FTL: Advanced Edition (PC) review
"To boldly die where every man has died before."
I honestly felt like I was getting somewhere. What started as a half hour time killer messing around with FTL suddenly became a multi hour epic. I managed to outfit my ship with hard-hitting weaponry early in the adventure, dialled up an impressive list of junk and had my ship upgraded way above the curve. I owned an attack drone, but barely had to break it out; I used battles that I would have struggled with in previous attempts as cheeky ways to train my crewís piloting and engineering skills. I took on everyone and everything with swagger; scything through sectors and lingering just ahead of the pursuing fleet of intergalactic rebels. I was confident; hell - I was cocky, spending scrap on ship upgrades I didnít really need. My shields had four- count them Ė four layers. I bought a backup battery I had exactly no need for just because I could. I attended every distress call hoping they were traps so I could blow up the sneaky bastards hoping to ambush me. Everything was sunshine and kittens, all right, and there was nothing that was going to stop me. And then the Lanuis stopped me.
Less than a year ago, the stupid Lanius werenít even a thing. Theyíre part of the Advanced Addition update that crammed FTL full of new options, like fresh instances, differing weapon sets and the stupid, stupid Lanius. I didnít even need to attack the bastards; when I warped to their location, I had the option to slope off to another system Ė but, no. I had to be Bertie Big Bollocks. I shot first. A few minutes later, I was screwed.
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