The lights are on
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My game for today:
FTL: Faster than Light
43 hours. 50 games played. 1 victory… on easy. To say that FTL: Faster than light is a hard
game, would be like saying that the sky is blue, or the PS2 was amazing. IT IS
IMPLIED! Regardless of its daunting difficulty, I enjoyed my time with FTL:
Faster than light. Every. Difficult. Minute. of it.
FTL you are the last hope of the Galactic Federation as the Rebellion grinds
down the last of the Federation Fleet. Your task is simple: deliver the “top
secret” information about the rebel flagship to the Final Federation Fleet… on the
other side of the galaxy. And did I mention that the Federation officers who
gave you your mission were so tight on resources that you were given a ship
that not only didn’t have enough people, but could barely swat a fly?
main draw of FTL is the difficulty and sense of progression it creates of
course. You may start out with only an ion cannon and an Anti-Ship drone, but
by the time you get to the end, you’ve got the best drones in the game and
weapons big enough to take down smaller ships in a single barrage. This sense
of bad@ssery is what makes FTL great.
wise, I can’t complain. The Pixelated visuals look good, and the soundtrack
gets the job done. While the character models are a little vague, I guess this
is partly to encourage people to re-draw them via Deviantart and such, like so:
(Google is great, ain’t it?)
another thing, FTL can be a pretty funny game when it wants to. Adding to the absurdity
of how your commanding officers start you, the game is packed to the gills with
references to all kinds of space related stuff. In my run-throughs, I saw
hidden and overt references to 2001: A space odyssey, Star Wars, Star Trek, and
(Turn up the volume as loud as it can go, there is
no such thing as too loud with this one)
Anyway, FTL is a game
that is great for those who are willing to learn, and want a challenge. If you don’t
fall into those category’s don’t get it. Because I’m in a good mood after
recently beating it, I’m going to give it a 10.
Well, that’s all I got
for today. Sound off in the comments and I’ll see Y’all tomorrow.