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So the game is Early Access, so I'll get that out of the way first. The game has a few optimization and control issues, that's understandable. But due to several other issues, I feel the game is not quite ready yet for the us to pay that 20$ tag. First of all the idea is great, I love FTL, I love the iron man style of it, it really gives you a run for your money, and this game tries to do that too, the only difference is, FTL is a perfectly optimized, flawless gaming experience, it's so good, it probably has a cult with a religion based off it. This game on the other hand, has a lot of balancing to do. Now this game can be described as a 3D FTL in a sense. But here's where they made some mistakes: - Your initial setup is so so crucial because your upgrades and so on are extremely RNG reliant, you can't just start with anything and work your way from there, because the game never gives you a chance. - You can't repair anything, the resources needed are impractical, considering the time it takes to get them and the time between fights, you will find your self fighting with broken equipment all the time. - Your enemies never miss, but you do, so not all weapons are viable, it's much better to focus on attack speed because you will miss a lot, and if you have a slow charging weapon and you miss. Which means half the weapons in the game are useless, even if they do a lot more dmg, they are useless if they never hit... So all of those issues as well as the usual EA problems like UI placeholders, unpolished clunkiness, graphic issues and all the balance problems really detract from the game. Yes, it looks nice in general, but that does not cover up all the flaws. So if I were to be asked if I recommend 1 game to buy, this would not be it. I'd say wait a few months for this game to be released from the evil clutches of Early Access and check it out them. For now, just play FTL or any of the dozen other more polished space exploration games out there. Although I do hope this game gets the fixes it deserves as it could get much better, it will take work.
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