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:
Recenti:
Molto positiva (16 recensioni) - 93% delle 16 recensioni degli utenti pubblicate negli ultimi 30 giorni sono positive.
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (904 recensioni) - 904 recensioni degli utenti (90%) per questo gioco sono positive.
Data di rilascio: 30 mag 2014

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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

Informazioni sul gioco



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 vertical, horizontal, and 3D shooter, Astebreed will keep you guessing what your next threat will be, without ever interrupting the action.

Requisiti di sistema

    Minimi:
    • Sistema operativo: Windows XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processore: Core 2 Duo or faster
    • Scheda video: Shader Model 3.0 compatible, GeForce 8600GT (2007 model) or better
    • DirectX: Versione 9.0
    • Note aggiuntive: Controller recommended
Recensioni dei giocatori
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Recenti:
Molto positiva (16 recensioni)
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (904 recensioni)
Pubblicate di recente
dsagent
( 1.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 17 luglio
You shoot things while anime characters scream nonsense in the background.
Rusky レビ[Trading Knife]
( 5.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 luglio
Realy enjoyed this game , great fighting styles , arcade and modern combat
Khadafi15
( 2.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 13 luglio
Prodotto ricevuto gratis
very wow
HudsonWolf
( 1.8 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 11 luglio
In Astebreed, you get the opportunity to carve and blast a path of robotic carnage through gorgeous, dynamic levels in a mecha, while the second season of an anime happens in the background. You skipped the first season. It doesn't matter. This game is beautiful.

A few things to keep in mind:
- The core game is, in my experience, a couple hours at best. That said, it feels about the right length, and there are plenty of achievements to poke around for if you want more gameplay than that.
- The controls are a bit wonky. There isn't exactly an autofire because holding down either of the main fire buttons activates a different ability, but said abilities are unique and interesting enough that I thought it was a worthwhile tradeoff.
- The plot is ??? and a lot of the dialogue happens while you're fighting so it's even more difficult to follow than it would be otherwise. Realistically, though, the plot isn't why you're playing this.

Overall, if you're looking for an innovative, smooth, snazzy-looking SHMUP experience (with mechas!), look no further.
**FADM*Sollarii**
( 1.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 luglio
Such a neat game I wish there were more like it. Wish this game were a bit more complex with more moves and the ability to upgrade and change designs but hey I'll take what I can get. Keep up the good work fellas.
Feared aLIEn Voodoo
( 1.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 1 luglio
Closest thing to nirvana.
Z-Gradt
( 4.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 giugno
It's a bullet hell where the perspective changes during the stage. It can be quite unforgiving after a certain stage, but it's an entertaining and well-made game, nonetheless.
proudlynoob
( 7.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Ottimo gioco, il sistema di combattimento é intuitivo e divertente ma non per questo troppo facile.
Ritengo che le meccaniche di movimento siano azzeccatissime per la tipologia di combattimento; il design degli sfondi, la colonna sonora e i cambi di prospettiva durante i livelli sono curati al meglio.
Complessivamente é un gioco da provare se si apprezza la categoria e se si amano i giochi realizzati con molta cura, inoltre se si é amanti del gaming tramite controller ci si diverte un sacco.
Lo consiglio vivamente.
AX3LZ3R07
( 5.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 18 giugno
Very fast-paced bullet-hell shooter that is easy to learn and looks gorgeous. A straightfoward arcade-style story develops as you play so there is no break in gameplay. All the right stuff is here - a heavy arsenal of weapons that cater to a specific situation, frenzies of bullets and explosions that keep things exciting, and of course a lot of replay value. I got it while it was on sale for $5.99, but I would be willing to pay full price for how much fun it is to play.
rlphtrcy
( 24.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 5 giugno
Awesome game, this needs a part 2, highly recommended for anime bullet hell fans!!!
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1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
7.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Ottimo gioco, il sistema di combattimento é intuitivo e divertente ma non per questo troppo facile.
Ritengo che le meccaniche di movimento siano azzeccatissime per la tipologia di combattimento; il design degli sfondi, la colonna sonora e i cambi di prospettiva durante i livelli sono curati al meglio.
Complessivamente é un gioco da provare se si apprezza la categoria e se si amano i giochi realizzati con molta cura, inoltre se si é amanti del gaming tramite controller ci si diverte un sacco.
Lo consiglio vivamente.
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2 persone su 3 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
1.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 luglio
Closest thing to nirvana.
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5 persone su 7 (71%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
2.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 27 agosto 2014
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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1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
3.7 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 settembre 2014
Gameplay non commentato: http://youtu.be/IAlmdhzLzqs
Un bello shmup prettamente nipponico, improntato più sulla spettacolarità dell'azione (con numerosi cambi d'inquadratura all'uopo) che non sulle schivate al millimetro dei bullet hell più tosti. Gameplay che richiede un minimo di apprendimento per padroneggiare le varie armi, ma che sa dare soddisfazione. Non un capolavoro, ma ha i suoi bei momenti di picco jappofestoso (tm).
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136 persone su 145 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
14.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 maggio 2014
Highly recommended - without a doubt, if you're a SHMUP fan or newcomer, you'll enjoy this title. I've 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 on higher difficulty. It can take you a few attempts during later boss encounters before you figure out their attack pattern and take them down!

-The visuals are fantastic for a SHMUP – everything is crisp and fluid. I really love the excellent art aesthetics and the look for the mechas.

-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 if 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 become real familiar with your arsenal – you won’t just spam one attack, especially if you’re a score chaser. You'll use blade attacks to rack up points, switch between shots depending on your position, cancel enemy projectiles with your blade, line up foes and dash across the screen with the blade dash to destroy enemies 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 to a certain degree.

