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2 years ago#1
I was deceived by the bad ratings. Most ratings are probably from old fans of the game, mad at how its a completely different genre.
2 years ago#2
I bought it, found it very boring.
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2 years ago#3
I agree wholeheartedly. One of the best recent Roguelikes I've played.

Its a lot like Dungeons of Dredmor in that, rather then be the result of RNG BS, when you die in The Pit, you know it is entirely your own fault and not the game's.
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2 years ago#4
I'm playing through it right now and, yeah, I agree. Lately I've been getting into roguelike games. I bought FTL about 2 weeks ago and was instantly hooked.
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2 years ago#5
I loved it, even though it has a few flaws.

I once was killed by a disintegrater I was booby trapping that I had a 99~% chance to succeed in. Went from full health with kickin' rad armor and a modified shotgun to dead in a single button press.

The last playthrough I did was as wolverine, a constantly regenerating dude that used adamantium claws as my only weapon.
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2 years ago#6
I agree. It is a fun game to pick up if you want a quick play session. Playing for an extended period of time gets a little boring though.
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2 years ago#7
notSFF posted...
I agree wholeheartedly. One of the best recent Roguelikes I've played.

Its a lot like Dungeons of Dredmor in that, rather then be the result of RNG BS, when you die in The Pit, you know it is entirely your own fault and not the game's.


I beg to differ.

I lost one game because I went 15 levels or so levels without finding food anywhere.

Another game I ran out of ammo near the bottom and went 8 levels without finding anything.

The game is good but you can just as easily die to bad RNG in this game.
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2 years ago#8
I wanted to buy it on sale but forgot, going to wait for the next one I guess.
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2 years ago#9
do you guys like it better barebones? or with the DLC? i dunno if i like all these powers
2 years ago#10
Carbon_Deoxxys posted...
do you guys like it better barebones? or with the DLC? i dunno if i like all these powers


I haven't tried it with DLC. I'm still on my first playthrough (I think I'm on floor 15 or so). I usually don't buy DLC for games until after I've played through them once or twice.
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