Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss.
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All hope seems to be lost for the country of Lydia in their war against Caldea, which has a huge advantage in numbers and technology. Into the midst of this war flies an unknown pilot in a prototype fighter... His agenda and the secret to the his awesome firepower will be revealed as he takes on overwhelming numbers of enemy fighters and massive bosses to reach his final objective.

Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat from developer Edelweiss. Explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama. Use multi-lock-on to shoot tens of missiles at a time and even blow up an entire battleship in the challenging Bonus Zones.

Key Features:

  • Gorgeous 3D graphics, supporting up to 1600 x 1200 resolution and anaglyph 3D mode
  • Dynamic camera provides vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase gameplay
  • Destroy the enemies with Gatling, Winder and Lock-On weapons, each with a unique & powerful Charged Shot
  • Cinematic Bonus Zones with Multi-Lock-On mode
  • Online leaderboards

Wymagania systemowe

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Pentium4 3.0GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:VGA with DirectX9 or later 3D functionality
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:Pentium4 3.0GHz or better
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:VGA with DirectX9 or later 3D functionality
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectSound compatible
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Jelour
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Omega1084
( 0.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 10 marca
This game feels like it's trying too hard to do too many things. The jarring changes in gameplay threw me for a loop and made me stop playing, the big lifebars on enemies only made it worse.
Not my cup of tea, I can't recommend it. Someone else may enjoy it though.
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Salarn
( 1.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 17 lutego
https://youtu.be/O5o-sXSxd4g

Blast through waves of enemies in this old school style shoot-em-up. The ship you control comes with three different weapon styles none of which are particularly interesting.

No powerups appear during play so it's purely skill based to determine your survival. Hampering this is the fact that many of the projectiles blend into the background or are obscured by explosions or player projectiles.

The game plays with perspective a lot changing the direction of play and presenting enemies in the foreground/background of the play space. Without a good sense of the default size and scale of the enemies this effect is confusing with the game's orthogonal camera.

Combine all that with the flat story mode and you have an uninspired game with nothing to make it stand up and get noticed.
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Moonglum
( 10.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 21 grudnia, 2015
A challenging and fun arcade shmup. Difficult at the outset due to limited shields and continues, but progress and repeated play rewards the player with more of these that can be used in subsequent tries, as well as bonus ships upon completing the game. Has a fairly decent difficulty curve and a couple of flaws that can make it difficult to keep track of the player ship and enemy shots.
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He Knows (Mamizoune)
( 2.9 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 2 grudnia, 2015
Did you like Life Force on the NES? Do you like StarFox? if so then this game is just for you! Like Life Force, Ether Vapor is a fast-paced shmup that changes perspectives throughout. Blast enemies in stages that change from horizontal to vertical between each stage; the stages will even do a 3D over-the-shoulder view that either sends you in a lock-on assault minigame or starfox-like railshooting segments seemlessly. The game does the transitions smoothly, and gives the game a cinematic feel (particularly during stage 4's airship raid.)

Instead of powerups, you have three weapons with two of them having alternate functions. In order to master this game, you will have to learn to know which weapons to use when. Of course we have the standard forward shot, but make sure to use the wide shot to attack enemies from the side, and get ready to put up the forcefield when things get too hot. are enemies attacking from behind, or are they assaulting you in the background? lock on to them and attack with powerful homing lasers!

If you worry about the game being to hard, it's actually one of the more forgiving shmups, and even when you get a game over the game will unlock the option to use more lives and credits, so you can keep going on until you're able to beat it, and even then after you beat the game you can customise the options to give yourself a challenge or make thing easier. There's also plenty of unlockables such as extra playable ships as well

Also, keep in mind that Remaster mode lacks cutscenes and text for those who would perfer a more arcade-like experience free of abundant text, while Original mode contains all the story and character dialog for those who would like more exposition in their shooters.

