Muoviti come una saetta in luoghi scenici e distruggi creature simili ad insetti, denominate Flanx, per mezzo di 6 tipi di Attacchi tra cui Deformazione Globale del Terreno e Raffiche di Energia! Caster è un'intensa esperienza d'azione in terza persona corredata da un adrenalinico sottofondo musicale che ti incita sempre più!
Recensioni degli utenti: Molto positiva (84 recensioni)
Data di rilascio: 7 gen 2009
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Acquista Caster

 

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“It's your pathway to total power and you’ll love blasting your way through every second of it.”
Mike Rose

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Muoviti come una saetta in luoghi scenici e distruggi creature simili ad insetti, denominate Flanx, per mezzo di 6 tipi di Attacchi tra cui Deformazione Globale del Terreno e Raffiche di Energia!

Caster è un'intensa esperienza d'azione in terza persona corredata da un adrenalinico sottofondo musicale che ti incita sempre più!

  • Deformazione Globale del Terreno!

  • Strategie per distruggere orde di insetti caratterizzati da comportamenti e attacchi unici

  • Riporta gli alberi in vita. Accumula energia per progredire

  • Potenzia le tua abilità per poter correre sull'acqua e saltare centinaia di metri in aria

  • Musica adrenalinica di Trance Emerson

  • 3 livelli di difficoltà (Semplice, Normale, Estremo)

  • 15 missioni

  • 6 unici attacchi

Requisiti di sistema

PC
Mac
    • Sistema Operativo: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista

    • Processore: 800 MHz o superiore

    • Memoria: 64 MB

    • Scheda Grafica: Scheda Grafica da 16 MB (GeForce 2 o superiore)

    • Hard Drive: 32 MB di Spazio Disponibile

    • Audio: Compatibile con DirectX®

    • Input: Xbox Controller supportato
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
Recensioni utili dai clienti
4.5 ore in totale
Incredibly fun, and although a short storyline, the game was still very enjoyable.
Pubblicata: 26 settembre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4.6 ore in totale
Despite the dated graphics, this game can be great fun in short bursts. Playing around with the terrain, running at super-speed up vertical cliffs while machine-gunning energy bolts at mite-like things chasing you, dodging projectiles and then capping it off with a super-high jump that lands you hard enough to deform the ground? That's a sort of rush that doesn't really appear in a lot of titles, let alone one with system requirements as relaxed as this. The weapons are pretty unbalanced and you'll only be using one or two once you get them, but that's not really a problem given that competitive balance is a non-issue here.

I only wish they'd given you more opportunities and incentive to use the terrain deformation powers to your advantage, in ways that would make you feel that same exhiliration. It does lack variety and interesting strategy, which is sad. Community support and quality custom levels and stuff would make this so much more worthwhile, given the core gameplay conceit, but even as it is, it's got a charm to it. When it's bad, it's dull. When it's good, it's that kind of game that's fun for the first few days, then you forget about it for a while, and then you pick it up again and relive the magic that hooked you the first time. It's worth a buy, especially if it goes on sale.
Pubblicata: 15 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2.3 ore in totale
I played through this short game and very much enjoyed it. If you've got a couple of hours to kill, try this game. It's a fun mixture of platforming and a twitch shooter.
Pubblicata: 7 ottobre
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 1 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0 persone su 3 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.9 ore in totale
Muddy graphics and very repeative and boring most of the time, all though Feels llike a game for the N64, and can be fun at times. Buy in warning!
Pubblicata: 16 luglio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0.6 ore in totale
I love this game. It runs on a Mac Mini first generation. The exploration and casual rythm of play remind me of Bullfrog's Magic Carpet.
Pubblicata: 22 giugno
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4.4 ore in totale
Simple Fun Repetetitive But for the Better i Definitly Think its well worth it for 5 Dollars cant go wrong in my opinion!
Pubblicata: 28 giugno
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
19 persone su 23 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.9 ore in totale
Behind the very muddy and dated graphics, there's a fairly fun, fast paced game that does a lot things that are deemed unplayable everywhere else, but feels so right in this game.
Pubblicata: 18 gennaio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
9 persone su 10 (90%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.4 ore in totale
It's a quirky and fun, fast paced game where you have to destroy creatures called "The Flanx" because they are evil.
To defeat these Flanxers, you can sprint really fast, jump super high and can use 6 weapons, all with their own abilities.
One weapon, destroys the landscape and one weapon adds land. This makes terraforming a great part of the game.

However, it would be wrong in this case, half of the weapons are pure ♥♥♥♥ in terms of usability. Even in the levels where you get a new weapon, you can easily use another. I've, for example, never used the Stun weapon and just blasted and destroyed so much land, that I bet I would get Greenpeace or such at my back.

