I'm convinced that nobody has actually ever beaten this game. It's just an inside joke, like Easy Pete being the final boss of New Vegas or something like that.
The difficulty ramps up to an unfair degree with no warning and one bad RNG can totally screw you up. In runs I was doing well, I suddenly got a major string of bad luck that ended it for me. I think it's literally impossible to win.
>finally got to point to fight the final boss
>go to a store to get stocked up
>start to head to the boss
>"Too late, you lost! Game Over!"
Fug, I remember there being some warning that something was gonna happen but I was pretty pissed for being a retard. Still haven't actually gotten that far again
>I lost the game one time
>It cannot be beat
If you accidentally try to unlock your front door with the wrong key, do you move on to the next house? Because that is how retarded you are right now.
Eh, once you get a hang of things it's not actually difficult at all to reach the final boss, you'll make it pretty much every time unless you're really, really unlucky. Beating the final boss is just a matter of knowing how it works and having the right stuff, as it can be either really easy or literally impossible depending on your setup.
I only actually beat it a couple times before I just stopped playing though. It's not really fun anymore once you realize that the entire game is basically just a grind to prepare for the final boss.
Only way ive gotten close is Burst laser 2 with w flak 1s and a missile launcher of some kind onboard the kestrel
I had like 3 shields and full engines and managed to get to final stage with half hp but those fuckers boarded me and i got shredded
I honestly dont know how the fuck Im gonna top that besides mabye replacing something with a glaive beam
>my favorite streamer
I beat it twice, on easy. Once with the engi ship and once with the basic ship. Basic ship had a fuckload of missles, engi ship had boarding teleporters and drones and mantises. I picked apart the enemies subsystems both times and killed their crew as much as possible.
everytime theres a steam sale we got these threads of whiny gaylords soon after
it is possible to beat the RGN even on hard mode, once you know the game you know what to do and where to go to increase the RNG probabilities to work out in your favor
whose that streamer that beats it 90% of the time, doing straight runs? he literally proves its possible to be pretty consistent, you JUST GOTTA GIT GUD. learn to abuse the shit out of manual targeting and PAUSE, and if you care to do it, abuse character leveling
>mfw i accidentally unlocked the crystal ship in like 10 hours without actually beating the game even once
>finally beat final boss
>swarms me with fucking drones i cant defend against
>hear there's one more stage after this
>Have a great start with mantis A, rock A and kestrel B
>Fuck them all up with dumb mistakes
>Win with engi B relatively easily
Cloak and breach II too good.
With a little bit of experience, there are many ways to abuse the game. In "easy" mode (which is already fairly hard, I'll give you that), almost anyone can beat the game. 150 hours were enough for me to unlock EVERYTHING, that is to say all ten ships and their 28 total layouts, killing the boss 32 times in the process. And I'm not even especially good. I just love this game, which means that I played a lot, which is necessary to win in it, as in every other difficult roguelike.
You can win anon, just need to pray to RNGoddess more.