Overall, I can say I reccomend this game.
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Dangerous Beans
( 1.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 6 listopada, 2015
My weapons feel pitiful and there are no powerups.
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Lost Garland 517
( 0.3 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 3 listopada, 2015
This is just like Touhou.
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unknowncity
( 3.0 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 4 września, 2015
An absolutely gorgeous game to look at. That said, the art gets in the way more than it doesn't, making the game almost unplayable in places due to very gimmicky effects. I like the basic idea of the game, switching up the shooter perspective and gameplay to keep things from becoming too predictable, but I just wasn't impressed with the gameplay itself. It's just not as engaging as other shooters out there. The story is fine for what it is, but it's not even close to being compelling enough to make up for the game's biggest sin of being just plain dull. Add a tepid soundtrack to the mix, and you've got a game that really isn't worth $8.
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8bit'kid'
( 0.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 31 sierpnia, 2015
Killer game! Nice and easy on the hard drive too. This game can run anyway you want it all the way up to HD. This is a straight shooter game. The ship has three forms of fire. Power shot, spread and Seeker shot. All three modes have and alternate more powerful mode that you charge which plays very well in the gameplay. Favorite is spread which powered-up turns into an area explosion which protects you from enemy firepower shortly. Enemies can fairly be handled if you know which shot it needed at the time making this game relaxing until near the end where it turns into a bullet hell game. Don't let the limited program size fool you, this game goes over the top with the visuals. There's nothing I didn't like in this baby. It didn't get to complex and the more you play it, the program allows you to start adding shields to your ship and continues to your game. The game maybe over before you know it because it's that enjoyable and I hope they make an Ether Vapor 2. Recommend? Yes definitely and I wish they would make even more well balanced shooters like this one.
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.MAR.
( 1.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 20 sierpnia, 2015
pretty nice bullet-hell, great gameplay,also plays in both top-view and side scroller perspectives.
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Senpai Edition
( 6.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 1 sierpnia, 2015
All hope seems to be lost for the country of Lydia in their war against Caldea, which has a huge advantage in numbers and technology. Into the midst of this war flies an unknown pilot in a prototype fighter... His agenda and the secret to the his awesome firepower will be revealed as he takes on overwhelming numbers of enemy fighters and massive bosses to reach his final objective.

Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat, where explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama.

This game is great. This game has spaceships, mechas and the design is awesome. The story is not bad. Music is beautiful. I really like that in game the screen view changes. One moment you are shooting enemies and suddenly the camera angle changes and you have to shoot rockets that are following you from behind. This really makes the game more lively.
Przydatne? Tak Nie Zabawna
MPO
( 4.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 31 lipca, 2015
A varied and fun experience, but sluggish controls and bullets that are hard to see or avoid make it ultimately too difficult to enjoy.
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zeroxxx
( 3.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 19 lipca, 2015
Game is full with fast-paced action you don't have time to rest. Well, only 30-40 mins for one playthrough, if that matters.

A typical japanese shump - colorful and has great OST selections. As for the gameplay, it's simple - shoot and stay alive until the end. At first you'll be struggling to reach next levels due to limited lives/continues, but as you keep playing you'll stack more allowing you to progress further.

The real challenges in the game is to get the next high scores. And bosses. Megarachne and the final bosses are particularly unfair with their attack patterns, nearly unavoidable so yeah that's why you need enough lives. It's bullet hell and requires reflex memory to avoid the incoming attacks. Best played with gamepad - tested the game with Rumblepad and F310 and they're working properly.

And oh, need story review? Don't think it matters much, you're not going to pay attention to the story while playing anyway. It gets stale after beating the game once.

Despite it's being a short game, this one's definitely a great game worth purchasing. Well, not many good shumps in Steam after all.
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rock3tz
( 1.1 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 18 lipca, 2015
Good.
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A5TR4L
( 1.5 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 13 czerwca, 2015
Highly Recommended

This is a brillaint remaster of a classic 2d shooter. Fans of this genre need to have this in their collection.

What makes this quirky is you play levels as either horizontal or vertical...which changes it up as opposed to keeping it one way in all levels, also the enemies can attack in both 2d and 3d which makes the action more varied and less predictable.
You also have 3 weapons to start with, all 3 have a charge function too which needs to be ulilised as the action can get quite intense.,..so its not as easy as just firing and killing. Good level of difficulty not super hard but not a walk over....and as you play you can unlock more continues, more shields and ships.

