Climb into the pilot's seat of an otherworldly war machine and take down a genocidal alien race bent on eradicating humanity to preserve their own civilization.
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Дата на излизане: 30 май 2014

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"A good introduction to the idea of bullet-hell. Much more forgiving than its peers with dynamically changing perspectives and excellent visuals."
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Скорошни обновления Всички (2)

27 юли

7/26/2014 Stability fixes are live

Hi everyone,

We've updated Astebreed with a number of stability fixes, including bugs associated with uploading scores to the online leaderboards.

This patch is the newest version of the game, and should be automatically updated via Steam.

For those looking to update their Playism version of the game as well, simply re-download the game from the Playism site.

Enjoy!

The PLAYISM team

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26 юни

Astebreed receives metascore of 93

Hey everyone!

We couldn't believe our eyes when we first saw it, but Astebreed currently has a 93 on metacritic, making it the highest rated PC game of 2014 so far!

A gigantic "THANK YOU!" to all our fans, and to everyone that played and loved the game.

We hope that everyone that picks up the game loves it as much as we loved working on it.

Sincerely,

Edelweiss & The PLAYISM staff

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Рецензии

“This is one of my favorite shoot-'em-ups in years, and fellow STG enthusiasts would be remiss to overlook such a gem. Astebreed is a masterstroke. Spread the word.”
9.5 /10 – Destructoid

“If you’re looking for a game that has subtleties and intricacies often overlooked in modern games then Astebreed comes highly recommended.”
8/10 – Coffee Break Gaming

“...Astebreed is a game that, in terms of quality and design, puts many recent triple-A releases to shame...”
5/5 – USGamer

Относно тази игра

As of July 3rd, Astebreed is now available for $14.99.


Humanity Fights A Losing Galactic War!
Their Only Hope: a Young Pilot and a Girl Forever Changed.


You are Roy Becket, a young pilot with dreams of becoming as skilled as his adoptive father. When a galactic war with an ancient mechanical alien race reaches its boiling point, Roy is forced to spring into action and take control of an otherworldly bipedal war machine in hopes of saving what's left of humanity.

Joining Roy is a young girl who claims to have escaped the clutches of the nefarious aliens. Forever altered through horrible experimentation, she now possesses the very abilities humanity will need to push back the doomsday clock.

Together, they must battle an unrelenting army alone and reunite their shattered family.

The End of All Things is in sight. At the edge of eradication stands Astebreed.

Arcade Shooter Evolved

Astebreed takes the classic arcade shooter and breathes new life into it. Using lovingly crafted 3D models, cutting edge particle effects, and tried-and-true Japanese mecha designs, Astebreed delivers an unparalleled atmosphere of beautiful destruction.

A Full Arsenal

Roy has a considerable arsenal to combat his foes, as well. Armed with the mysterious Lucis device, Roy's mech can shoot from a distance, paint targets for precision homing attacks, and even get close for a killing blow with a powerful blade attack. No enemy shall escape your wrath, no matter where they hide.

Dynamically Changing Perspective

Your enemies are not always ahead of you. Your enemies swarm, fly and intercept, and Astebreed's dynamic perspective always keeps the action in view. Seamlessly switching between veritcal, horizontal, and 3D shooter, Astebreed will keep you guessing what your next threat will be, without ever interrupting the action.

Системни изисквания

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 compatible, GeForce 8600GT (2007 model) or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Additional Notes: Controller recommended
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1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.3 изиграни часа
Besides the fact that I'm an otaku, I really love this game. Everythimg about is just awesome. :D
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1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.8 изиграни часа
Amazing gameplay. Can't wait to finish it. Awesome visuals too. If you like mecha at all or shmups you gotta try it. Worth the full price to me.
Публикувани: 6 октомври
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1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.0 изиграни часа
Little girls is mecha AWWWWW YEEEAA-And Im going to jail. 2/2 little girls give me your magic mech power.
Публикувани: 12 октомври
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0 от 1 човека (0%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.0 изиграни часа
I like shmups, not a huge fan but I have played a lot of Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun and Ether Vapor long before it(them) was on Steam. Astabreed however feels strange.

There are things I like and things I dont like. First comes the main menu and settings where you choose from 8 different resolutions but there are no 1680x1050, so I played 1600x900 windowed mode.

Sword fighting is fun and looks awesome, it's so much better than on Radiant Silvergun. However at many times I got a feeling I'm not in control of the game and just button smashing. There are so much fast enemies in the background (where you cant shoot, but can lock-on) and on same level you are and can shoot, that you dont understand what is happening. In Ikaruga you saw the enemy and could move to position to shoot, but not in this game. Try to lock-on something, use sword for incoming bullets and button smash. I didnt like sudden changes on 2D to 3D. It wasnt cool and its hard to see distance, not that it matters since you just lock-on things in 3D. I think 2D is the best for shmups.

