Posted: June 29
Very rarely do I ever come across a game that is aout as painful to play as it is so creative and rich I want to play it anyway. Overall the game has an amazing world, very rich lore you could play for months and still learn a little something new, perfect atmosphere and great mechanics. However this game suffers from the horrible curse of being so hard to play its not so much fun but more of a challenge.
-As I said the world is incredibly well thought out and populated with so many things
-The mechanics while not completely new are very tailored to this game and fit well
-Characters feel real and not: Hello I am the Tutorial quest
-The map and quests/events often change so you wont always get the same results
Now comes the other side of the game the negative. I dont mind a challenging game, FTL is challenging but just fair enough to keep you coming back for more. This game expects you to die and die often. More often than not 2 things will happen. 1. Run out of fuel and then the trouble starts usually leading to the end of the game. 2. the food runs out which leads to the end of the game. This game really had such marvolous potential but the fact of the matter is you only have so much space for fuel and food (not counting cargo if you want to make a profit) and if your a person who likes to explore and investigate a world vs just going from quest to quest you wont get much of a chance here.
-you only have so much space for fuel and food so you have to make choices
- it is REALLY hard to make money in this game
-when you die all your progress in the game resets (maps, money, treasure)
-the distance between islands is very long so exploring unknown places means you wont last long in a small boat
-the game promises to be lovecraftian and filled with horrors, but they arnt easy to find and not nearly as exciting or rewarding as you would think
-combat sucks unless you have very exspensive equipment
-unless you have acomplished very hard to do quests, you dont get to keep hardly anything from your last game
-the game punishes curiosity more than it rewards it
So here is my advice, if you want a game that takes hours to play, has tons of content and a facinating world this is a great game to buy. However if you want to have FUN or explore it, download Cheat Engine to solve the money problems. It does make the game more enjoyable.