Ive not completed it yet, however im very much enjoying this port of one of my favourite old school 2d shooters.
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ArkonBlade
( 2.6 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 3 maja, 2015
Have not been a big fn of these kind of games since back in the 80s and early 90s. Just have been personally played out for my tastes. Though this one i actaully found pretty damn fun and a very well made game. If you have never played these kind of games its on the grounds of a Type R or Gradius styyle game just very fast paced and a lot going on at once on the screen.

Just a fun game i have found if i want to kill 15-30 min.
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Maximum Player
( 1.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 5 marca, 2015
For me it is one of the best shooter games I have ever played. Unlike many other shooters, Ether Vapor switches between several different perspectives. There are no power ups. Your ship is equipped with three primary weapons at start, each of them is good for different occasion. While there are only perhaps a dozen different enemy models, some effort has been put into unique enemy designs. Lets talk about Explosions, they look very nice and the curving homing lasers that many ships in the game fire are worth see. There has been a lot of attention to detail. Enemies produce vapor trails and bullets release a shower of particles when hitting target. There is lot of going on and many boss fights included too. Quick view on the controls in the menu, yes it's terrible but you get used to it. The game was originally released only through Japanese doujin channels in 2007 and it was released again in 2011 as remaster version. Ether Vapor is a solid shooter with a lot going for it. Its production values are really high compared to a lot of doujin products. Perspective-changing levels provide a welcome change to the normal shooter genre.
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Sir Demoknight
( 4.4 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 4 marca, 2015
While I did like the game we'll come to the positives and negatives later, given a bunch of the negative ratings which obviously result from cluelessness I feel I should write a few things to consider for everyone who thinks about getting and playing this game.

1. Weapons and Upgrades: First and foremost, there are no upgrades here and you only have one ship. That being said, the ship has 3 modes (Normal, Overdrive and Extra) and every mode has it's own set of 3 more or in some cases less similar weapons. This is NOT the type of game where you just take the best weapon you can find and hold down the button. Let's explain the main weapons of the normal mode, once you get the hang of them you can figure out the other modes yourself.
-Primary Fire - keep pressing the primary button: Deals fast and high damage in a straight arc, good for bosses and bigger enemies
-Primary Fire Alternative - Hold Button to load, release button when charged to fire: This fires an piercing shot that deals 500 damage to everything in it's path, it's sometimes useful against bosses but you will mostly want to use this against many enemies, especially when the important enemies are obstructed by armor or other enemies
-Secondary Fire - keep pressing the secondary button: This mode is simlar to the primary fire mode but it puts your weapons at an angle to cover the screen, it is also weaker than the primary mode, obviously used to dispatch small fry
-Secondary Fire Alternative - Hold Button to load, release button when charged to fire: This creates a field that negates bullets immediately and cuts off any beams, it also deals moderate damage to enemies, you will in some cases need this to avoid being hit and there are a few places where this shield can also be used offensively
-Tertiary Fire - Hold Button to unleash a constant stream of homing missiles: This fires a constant stream of missiles after locking on to an enemy, deals a little less damage than the primary mode
-Tertiary Fire Alternative - While the weapon is active and an enemy is locked on to, press nothing to load and press tertiary fire to unleash: This fires a barrage of missiles which create an AoE damage effect, this is useful and almost necessary in some places to dispatch certain groups of enemies fast

As I said, it's not about using the strongest weapon, it's about using the right weapon at the right time.
As a rule of thumb, it's possible to destroy everything that ever enters the screen, if you're not even getting close it means you're not using your arsenal right. There are only very few expections to this, one for example being the scene in the city where you can either destroy the laser cannons or the ship in the background, but there you won't be able to destroy everything.

2. Enemies and avoiding death: This is not a bullet hell shooter like Touhou but for those that are not hardcore in shmups things can get pretty unpleasant. I for one will probably never finish scene 7 without taking a hit, but I won't try either. So, many people complained about the bullets being almost invisible in some places, so I think I should point out right away that there is an option to play with hideous but absolutely unmissable red hit boxes. If you ever feel the bullets just pass right through your vision into your ship, turn this option on and play the game with it. You can turn it off afterwards, and then you'll know what to pay attention to.
Pro-tip: After playing through the game with those hit boxes I have now no problem wahtsoever with 'not seeing' any bullet, when I get hit it's just me not being fast enough or picking the wrong path, even without the hideous hit boxes.

