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Why 'FTL' Is Better Than Pretty Much Every Other AAA Space Sim Out There

Space simulations are a difficult genre to get into. Games like "Freelancer" and "X:3" and "Evochron Mercenary" are games that have SO many dimensions to them, it's simply too much to handle for most players. Shields must be re calibrated, power generators must be tweaked and redistributed, weapons need upgrading, bay doors need opening and closing, weight must be watched, be careful not to overheat your kinetic whatever launchers - all in the middle of an active battle.

There is just so much to do - so many fragile variables to keep in mind. When it's done right, you feel like a godd#mn Captain Kirk - but most of the time you just end up frustrated and feeling like a loser in a computer chair, rather than a Commander at the helm of the ship.

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ATi_Elite1289d ago

Seriously like a billion people play this darn game.

Next time someone says graphics don't matter then point them to FTL. it's fun and addictive with NO eye burning graphics.

Simple Plain but entertaining!

ElementX1289d ago

If you want a real space sim, play Eve Online. I started just over a month ago and I love it. Real economy, real dangers from NPC and player pirates. Mine, manufacturer, sell your products... it's amazing!

Perjoss1289d ago

EVE Online is an amazing game, I have not touched it for years now but I played it from the start of beta and for a few years after that. There really is nothing like it. Single server and a fully player run economy.

oh and...

FTL <3

RuperttheBear1289d ago

X3 is also an excellent space sim, albeit a single player experience.

Tyre1289d ago

Looks like a cool Space Sim. I loved Star Control 2, i have to check this game out!

MrAnderson1289d ago

There's not many space sims period, eve online is the only other noteable one I can think of off the top of my head.

hylandpad1289d ago

It tends to be a pretty niche market. I listed a couple in the article.

Spookshow1289d ago

FTL = For the lose! lol

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