FTL: Faster Than Light

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  1. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I thought you guys would appreciate a Starship-based Rogue-like... which is really a genre I don't think I've ever heard of before. :lol:

    Faster Than Light.

    Trailer: http://vimeo.com/47066972

    You basically control a Starship and you are trying to make it through the galaxy in order to defeat the the rebels. But rather than be a space simulator, you micromanage your crew and your ship's systems via an overhead interface.

    There's something about it that is highly addictive. I mean, it's not like this is an entirely new concept - even ST:O has Starship management after all - but it's just presented in such a simple manner that you can just focus all your attention on the micromanaging instead of being distracted by everything else.

    The fact that it's a rogue-like - meaning you can't save and that everything is randomized every time you play - just makes it infinitely replayable as well.

    And hey, it's only 9 bucks!
     
  2. Bob The Skutter

    Bob The Skutter Complete Arse Cleft Premium Member

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    I almost bought it yesterday but wasn't sure about it.
     
  3. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's amazing. If you're any kind of SF fan, you'll think it's the greatest game ever. :lol:
     
  4. Kelthaz

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    You can't save? Even games like NetHack allow you to make soft saves.
     
  5. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You can save the game when you quit, so you can actually take a break or leave the game if you want. But that's all they give you.
     
  6. Jono

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    Got the game based on TB's review of it.

    Hardly the "greatest game ever" but it's not a bad little distraction.
     
  7. Cutter John

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    Been watching a couple of playthroughs on Youtube, and it looks pretty good. Although a graphics upgrade might not be amiss.

    Looking at the ship layouts reminds me so much of the shipboard maps from the old Traveller RPG.
     
  8. commanderkai

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    Quite an entertaining distraction, but oh boy you will die, or restart often if you don't get the right goodies within a reasonable amount of time.
     
  9. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, that's the "joy" of a rogue-like. :lol:

    You eventually get to the point when you basically resign the game early on because you know you can't win.
     
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  11. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell Comfortably Numb Premium Member

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    It's on sale on Steam right now.
     
  12. superdeluxe

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    First success of the crowd funding kick starting model
     
  13. Kaijufan

    Kaijufan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The best way to describe this game is Oregon Trail with a space ship. Highly recommended!
     
  14. AlphaMan

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    I'm a console gamer and I've heard a lot of good things about this one. Thinking about learning to play on PC to give it a shot!
     
  15. Mr. Adventure

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    Silly question but I can't remember the last time I got a PC game (though I've been tempted a few times lately). GOG is DRM free, right? If you buy it on Steam are you tied to the client?
     
  16. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's really easy to play since it's mostly menu driven and you can pause at any time. It's too bad there isn't a demo though.

    If you buy from the developer for the same price, you get both DRM free copies (for PC, Mac and Linux if you are crazy) and a Steam key.

    GOG is also DRM free, but I don't know if they have started doing Mac versions of their games.
     
  17. Mr. Adventure

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    That sounds perfect! When I looked at the link I missed the stuff at the top somehow and only saw that it was now available on GOG and Steam.
     
  18. Aeolusdallas

    Aeolusdallas Captain Captain

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    This game is absolutely fabulous. I have "wasted" so much time playing it :rommie:
     
  19. Kelthaz

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    I'm not a fan of roguelikes, but this does look interesting. I'm sure I'll pick it up at some point in the near future.
     
  20. Kaijufan

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    I'm not a fan of Roguelike games either but I really enjoy this game.
     

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