Also, you start with a small amount of shields and continues. As you play the game though you'll earn extra initial shields and continues. If you can't beat the game, play it until you have the shields and continues you need. This is a shmup after all and it's not supposed to be so terrifyingly easy that just about anyone can beat it on their first try.

3. Story: Just a tiny hint here, if the story bothers you, turn it off. Yes, you don't have to skip it you can just completely remove it by switching the Cutscene Type from Original mode to Remaster. It'll prompt you every time before you start a game.

Now to what is good, what is bad and should you buy this game:

Positive:
-Nice cinematics give the game a lively feeling
-You start with a set of different weapons which need to be used strategically
-3 different fighter modes

Neutral:
-The game switches directions a lot, I for one like it but if you can't handle it you'll probably hate it
-No upgrades, instead you start with a bunch of different weapons
-Story, some hate it and some others love it, I for one found it to be a tiny bit interesting but in the end it's just not anything special that captures my attention

Negative:
-The graphics and the level designs are mediocre at best.
-No Full HD resolution
-The game is pretty short
-There's a level where you have to read part of the story while fighting, either bring a lot of shields and continues and read it once or ignore it

And should you buy it? If you liked what you read above then I'd say yes, you should consider getting it during a sale though unless you're a real fan of shmups like these.
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smug anime scientist
( 3.3 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 10 lutego, 2015
It looks flashy enough and has pretty good graphics and music, but that's about everything good that can be said about the game. The hitbox is hateful, the lock-on weapon doesn't really work outside of boss encounters, and the concentrated shot isn't really better than the spread shot. Many enemy shots are only barely visible on the bright, fast-moving background. The stage flow is often broken up by bonus sections that drag on forever, like the missile dodge section on the first stage. The boss encounters are all over the place.

And worst of all, the (thankfully skippable) story cutscenes are absolutely atrocious in every aspect.
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Holy Cuki Revolution
( 2.2 godz. łącznie )
Zamieszczono: 2 lutego, 2015
A classic side scroller shoot them up kinda game, with anime graphics for the pilots.
You are Luca a kid venturing into the chaldea border for unknown reasons, but as the story proceeds it gets revealed.
You have several kind of shoots and a hell amount of enemies to face, requires high amount of skill in order to beat this game, and even more in order to beat without using continues to upload your score the leaderboard, not online but ingame leaderboard like classic arcade games.
Relatively fun game depending how willing you are to practice the same levels over and over until you nail them perfectly, might be worth the 8$ if you a fan but otherwise wait for a sale.
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2 z 2 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Polecane
2.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 2 grudnia, 2015
Did you like Life Force on the NES? Do you like StarFox? if so then this game is just for you! Like Life Force, Ether Vapor is a fast-paced shmup that changes perspectives throughout. Blast enemies in stages that change from horizontal to vertical between each stage; the stages will even do a 3D over-the-shoulder view that either sends you in a lock-on assault minigame or starfox-like railshooting segments seemlessly. The game does the transitions smoothly, and gives the game a cinematic feel (particularly during stage 4's airship raid.)

Instead of powerups, you have three weapons with two of them having alternate functions. In order to master this game, you will have to learn to know which weapons to use when. Of course we have the standard forward shot, but make sure to use the wide shot to attack enemies from the side, and get ready to put up the forcefield when things get too hot. are enemies attacking from behind, or are they assaulting you in the background? lock on to them and attack with powerful homing lasers!

If you worry about the game being to hard, it's actually one of the more forgiving shmups, and even when you get a game over the game will unlock the option to use more lives and credits, so you can keep going on until you're able to beat it, and even then after you beat the game you can customise the options to give yourself a challenge or make thing easier. There's also plenty of unlockables such as extra playable ships as well

Also, keep in mind that Remaster mode lacks cutscenes and text for those who would perfer a more arcade-like experience free of abundant text, while Original mode contains all the story and character dialog for those who would like more exposition in their shooters.

