I've finally played FTL, probably less than 2 hours was spent. The tutorial was definitely helpful and easy. I didn't do the virus or spider missions, I knew from Cheerful Ghost that definitely shouldn't do the spider one. I made it to the third sector, but that is where I ran out of fuel. I obviously need to keep an eye on that and buy some when I can. I found out (via a Google Search) that I could attempt to jump, but choose to wait and use a distress signal. Unfortunately, an enemy ship (a Mantis one, I think) found me and started firing at me. They had great weapons, including a laser that penetrated my shields. Unfortunately, they took out my weapons and caused some fires. I had crews repairing and trying to put out the fire, but my oxygen system was also damaged. Unfortunately, the three crew members (one an Engi) died while trying to repair everything (fire and lack of oxygen). Once the ship destroyed my weapons system, my ship blew up. I did try to take out their weapon system, but they disabled mine before I could get a shot in.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/18/2014 at 03:14pm

Playing on Easy and yes it's hard! I hate running out of missiles & getting blown up, but it's not too frustrating.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/18/2014 at 04:06pm

Yeah, FTL is difficult :D That said, it's one of the first Roge-likes I played that was way more fun than it was soul crushing :D

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/18/2014 at 05:32pm

Yeah, I saw your Roundtable about it, which was awesome by the way! I didn't know what a rogue-like was and I'm glad you explained that in the video. I've actually learned a lot during my stay here at Cheerful Ghost. =)

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/19/2014 at 02:50am

Another roguelike that's worth checking out is Rogue Legacy. I actually forgot about this one during the RT.

It's a roguelike, sure, but unlike many (most?) roguelikes there's a bit of a narrative. Each time you die, the next time you play you're the offspring of the character that died before you. You can build upon what your ancestors have done, things they've bought, etc.

It's a little like MOBAs in the sense that every time you die you pass by a shop where you can upgrade yourself a bit. But you have to give up all your money to enter the castle, so spend it while you got it.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/19/2014 at 06:01am

Interesting! I saw that Jon was playing it earlier.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/19/2014 at 07:25am

Maybe I misread and he was playing Reus instead.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/19/2014 at 07:31am

Oh, Travis, that looks cool! No demo though.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 02/19/2014 at 03:48pm

I was playing Reus.

Azurephile   Super Member   Post Author wrote on 02/20/2014 at 10:44pm

It sounds great!

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