- Summary: From the creators of AI War: Fleet Command comes an all-new grand strategy title with turn-based tactical combat, set in a deep simulation of an entire solar system and its billions of inhabitants. You are the last of a murdered race, determined to unify or destroy the 8 others.
Positive: 4 out of 4
Mixed: 0 out of 4
Negative: 0 out of 4
Apr 19, 2014"Pre-release, their alpha- and beta-testers, which are straight from a loyal core of the community, historically have very heavily influenced all of their games, always for the better imo.
First impressions of TLF are:
Great music (their best yet, possibly)
Cool graphics (2d but perfectly suited to the game)
Combat is incredibly unique, simple to get started but has the potential to become quite complex later on
Frighteningly complex simulation underneath the hood--easily mitigated by a tutorial-esque approach (that is skippable later) and lots of useful optional data reports
Feels like I'm caught in the middle of a Star Trek-like political situation in the middle of mostly uncharted space. Lots of political scheming behind the scenes and brazen destruction and capture of various factions' resources and such."… Expand
Apr 18, 2014A deeply fun mix of nonetheless complementary genres (a tactical combat SHMUP provides the combat engine for a grand strategy 4X taking place in a simulated solar system of great depth) this game really breathes new life into the 4X genre - something I failed to see happen for me since MoO2.
The setup is original (you are a single mercenary pulling the strings behind the scenes to unite the system - instead of being one of the planetary powers of the solar system), the eight races feel fresh (there is everything from insectoid killers to communist barn owls and capitalist robots) and the combat model is just an ingenious creation that I am fairly sure has not been done before - ever.
Oh, and you are the last of a race of four-headed hydra dictators. What more is there to want? If you are into 4X games at all - go get it. You will not regret it!… Expand
Apr 23, 2014The Last Federation is an interesting strategy game where you play as a rogue mercenary trying to form a peaceful alliance between the different races in the solar system.
+ 8 races, each having unique traits and systems you can interact with
+ High relplayability - each game will play out differently
+ Lots of ways to interact with the various races (friendly actions, backstabbing, direct combat, etc.). Each action has trade offs (passage of time, losing reputation, etc).
+ Good soundtrack.
- Combat starts to feel kind of "samey" after a while. The same mission type will play out the same almost every time.
- There are some lingering bugs and balance issues (a lot of these are currently being fixed though)
- Graphics are pretty basic
Overall I give it an 8/10 based on it's current state. I could go to 9/10 if the issues are cleaned up.… Expand