Overall, I can say I reccomend this game.
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1 z 2 osób (50%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Niepolecone
1.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 17 lutego
https://youtu.be/O5o-sXSxd4g

Blast through waves of enemies in this old school style shoot-em-up. The ship you control comes with three different weapon styles none of which are particularly interesting.

No powerups appear during play so it's purely skill based to determine your survival. Hampering this is the fact that many of the projectiles blend into the background or are obscured by explosions or player projectiles.

The game plays with perspective a lot changing the direction of play and presenting enemies in the foreground/background of the play space. Without a good sense of the default size and scale of the enemies this effect is confusing with the game's orthogonal camera.

Combine all that with the flat story mode and you have an uninspired game with nothing to make it stand up and get noticed.
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61 z 75 osób (81%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 4 osób ta recenzja jest zabawna
Polecane
1.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 5 marca, 2015
For me it is one of the best shooter games I have ever played. Unlike many other shooters, Ether Vapor switches between several different perspectives. There are no power ups. Your ship is equipped with three primary weapons at start, each of them is good for different occasion. While there are only perhaps a dozen different enemy models, some effort has been put into unique enemy designs. Lets talk about Explosions, they look very nice and the curving homing lasers that many ships in the game fire are worth see. There has been a lot of attention to detail. Enemies produce vapor trails and bullets release a shower of particles when hitting target. There is lot of going on and many boss fights included too. Quick view on the controls in the menu, yes it's terrible but you get used to it. The game was originally released only through Japanese doujin channels in 2007 and it was released again in 2011 as remaster version. Ether Vapor is a solid shooter with a lot going for it. Its production values are really high compared to a lot of doujin products. Perspective-changing levels provide a welcome change to the normal shooter genre.
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie Zabawna
30 z 36 osób (83%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Polecane
12.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 3 sierpnia, 2013
Now that I've actually beaten the game, I feel the need to write a new, more detailed recommendation. To go along with this game of many bullets, bullet points!

- 3 different ways of firing, each with an alternate function when charged, creating VASTLY more strategy and allowing for way more technique than your average "just keep the fire button held down" shmup
- Beautiful, crisp and refined polygons; 3D graphics for a 2D shmup is pretty uncommon
- Well-drawn character portraits and nice character design
- Cool looking ships
- Surprisingly good dialogue
- Good music and atmosphere
- Actually has a story worth your attention, but also allows for skipping and turning off outright
- You can turn on hitboxes being visible for the enemies and your shots
- Good progression
- There are parts that are on-rails with a lock-on cursor and parts where the angles change
- Boss rush mode and extras
- As to be expected of a bullet hell shmup, it is challenging
- 60 FPS, no load times and responsive menus

This is a shmup that actually tries to innovate and set the bar higher for its genre. This is probably my new favorite shoot-em-up. Seriously, more people should play this game. There is a demo on Steam. I strongly urge you to play it.
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23 z 28 osób (82%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Polecane
0.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 30 października, 2013
If you enjoy sega saturn era gaming you will really dig this game!
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23 z 30 osób (77%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
Polecane
5.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 18 stycznia, 2014
Its a fun shooter that awards gamers who play it with extra max shields and continues.

The story isn't bad and you unlock other ships upon beating the game, so you'll want to play it more than 1 time.

If you like challenging shooters, wishlist it, and buy it on a sale.

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14 z 14 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
Według 1 osoby ta recenzja jest zabawna
Polecane
6.4 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 sierpnia, 2015
All hope seems to be lost for the country of Lydia in their war against Caldea, which has a huge advantage in numbers and technology. Into the midst of this war flies an unknown pilot in a prototype fighter... His agenda and the secret to the his awesome firepower will be revealed as he takes on overwhelming numbers of enemy fighters and massive bosses to reach his final objective.

Ether Vapor Remaster is a cinematic 3D arcade shooter and visual treat, where explosions, lasers, ships and backgrounds are breathtakingly rendered. The dynamic camera uses vertical, horizontal and cinematic chase cam views to switch up the action and highlight the drama.

