- Double Eleven's Mark South
shared a video today detailing the combat basics in Frozen Synapse Prime on PlayStation Vita below.
To quote: Hey folks. To better help you understand what Frozen Synapse Prime is all about, we've created a video that runs through the basics of combat.
Here's a quick look at how the simultaneous-turn-based combat system works in Prime:
1.) Players on two separate teams plot paths and issue orders to their squad members, creating a plan on a turn-by-turn basis. You have the option of simulating the plan before you commit to it.
2.) Both teams then commit their plans for each turn; we call this "Priming" a turn.
3.) Once both players have primed their turns the outcome of both teams' plans is played out and the resulting combat ensues.
Once you wrap your head around that, you'll need to try and predict your opponent's strategies, wipe them out, or complete a set of match objectives – depending on the match type. Reading the environment and working with the strengths and positioning of your squad is key to victory.
You will learn and develop your own strategies. The mind games between players, and inspiring players to anticipate and deceive...