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.
Valutazione degli utenti: Molto positiva (322 recensioni)
Data di rilascio: 30 mag 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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27 luglio

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 giugno

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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Recensioni

“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

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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.

Requisiti di sistema

    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
Recensioni utili dai clienti
3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 novembre
Astbreed is a game that leaves a lot of story to the imagination, the 'how' & the 'why', go largely unexplained. However the action is by far a crowning achievement, as a sidescroller, Astebreed goes to great lengths to create changing dimensions during play. You may be charging headlong into enemy fire to find that the enemy is now behind you, or drop down on a foe & fly circles around them during combat.

During combat you have Spread Shot/Spread lock-on, Focus Shot/Focus lock-on, Blade Flurry/Blade Dash, EX Nova/ EX Blade Storm/ EX Wild. The shot & blade techniques are a simple difference between holding down the required button, however the EX attacks vary depending on how many targets your locked on -if any- & lastly if you've locked every weapon you have on a single target you go EX Wild.

The game has difficulty settings, chapter select, & leaderboards as part of the replay experience. It also has a gallery of all sorts of unlockable images to award your exceptional efforts.

10/10 I would save my kawaii sisters again. :D
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 14 novembre
Titolo tecnicamente ineccepibile, visivamente spettacolare, ma forse troppo facile. Il gameplay offre svariati approcci al combattimento, ma personalmente mi sono ritrovato a usare solo la spada perché più potente. Lo consiglio comunque, se non altro per il grande lavoro audiovisivo.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 5 (60%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 agosto
Velocemente, seguiremo la storia che tratta di un padre, due figlie e un terzo incomodo che per sì e per no gli mette anche del suo perché… be’ perché i threesome piacciono a tutti. Non che la trama di uno shooter sia la componente fondamentale, ma a tratti si viene portati a seguire delle scene disegnate con flashback di cui, però, non capirete poi nulla. I dialoghi, infatti, avverranno tutti mentre sarete impegnati a sgusciare a destra e a manca col vostro mech volante, evitando colpi nemici e cercando di portare morte e distruzione nello spazio. Non solo, poi vi dovrete pure sorbire i momenti disperati e guardarli basiti come se fosse una qualsiasi tragedia neomelodica. Quantomeno, se in Japania hanno questa voglia di dare un minimo di enfasi alla parte narrativa, che cerchino di trovare momenti meno affollati per far esprimere i propri personaggi.

Anche perché, e qui viene davvero il bello, Astebreed è un’orgia di colori per gli occhi. Il vostro robottone potrà attaccare con tre modalità diverse: spadate generiche o con spostamento mirato, un raggio a cono da far partire nella direzione desiderata, o un più generico cerchio espanso per tutti quei casi in cui lo schermo si affollerà di nemici e/o missili. In più, distruggendo i colpi nemici caricheremo più velocemente una barra gialla che identifica anche l’EX Attack: un colpo devastante che può essere usato o per creare uno scudo, o per infliggere tutta una serie di spadate ai nemici più imponenti. Viene da sé che utilizzare questo o quell’altro tipo di attacco porterà tutta una serie di vantaggi tattici e di risultato finale (non può mancare la classica sfida di punteggio). Inoltre, a proteggerci dai colpi che non riusciremo a bloccare (come quelli rossi, imparabili), avremo a disposizione uno scudo che si ricaricherà col tempo, dopo che non saremo stati vittima di colpi nemici.

Vieni a leggere la recensione completa su TheShelterNetwork.com:
http://theshelternetwork.com/astebreed/
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116 persone su 124 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
14.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 maggio
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!)
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
50 persone su 58 (86%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 maggio
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)
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
29 persone su 35 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 maggio
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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
24 persone su 27 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
9.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 giugno
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!
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
23 persone su 26 (88%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 maggio
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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
13 persone su 14 (93%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 giugno
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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
15 persone su 18 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 agosto
It's really a good Game for me. It makes fun and the controls are easy. Really enjoyable.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
13 persone su 15 (87%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 maggio
"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.
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10 persone su 10 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 giugno
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.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
13 persone su 16 (81%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 giugno
Legit. Better than Ikaruga.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
8 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 agosto
Asterbreed is that very special kind of game, that reminds us all why we love videogames in the first place. For fun.
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8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 ottobre
Get some booze - you'll need it so you can understand the japanese translation.
Fun bullet hell game. You're prolly going to lose drunk.
Or win sober.
If you're sober, you prolly won't understand the storyline.
If you're drunk, you will priolly lose, but understand the story.
Heck, if you're sober you're going to lose too - this is bullet hell, son. Designed for teenagers with reflexes that put an adult's to shame.

