My eyes hurt. This is due to several circumstances: firstly, Frozen Synapse 2 has a beautiful neon crispness that I can still see when I shut my eyes. Secondly, I appear to activate the part of my brain that makes excellent tactical decisions via squinting. And finally, my eyes are sore because I've stayed up far too late playing brilliant matches of tactical shooter chess against people across the globe.
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Mode 7 games popped up a little while ago with a trailer showing some very Frozen Synapsey combat for Frozen Synapse 2, and showed off a large city that you could do missions in. We had also previously known that it would be an "open world" game -- but now we have the first in a series of developer updates, and we can finally see what the game is going to be like.
2011's Frozen Synapse was a very good turn-based tactics game, one of the pioneers of the genre's current Golden Age. Now we're getting a very big sequel.
It's been given away in countless Humble Bundles, plays excellently on mobiles and probably echoes the vibe of Counter-Strike in a turn-based format better than some of those browser games out there.
Mode7 Games hasn't been talking about Frozen Synapse for a while though, having spent the last couple of years focusing on Frozen Cortex. But the more tactical shooter is getting a sequel, and it's due out this year.