The campaign is also really short unless you really want a perfect score but what would that even be?
You could be finished with the first campaign in about 30 minutes to an hour. There are 2 campaigns and possible even user-made content.
Additionally, half the levels are pretty repetitive.

Does this all makes the game bad? No. It's a nice game if you want some quick action and when it's on sale, it's certainly nice to possibly buy. Just don't expect something big however.
Pubblicata: 14 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
9 persone su 14 (64%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.9 ore in totale
This game has an intense array of 6 unique attacks and MASSIVE TERRAIN DEFORMATION that make it the most amazing 3D Playstation 1 reminique type game I've ever seen.
Pubblicata: 11 gennaio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 4 (75%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.8 ore in totale
The premise is clear: the Flanx have invaded Middon, which is short of experienced mages, and you, a noob Caster, gets the job of owning the bad guys.

Right away, you’re put in this action shooter game that has a remind of a 3D Megaman. You’ll be dashing, double jumping and collecting several diferent weapons that will by fired by your arm and many of which can be charged before firing. Among the arsenal you will find from energy blasts and bombs to seeker missiles and a stunner, including some kind of gravitational gun that will deform the terrain increasing its height. If it was not enough, you can actually deform and destroy all the terrain by all your attacks, which also spices the combat mechanics.

You will face from cockroaches and flying beetles to giant worms. Each enemy is very different in all aspects starting by the models, and including their weapon and combat approach. You should even be prepared for enemies lurking out from the ground and find yourself running while saying ugly words. What is a bit strange is that, having put the time in differentiating the enemies so much, most, if not all, of them just use the same weapons available to you just colored differently.

The game packs 15 short levels and the progress is quite fast. You will start with just an energy gun and the ability to do some small double jumps and dashes and a small health bar. However, in each level you will collect energy by killing Flanx and healing trees, which then you will be able to spend upgrading yourself. There are also some weapons that you will have to find -not that it is hard- to unlock them, and your character will even change color when changing weapon -what does that remind you of, again?-.

Caster can be completed in a couple hours, maybe a little longer, although you won’t be able to upgrade everything -and I mean everything, your jumps height, dash duration, health level, weapons power…-, which may take an extra hour replaying some levels. However, if you really want to play more, you can find mods in the game’s website that will give you some extra content. And you will probably want to play some more, since it’s one of those games where you’re just telling yourself after each level ‘Only one more level and then I walk the dog’ and more soon than later there is no one more level.

About the soundtrack, I should mention it’s not constant. It packs some tracks that you won’t notice to be there and some others that will really pick your attention because they’re actually good.

Overall, Caster is one of these very beautiful indie games that also packs good controls and gameplay and will leave you a taste of wanting more.
Pubblicata: 9 agosto 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 6 (67%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.8 ore in totale
This game, while it looks bland and like something you would have played on the Sega Saturn or Nintendo 64 more than 10 years ago, is actually quite entertaining if you like mindlessly running around murdering things. It's a very simple game, not terribly difficult (though there is a level I'm stuck on so I haven't managed to finish the game yet), it's loads of fun to just dart around and blast the living crap out of (nearly) everything that moves. For the price, you can't go wrong, but if you're hesitant about spending the $5 (at the time of this writing), wait till a sale and pick it up then. Don't go into it expecting AAA graphics and story and you'll have fun, if only for a few hours.
Pubblicata: 25 novembre 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.0 ore in totale
10/10
Game of the year (all of them)
Pubblicata: 24 dicembre 2012
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.6 ore in totale
Drawing inspiration from such blockbusters as Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing and Jurassic Park: Trespasser, elecorn presents to you his magnum opus, Caster. In Caster, you follow the legend of a young boy (or a feminine frame boy), his face tragically crippled at birth by low poly counts, fighting against an unknown alien threat known as FLANX, determined to sit there and do nothing or walk at innocent humans in straight lines as they go about their day. To defeat such a menacing threat our hero is granted the power of super speed and must fly through rin- I mean collect orbs of power, granting him powers such as running up vertical walls, jumping so high he crosses the entire level, and homing missiles that _very_ accurately track their enemies.

The game also features a myriad of references to previous grand slam titles often overlooked by the casual gamer. The ♥♥♥♥ty graphics are a reference to Final Fantasy 7, one of elecom's favorite games when he was 5. The physics reference legendary racer Big Rigs, with the ability to instantly stop while running 172839127 mph. And of course, who could forget the large number of bullets and badly drawn characters, clearly a reference to ZUN and Touhou.

Caster's main strength is in its simplicity and accessibility. With levels lasting between 3 seconds and 2 minutes, you don't have to worry about a commitment when you sit down; you can simply play! The controls are very intuitive; some may critcize the heavy mouse acceleration, but it's by design so that all players, newbies and pros alike, have equal trouble aiming and controlling their character ensuring a balanced experience no matter who's playing.

