Summary: The game hasn't been broken, only improved, and to improve upon something already so great is a multilayered achievement in itself. Subset Games throws this freebie at us like it's nothing (well, except as a possible way to promote the iPad version), and we should do nothing less than consume it.
Excerpt: FTL: Faster Than Light, a year-old game published independently, takes place in a universe where clashing factions are attempting to take control of a now-expanded universe consisting of various races, groups, and new technology.
Summary: FTL: Faster Than Light is far, far greater than the sum of its deceptively simple screenshots. What initially seems like a playground for basic ship-to-ship combat very quickly reveals itself to be a puzzle box of sorts, something which offers astounding levels of depth and complexity through a...
Excerpt: FLT: Faster Than Light is a space ship management game. That’s the short version but there’s more to it that we’ll get to later. The game has a pretty simple setup; the Federation is under attack by the Rebels, you are in command of a ship tasked to deliver special information to the Federation HQ...
Excerpt: After about ten games of FTL: Faster Than Light I stopped playing to the end. I nurse each little ship along its perilous journey through unfriendly space, right up until I reach the Federation fleet. There's still a whole sector left to play, but I quit, go back to the hangar, and start over.
Pros: Reaching the Last Stand with a fully-upgraded, fully-staffed ship.
Cons: Getting destroyed by already-fired weapons after accepting a lucrative surrender.
Excerpt: Have you ever watched Battlestar Galactica and wanted control over the fleet's faster than light travel? Have you ever played Mass Effect and yearned for ship-to-ship combat instead of cover-based shooting and dodgy romances?
Summary: There are two different kinds of space stories. On the one hand there is Star Trek and Star Wars. In these stories space is a big, exciting place where the hero can find his destiny and alien races are colorful and interesting.