FTL: Faster Than Light is one of the most interesting games released in recent times on the App Store. Despote looking like a relatively standard space game, FTL: Faster Than Light includes several gameplay elements taken from a variety of genres like roguelike, role playing games and more. It’s a game that requires some time before clicking but once it does, you will not be able to put it down easily.
Since it features roguelike gameplay elements, FTL: Faster Than Light’s mechanics may not be easy to understand for gamers who have never played games like this before. For this reason, we have put together some simple tips and tricks that will help you in your journey through space.
FTL: Faster Than Light features a huge selection of weapons, ranging from lasers to missiles and much more. Each weapon, obviously, comes with some advantages and disadvantages: for this reason, it’s better to keep experimenting with different weapon types and not stick to just a few types.
One of the best aspects of the game is that some weapon combinations work incredibly well, so it’s always a good thing to learn about each weapon type and come up with some effective combinations. FTL: Faster Than Light is a game that rewards creativity in this regard so don’t be afraid to mix things up every now and then.
- Fighting Enemies
Just like for weapons, there isn’t a set strategy for winning each and every battle you’ll fight. You really need to adapt to the situation and change your strategy accordingly. As a general rule, it’s wise to focus on destroying the enemies’ weapons so to save health, which is more important in the long term. Shooting at the shields is a good strategy only when you’re absolutely sure you can overpower the enemy for sure.
One thing that you must always do when the enemy is getting ready to escape is to fire at their engines. By doing so, you will prevent them from escaping and make sure you will eventually destroy them and obtain some extra resources.
Being a roguelike game, FTL: Faster Than Light’s experience is pretty much randomized, meaning that you will never know what awaits you when you start exploring. For this reason, there’s not a right way to upgrade your ship. Some stuff you have just upgraded might be useless in a new area while something else you have ignored could be way more useful. As a general rule, it’s better to upgrade everything evenly, with the exception of weapons, which are the only ones which require constant upgrading. Before long, the game will start throwing at your enemies with very powerful shields and it will be impossible to win without powerful weapons.