FTL-like excessive seas fantasy journey Abandon Ship leaves early entry on PC • Eurogamer.internet
Developer Fireblade Software program’s nautical FTL-like Abandon Ship has, after a yr and a half in early entry improvement, raised anchor and sailed its manner into full launch on PC.Abandon Ship casts gamers as a reluctant captain on the run from a Cthulhu-esque doomsday cult, setting them off on a swashbuckling fantasy journey of exploration, motion, and large tentacle-y monstrosities on the excessive seas. What that quantities to in observe is an expertise that melds FTL-like real-time fight (albeit with precise ships as a substitute of area ones) and narrative-heavy nautical exploration, faintly harking back to Failbetter’s Sunless Sea.There are a number of biomes to navigate, every with their very own procedurally positioned factors of curiosity, and thorough exploration affords up important sources or story- and combat-based occasions, which could see the likes of ghost ships, large spiders, even terrifying sea monsters introduced into the fray. Moreover, the battle system underpinning the expertise introduces a steadily rising assortment of tactical potentialities and challenges, via environmental and climate hazards, weapon and ship upgrades, hireable crew mates, and extra.
Notably too, Abandon Ship’s core rogue-like story marketing campaign, which sees gamers making an attempt to deliver down their former cult, is enhanced by different, wildly differing campaigns, equivalent to a combat-focussed quest to seek out your sister, and one other which places gamers on the aspect of evil, casting them as cultists trying to find the ability to regulate the formidable kraken.Dicebreaker’s Johnny Chiodini took a take a look at Abandon Ship following its early entry launch final yr, and got here away suitably impressed by its mix of strategically wealthy real-time fight and atmospheric exploration – and the sport has solely grown since then.Abandon Ship is offered in its 1.zero guise proper now on Steam, the place is prices £19.99. There’s at the moment a 10% low cost nonetheless, that means it’s going to value £17.99 till 29th October.