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  1. Apr 25, 2014
    96
    FTL: Advanced Edition is an incredibly replayable game, and each run gives me something memorable and rewarding – even the ones that end with my entire crew dead.
  2. Apr 9, 2014
    90
    There was a hell of a lot of game in the normal edition, and the Advanced Edition only adds more of the good stuff - and for free too! There’s never been a better time to get into FTL.
  3. May 8, 2014
    90
    FTL: Advanced Edition is an excellent expansion that makes a brilliant game even more enjoyable. And if you don’t like the new content, you can just switch it off and enjoy the spectacular vanilla version.
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  1. Apr 5, 2014
    10
    When the original game was released, I played it continuously until I reached the end, and the I continued to play because it was soWhen the original game was released, I played it continuously until I reached the end, and the I continued to play because it was so addictive, this has now happened again, the update adds a lot of new content that is very welcome, the update has significantly changed the gameplay, before, I would lock onto the shields with my ion weapons and barrage the weapons systems with lasers but now I have to jump between the new hacking drone system and my usual strategy, great game, recommended, also with the option to turn it off, there is nothing not to like, to new players I suggest that you first defeat the boss with it off and then with it on, this is for FTL what Wrath of the Lamb was for Binding of Isaac. Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2014
    10
    An excellent game. It delivers fun and satisfaction. The repetitive shortcomings of rogue likes are there but within the genre it shinesAn excellent game. It delivers fun and satisfaction. The repetitive shortcomings of rogue likes are there but within the genre it shines brightly as THE best proposition. Now if only the authors would proceed to turn this into a fully fledged star-trek like exploration that is somewhat open ended... there might be room here for a sequel. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Contrary to what people are saying, this patch FIXED the game in many ways, and actually made it more balanced.

    Love this game forever.
    Contrary to what people are saying, this patch FIXED the game in many ways, and actually made it more balanced.

    Love this game forever.

    Don't listen to the other reviews, plus the content is %100 optional.
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  4. Jun 9, 2014
    8
    Outfit your ship with new systems, encounter new enemies, travel to FTL beacons with new environmental hazards and die even more horribly thanOutfit your ship with new systems, encounter new enemies, travel to FTL beacons with new environmental hazards and die even more horribly than in the original game. This expansion pack feels quite solid, and if you don't like it, you can always select to start a new game with all Advanced Edition content disabled.

    Personally, I think it makes some of the game harder, some of the game easier and most of the game even more fun than before.
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  5. Apr 8, 2014
    6
    There is no way a game that appears as simple as FTL should have so many layers of complexity, but it really is an example of great gameThere is no way a game that appears as simple as FTL should have so many layers of complexity, but it really is an example of great game design. In its original form it was beautifully balanced and compelling, and with the new Advanced Edition (free to existing users) it opens out the formula even further.

    Sadly, not all is well. Balancing issues have crept into the game. Never an easy game (though certainly completeable), there was always the feeling that unfairness was just around the corner. A bad roll of the dice, an unlucky event, and your game was almost impossible to recover. In the original version this was a constant source of frustration, but it has got a lot worse with the Advanced Edition. Winning is no longer a skill so much as a lottery - and frankly it feels a lot harder to win than the real lottery.

    At the same time, anything that freshens up the formula is to be welcomed, and I expect balance issues will be addressed as time goes on. You can still switch it off after all, so although its early days I have high hopes for it.
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  6. Sep 29, 2014
    5
    First time playing FTL was with this Advanced Edition, so this isn't a review of what the Advanced Edition adds to the base game, but what theFirst time playing FTL was with this Advanced Edition, so this isn't a review of what the Advanced Edition adds to the base game, but what the whole package provides.

    Gameplay is a mashup of roguelikes and RTS, with the ability to pause in order to make more strategic decisions when necessary. It *will* unfairly kill you at times. Once you understand the game, you'll find that you can make it tot he final battle more often than not due to good planning and a decent amount of luck, but the final battle is unfortunately where the success of your run due to the RNG elements comes into play. If you had decent RNG and great planning, you're still going to lose in the final battle because no matter how well you know the game, you won't have the power necessary to overcome the challenge.

    Cool concept, decent art style, soundtrack is outstanding, took about 4 hours for me to get my first victory, did a few additional runs afterwards for kicks, beat it three times over the course of 10 hours, and that was enough for me. Not a must-play by any means, but if you're looking for something to play to kill time while waiting for a bigger release, then this is a viable option.
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  7. Apr 13, 2014
    0
    Wow. What a disappointment. Having played the original FTL for almost 100 hours, I recommended it highly. Sadly the Advanced Edition is aWow. What a disappointment. Having played the original FTL for almost 100 hours, I recommended it highly. Sadly the Advanced Edition is a broken patch, even for free. First understand that this is not a sequel to FTL. It is a patch which adds a few more graphics, systems, and one new ship. On the outside this may appear like a deal. Unfortunately, the devs increased the complexity of the game without accounting for its RNG issues. This completely ruined the original formula, creating an unbalanced game that is near impossible even easy mode. While the original FTL was difficult, the Advanced Edition is narcissistic. Be prepared to watch your ship blow up on almost every play-through. The only good part of the Advanced Edition is the fact you can turn it off in game. Expand

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