This is the best time to get into the Breach.
Subset Games almost launched an era of strategy games by launching their sci-fi hit, FTL: Faster than Light. Although it doesn’t reach the same heights as their seminal debut, Into the Breach is just as good as its predecessor.
Subset Games revived FTL years after it was first released. They added new ships and weapons to the game, increasing its longevity even more. The developers followed Subset Games’ lead and released a similar content update for Into the Breach.
Advanced Edition includes new pilots, upgrades and items, Vek kaiju types, and new scenarios. There is also a new masochistic Unfair difficulty level for those who thought Into the Breach was easy on Hard mode. The real stars of the update, however, are the new mech teams that help to improve Into the Breach’s replayability.
Five new mech squads are introduced in Into the Breach. Their standout features are the innovative and compelling tactical options that they offer. Although they are new additions to the already stellar cast of mechs, they blend right in with the rest.
The Cataclysm squad is a good example of the overall design of the new squads. It comprises mechs that can manipulate and change the terrain in each scenario. RST Corporation’s desert island has many terrain-related scenarios. The Cataclysm team reduces the power of shifting plates tectonic to create its tactical gameplay. Although the mechs of this team are, on average, less damaging, they can create pits to the abyss or throw Vek into them for immediate pest removal.
Arachnophilia and Bombermech squads are special because they are both fun and cool to play. A favorite of the Bombermechs is their Pierce mech, which shoots in a straight line and pushes two targets but does not damage the second. The Bombing mech and the Exchange mech are the two most important elements of the squad.
The former can deploy cute, dog-like walking bombs from a distance and act independently of their carrier. They can block Vek or cause damage in the area of effect. The Exchange mech allows two units to swap positions, whether friends or foes, giving them a new level of control.
Arachnophilia squad puts its spin on the minion deployment mechanic. The Arachnoid mech that is the center of the Arachnoid squad spawns a spider bot with its projectile instead of placing a whole unit. The spider bot, like the bombing in the previous squad, can act independently from its host. This squad also includes the Arachnoid and a slide mech, which forces all units in a certain direction. It also has a mech capable of firing a ricochet missile, allowing you to target corners and damage chains.
Subset Games do not try to change the game’s dynamics. However, the new squads work well and intelligently with the existing rules and lore while adding their unique style of quirkiness. The new mechs enhance replayability by giving you more options to customize your mech squad and create a random roster. The new achievements, which are a challenge to complete, increase replayability.
The perfect time to play Into the Breach is now. It’s also a great time to learn, with the game’s content increasing by 30% without additional cost. You can customize the menu to choose which new content you want to play for each run. This allows you to get started quickly with the latest update. Subset Games has once again proved to be a leading developer of indie strategy games. They have updated their game with new mechs and life.