you're just the tactician, then. And the vatforms aren't actually people.
    I assure you that the plot I have in my head for the game is head and shoulders above what's actually there, particularly the part where Internal Affairs realise that they have a double agent in their midst.
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