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 Post subject: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:18 pm 
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William LJ Galaini's ninth entry in his Gamer on a Budget review series: FTL: Faster Than Light.

http://www.winterwind-productions.com/columns/ftl_faster_than_light/

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:39 pm 
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Another good article!

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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I'm not seeing the Star Trek-esque bit, William. At least not visually but that's just going by the screenshots. I may have to check this out just to see if I concur. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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I played this, nice to see you reviewing it!

But I cannot agree!

This game is repeatitive in a way where every random event seem to be the same, the enemy seem to always out manouver you or use tactics that you have no counter for and when I wish to explore the galaxy and learn more I have to stress about it. Not a big fan of FTL :( I wish I was!


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Joseph wrote:
I'm not seeing the Star Trek-esque bit, William. At least not visually but that's just going by the screenshots. I may have to check this out just to see if I concur. ;)


Really good point! You have different stations on the ship with 'weapons' and 'shields.' In turn, you target the enemy's subsystems with various weapons. You can also beam aboard the enemy and assault them in hand-to-hand combat. Sometimes you battle around a burning star that flares into your ship, or maybe you can manage to vent a pirate ship and suffocate all of them!

The game manages to capture ship to ship battles on a level of Star Trek.

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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Heck, I bought this game a long while ago. I think I need to give it a go. Sort of the "cerebral" version of Gratuitous Space Battles :)

I hope you meant aesthetics and not ascetics ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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Gorth wrote:
Heck, I bought this game a long while ago. I think I need to give it a go. Sort of the "cerebral" version of Gratuitous Space Battles :)

I hope you meant aesthetics and not ascetics ;)



OH SHIT. HOW DO WE FIX THAT!?!?


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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If it's in the article I edit it. And if it's in the article, I should have caught it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:23 am 
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Yeah, but can we fix it so that I can link it to various forums etc...?


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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Spent about 120 hours playing this game. It is worth the money for sure. Theres no way I could possibly not recommend it.


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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Seriously, I need 'ascetic' fixed before I can link this anywhere. How do we do that?


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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Tell me where is it and wait for me to get home from work? You don't seriously expect me to ctrl-f to find it, do you? :P

EDIT: Fixed. Link away.


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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thank god! Linking.


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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GAH! Aesthetics should be singular!!! Could you fix that too, sir?


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget - FTL: Faster Than Light
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It's just one of those words... nothing but trouble with it :P

I think I prefer "good looking" rather than aesthetically pleasing.

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