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FTL: Advanced Edition and the difficulty problem

On April 3, Subset Games released FTL: Advanced Edition, a free update for the popular 2012 space roguelike.

The update includes more ship layouts, a new race and cruiser, new combat mechanics and added encounter types.

The new content is refreshing and it’s the type of update that many developers would charge for.

As players launch back into FTL, they’ll quickly recall how frustrating the game can be. The smallest mistake can force the player back to the hangar, and even worse, so can simple bad luck.

It’s the same type of “frustrating gameplay (and not violent content) that an Oxford study recently linked to “feelings of aggression” after playing video games.

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