However, no matter the level of quality of a game there are always a few negative points, and Caster is no exception... one of them being that there are some issues with the PC port of this game. In the optimization process from Linux to Windows and Mac, a large amount of autism was left in. I for one cannot stand for excess autism in my games, and so I cannot ignore this sloppy port job, no matter the quality of the actual game. Further, in his rush to get the game out for the holidays (a goal which he ultimately failed at, thanks to Steam wrongfully delaying his game in their rigorous review process), elecom unfortunately left the game unfinished. Not in the traditional way though, where devs don't have time to add their layer of polish, but actually unfinished. When you attempt to enter the final level you are given a "To Be Continued" screen. What's there is golden, but what COULD have been there could have been so much more... It's a real shame elecom didn't get to finish his title, as it would have been a good nominee for game of the year.

In the end Caster will be put on the long list of visionary video games tragically cut short by time and budget constraints, dreams brought down by the crushing reality of checkbooks and deadlines. Do yourself a favor and pick up elecom's game. For only 99 cents, you can't really go wrong. You don't need supersize fries anyway. I give this game a 7/10.
Pubblicata: 29 dicembre 2012
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
10 persone su 19 (53%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.6 ore in totale
Extremely repetative and simple score attack shooter. No story or anything to take you along.
If oyu like running and bullet hell in 3D this is your game. But I wouldn't recommend if you are looking anything more than hour's worth of gameplay.

There isn't much here, specially at the start to keep you interesting and the good, but few in selection, of songs only keep you interested for a while.

The weaponry is interesting and allows manipulation of the polygon based environment, but other than that will not offer anything else.

Enemies come in 3 variety, Fast, Stationary and Bullet hell.

The simple graphics allow you to view some cool effects of the weapon but other than that, doesn't offer anything to look at, bland textures, boring level design. Having low production value doens't mean it is bad, it is just way blander than it should be.

There was extreme amount of potential at show.
Pubblicata: 2 gennaio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 6 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
13.3 ore in totale
Love. This. game. For the price this is a great title. So-so graphics that free up computing power to do other gameplay mechanics like creating a mountain out of the earth, running up it vertically at 90mph and then blowing it all back down into the ground. I hope more games like this come around.
Pubblicata: 25 dicembre 2013
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1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.5 ore in totale
It's cheap. And like a sonic game.

A bad sonic game. Where sonic can jump the height of the pre-crumbling tower of babel and sink entire continents into the ocean with his DBZ beams and sprint across lava and spikes because they don't mean ♥♥♥♥ when you run so ♥♥♥♥ing fast.
Pubblicata: 21 novembre 2010
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
1 persone su 2 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.9 ore in totale
One day I played this game together with my brother. Although we finished it in just about 3 hours, I have to say, this is a game that shouldn't be missed. The simple design, which reminded me of Mega man, drew me and my brother into it. I wish there was more content from the makers - well, there's a MOD community that can make levels, so there's that :)
Pubblicata: 20 agosto 2013
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
3 persone su 6 (50%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.9 ore in totale
Something is wrong with the Mac version. I have a Mac book Pro with Retina display. It does not allow you to press the tabs below a certain height on the screen so rthe game is unplayable right now.
Pubblicata: 22 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
4 persone su 9 (44%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.2 ore in totale
Dated and Unengaging

Caster feels, in every way, like a game I might've rented for Nintendo 64 back in the day and completely forgotten about by the time the weekend came to an end.

Clocking in at about an hour, the game is incredibly brief and simplistic--loosely guided by a storyline so insufficient it's difficult to understand what is actually going on, you dash across barren landscapes for a couple of minutes to fulfil what is usually one of two objectives: kill all flanks on the map or collect all energy balls on the map.

The energy balls act as a currency enabling you to upgrade your shield, dash and jump abilities, as well as your arsenal of six weapons, which along with the rudimentary environmental deformation adds a little variety to the game. Regardless, I solely used the Blast weapon throughout the first campaign because none of the others ever offered any advantage. The second, shorter campaign simultaneously makes Caster more interesting and frustrating, posing more thoughtful objectives and stronger enemies yet forcing you to use useless weapons such as the Seeker, whose supposedly "seeking" missiles hit their target about 10% of the time.

Frankly, this game wouldn't have made it past the bargain bin back on the Nintendo 64, and thus it's embarassing to see such an incredibly amateurish product released in 2009, indie or not, at the laughable price of 4.99. The fact that the second campaign still leaves you with a "to be continued" message, five years on, is telling of the fact that Caster has likely been abandoned, and rightly so.
Pubblicata: 18 aprile
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No