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Préparez-vous au monde sombre de The Chaos Engine, dans lequel l'âge victorien des découvertes et de la technologie a été altéré par une expérience ratée avec l'un des premiers ordinateurs - la Machine du chaos.
Date de parution: 29 août 2013
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À propos du jeu

Préparez-vous au monde sombre de The Chaos Engine, dans lequel l'âge victorien des découvertes et de la technologie a été altéré par une expérience ratée avec l'un des premiers ordinateurs - la Machine du chaos.

Faites votre choix parmi six mercenaires surarmés, chacun disposant de ses propres armes et compétences uniques pour combattre les monstruosités étranges créées par la machine. Ceux qui auront la force et le courage de détruire la Machine du chaos resteront dans les annales.

Caractéristiques du jeu

  • Combattez à travers quatre mondes uniques dans des modes à un joueur, en ligne ou en coopération locale.
  • Jouez en mode « Amélioré » ou « Classique » avec les commandes et les graphismes originaux utilisés pour l'Amiga.
  • Compatible avec les manettes avec des déplacements optionnels dans 16 directions.
  • Succès Steam pour tester le courage des nouveaux et des anciens fans.
  • Revivez la bande sonore classique des années 90 de Richard Joseph.

Configuration requise (PC)

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (minimum 2.5 GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 9600 or ATI Radeon HD 3650
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit

Configuration requise (MAC)

    • OS: OS X 10.7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space

Configuration requise (Linux)

    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 (minimum 2.5 GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 6200 or ATI Radeon X300
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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This is more a rant that a review so bear with me...

Chaos Engine year 1993. Reactions "This game is too hard whine whine whine"

Chaos Engine year 2013. Reactions "This game is too hard whine i want this whine i want that what a shame i have been a fan my whole life whine".

I have not yet read any good points why this truly original HD remake game would suck. this game is rock solid in design. I can't even name another game that would be like it and have the same level of thought used to design it. And dont even start on the graphics. they are bitmap brothers style graphics. Their trade mark. Whoever wants to mess with that needs to jump into an icy lake.

Remake adds some functionality but doesn't try to add too much to the mix so it's just 'a HD remake'. Skip the HD jokes. it's 1920x1080 resolution so it's enough to qualify for the 'HD' title in my books. You can even add filters to make it look different - something that can be usefull when played on large TV screens. I personally don't need the extra gimmicks but i don't condemn the game for including them.

Since i dont have a amiga lying around nor will i download pirated images of this game then bying this game is the only way to go. No, i will also not get an amiga just to 'compare the original to the HD remake'. I have fond memories of the original and thats the way i want to keep it. Nitpicking about details that just doesnt matter and then degrading this game furiously is plain stupid.

No advances in game mechanics in 20 years? Really? New players dont need that and veterans will play it with nostalgia anyway. Formula was perfect then and it's perfect for new players too. Don't spoil it for them. Too many classics have been spoiled by trying to make them 'better'.

Remakes are always a bit risky for the buyer. some are money grabs. others are cultural events where good games of the past are resurrected and passed on to the next generation. This game (along with another Bitmap Brothers game on steam) is not counted in the money grab games section.
Posté le : 24 juin
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I for one am happy that Steam brought this game back from the 90s. Not only that, but they upgraded it with achievements! For those that don't know, Chaos Engine is a difficult cooperative top down 8 way shooter known as Soldiers of Fortune on the Super Nintendo. You select from six mercenaries each with their own weapons, special talents and stats. The stats can even be upgraded every 2 levels by spending currency that you find on the ground and from killing enemies.

Speaking of killing enemies, don't think this is some cake walk. Every enemy is deadly and can kill you. Your mercenaries body is just as chunky as the enemies, so if they can't dodge your bullets, you can't dodge theirs without some quick reflexes. That alone is a warning, if that's not you, turn around and find another game.

