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Frozen Synapse Beta Impressions

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rickysio 16th May 2010, 10:46 Quote
So if I play a game halfway and forget about it, the opponent will be really pissed.
Phalanx 16th May 2010, 11:51 Quote
OMG It's a decent remake of Laser Squad Nemesis! :D I am ALL OVER THIS!
line2008 16th May 2010, 11:53 Quote
roll on payday, looks interesting
Mankz 16th May 2010, 13:01 Quote
WANT.
GravitySmacked 16th May 2010, 13:59 Quote
Aw that's it, I was holding off buying it as I've got too many games on the go but it just sounds brilliant.
earlydoors 16th May 2010, 14:30 Quote
Why am I reminded of DEFCON: Everybody Dies when I look at the screenshots...
MajorTom 16th May 2010, 15:41 Quote
I've had a great time with this game, including some games with Joe (although I won't embarrass him by posting the replays :P)

A new game mode was added yesterday, Charge. Like Dispute, you start the match by bidding against your opponent for who thinks they can push the furthest towards the enemy team and hold position until 5 turns have expired

Games can be played in Light or Dark modes. In light games, you can always see your opponents positions. I Dark games, you must have line of sight and be facing them to spot them.

You can export games to YouTube when you are finished too which is a nice touch. Here's a couple of games I played of Dark Charge this morning against DCUK...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO8tKMY8wdc
I outbid him on this one so had to put my money where my mouth was.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvn9FTs4BVc
He outbid me this time and it was damn close too.
appoxbox 16th May 2010, 15:52 Quote
Awesome. Sounds like an X-Com style multilayer game, and I am all for that. Not going to hesitate to buy.
Phil Rhodes 16th May 2010, 17:44 Quote
Dribble.

That is all.
Landy_Ed 16th May 2010, 19:31 Quote
Hmm, Early 90s, Sabre Squadron anyone?
Star*Dagger 16th May 2010, 19:42 Quote
Looking forward to buying this on steam!
Pliqu3011 16th May 2010, 21:36 Quote
Man, I loved this game from the moment I saw it on ModDB. :)
I am so going to buy this game!
fingerbob69 16th May 2010, 22:16 Quote
Interesting. I'm sure Bit-tech will put up a review of the final release.
Valver 17th May 2010, 07:58 Quote
I've been loving this. I was also really impressed with the "buy one copy, get another for a mate, free" idea which means I always have someone I know to challenge.
mi1ez 17th May 2010, 09:05 Quote
Is this a public beta?
BrightCandle 17th May 2010, 09:31 Quote
The game mechanics don't fit any obvious genre, it vaguely reminds me of games like Baldur's Gate.

You play multiple games at once for the most part and you will be in no doubt that your strategy is what wins or looses you the game. Its something different, but not quite as fun as I am sure the final product will be.
CardJoe 17th May 2010, 10:22 Quote
I've just been informed this game will be coming out on the Mac too, so am updating the article to recognise that fact.
Skiddywinks 17th May 2010, 20:45 Quote
If you pre-order you get beta access (they have other options with more goodies as well though).

Minimum price though is £16.99, which is just too much I feel.
Volund 17th May 2010, 20:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
If you pre-order you get beta access (they have other options with more goodies as well though).

Minimum price though is £16.99, which is just too much I feel.

but you get 2 keys for that... so split it with a friend
Skiddywinks 17th May 2010, 21:16 Quote
No one is really interested. I'm the only one who ever really played X-Com and the like between my friends. I'm sure I'll find someone, but it would have been nice if we had been given the choice between one or two copies. Even one key for £10 wouldn't be bad.
smc8788 17th May 2010, 21:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
No one is really interested. I'm the only one who ever really played X-Com and the like between my friends. I'm sure I'll find someone, but it would have been nice if we had been given the choice between one or two copies. Even one key for £10 wouldn't be bad.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=187835

It might be worth waiting though, they put a 20% off code up on their Twitter last week, they might do that again.
CardJoe 17th May 2010, 21:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Skiddywinks
No one is really interested. I'm the only one who ever really played X-Com and the like between my friends. I'm sure I'll find someone, but it would have been nice if we had been given the choice between one or two copies. Even one key for £10 wouldn't be bad.

Just split it between forum buddies. Hell, Harry'd likely take you up on a split.
deanimate 18th May 2010, 09:36 Quote
I concur with this article. I've been playing for about a week and the only issue with the game is some of the bugs that pop up from time to time. Some more men to work with would be cool but they might get added during patches. Basically, it's great fun :D

I have been trying to get some friends to play but it's not happening so I have my second key that I'm selling for £8.50 if anyone here is interested.
GravitySmacked 18th May 2010, 09:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by deanimate


I have been trying to get some friends to play but it's not happening so I have my second key that I'm selling for £8.50 if anyone here is interested.

I'm up for that. If you PM me your paypal details I can send the money over tonight after work.
deanimate 18th May 2010, 15:01 Quote
This post should allow me to now send PMs :D
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