-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 players’ scores on the online leaderboards.

-There are unlockables! Hard mode, art, model viewer, and the ability to start with a different mecha becomes available after beating the game.
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139 persone su 173 (80%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
2.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 11 febbraio 2015
In the massive world of anime, Astebreed asks a question that may have never been asked before, and one that I have been pondering since time immemorial. What if your waifu was a giant robot with the soul of a young girl?

The answer, provided by Astebreed, is one of epic OVA proportions. But don't let yourself be fooled, there is kawaii to be found inside this world. But you must fight for it. You must fight to create a more kawaii world for everyone. Should you fail to do so, there will be no kawaii left. No more oppai. No more moe. Even otome novels will be a thing of the past. This is not a world worth living in. Ready your button fingers and slice those bullets to carve a path to a world of kawaii for everyone, a world where maybe even Sakura Angels could one day be a reality.

This game is a test of your dedication. Will you fight for this utopia to become real? Or will you run and doom everyone to a world of darkness and despair? Even your waifu? Even your own waifu?
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61 persone su 68 (90%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
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Consigliato
7.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 20 novembre 2015
One of the best things about indie games is that it’s actually possible to be surprised by them. As great as more mainstream games might be they’ve almost inevitability been preceded by a year or more’s worth of trailers, previews, interviews, and betas. But Astebreed has been out for over a year at this point and I've never had any idea it existed until a few days ago. Now that I do I can see it’s one of the best shoot ’em-ups of last year.

Astebreed isn’t a first person shooter though, and it certainly doesn’t have any cover mechanics. It is instead an old school 2D shooter, very much in the style of genre master Treasure and classics such as Radiant Silvergun and Ikaruga. I’ve never heard of Edelweiss before but they seem to be a Japanese indie developer with only a small string of other arcade style action games to their name (after this I'm certainly going to check out earlier game Ether Vapor).

But while their appreciation for Treasure’s more traditional 2D work is obvious in every second of gameplay it’s actually Nintendo-published franchise Sin And Punishment that this game most closely resembles. The similarities come in that although in gameplay terms Astebreed is always a 2D shooter the perspective constantly changes, so that sometime it’s a traditional side-on game, sometimes a vertical scroller, and other times essentially an on-the-rails third person shooter.

The story behind the action is, of course, pure nonsense (and detailed in subtitles you never have time to read) but the cinematic stylings are hugely impressively and amongst the most technically advanced I’ve seen in the genre. The viewpoint doesn’t just switch at random, but is used to punctuate the action with the reveal of a boss or to allow for a brief respite after a punishing set piece.

Creating a top quality 2D shooter is rarely about big new ideas but instead is more like designing a good roller coaster, with the appearance and design of each wave of new enemies requiring skilled choreography that often goes unappreciated – until you play a game that gets it wrong.
Although it’s a truism that the Japanese do not use PCs to play video games that’s only generally true in terms of mainstream Western titles. The PC has always been home to a thriving market of visual novels and other low budget titles intended solely for a Japanese audience, and there’s also an active indie scene – know in Japan as dōjin soft.

Even so the graphics here are still well above the level you’d expect, with rock solid 60 frames per second action and higher than 1080p resolution. But of course it’s the gameplay that is most vital and here Astebreed also excels. You’re piloting a Gundam-ish flying robot, which has three main forms of attack: a short range sword, a focused stream of bullets, and a wider spread shot attack.

Both shooting styles can use a lock-on mechanic, with the spread shot allowing you to target enemies in a circle around you, while the focused shots can only be used for objects directly in front of you. There are some additional complications, with different attacks being used to cancel different kinds of enemy bullets and a variable use special ‘EX Attack’, but the basics are relatively simple and much more accommodating for a novice player than something like Radiant Silvergun.

In fact the game goes out of its way to try to welcome those new to the genre, with an in-depth tutorial, reasonably fair checkpoints, and three different difficulty modes. The opening prologue is also purposefully easy, which not only helps not to scare of potential players but is also extremely useful for experimenting with the game’s various systems.

As genre fans would expect there’s a complex scoring system for when you’ve got the hang of the action, although delving into that side of the game is entirely optional. The score multiplier is based around your robot’s shields, and as long as they’re still up your combos will continue to rack up whenever you make a kill using either of the two normal shot attacks. When you use a sword you bank the points but the multiplayer drops.

And again the game goes above and beyond by including a full suit of online leaderboards and achievements. There are even graphs to show the ebb and flow of your multiplier over the course of each level. Compared to other shooters, and other Japanese-dominated genres like fighting games, it’s a remarkably complete package that doesn’t use its niche status as an excuse not to include basic functions.

In strictest terms Astebreed doesn’t do anything new in the genre, but within that context this is one of the best examples of its breed in years. It’s especially good for newcomers and although it certainly gets very hard towards the end the game’s not spiteful about its difficultly level, and it does its best to help you succeed. I wouldn’t even really call it a bullet hell game, for although the screen certainly does get bus it doesn’t require rote learning or supernatural arcade skills to progress.

Regardless of genre Astebreed is simply an excellent video game, with well balanced gameplay, great graphics and art design, and an interesting and varied challenge despite the short running time. That all this should be the work of an unknown indie developer just makes it all the more impressive, and all the more worthy of your time and money.
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51 persone su 60 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
9.8 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 maggio 2014
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)
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31 persone su 34 (91%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
9.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 19 novembre 2014
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
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33 persone su 39 (85%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
Consigliato
9.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 29 giugno 2014
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!
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