Graphics are great and it feels good to play modern looking shmup. Story telling is funny and I have no idea what is the story, because it happens on radio conversations when I play. There really is no time to watch bottom of my screen where english subtitles are for japanese speaking. I literally lolled out loud when at some point cut scene showed anime clip and I had no idea what was happening. I dont think this is bad thing, it's just very funny to put story going same time when you are playing extremely fast game.

Almost forgot the chapter select in main menu, so you dont have to start right at the beginning everytime.

Final verdict: I cant deal with the fact I'm not in charge of the game, like I am on Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun. This is not crap, but not excellent either. This review probably gets many down votes because of this, but I cannot recommend this game, 2/5. If you like button smashing and exploding enemies this is 4/5 for you.

TL;DR:
+Graphics
+Sword
+Chapter select
+Funny story telling

-I'm not on control of the game (button smashing)
-Too fast enemies and I'm too slow
-Too much happening at the same time
-3D gameplay
Публикувани: 5 октомври
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0 от 1 човека (0%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
0.9 изиграни часа
i have such mix feeling about this game i dont if i like it or dislike it but anyone is intsered in this game by the trailer and screenshots then go ahead and play it im pretty sure youll find something i didnt
Публикувани: 23 септември
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1 от 8 човека (13%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.6 изиграни часа
didn't like it
Публикувани: 27 септември
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2.5 изиграни часа
7/10

Astabreed is a Hybrid side-shooter, with nice flashy graphics, and easy to use controls, but a somewhat clunky menu interface. The first couple of levels lack anything too dangerous, which is great because it gives a player time to test/get accustomed to the controls, and if you got kids they can usually get through the first 2 or 3 stages and have alot of fun before the harder stuff smashes them.

Pros:
- Full of colors and lights, very appealing graphically.
- Plays like a classic but alternates between views, which helps to keep things interesting.

Cons:
- Menu interface can be a bit unclear (Possible it was translated?) when first using and is a little clunky.
- Controller support is only partial. Having to click through menus with arrow keys and enter, then pick your controller back up is a pain.
- Unless you've gotten used to the controls and perhaps even if you have, the game difficulty curves sharply after the first couple of levels. Mostly this is not a bad thing, but on a first playthrough when you go from being able to spam butttons or play around, to getting stuck in middle of multiple laser beams, that you have to flicker/boost through not to get hit/die, can seem a bit nuts.
Публикувани: 15 октомври
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1.6 изиграни часа
Astebreed is a hard sell in my opinion. First off, it's borderline bullet hell. Yes, the whole screen is going to be covered in flashing red, blue and purple lights the entire game. Yes, you're going to have really stupid boss fights with multiple forms. Yes, when you die on the last form, you have to start back at form 1 and work all the way back to the final form only to die yet again. If you're not immediately put off by these design choices, you should keep an eye on Astebreed.

Truth be told, Astebreed isn't very hard by bullet hell standards. I'm God-awful at these games and I made it to the second to last boss on Normal without dying a single time. The story is one of the best ways Astebreed sinks its hooks into you. It may be dumb anime ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ most of the time (Really? The aliens decided to experiment on little girls for their world-dominating mecha project?) and you won't be able to read the dialoge what with the BULLET HELL going on in the foreground, but it's nice that they made the effort. Keep in mind that a single playthrough is just over an hour if you're not a baddie like me. Unless you're going to replay this game on Normal and Hard with score attack in mind, I'd think twice before buying. But if that's your cup of tea, then Astebreed comes highly recommended!
Публикувани: 28 септември
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1.6 изиграни часа
Short but sweet. Gorgeous to look at, nice music, and some pretty great mechanics.
Публикувани: 28 септември
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1.4 изиграни часа
Seems like a nice bullet hell (one of a few I could enjoy), but... I'd prefer to have english vocie-over. Do not get me wrong: I actually prefer original voices whenever possible, but it's kinda difficult to read the subs during a bullet hell battle.
Публикувани: 2 октомври
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1.3 изиграни часа
Perhaps one of the most beautiful, yet difficult Bullet hell games I have played in a LONG time. The soundtrack is great, the visuals are stunning, and the controls are very smooth! My only irk is the storyline, but most bullet hell games tend to lack in that department. The added edition of some hack and slash elements really adds to the game-play and makes you balance out your attacks!

If you are looking for a bullet hell game with a kick and soem aspects of hack and slash games, this is totally for you! Just be prepared to get your butt kicked, even in easy mode!
Публикувани: 8 октомври
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114 от 122 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
11.9 изиграни часа
Highly recommended, especially if you're a SHMUP fan. I definitely enjoyed my time with this. ^,^

-There are a total of 6 chapters, with a boss encounter for each. Early stages can be pretty easy, but it can get difficult later on, especially during some boss encounters. It can take you a few attempts during later boss encounters before you figure out their attack pattern and come up with a strategy to take them down!