This game is great. This game has spaceships, mechas and the design is awesome. The story is not bad. Music is beautiful. I really like that in game the screen view changes. One moment you are shooting enemies and suddenly the camera angle changes and you have to shoot rockets that are following you from behind. This really makes the game more lively.
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15 z 18 osób (83%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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3.9 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 stycznia, 2014
As far as semi-classic japanese STG-flavor goes, Ether Vapor Remaster is a must-have on Steam particularly if you already own Satazius or Jamestown and cannot wait for the upcoming Ikaruga or Kamui any longer. Somewhat reminiscent of mid to late 90ies 3D shmups (particularly the Taito-stuff like the Layer/Ray-games and maybe a bit of the Donpachi thrown in for good measure). Ether Vapor is a hybrid of classic shmup-styles with more modern score-focused elements added in. Meaning that bulletpatterns aren't exactly "danmaku" or bullet-hell and your ships hitbox is pretty big. Nevertheless stuff gets pretty intense and particularly the final bosses flood the screen with projectiles leaving little space to dodge away and get out of the line of fire.

As far as score-focused elements go, you will only be rewarded with a high-score if you 1CC a stage all the way through to the end. Dying in a bossbattle means all your victory-points are lost to the void, same goes for your timebonus for beating a boss really fast. Compared to more modern / recent STG-titles, score and "normal" gameplay aren't all that interlocking - so you can play this just for the sake of completing it and never give a damn about score.

In order to do so, you keep playing again and again, unlocking extrashields and credits - making the game progressively easier as you go on. But 1CCing is pretty much the way to go, and here start the problems. While the game is really nice to look at - with very fun, classic designs and textures that remind me of the way one would color and shade Gunpla/Robot-Modelkits (which is a nice touch) as well as fantastic looking explosions - it is unfortunately way too easy to loose track of enemy projectiles and/or your ship as soon as the game really starts throwing stuff at you. To make matters worse, at times the perspective shifts into a weird third person view/dynamic angle in which I still haven't figured out where the hell in space I am actually am - as a result I constantly take "this is bull"-hits in these sequences. It can be frustrating to say the least, and is definitely a real problem that could break the experience for you especially if you go for that perfect run.

However, the rest is so fast and fun, particularly blowing up whole squadrons of popcorn-enemies feels so damn good thanks to excellent feedback and massive explosions that I can look past some of the design flaws. Overall, the quality of the game is pretty fantastic - especially if you consider that this is a japanese doujin-game and not a big company retail title developed for the arcades or something. I wished other indie-titles were this solid at the core.

Ether Vapor Remaster simply nails that arcade-feeling I am looking for, and while flawed in parts, is pretty much without competetion on Steam right now (thanks to Greenlight that will change soon) at what it does. So, grab it if you have that arcade-itch.
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13 z 16 osób (81%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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6.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 23 października, 2014
Very good Arcade Shooter. It is not easy, but also not insanely hardcore difficult. Important thing is to understand that at the start of the game you will have 2 continues and 1 shield... and my bet is your reaction will be like mines (WTF are they insane? o_O) but as it turns out you will earn more continues and shield for your scores. It means you will be repeating many levels over and over but as it may sound boring, it isn't. After every time you will repeat a level you will learn how to make it through it with minimum harm and you will feel wild satisfaction when you will finish a level without getting hit even once.

The graphics are simple but they look great still, the blasts and projectiles look very nice and you screen is filled with explosions and other stuff it can look amazing sometimes. Like I said it is difficult, but not impossible to beat, game and if you are a gamer who can turn his frustration into motivation, then this game will give you a good couple of hours of pure joy and mayhem along with delightful pride as you will notice how better and better you get every time you repear a level and finish it with a better score.

I am not a hardcore fan of this type of games, and the fact that it got me hooked proves how hell of a good game this is.

