FTL: Faster Than Light – Quick Take
If you haven’t downloaded FTL: Faster Than Light yet you probably should do so for a number of reasons. First and foremost it’s a fun little game, and secondly because it’s $9 on Steam right now. The game lets you take control of your own little space ship and sends you on random adventures with a small crew. It’s lightly rogue-like in that you are trying to explore as much as you can before death breaches your airlocks or turns you into a pile of ashes.
I have only played it for a few hours and I have to say that skipping the tutorial is probably the worst thing you can do. There are all these little things that you need to learn about your ship and how the game functions. For example if you don’t bother with the tutorial, you probably won’t know how to install a new weapon, how to open airlocks, how you can use your crew to put our fires and make repairs during battles, or the fact that shooting lasers (pew pew) doesn’t do squat against the systems inside the enemy crafts you’ll be fighting because it can’t breach the hull.
But even the tutorial is not going to prepare you for the randomness that is going to throw something at you that you ultimately can’t handle. Don’t get too attached to that ship or your crew because chances are they will all be dead in a handful of hyper jumps.
Anyway if you haven’t taken a run at the game yet I encourage you to check it out. I’ll be writing about the game here and there as I attempt to figure out how to survive in the deeper pockets of these randomly generated universes…Explore posts in the same categories: Feature, PC, RPG, Video Games comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.