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Release Date: Nov 11, 2015

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Includes 3 items: The Last Federation, The Last Federation - Betrayed Hope, The Last Federation - The Lost Technologies

 

About This Content

  • 64 new racial techs create personality-specific developments to parallel the existing Thoraxian Evolutions. The Thoraxians can't have ALL the fun.
  • New Tech Race game mode: win the science race before any of the main races do.
  • Techs now have "side effects" that can be directly beneficial to you -- or other races -- in combat.
  • Champions: enemies that show up in combat (more on harder difficulties) and use flagship abilities that were previously your exclusive domain.
  • Gorgeous new Ring World planet type, home to a very fragile ecosystem.
  • More new stuff: 12 techs for everybody, 7 flagship abilities, 2 formidable turrets, and 1 new mission.

About The Expansion


This expansion is focused on filling in all sorts of small pieces of the game that could use a bit of extra content, as well as adding some larger features with a surprisingly high impact. Take tech side effects, for instance: they add dual motivations to getting any tech. Do I want that tech in order to give it to some other race, or do I perhaps just want it to beef up myself a tad?

All of the races feel more unique in terms of how they evolve based on their new race-specific techs in the tech tree, and there are even 8 Hydral techs that you can go on a new mission type in order to find. Champions add a new element to combat where you may need to avoid a specific enemy ship that is doing... something strange and unexpected. You can easily tell the champion ships by their purple glow, and they have a way of exerting a bit of gravity -- so to speak -- on their part of the battlefield.

Last but not least, the new Tech Race game mode sees you focused on techs to the exclusion of all the usual politics or conquest. One of the tricky things is of course that you can't let any of the other races take over the solar system while you do this. But even more so, you have to partner with other races in order to advance your own scientific interests. Just don't partner with any race for too long, or you might find them leaving you in the dust...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX Intel CPU and "Leopard" 10.5 or later.
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10 or later, although other unsupported distros may work
    • Processor: 2.2Ghz CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Screen resolution at least 720px high, and 1024px wide.
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Overall:
Positive (4 reviews)
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athelasloraiel
Posted: July 28
great
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tigershark13
Posted: March 30
I really enjoy it, plus TLF is one of the best games I've played in a while
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Bumpy McSquigums
Posted: December 24, 2015
For those of you who wish to see some gameplay or a Let's Play as opposed to a written review, here you go :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mT_FuNacZg

I want to start this off by aknowleding and giving credit to a fantastic developer!

One thing I really love about Arcen Games is that they continue to develop the games they put out. Not only that, but they don't nickle and dime you with DLC, there's actual content there and it's always worth the asking price! Most companies put out a game, may do some DLC and then move on. Arcen continually develops and improves their products. Look at A.I. War Fleet Command, released back in 2009, it had another big update and DLC added last year in August, their sixth expansion!

The Lost Technologies

I really enjoyed The Last Federation, and as someone who has, I 100% recommend this Expansion! If you have played The Last Federation in the past, this DLC adds quite a bit to the base game along with a lot new stuff, including a new game mode. You can see the list on the store page of all the added features. I have been enjoying the new game mode quite a bit. There was a lot of challenge in the original game balancing social, political and military things to try and bring folks together. Now, the goal is to keep them all separated, and leech off of their knowledge to gain all the technology in the galaxy first. So, I no longer have to try and nuture a weak civilization to form a federation, I just act like a gigantic parasite and suck the resources dry. It's a totally different way to play and I love it! It's nice to see the "side effects" of research giving me a direct benefit and that each race has unique technologies and a more personalized feel. They've done a fantastic job of making each race feel completely different than the others in the base game, which they further developed in this expansion.

Honestly, it's hard to really review the DLC as I feel like I am just listing the things already listed in the store description. I guess if I were to summerize my thoughts on the game:

I really enjoyed The Last Federation, and The Lost Technologies Expansion only adds to, beefs up, and improves the game. I have literally nothing negative to say about this expansion. This MAY change after I have completed the new game mode, but I doubt it. I'm looking forward to finishing my first play through of the new game mode soon!
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Lonelygamer
Posted: November 14, 2015
Great DLC, I like the new features and the new game mode. Definitly a must-have for players of this game.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 24, 2015
For those of you who wish to see some gameplay or a Let's Play as opposed to a written review, here you go :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mT_FuNacZg

I want to start this off by aknowleding and giving credit to a fantastic developer!

One thing I really love about Arcen Games is that they continue to develop the games they put out. Not only that, but they don't nickle and dime you with DLC, there's actual content there and it's always worth the asking price! Most companies put out a game, may do some DLC and then move on. Arcen continually develops and improves their products. Look at A.I. War Fleet Command, released back in 2009, it had another big update and DLC added last year in August, their sixth expansion!

The Lost Technologies

I really enjoyed The Last Federation, and as someone who has, I 100% recommend this Expansion! If you have played The Last Federation in the past, this DLC adds quite a bit to the base game along with a lot new stuff, including a new game mode. You can see the list on the store page of all the added features. I have been enjoying the new game mode quite a bit. There was a lot of challenge in the original game balancing social, political and military things to try and bring folks together. Now, the goal is to keep them all separated, and leech off of their knowledge to gain all the technology in the galaxy first. So, I no longer have to try and nuture a weak civilization to form a federation, I just act like a gigantic parasite and suck the resources dry. It's a totally different way to play and I love it! It's nice to see the "side effects" of research giving me a direct benefit and that each race has unique technologies and a more personalized feel. They've done a fantastic job of making each race feel completely different than the others in the base game, which they further developed in this expansion.

Honestly, it's hard to really review the DLC as I feel like I am just listing the things already listed in the store description. I guess if I were to summerize my thoughts on the game:

I really enjoyed The Last Federation, and The Lost Technologies Expansion only adds to, beefs up, and improves the game. I have literally nothing negative to say about this expansion. This MAY change after I have completed the new game mode, but I doubt it. I'm looking forward to finishing my first play through of the new game mode soon!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 14, 2015
Great DLC, I like the new features and the new game mode. Definitly a must-have for players of this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 30
I really enjoy it, plus TLF is one of the best games I've played in a while
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