Rating 7+/10
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12 z 16 osób (75%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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3.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 28 kwietnia, 2014
This is one of the most fantastic bullet hell games ever made. To some the constant changing point of view from horizontal, vertical, behind the craft, and even at an angle will take a while to get used to. Story is muddled and translated poorly in fact there is one section where the game tries to tell you background information while you are dodging bullets. (Who the hell thought this was a good idea is beyond me) The first two weapons cover front and side directions while the last is an auto locking missile launcher which is something more bullet hell games need since now you can focus on dodging. The overall gameplay is cinematic in a genre that only focuses on doing one thing in one direction. So far there is no other game that pulls in off available making this a must buy for bullet hell fans.
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8 z 9 osób (89%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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1.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 29 października, 2014
I enjoy this game. Its a fun game to play on your tv with a game pad. The music is very nice and I enjoyed listeaning to it while I played. I would not recommend with keyboard, however it has very good controller support and works well with xbox and 3rd party gamepads.
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8 z 9 osób (89%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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1.6 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 28 sierpnia, 2013
Buy? Likely. A neat 2.5D doujin shmup that mostly plays in a vertical fashion, but will occassionally switch perspective to horizontal, and even through gameplay moments simlar to Starfox 64 and Rez, using it's 3D capabilities to it's advantage. You can get a better feel of bullet mechanics thanks to the hitbox option. It's great to let you know where you can be hit and where to hit enemies, but it's a bit wonky because the red, circular hitbox overlays are on the upper most layer, so it will be above damn near everything, including cutscene tech. It's worse when there are so many hitboxes on bots - anything with collison has hitboxes, including you and your own damn bullets, so you will see red circles all over the damn screen. Whats worse, a blue hitbox typically means it's a defeated enemy that is exploding into the background, but the hitboxes for actual enemies in the background are still red, so you can't quite tell if something is in the foreground or background until you shoot it. I think it's a better job than Sine Mora IMO, but all you have to go by is depth. Which brings me to the biggest issue of the game, and that is being able to tell what is in the background. You might find yourself dying a bit to enemies shifting to the foreground, and dodging bullets in the background that aren't actually going to hit you yet. Otherwise, the difficulty is is fair and mostly "your fault if you die". It's a pure shmup in a sense, so it isn't a bullet hell, but it can almost get there. You don't have powerups, but you rely on a forward gatling gun that can charge a penetrative blast , a laser missle lock on a la Zone of the Enders, and a wide shot that can be charged to release a bullet cancelling bomb, which is great for personal defense and doesn't damage you, but doesn't protect you from collision damage. Soundtrack is good, but nothing award winning. If you're big into shmups, I can recommend it, thought you may want to watch some videos to see if the 3d aspect will bother you.
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11 z 15 osób (73%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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6.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 7 sierpnia, 2014
6/10, Ether Vapor is a pretty good little SHMUP that I still consider to be very enjoyable despite its problems.

GOOD

The weapons are all basic, yet very useful. Each weapon also has a charge part to it. Making the weapon system a bit like a combination of R-type and Radiant Silvergun. The unlockable ships all have variations on the same weapon types but still manage to be useful. Movement feels great and bullets are abundant enough that you feel there's enough going on without being too overwelmed. In this regard the game isn't really considered a Bullet hell.

BAD

Unfortunately there are quite a few problems with the game as a whole. The scoring system is something that I think could have used some more work to make it more interesting for Super plays. And another problem is the graphics... No. The quality isn't bad. The issue stems from identifying bullets admist the chaos and knowing what can and can't hurt you. In most SHMUPs enemy bullets are on the highest layer and are typically a bright colour that you can identify easier. Some bullets that aren't of the pink ball variety tends to blend in with the explosions and your own bullets. Leading to moments where you question what just hit you. The story is there but nothing too special. I watched the cutscenes once then turned them off personally.
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12 z 18 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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8.7 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 kwietnia, 2014
For what it is, a doujin shooter made by a tiny team of people, Ether Vapor Remaster has an amazingly broad scope. The small production cost and team show through in some rough edges but what it gets right it gets REALLY right.

The bad first. It has a hitbox that can’t decide what size it wants to be, some bullets have larger areas of effect than it shows, the 3D view means that shots can come from a different plane than you’re on and they can be very difficult to judge (particularly homing shots), and the game has an uneven difficulty shifting between painfully simple and blazingly difficult at times.

But its high points drown those low ones out quite handily. A very pretty aesthetic, an interesting (if underdeveloped) story which is exceedingly rare in this genre, good music, and extensive replayability via a host of unlockables.