-The visuals are pretty good for a SHMUP; I really liked the fantastic art aesthetics. Also, there are full Japanese voice overs for all of the characters (it's actually pretty good!) Subtitles are available, but you won't be reading much of it during intense fights.

-3 attacks are available to you (4 of you count the EX special which has 3 variants) and each attack has a secondary function. Scatter shots can lock on enemies around you, focus shots lock on enemies in a targeted direction and blade attacks can be used to dash across the screen. Destroying enemy shots with the blade will charge the EX meter faster.

-You'll end up using your full arsenal instead of just spamming one attack. You'll use blade attacks against tougher foes, switch between shots depending on your position, destroy certain enemy bullets with your blade, line up foes and dash across the screen with the blade dash to destroy them or avoid danger, and find the perfect moment to unleash your EX special to annihilate your foes.

-You can take some punishment before you die. Your "health" is your shields which recharges over time depending on which difficulty you're playing on.

-The camera perspective will change during combat keeping each encounter fresh. It switches between side-scrolling, top-down and 3D perspectives.

-Astebreed definitely has replayability. Hard mode is extremely challenging. You also have the option to turn on scoring to test your skills and compete against other player's scores on the online leaderboards. Feel the arcade goodness!

-There are unlockables! Hard mode (for you crazy SHMUP lovers) and other content becomes available after beating the game (not gonna spoil anything!)
Публикувани: 30 май
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49 от 57 човека (86%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
9.8 изиграни часа
Astebreed is a sort of shoot'em'up / 3D mecha game hybrid. There's a fairly complicated melee system which makes the game very different from normal shooters. In addition to a generic shot and melee you have the ability to lock-on to enemies in an area.

The view of the gameplay shifts throughout the game; scrolling directions change and sometimes you only shoot enemies in the background. This is the best implementation of this I've seen so far, I felt it didn't disturb my gameplay at all unlike say in Eschatos or Ether Vapor.

A single playthrough while skipping all cutscenes takes about 30 minutes, which is average for a shmup. There is also chapter select to play each of the 6 chapters.

Pros:
+ Extremely impressive presentation for an indie game. Graphics, music and sound effects are all top notch
+ Shooting and melee combat systems are merged nicely. There is a lot of depth to how the systems can be used.
+ Approachable to beginners of the genre due to varied difficulty options, lifebar and a comprehensive tutorial
+ Simple intuitive scoring system; shoot things with your shot or lock-on to increase a multiplier, then get a lot of points by killing enemies using melee attacks with a high multiplier
+ Well produced (but generic) anime storyline to follow throughout the game. I'm assuming the japanese voice actors are pretty good as well.
+ Lots of extras and achievements to unlock

Cons:
- It can be very difficult to see bullets and your hitbox when there's a lot of stuff going on
- Some unskippable cutscenes even with story dialogue turned off in options
- No 'super difficult' mode for hardcore fans of the genre. There's also not that much actual bullet dodging on hard mode because about half of all bullet patterns can be cancelled with melee strikes.
- Lack of cohesion in enemy behavior: the same enemy type might shoot completely different attack patterns in different waves. Some attacks aren't telegraphed well (very fast red lasers without warning, etc)
Публикувани: 31 май
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28 от 34 човека (82%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.1 изиграни часа
This game is simply spectacular.

It's obviously inspired by ZoE, and quite possibly it's the closest thing to ZoE we will get.

This game is a shmup with a twist. You have a wide range of attacks from the get go, including wide and narrow ranged fire and you sword. There is also a dash attack, which is very convinient for changing your positioning and evading. Special attacks is where things get especially interesting. Once the attack is charged it's up to you which special you want to execute. The basic difference is that one is more offensive — dealing a lot of damage to the enemies, and the other is more deffensive — giving you brief invincibility and a chance to evade heavy fire.

You might find that the first few stages are very easy. Don't drop your guard though, try to use the opportunity to learn the mechanics and get yourself comfortable with executing different maneuvers. I can't stress enough how important evading gets later in the game, when suddenly you notice you start getting the Continue Y/N screen a bit too often.

Presentation-wise, the music is good. So far, nothing I would listen to on repeat, but good enough. Visuals are spectacular though. You will want to get destracted from the action by the scenery, because it's that good.

I haven't finished the game yet, but I definitely will. I'm not sure how much replayability the game offers: there are different difficulty settings and you can always try to go for a better score. Regardless, I think I will play through the game at least several times simply because how good the game feels and looks.

