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FTL: Faster Than Light This Week

The Steam Page for FTL: Faster Than Light has word that this indie spaceship strategy sim will be released on Friday, providing a pretty quick payoff for their Kickstarter Campaign from less than six months ago (thanks nin). Here's a reminder of what to expect from the game:

In FTL you experience the atmosphere of running a spaceship trying to save the galaxy. It's a dangerous mission, with every encounter presenting a unique challenge with multiple solutions. What will you do if a heavy missile barrage shuts down your shields? Reroute all power to the engines in an attempt to escape, power up additional weapons to blow your enemy out of the sky, or take the fight to them with a boarding party? This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship and crew on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy filled with glory and bitter defeat.

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BUY THIS.

Steam tells me I've racked up 43 hours in this game since getting into the beta. It's amazingly fun.

The game is fairly simple to get started but there is tremendous depth. You start with a basic set of weapons, shields and crew and learn to manage your little ship. Missiles punch through shields, lasers have to drop shields before doing damage, then things go nuts. You jump into the next start system and some preying mantis' transport onto your ship and run around killing your crew. They fight at double h2h strength so your best bet to run the fuck away from them.

About this time you'll hopefully notice the little doors everywhere. Guess what happens when you open them all and those little bastards are stuck in an airless room! Muahahha, crap they just chased you into the next room! Hopefully you'll realize you have medical facilities and fighting in there is your best bet. But oh shit, you have your entire crew trying to fight these bugs and no one is piloting the ship! The enemy ship is pummeling you with weapons and a fire just broke out in the engine room!

AHHH AHHH, BOOM! Mother2#$@#$@5#.

Lets try that again. 10 min later, MOTEHR@ #$@#$@#$, stupid rock men are immune to fire, they can literally light my ship on fire and walk around laughing at me as I hide in my med bay!

Again, doing better this time, I'll just head for the exit...oh god @#$@#$, this route doesn't lead to the exit, I'll just go back and...dammit trapped by rebel forces...BOOM!

This is the mother fucking Kobayashi maru. Try playing on normal. I play on easy almost exclusively because I still can't beat the end guy.

Oh and I haven't even touch on cloaking devices, upgrades systems and subsystems, beam weapons, bombs, hull missiles, drones, evasion, teleporters, modules like long range sensors....my god. Get ready because it is a fucking great ride to learn all the details that game lets you jump into.

Protip: Upgrade your doors, that looks like a stupid thing to upgrade when you start playing but look who's laughing when those stupid mantis show up and get trapped in a room you are venting out to space! Pro-Pro tip, do not do this on the Rock ship, you will understand why once you use it.
 
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  1. Sep 12, 16:09 Re: FTL: Faster Than Light This Week NegaDeath
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