The controls feel stiff, using the special abilities feels odd, you need to hold one button to prime it and press another when it is ready. Sadly this takes a while, to top that off you can often use two when you only mean to use one. The shooting forces your character to a stand still. This is not a dual stick shooter like Smash TV, you need to face the enemies before you shoot at them. On top of that collision detection seems off in terms of things hitting you when they shouldn't. Even with all of these issues, somehow it all works, its fun and entertaining. Map design is good, each level is almost a maze of staircases and walls that open up to reveal other paths. You'll never get lost and everything seems bite sized in the maze. Finding gold keys will open walls, silver keys will move objects. The object of the game really seems to destroy nodes / towers in each level to open up the exit door.

Chaos Engine is a quick game, each world has 4 levels and they feel like a healthy size, just because you can't just run through it, you need to take it slow. The game has limited lives, and you'll find lives along the way, but you can also buy lives and health every 2 levels as well. When you die, you restart at the last checkpoint, but lose all of your lives, you'll need to restart from the last save at the beginning of each level. The gun upgrades are nice and offer more bullets for a wider gun.

This game is also a forced cooperative game, meaning, even if you're one player alone, the game will stick you with an AI partner. The AI seems competent enough, but you'll still be doing the majority of the work and pushing forward. You can still use 2 player cooperative on the same computer and also 2 player cooperative over Steam, but honestly, I can't find anyone whenever I try to host game or join a game. You can invite friends, but alas no friends have this game. You can make use of your partner's special abilities as long as they're alive. Its a nice feature.

I was lucky enough to pick up this gem of a game in a bundle, and Steam has had it on sale for $2. While I can recommend the game at a full $10, its best that you wait.
Posté le : 30 juillet
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What a great game, I think I actually enjoyed it more now, then I did back in the day. I highly recommend this game to anyone who was gaming in the early 90s for a good dose of nostalgic rage (when then CPU player takes all your food/power ups!). The majority of the game is flawless but there are still issues which have not been addressed. Like for instance the online multiplayer being laggy to the point of unplayability and some of the achievements are inaccessible/broken. Apprantly there are "minor sound issues" and a friend has also mentioned "laggy menus" but I myself have not experienced these problems or neglected to notice them. All in all this is a great remake and was worth every penny, do yourself a favor and buy this classic masterpiece.
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I got this on a great discount, from Humble bundle store.
I was still taking a risk.
But I will never regret buying that.
Back when I had my Amiga 500 as my main computer, this game was one of my favorite ones.
Also the game was a great challenge.

Amiga version had the best music - sound fx and voice.
The game is NOT Steam punk. This is bullcrap.
People must not use terms just because they are trendy and catchy.
It is cyber punk though, as it meant to be back then.
A great cyber punk game with post apocalyptic atmosphere.

It is a shoot em up platformer game that has the camera above the player sprites.
The limited view the players have, will challenge them not only NOT to be hasty,
but also to be extra careful. Two player game needs great collaboration by both players.
This is not a vanilla shoot em up platformer, no.

The game has secrets, it has many ways to do things and many paths to pass.
Different paths, different choices, have different rewards.
An extra life, a power up, everyrthing counts when it comes to Chaos Engine.
So it has great replayability.

The game has 4 Worlds. Each world has 4 levels.

The final boss was great and the whole game was also incredible.

Graphics were well made.

Let's go to music now.
That was the strongest advantage of this game in Amiga version.
The music was just eight OUTSTANDING pieces of art.
Remember Techno and Industrial, genres? Add some dark ambience and you got what the soundtrack was.

In Commodore Amiga 500, the music was outstanding and I believe it was the best version.

So what did these guys did with the remaster?

The Chaos engine was released also for
Atari ST,
Sega Mega Drive,
Super NES...
and more...


So they did the right thing!!!

The Chaos engine has Amiga version sound, some minor bugs exist but don't ruin the whole experience,
there are some welcome changes on coloring and voice sound fx that are really welcome as the game is more polished now.

