227 Comments
Posted by Morningstar

This looks mighty interesting.

Posted by Abendlaender

FTL? FTW!

This game is great

Posted by Chuggsy

Love this game. Just beat it on normal last night.

Posted by Darkstar_KoP

For the love of money

Posted by Skanker

Yep, the game is pretty good. I don't think the fun lasts very long though. It grew repetitive for me pretty quickly.

Posted by Y2Ken

This is one super-cool game. Roguelikes really seem to be the flavour of the month right now - with Binding of Isaac, Spelunky HD, and now this - and I'm loving them. Having a whole bunch of fun playing through this - like the others, it's tough at first but still enjoyable, and very satisfying once you get the base mechanics down.

Posted by JesterPC238

I really like it, tough though.

Posted by Meltac

Still not sure whether to buy this or not.

Posted by BeachThunder

SHITTY MISSILE

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Posted by PrintedCrayon

I think FTL is great. It probably doesn't have much of a tail, but having played it for about 7 hours I am still having a blast.

Posted by ervonymous

Straight from a failed normal run to the QL.

Posted by theimmortalbum

Fuck yes. This game is incredible.

Posted by Hennet_sim

divert power from life support and put it in weapons!

Edited by Sweep

I have been playing this constantly since I heard about it on twitter. I'm having varying degrees of success with both the Engi and Human ships - one tip for might be to use autofire sparingly - focus one weapon to keep the enemy shields down and the other to take out a second important system (I tend to go for weapons unless they are trying to activate their FTL drive) and this leaves you free to focus on repelling invaders and fixing your own ship.

I have messed about with drones but the only really successful run was when I bought a Drone Retrieval Arm which scoops up any drones you used at the end of each battle - essentially removing the need to buy new drones. I also found a drone which would repair my hull, which was nice, though more expensive long-term than getting it fixed in a shop. Personally I prefer having the control over where my weapons are firing, so I tend to stick with the human ship.

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Posted by themartyr

Very interested. I have bought too many games this week to justify it, though.

Posted by dvorak

This game is pretty awesome, but basically none of the games people keep calling roguelikes have anything to do with them other than random elements and permadeath.

Posted by Keegs

this game is only $9-10. It's worth triple that, easy.

Posted by Splodge

@Y2Ken said:

This is one super-cool game. Roguelikes really seem to be the flavour of the month right now - with Binding of Isaac, Spelunky HD, and now this - and I'm loving them. Having a whole bunch of fun playing through this - like the others, it's tough at first but still enjoyable, and very satisfying once you get the base mechanics down.

If you havent tried it yet, Dungeons of Dredmor is absolutely fantastic.

Posted by BulletproofMonk

This game is the shit.

Posted by Rodin

This is pretty great, especially for the price.

Also i think brad should have played the tutorial first...

Posted by Nephrahim

FTL!

This game is amazing! I've been hooked for a few days. I highly recommend everyone check it out. for 9 bucks it's a steal!

Posted by Droop

Game bought!

Posted by KaneRobot

"Now it's just doomed to fail."

Edited by NicksCorner

Wee, this game is awesome. I hope the devs gets alotta money so we can get a sequel.

Posted by KillyDarko
@Sweep said:

Why are Dave and Vinny not reviewing this :|

Pretty much my thoughts : /
Anyway, people should definitely get this game, it's pretty damn awesome!
Posted by Sarumarine

The game has some sweet music.

Posted by MattBodega

The Kessler ain't the prettiest ship in the fleet, but she'll fly for ya.

Or she'll get her crew choked to death.

Posted by MattyFTM

FTL is an amazing game. I've been loving every minute of it. I'm terrible at it. I've only got as far as Sector 7 on easy mode. But it's awesome.

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Edited by CaLe

I like it, it's enjoyable, but I just don't see the reason behind all the gushing over it. I would put it into the 'enjoyable time-waster' category, i.e. an iOS game.

Still, the music alone is worth the price of the game. It's pretty great.

Posted by Incapability

DIVERT ALL POWER TO DESTROYING THE FLOOR.

Posted by namesonkel

Seen a youtuber play this, thoroughly enjoyed it. This should be at least as good. Looking forward to watching it when I come home.

Posted by deerokus

This is a great game. A simple idea executed perfectly.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Very cool FTL got the QL treatment. I've been playing this at every opportunity that presented itself since I pulled the trigger on it and I'm still really enjoying myself. Already well worth its rather humble asking price I think. The glorious last stand you had here is so representative of the game and I think that's fucking awesome. These horrible situations really give me these intense rougue-like-esque moments where you stare at the screen in disbelief trying to find the genius idea to deal with a problem. True consequence to the player actions. By no means revolutionary at all but a great and unique game either way!

Posted by ComradeCrash

Looks fun. I'm getting this game!

Posted by MoonwalkSA

Man, I wish you guys gave a longer look at this. It's a fascinating game and I would really love to listen to your commentary as things go wrong in new and exciting ways.

Posted by jammar

Diamond Trust of London was kickstarter funded after Double Fine and was released last month

Posted by seannao

"More angry mantises than your body has room for"

Posted by JayCee

I've heard such good things about this game. Glad to see it getting some love from the GB duders.

Edited by Hef

I don't know what is is about games that are basically menus and stats manipulation, but I can't get enough of them. This game is badass man.

Posted by Phatmac

FASTER THAN LIGHT!

Posted by fox01313

Game looks great & windowed games like this as well as Dungeons of Dredmor work great to play while watching stuff on GB or listening to the bombcast.

Posted by Rowr

This game is destroying me.

And i love it.

Posted by BlackLagoon

@Y2Ken said:

This is one super-cool game. Roguelikes really seem to be the flavour of the month right now

Wat? What on earth is the reasoning for calling it that...? It's top down view and hard? Random encounters?

Seriously, this is even less of a roguelike than Spelunky, and Spelunky is not a roguelike. It's completely absurd how the term is being thrown around these days, especially when the genre's bigest influence on modern gaming - Diablo - is largely ignored.

Posted by Zripwud

Awesome game!

Posted by Taka

@MattBodega said:

The Kessler ain't the prettiest ship in the fleet, but she'll fly for ya.

Or she'll get her crew choked to death.

I bet the Kessler can do the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs

Posted by JM12088

@BlackLagoon said:

@Y2Ken said:

This is one super-cool game. Roguelikes really seem to be the flavour of the month right now

Wat? What on earth is the reasoning for calling it that...? It's top down view and hard? Random encounters?

Seriously, this is even less of a roguelike than Spelunky, and Spelunky is not a roguelike. It's completely absurd how the term is being thrown around these days, especially when the genre's bigest influence on modern gaming - Diablo - is largely ignored.

Theres always one.

Posted by metalliccookies

I have never heard of this game... and after the quick look I bought myself a copy off steam :D thanks you guys for the quick look :3

Posted by Nephrahim

Oh, and I don't know if anyone's said this yet but:

Brad, put your third guy on Shields, not Engines when you start. Shields are WAY more important to have powered and running then the 10-15% dodge chance you get from engines. Heading into an asteroid field with no shields is what screwed you over.

Posted by rethla

A Brad quick look when he dont just zombie around totally clueless about every gamemechanic. Good stuff.

Posted by prestonhedges

Brad: "People keep calling this a Roguelike. I don't have much experience with that, beyond something like Spelunky..."

Uh, Spelunky isn't a Roguelike. It doesn't even describe itself as a Roguelike. Where do you guys get this shit? This isn't one, either.