Posted: May 17
Quite frankly, I’m baffled about the amount of positive reviews for this game. This game does nothing for me. Whilst it is an interesting concept, the execution of this game isn’t up to scratch with the concept.
The graphics are nothing to brag about, just your standard pixelated looking game. I’d rather have 3D graphics, but that’s just personal preference. So anyway, I load up the game for the first time, and I travel around the map and engage my first fight. Here is where the issues begin. You can’t actually move your ship around in battle, so it’s not an actual battle between two ships. Instead, you just click a random place on the enemy ship to shoot at it. As a result of this, the combat in this game is very repetitive and boring.
I thought that maybe the combat style would grow on me. Whilst I did get used to the combat after a while, I never grew to like it. It would be much more entertaining if you could actually move your ship around and have a dogfight.
Whilst I don’t like the combat in FTL, I wouldn’t call it the main issue with the game. The main issue is that the saving system is lacking or broken. When you die, the game doesn’t return you to the start of the battle, or start of the sector. Instead, you have to start all over again; all upgrades and progress are wiped. This is a major issue, and it doesn’t seem to be fixed in the latest version of the game.
I’m hoping that this game will be updated in the future, because it has a lot of potential. Until it is updated, I’d recommend avoiding this game at all costs.