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FTL: Faster Than Light
9.2 out of 10

FTL: Faster Than Light

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Overall 9
9.0

FTL: Faster Than Light (PC)

ccgr.org
26 November 2012
  • Excerpt: FTL: Faster Than Light makes you the captain of your own starship (ala Star Trek), with a unique focus on simulation rather than traditional first-person combat.
  • Pros: Addictive; extremely high replay value; encourages strategic thought and risk management; advanced simulation makes you feel like a starship captain
  • Cons: Steep learning curve; permanent-death mechanic may be frustrating for some
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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 sc...
  • 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 8
8.2

New Features, New Challenge

Game Informer
25 September 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 9
8.5

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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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
17 September 2012
  • Summary: Faster Than Light might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. This spaceship simulation may look like something from the golden age of 16-bit gaming, but it offers a good deal of fun and depth.
  • Pros: Strategically rewarding gameplay makes you feel like a starship captain, Fast-paced campaign loaded with tense combat, Many hours of enjoyable spacefaring adventure for just $10
  • Cons: Lacking in encounter variety
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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.
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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.
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