Definitely recommend this game to any fan of the genre and anyone who is willing to give it a try.
Публикувани: 30 май
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23 от 26 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
9.0 изиграни часа
One of the best SHMUPS I've played! Do not be put off by the inclusion of anime (why would you hate anime :/)

Astebreed offers a challenging gameplay that progressively increases in difficulty. At some moments, you may feel like you understood and mastered the game mechanics. But it is at such moments that the game throws you off and forces you to rethink how you control your mecha and play the game. The achievements prove worthwhile to see if you are really up to challenge of mastering the game.

The game's visuals are crisp and do help (rather than stray) with my enjoyment of the game. The graphic effects do add to the whole epicness of the battle. The sound effects are thankfully not grating (some games have awful SFX that makes SHMUPS sound like pea-shooters).

Get this game! It will deliver the enjoyment you seek!
Публикувани: 29 юни
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22 от 25 човека (88%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.0 изиграни часа
Fantastic game with fantastic production values, smart design that encourages you to use every trick in the book, tight controls, pretty solid audio (found EVR to have a more catchy soundtrack), and a strong scoring mechanic (see Altynex Second). My only concern is that the game was way too easy on normal mode; I pulled my 1CC All Clear in about an hour (my third attempt I believe). This could be noted as a positive for many people since shoot 'em ups were intentionally prohibative (see DDP, Battle Garegga, Rayforce, etc) and I'm sure the game would suit me better on the now unlocked hard mode but considering I have only 1 real (excludes iOS ports, Gigantic Army, etc) single credit all clear in my years of shmupping (Kingdom Grandprix) I don't think I'd brag about this one nor add it to the list. On to hard mode!

Edit: Just wanted to add how pleased I was with the wealth of options available in the game. You use a lock on mechanic like Souky but they even let you customize the controls to react similarly to Rudy where the straight lock zone is reversed making dodging while shooting feel more sensible.

Hopefully final edit: I was curious going in whether there would be a stereoscopic 3d mode like there was in EVR, unless I'm completely blind there is not.
Публикувани: 31 май
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12 от 13 човека (92%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.6 изиграни часа
I want to make love to this game. It successfully combines the hot awesome lock-on of Panzer Dragoon with the mega fast mech shooter action of some other game I can't think of right now.

You're in this suit and all these Japanese anime characters start telling you about how dire everything is but that's okay because you can kill your enemies with ten million bullets. The graphics are smoking hot sexy goodness, the likes of which is seldom seen in a Japanese hybrid-genre shooter on the PC.

The game's controls give you the chance to slide and glide like one of those ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s from GunValkyrie but there's no reason to blister your thumbs in the process.

If you're like me and want to be the hero without having to endure the tough as nails nature of most shooters, give Astebreed a try.
Публикувани: 29 юни
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13 от 15 човека (87%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.0 изиграни часа
"If I can get a little sister out of this, this would be worth it." - Humanity
With just 6 chapters, this would show how fast beating the game once takes. This game like all shorter games have replay value. The replay values can range depending if a person wants to challenge a harder difficulty or not. The gameplay is seemingly simple and it brings a lot of fun. The art is pretty amazing especially the scenes that are not during a fight. As this has controller support, I greatly enjoyed playing this game on a controller. Though it was short, I felt that it had a complete story. The sound and the voice actors were pretty good. A game that is different from most steam games would make this a fresh experience for new players. A game with high replay value is definitely worth the money.


The only problem is that the subtitles are way too fast during some fights. Even if I wanted to read them while playing, sometimes they talk in a rather fast pace which brings a lot of subtitle change.
Публикувани: 31 май
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14 от 17 човека (82%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.4 изиграни часа
It's really a good Game for me. It makes fun and the controls are easy. Really enjoyable.
Публикувани: 5 август
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9 от 9 човека (100%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.9 изиграни часа
A fantastic refinement and expansion of what Edelweiss started in their fun but flawed Ether Vapor. Astebreed is mechanically solid, easy to read and a joy to play for shmup fans. For newcomers to the genre Astebreed can work as a fantastic introduction. The game features a fantastic prologue chapter that functions as an in-game tutorial. There is also a gallery that demonstrates the various abilities and how to execute them with video and interactive tutorial segments. Finally the difficulty levels are well scaled, providing challenge and fun to all skill levels.

Once you learn the mechanics and beat the game it doesn't stop there. Astebreed features deep and rewarding scoring mechanics on top of all the other great features, so if you enjoy score chasing and leaderboards there is a lot of meat here.

Finally the presentation is about as flawless as you could ask for in this type of game. The anime stylings perfectly capture the feel of 80s and 90s mecha and space opera anime, much like Ether Vapor before it. The music, audio and visuals in game are top notch. This game is a tour de force for shmup fans and a triumph for Edelweiss' particular design concepts.
Публикувани: 23 юни
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