Review of “Faster than Light”
Camera flashes, white puff of smokes, and blaring sirens are happenstances in star trek games and you can find the same here in Faster than Light ( FTL). Sisko, Janeway, Picard, and Kirk are some of the Star Trek characters who are very much active in this game. FTL can be best described as a spaceship stimulator that pits you against common enemies riding ships. The game tests your mental capabilities to its fullest; it stresses your judgment and makes you become more spiritual in your beliefs. Be warned, there are so many traps you have to survive in this game.
The Sparta in FLT
FTL can be described as “Spartan” in so many ways, each of the ship models shows enough details, the high color screen modes which make it perfectly clear. The interface design of this game is excellent, everything on the game is well labeled and depicted, this helps you to identify and to spot things easily, even the weapons are well labeled for easy identification.
Each ship on the FTL has its own characteristic system, and it varies depending on weaponry, engines shields and internal camera networks. Each of these systems are important because the enemy is always attacking and trying to disable your ability to fire back and sustain your own “life”. All the systems on different ships must be powered in order to make them function, and there are optional performance bonuses.
You will always have control of your entire crew and the combat on the ships are real time combats. Your strategy in this game is to see that your vessel and your crew escape from the ravaging onslaught of your enemies. You need to balance and check out each new encounter to remain in the game. The lowest level of the game is the easy mode where you can power your ship up and at the most difficult level, you struggle to survive. You can make out of your encounters to refuel your ship and carry out repairs.