We weren’t sure about Synapse at first, and to be honest we don’t think its monochrome artstyle and lack of identifiable characters is going to help it. As we begin to see more of the game in action, however, we’re increasingly convinced it’s going to be a good time. This trailer beats around the bush, but it shows off the roguelite aspects, as you’re able to permanently upgrade your character with each run.

It’s not clear in the video, but it looks like you’ll be able to buff particular paths that suit specific playstyles. Obviously, in addition to the traditional first-person shooter gunplay, you’ll also have telekinesis powers which you can use to toss objects around the stage and use to your advantage.

Much like Fracked, the release’s got a pretty cool system whereby you can anchor your body around things you grab onto. This is best observed when you need to take cover, as you’re able to grab a wall with one hand, duck behind it, and then pop over the top to take some shots. The game’s due out on 4th July, so is less than a month away now. Will you be checking it out?

[source youtube.com]