I have always been a huge fan of the turn based tactical isometric games such as Jagged Alliance, JA2, Xcom..etc.. For whatever reason that style of meticulous gameplay always appealed to me, but I had always assumed I was alone in my passion because those games never seemed to last very long in favor of first person shooters or real time strategy games..etc..
In fact, the industry as a whole has completely moved away from turn based game play, which I find to be a shame. Well thank god there are awesome independent developers around to fill the void!
Frozen Synapse is just the turn based top down tactical game that I have been craving for years. It has a wonderfully fun and even somewhat dark sense of humor and most importantly, awesome gameplay.
There is nothing better than a game with deceptively simple gameplay that provides hours and hours of fun because it's extremely challenging to master..
Plus it's multiplayer!! How awesome is that?!
I can't tell you the number of times I said that XCom needed to be multiplayer so that I could play against my friends.. And sure as heck they did it here..
The interface is a little confusing at first, as it takes some time to understand what all the different commands do.. Plus as a whole the interface is kinda weak, but other than that I think this is an excellent game.
I wish I could give each character more than the one weapon, but I understand why they did things the way they did and so I wont ding them on that.. All in all I think it's a very good game guys.. well done.
4.5 out of 5 losing that half for some interface suckery.. Still, if you know me.. 4.5 is an awesome score.