It is still as challenging as it was.
I remember myself looking at the screen after beating it the ending and feeling that awesome satisfaction that the good old school games were giving you.
Posté le : 19 juillet
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The Chaos Engine brings overhead steampunk action to the modern PC. It's not exactly a remake, as the graphics haven't been redrawn and the presentation is pretty much exactly what it was twenty years ago. There are a few tweaks to the checkpointing system and control set-up, but, for better or worse, this is exactly the same game the critics raved about back in the early 1990s.While I found the experience too punishing, I'm sure there are longtime fans who have memorized every maze and can breeze through the entire game in a couple hours. Those gamers who grew up with The Chaos Engine will likely enjoy this more than I did. The developers haven't touched the graphics, which is something I appreciate. The music is also taken directly from the original Amiga CD release. For many European gamers, this will no doubt bring back a lot of fond memories.I wish I could share the love for this twenty year old game, but alas I couldn't get over the cheap deaths and unfair difficulty. It's filled with bits and pieces that I love and respect, but they never quite come together like they should. This enhanced version of The Chaos Engine could use a few more enhancements.With so many great ideas in The Chaos Engine, it pains me to admit that I didn't have much fun. I love the world it creates, the diverse enemies and the science fiction story, but can't get past the punishing difficulty and cheap hits.
Posté le : 28 juillet
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Pour ceux qui ne le connaîtraient pas, The Chaos Engine est un classique du jeu d'action d'antan, burné et badass comme on n'en fait malheureusement plus, dans la droite lignée des Run'n'Gun d'autrefois, mais à la sauce Top-Down (vue du dessus).

Réalisé par les Bitmap Brothers, le jeu aura connu son heure de gloire sur Amiga et moult supports de l'époque dont la Super Nintendo, et même le PC dans une version cela dit peu recommandable comme beaucoup de portages issus de consoles de l'époque.

Loin d'être aussi primaire qu'un Contra cependant, le jeu propose surtout l'idée très originale d'inclure de petits éléments de jeu de rôle dans son action. Ainsi, vous pourrez choisir de contrôler six personnages aux caractéristiques et armes bien spécifiques, et augmenter leurs capacités en fonction de l'argent récolté dans les niveaux, le tout en suivant un arbre de compétences déterminant votre vitesse, vitalité, et ainsi de suite.

Une idée fort novatrice à son époque qui reste étonnament fraîche même aujourd'hui, le concept n'ayant pas été repris très souvent dans les jeux de ce genre, mais qu'en est-il du reste ?

Des graphismes au top à son époque pour son support original, un gameplay soigné, une difficulté exemplaire et bien dosée, un mode co-op de qualité et une rejouabilité plutôt élevée, et surtout, une bande-son marquante dont presque chaque thème se remémore aisément et avec grand plaisir.

La version Steam, cependant, n'est pas à recommander à tout le monde vu le prix affiché, simplement scandaleux compte-tenu du minimum syndical effectué pour la remise à neuf du soft. Une intégration Steam excellente avec leaderboards, multijoueur online, succès, trading-cards et cloud, mais un dépoussiérage du jeu à la limite de l'inexistant avec trois malheureux sous-titres ajoutés et un bien vilain filtre d'image digne des plus beaux émulateurs de 2003, non vraiment, il n'y a pas de quoi sauter au plafond de ce coté.

En plus de ça, la team ayant racheté les droits du jeu n'a visiblement pas l'air motivée pour corriger les problèmes rencontrés par les joueurs (succès freezés et bug divers), silence radio après une promesse de mise à jour n'étant jamais arrivée, The Chaos Engine est désormais quasi-certainement abandonné de tout soutien de leur part. Dommage...

Reste cependant un très bon jeu que tout fan de Old-School se doit d'avoir fait, seul ou en co-op, mais qui ne conviendra pas à tout le monde vu le prix de vente simplement ridicule pour ce qu'on a a y gagner par rapport au jeu original...

L'ayant obtenu par un échange, j'en suis pour ma part satisfait, mais je me serais senti volé si j'avais ouvert le porte-monnaie, je dois l'admettre.

A vous de voir si vous avez de l'argent à dépenser un peu bêtement, donc, autrement rabattez-vous sur l'original, identique à peu de choses près.
Posté le : 5 février
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