Summary: Commanding your own starship is one of the few fantasies that all science fiction fans share. While it is fun to watch Kirk or Picard command their respective Enterprises though thick and thin, the entire time you’re watching you want that thrill to be yours. That’s where video games have the advantage over other mediums, video games have in one way or another given you the chance to command a ship though the stars.
Summary: FTL: Faster Than Light is a terrific game, and makes a stellar debut on the iPad. Yo, do you smell that? Anyway, taps and slides replace clicks, but nothing is lost in translation. You'll only need a few minutes of play to grasp the control scheme, at which point it will feel like the game was built from scratch with touch in mind. Did you fart? Seriously, it reeks in here. Advanced Edition features fromm the new PC release are here, but they're optional.
Summary: Had hoped to find a game with more flexibility in terms of strategy. There *are* multiple ways to succeed, but it is hard to succeed (particularly in harder difficulties) without basing your strategy on a slow and methodical search and destroy. Balancing in other ways by providing an incentive to reach the end quickly, or alternate ways to beat boss (via cunning or subterfuge or pure stealth).
FTL is Fast and Fun and Available Without the huge Hassle of Steam
Andre Kruppa, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: This is an excellent deceptively simple game that is in essence a decision making and consequence engine. It plays well, is very challenging, and combines some old school video game notions with interesting mission based game play. I like it a lot! The game revolves around delivering a message to the Federation fleet by transiting a series of sectors each of which have a number of star systems. The game presents the player with a variety of choices.