It’s also easily accessible for players of all skill levels; I definitely think this will be my first recommendation to those new to the genre from now on. While other games might have tighter gameplay the fact that you can customize your game via additional credits and shields (unlocked through reaching certain scores, or beating the game) that mean anyone can beat the game through virtually unlimited continues making it perfect for introductory level players. Even for those of us who know the genre this is still a nice addition because it makes learning the later levels much easier since you aren’t immediately booted after making one slip-up as you are in other games. Allowing you to play through the hard parts to see and memorize all the patterns before coming back and beating it the “right” way.

In short it’s a great game despite a few missteps, and might well be the perfect game for those just coming to the genre that find some of the hardcore Shmups on Steam just a little too hardcore.
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4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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5.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 23 września, 2014
Ether Vapor is an entertaining Shoot'em Up that plays a lot with perspective, which can be confusing at times. The presentation is fantastic, as is the soundtrack, but the story is rather lackluster and could as well be skipped. It might have good ideas, but they can never develop in the half hour that a full playthrough takes.

But before you get to the end you'll have to amass more credits and shields, which means you have to replay the same levels over and over again. I personally dislike stretching a short game like that, but I'm not exactly a fan of SHMUPs.
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3 z 3 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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2.1 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 25 stycznia, 2015
Japanese shmup in the classic arcade style that would have felt totally at home on the Dreamcast.

3D graphics, 2D movement mostly, mixing horizontal & vertical depending on the level. There's a lot to like in this one. No weapon progression that I can tell, with a choice of three weapons & a shield at any time & it's key to switch between them for the situation you're in. Throw in some nice straightforward modeling & presentation, with the game shifting perspective for different fights & bonus sequences.

Collision detection's fair so far, movement is crisp, but the one gotcha is enemy missiles unfortunately. Most are nice easy to see pink balls of doom. Missiles are grey streaks on a busy background & can often be hard to spot.

Other than that, thumbs up.
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5 z 7 osób (71%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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1.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 30 czerwca, 2014
An unexpectedly fun SHMUP. Has everything you want in the genre. Cool weapons, cool music, responsive controls, and explosions.
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6 z 9 osób (67%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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4.5 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 1 grudnia, 2013
In one word - Awesome.
Graphic is nice, music very, very good, I'm not yet completely sure about story but I think that's still better Love Story than twilight...

Konri_one - I done here~
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12 z 21 osób (57%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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3.3 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 10 lutego, 2015
It looks flashy enough and has pretty good graphics and music, but that's about everything good that can be said about the game. The hitbox is hateful, the lock-on weapon doesn't really work outside of boss encounters, and the concentrated shot isn't really better than the spread shot. Many enemy shots are only barely visible on the bright, fast-moving background. The stage flow is often broken up by bonus sections that drag on forever, like the missile dodge section on the first stage. The boss encounters are all over the place.

And worst of all, the (thankfully skippable) story cutscenes are absolutely atrocious in every aspect.
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14 z 25 osób (56%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
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3.2 godz. łącznie
Zamieszczono: 10 grudnia, 2013
Ether Vapor Remaster is a simple, straightforward shoot'em-up that has no powerups but three weapon modes (straight, spread and lock-on) that can be exchanged at will. The stages blend horizontal- and vertical-scrolling sections with some more novel perspectives, allowed by the 3D graphics engine, but the player's ship still moves only in a 2D plane.

Although the gameplay itself works fine enough, the graphics prove to be a problem in enjoying the game. One, some enemy bullet types are far too unnoticeable. Two, the graphics (and sound) do not properly convey the "oomph" the player's ship is supposed to have - it feels like a paper airplane with a peashooter for a gun. In this respect, though, it's way better than Razor 2.

It's possible that I've missed something, but it also doesn't make a good score attack game, as the scoring is notably simple and bland. There aren't chain multipliers, for instance. Some bigger enemy ships can be shot for a period of time after they're "incapacitated" before they explode to earn extra points, but that's about it, beyond bonus sections and points earned for time remaining at the end of the game.

In the end, the game does not do enough to make it stand out of the crowd. Your money would be better spent on other shmups even on Steam.
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