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FTL: Faster Than Light

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Overall 8
8.2

New Features, New Challenge

Game Informer
17 April 2014
  • Conclusion: Concept: Build a ship and crew as you flee across the cosmos, fighting enemy starships as you go Graphics: The art is simple, and the U.I. capably presents much-needed info Sound: The music and sound effects match the classic sci-fi staples to which the game pays homage Playability: Smartly implemented touch controls, but little in the way of tutorials.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0

FTL: Faster Than Light

Inside Mac Games
23 October 2012
  • Excerpt: 1280x720 minimum resolution, OpenGL 2.0 Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
  • Pros: • Really high replay value, • Simple to learn, but hard to master, • Shamelessly tugs at all of your sci-fi geeky heartstrings, • Addictive
  • Cons: • Retro graphics and sound aesthetic may be a turn-off to some, • Addictive
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Overall 8
8.0

FTL: Faster Than Light

Gamezebo
25 September 2012
  • Summary: In space, no one can hear you rage quit
  • Pros: Tough as nails difficult level that earns the right to be difficult through respect for the player. A slew of play options and styles that take days an days to really mine. An ethos that rewards creative thinking by making divergent strategies truly possible. Immense care and attention paid to sci-fi tropes both narratively and mechanically. Absorbing soundtrack.
  • Cons: Mass of clicks and right clicks necessary sometimes feel unintuitively implemented. Virtually no tolerance of disorganization or patient decision making. A lack of cohesion between otherwise well themed story beats.
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Overall 9
8.5

FTW

Game Debate
24 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I’m going to do something new here. I’m going to be the first games journalist in the world to write a review of FTL without my first paragraph being an ‘in-game’ story about my adventures in space.
  • Pros: Engrossing space fun, Enjoyable space combat
  • Cons: Long-term replayability
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
8.5

FTL: Faster Than Light

GameTrailers
20 September 2012
  • Excerpt: FTL boldly attempts to recreate space opera’s harder, procedural edge in miniature. If you recall the most electrifying space battles from Star Trek, with all the split-second crew-boarding, power-system-rerouting, and sensor-jamming, you’ll get precisely what it’s going for. As an early Kickstarter success story, this painstakingly-wrought product of a two-person team is cruising on high expectations. Does it soar through the stars, or flounder on dead engines?
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Overall 8
7.6
Gameplay 8
8.0
Looks 7
6.5

FTL: Faster Than Light (PC) - Review

VGChartz
16 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Battles between spaceships are pretty common in the video game industry. Not as common as Zombies, sure, but they're not too hard to find. Scroll to the side and destroy the enemy as quickly as possible with plentiful lasers and missiles is usually the drill. Far less common are games that force you to think not only about killing your enemies but dealing with all the dangers that come with fighting in space, like enclosed quarters and the possibility of hull breach.
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Overall 8
8.0

FTL: Faster Than Light [Review] – Commanding

IncGamers
14 September 2012
  • Summary: A tense and engaging spaceship command roguelike, FTL's only real flaw is that it doesn't differ enough after multiple playthroughs.
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Overall 8
8.0

Faster Than the Speed of Light

PC Magazine
15 October 2002
  • Excerpt: Just when we'd decided that CD burners had become boring in their old age, the innovative Yamaha CRW-F1 puts a new spin on the market. In addition to unprecedented performance, this CD rewriter can etch graphics and text onto the surface of CD-R media. The CRW-F1 offers a whopping 8MB buffer and true CAV (constant angular velocity) operation.
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Overall 8
8.3

FTL - Faster Than Light review

PC Authority
9 December 2012
  • Summary: More valuable than a dylithium crystal. You want this game.
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Overall 7
7.0

GAME REVIEW – FTL: Faster Than Light (PC)

Alternative Magazine Online
19 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Fortunately, the game stays interesting through the randomly generated galaxy and by offering new ships to campaign with. For some reason you will still find yourself going back for more, albeit in smaller, more sporadic doses. Eventually you may even win a campaign, and in doing so rediscover that initial excitement. While being far from perfect, FTL remains entertaining for those able to shrug off many, many defeats.
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