Still a fun game, with an oddball storyline that kinda distracts you at points.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
10 persone su 14 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 agosto
3/10, A SHMUP made to appeal to mainstream audiances, stripped of all of the normal difficulty found in the genre with a cliche story and gameplay that doesn't have a lot of lasting appeal.

GOOD

The game has quite beautiful graphics and an artstyle that makes it standout. Effects and bullets are flashy enough without detracting from the gameplay. Which is good since so many SHMUPs these days tend to forget this distinction. The weapons all look nice, but in gameplay don't tend to be very interesting. Bullets of two spreads, lockon of two varieties, and finally a sword. Scoring in the game is building up multipliers while not getting hit with the bullet weapons then 'cashing out' the multiplier using the sword on high value targets or a cluster of enemies.

BAD

It's easy. RIDICULOUSLY EASY. I didn't die a single time up until the final boss. I can't say I'm a fan of the health bar nor its regenerating nature. If bullets were more of a threat perhaps but your mech is able to tank bullets on top of being a very small target. There's no interesting bullet patterns that make you think of how you want to avoid them, it's either slashing yellow bullets with your sword and spamming your EX-attack which acts like a bomb (Which also grants you a shield against bullets for a few seconds), or moving back and forth slightly to avoid the predictable bullets. With all this in mind there isn't much to improve on in multiple playthroughs. The game is also pretty short even for a SHMUP. A higher difficulty option is unlockable, but doesn't seem to change much aside from preventing full regeneration after a hit and slightly tougher enemies.

Finally... the Story. Not only is it terribly cliche, but I feel that it actually detracts from the gameplay. SHMUPs are not a good medium for telling a story and here's why. The adrenline is pumping after you beat a boss then you get interupted by a long cutscene. It's not good design to do this in this genre because you're meant to beat the game in one action filled sitting. It's not as action filled if half of the time is spent in dialog and cutscenes. If they were shorter or skippable (Which also detracts from replayability) it would be less of an issue. This all wouldn't be quite so much of a problem if the story was actually any good. Power of friendship, magic mechs with the ability to fight the previously invincible enemy forces, corruption and betrayal. It's a laundry list of anime cliches.
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5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 giugno
True potential of what creativity really is.
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 8 agosto
Wow what an insane game. I was already totally hyped about this one, since I love shmups and played other edelweiss productions already, I knew this will not turn out badly.

So first what makes it different than other shmups, you have a f*** big sword. It was the first shmups I played where you fight close combat.
At the beginning I was a little disoriented because most danmakus/bullet hell you have to evade the bullets, so every new game mechanic which involve you to "absorb" bullets makes the gameplay really interesting.
In addition I dislike the limited continue system in other shmups, these were acceptable in the arcade era but not nowadayws so I prefer the checkpoint system, where you can instant starts over.
And even the story feels great, ok nothing more then the standard cliche anime but who cares, I like the ending, I like the characters (awesome seiyuu) and since it is mostly a highscore/gameplay-driven game it is a nice extra.

What is left to say, actually I only finished this in easy mode (yet) because I struggle on my first try at normal which is great, because at first I did not understand the score/health system and in my opinion shmups have to be difficult. If I could finish a shmups on first try in normal something is definetly wrong. So for people who say it is short and do not have enough content, this is not a game made for them, you have to set you own goal and play it over and over until you beat the next stage, get higher score, no damage etc.
Play this game one or two hour, get better with every run until finally beat the stage and this will be the most satisfying game moment ever, at least for me.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 giugno
The best original shmup on steam, as well as the best anime game on steam.

Until ZUN corrects the shocking lack of Touhou on steam, this is as good as it gets.
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5 persone su 6 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.9 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 giugno
Great Shoot 'em up! Highly recommended

Video Review Below:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=269704673
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No