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Frozen Synapse Review

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Krikkit 2nd June 2011, 07:55 Quote
It is pretty special, I've been enjoying the beta for quite a while now. Surprised it got 95%, but once it gets under your skin it's pretty lovable.
Omnituens 2nd June 2011, 08:35 Quote
I saw it on steam and thought FINALLY!

then I saw the price tag. Sadly I'm not sure if I would get my money's worth of enjoyment out of it. Going to wait for a sale methinks.
CardJoe 2nd June 2011, 08:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Omnituens
I saw it on steam and thought FINALLY!

then I saw the price tag. Sadly I'm not sure if I would get my money's worth of enjoyment out of it. Going to wait for a sale methinks.

Bear in mind that you get two copies for the price if you buy it through their site. Buddy up with a friend or someone on the forum and split the cost! Then register the keys on Steam anyway.
scott_chegg 2nd June 2011, 09:02 Quote
On steam also 2 keys included.
Mentai 2nd June 2011, 09:13 Quote
Oh that's cool, giving you an extra key for a friend. I will definitely pick this up sometime.
mi1ez 2nd June 2011, 09:32 Quote
I'm sold once I get a replacement motherboard. Anyone got an LGA775 kicking around? My P5K csught fire...
TWeaK 2nd June 2011, 09:38 Quote
It is a fantastic game. There are still one or two bugs to be ironed out though - at one point I had a shotgun who couldn't shoot anyone. Turns out I could get him to work again by using a Clear Focus (even though he hadn't focused on anyone before, and if he had the player he focused on would've been dead) but by that point the odds were stacked heavily against me.

Still, Mode7 are definitely one of the attentive indie dev's, and I've no doubt they'll continue supporting the game with updates for a good long while. They're also likely getting much more feedback now that it's released - in the beta there was just one server now there's about a dozen!
Stelph 2nd June 2011, 10:32 Quote
Does anyone know if there any plans for the company to bring this to Android/iOS?

I could see this game would be a total win on a touchscreen device, although probably more the iPad/Honeycomb tablets rather than an iPhone.
liratheal 2nd June 2011, 10:35 Quote
I preordered it long ago, thanks to Bit-Tech, and have been enjoying it ever since.

I enjoy their "please don't share the links to your preorder bonus stuff" system. Very trusting.
exj 2nd June 2011, 11:12 Quote
Saw this, bought it straight away. One of the few impulse purchase that I didn't regret, even if it's only for the soundtrack itself. First time I saw it, thought it was a game from Introversion. Maybe a 3D action version of Uplink. Speaking of Introversion, keep an eye out for "Subversion".
tonyd223 2nd June 2011, 11:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Stelph
Does anyone know if there any plans for the company to bring this to Android/iOS?

I could see this game would be a total win on a touchscreen device, although probably more the iPad/Honeycomb tablets rather than an iPhone.

+1
cjmUK 2nd June 2011, 11:25 Quote
I've found that most of my success (against AI) comes when you get a (lucky) kill in first. Once you have numerical advantage, you have much more tactical leverage. If you are outnumbered (as you frequently are), the onus is on you to isolate & tackle one enemy, whilst holding the others at arms length.

I haven't played that much because of a refreshed interest in BFBC2 and ongoing interest in Witcher 2 and WGT. However, given a friend of mine is running a crappy laptop, it's the ideal game for us to play together.

My rating: 85%.
Yemerich 2nd June 2011, 13:14 Quote
god this game is hard! Tried like 15 times the FIRST level w/o success. When the enemies carry sniper rifles I'll be done in the title menu!

That's how I like it :D

You want softness? SIt on a pudding!
neil_b 2nd June 2011, 13:42 Quote
Paid £14 for the main beta version, and haven't heard anything from these guys since despite other beta (free) users now getting no-cost upgrades to the full product 8-( .
CardJoe 2nd June 2011, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by neil_b
Paid £14 for the main beta version, and haven't heard anything from these guys since despite other beta (free) users now getting no-cost upgrades to the full product 8-( .

I'd contact them through the site then. As far as I know the code should automatically update if you have the beta?
leveller 2nd June 2011, 14:06 Quote
It looks interesting. I'll pick it up in a Steam sale for sure and that way the dev still gets money for their time and effort.
Zurechial 2nd June 2011, 14:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
You want softness? SIt on a pudding!
That is ****ing awesome. :)

I'm glad to see FS getting a score like this. It's one of those rare things: An indie game that lives up to its hype, meets the expectations of its fans and doesn't rely on artsy-fartsy modern art gimmickry, pseudo-retro appeal or pretentious, high-minded design concepts to make the game good. It just is good.
Awesome soundtrack, too.
CardJoe 2nd June 2011, 14:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
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Originally Posted by Stelph
Does anyone know if there any plans for the company to bring this to Android/iOS?

I could see this game would be a total win on a touchscreen device, although probably more the iPad/Honeycomb tablets rather than an iPhone.

+1

I know it was originally planned as a touchscreen pass-and-play game for the DS, before it evolved to this...
Scarlet0pimp 2nd June 2011, 14:38 Quote
If it was a tenner for 2 copies I would get this so gonna wait for a steam sale.
pimonserry 2nd June 2011, 15:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by neil_b
Paid £14 for the main beta version, and haven't heard anything from these guys since despite other beta (free) users now getting no-cost upgrades to the full product 8-( .

Check your spam folder. On release day they emailed me to tell me my key could now be activated on Steam.
Paradigm Shifter 2nd June 2011, 18:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by Yemerich
god this game is hard! Tried like 15 times the FIRST level w/o success. When the enemies carry sniper rifles I'll be done in the title menu!

That's how I like it :D

You want softness? SIt on a pudding!

I picked this up out of interest, and I'm impressed. Sometimes it's devilishly difficult, other times things just come together perfectly... at least in skirmish.

Having said that, first internet game I play, my opponent doesn't seem to want to move. :(
Eiffie 2nd June 2011, 20:46 Quote
Great game and I love the fact that you can purchase the soundtrack with the game on steam for only two bucks more. The fact that you get two copies of the game is golden as well. It's win-win.
Whindog 3rd June 2011, 01:45 Quote
Absolutely brilliant. Kicking myself I didnt get the album now as well. The music is incredible.

Only annoying thing can be that the music keeps playing even when minimized and I cant find an option to disable that. Luckily thou the soundtrack is good and I dont mind it running.

Anywho.....I have a spare copy if anyone wants it (Missus dosnt want it :( )....small fee :p PM if interested.

Also add me in FS fellow Bit-Tech's ID: Whindog (surprise surprise) Server UK:1
veato 3rd June 2011, 13:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
I'm sold once I get a replacement motherboard. Anyone got an LGA775 kicking around? My P5K csught fire...

Check out my ebay auction ending today (username veato)
runadumb 5th June 2011, 11:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
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Originally Posted by Stelph
Does anyone know if there any plans for the company to bring this to Android/iOS?

I could see this game would be a total win on a touchscreen device, although probably more the iPad/Honeycomb tablets rather than an iPhone.

+1

+2
This sounds like a perfect handheld/phone game
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