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Edited By Radish

Neat looking forward to this

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Posted By Interpol

Sweet

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Posted By RazielCuts

'This is Buzz Lightyear, come in Star Command!'

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Edited By m16mojo2

sweet

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Edited By Klubber

Now give me more FTL!!!

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Posted By spitfiret

This game is way too hard

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Edited By BeefyGrandmole
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Edited By Atwa

staaar command

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Edited By AlwaysBeClothing

I'm glad you're covering this. I've been following this game for a long time and now that its out I'm hearing some differing opinions on it!

Edit: I see that Riker Brad

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Posted By Hero_Swe

Man, never knew how much of a Dark Tower fan Patrick is. Pretty cool though! Also the thought of Blain being a spaceship is terrifying.

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Edited By cbarnes86

I'm having a blast with this game and knowing that the game isn't done being upgraded gets me excited. I'm hoping there are multiple patches and upgrades like most other iOS games, including one that makes it a bit more like FTL and have more randomness.

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Edited By The_Laughing_Man

Ive heard that like all the space contact stuff all ways leads to battle. The speech paths all ways leads to battle no matter what you do.

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Edited By The_Laughing_Man

Also what did they mean "This was not fully the game promised" ?

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Posted By 2HeadedNinja

Backed it and looking forward to the PC version ... seems like Android is next and after that PC.

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Posted By myslead

'so much to keep up with'

there's like two things to keep up with gg brad ahah

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Posted By JillSammich

I put this down because I was just dying all the time. Watching this QL, I picked up on a few things that simply aren't explained in the game so I may pick it back up.

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Edited By Jico

@klubber said:

Now give me more FTL!!!

That's how I felt an hour in.

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Edited By LarryDavis

Finally, the Star Control spiritual successor!

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Posted By crusader8463

This game looks like a nightmare on a phone/tablet. Hopefully when they get around to PC they fix a lot of these problems.

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Edited By EuanDewar

i dunno relative quality of this game aside Brad just seems bad at handling situations with any sort of stress

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Posted By Stealthoneill

Dark Tower reference from Patrick upfront? This video already rocks.

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Posted By Vuud

oh god more indiepixels. no thanks.

Does anyone remember Space Rangers 2? That game was pretty sweet.

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Edited By RustySpoon

I feel like this game has some pretty bad design. So I have to man my rooms in order to use their powers, which puts a power on a cool down. BUT, I also need to build tokens so that I can actually use those powers, basically putting all my abilities (and most good weapons) on a double cool down. It just seems dumb.

Managing units is also a pain in the ass, but I'm not sure there's any way to fix that on a touch device.

I guess I really don't get what people love about this game, it just seems so mediocre. Maybe that's because I played so much FTL?

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Posted By SeanFoster

I played about 30 minutes of this before I yearned for the casual and forgiving gameplay of FTL.

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Edited By weegieanawrench

I would totes buy this for the PC. Great QL, duders.

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Posted By VoshiNova

Game seems really neat, definitely needs a PC release.

Also, obligatory complaint - if I judged games after playing them for 18 minutes, I would be stupid.

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Posted By Hailinel

Fat fingers are the bane of galactic empires everywhere.

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Posted By Sooty

Uninspired and clunky...must be a touchscreen game

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Posted By heatDrive88

SUCK A DICK BIG BUG SHIP

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Posted By Slow_pC

Been playing it on the ipad but really wish they have cloud saves like patrick said ...

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Edited By kirkdouglas

SUCK A DICK BIG BUG SPACESHIP!

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Edited By MeatSim

Yea micro-managing a bunch of stuff with just a touch screen doesn't seem ideal.

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Edited By chilibean_3

The fingers you have used to play are too fat. To obtain a special playing wand, please mash the screen with your palm now.

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Edited By Godmil

My first 30mins with this game were a nightmare, but when I worked out how to do most things it was a lot more fun (even on an ipod touch). I totally didn't know you could grind old missions though, I thought you had to constantly move on... which is really tough. Can't wait to try it now so I can get more experience before those really hard missions.

Did someone say you can recharge your shield by having someone in the engine room?

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Posted By yevinorion

This game is way too hard

They've got an update they just submitted to Apple that adds a "beginner" difficulty level. Should help out.

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Edited By ProfessorEss

SUCK A DICK BIG BUG SPACESHIP!

That's gonna be the name of my new game.

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Posted By mtfikhan

'This is Buzz Lightyear, come in Star Command!'

Well said. I like the game. Havent played FTL but looking forward to it after i'm done with this

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Posted By MEATBALL

Looks cool, looks like it could potentially become very cool. Interested in grabbing it on PC at some point.

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Edited By captainkeel

I'm definitely going to grab this when it comes to PC or Android.

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Edited By aspaceinvader

I beat it on my first play through. Was great fun. Like upgrade aspect of it, plus have at least 2 spare red shirts and 2 medics plus the commander as a red shirt and you can defend against most ship invasions with the exception of the later combat levels with the fire ants they are complete bastards. Your ship is a tough little cookie can take some punishment, I have found that when they blow a hole in the outer hull that most times the enemy end up getting sucked out into space.

Only thing I miss is no away missions on planets or other ships/stations

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Edited By bluefoxxy

Since when did giant bomb turn into 1up with all these non console games?

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Posted By IronScimitar

Where the fuck is Space Dog?

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Posted By mnzy

Since when did giant bomb turn into 1up with all these non console games?

They had quite a few first iOS Quick Looks already.

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Posted By Ben_H

This game is amazingly fun. I've been playing it for a few days.

Also, screw fire ants. Those things are such a pain.

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Edited By Sinkwater

Got through Normal without losing a single crew member. Love the game, but it really needs a pause function - ESPECIALLY on the phone.

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Edited By Lausebub

Brad has NeoGAF in his dock. =D

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Posted By Mezmero

Looks pretty cool. Not going to want it on my puny iPhone screen. Probably won't play it. I want an XCOM game with aliens in the squad.

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Posted By rentfn

Blaine is a pain and that is the truth.

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Posted By Dallas_Raines