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Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases

Steam News announces they are offering a 10% discount on pre-purchases of Alien Breed: Impact before next week's release of the new installment in this science fiction arcade-shooter series. They also offer playable demo of the game to see if this appeals to you. Here's the description of the game: "Alien Breedô Impact is an explosive science fiction arcade-shooter that resurrects a much revered franchise with an epic story, swarms of highly intelligent alien enemies, high-impact weapons, highly detailed and rich environments; all implemented with superb technology in a state-of-the-art gaming experience. In addition to the thrilling single-player campaign mode, the game also offers a relentless, action-packed, online two-player co-operative battle mode."

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19. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 17:27 Caladell
 
I don't understand the complaints about the controls or gameplay either. I found the controls to be quite good. Controls just like Nation Red. Gameplay is quite fun too. I'll be picking this one up  
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18. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 13:12 BobBob
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 29, 2010, 07:43:
Compared to what's available for free (check the various Flash portals), the only things this has is a) graphics and b) the Alien Breed name.

Those two things are not worth 5Ä, much less the asking price.

Links please? I'd like to check them out.
 
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17. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 11:20 Mostly_Harmless
 
Quite fun when you get used to the clunky controls but why do I need to press a key to pick up money and items, that was a stupid design decision.

I want to hear that the full version doesn't have the pop-up's as they were not just saying buy the game, they had story text on them as well so they could well be in the full version.
 
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16. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 07:43 roguebanshee
 
Darks wrote on May 28, 2010, 16:53:
Why do people continually bash good games that are pretty damn cheap to buy.
Compared to what's available for free (check the various Flash portals), the only things this has is a) graphics and b) the Alien Breed name.

Those two things are not worth 5Ä, much less the asking price.
 
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15. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 07:09 BobBob
 
The mouse aim works fine for me. What am I missing?  
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14. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 04:46 PunkiBastardo
 
I loved top down shooters like shadowgrounds or alien shooter. This game would have been so much better with proper mouse aiming, I just plain hate straight console port's and their controller based control scheme... good price tho  
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13. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 02:08 BobBob
 
Beautiful game. Going to buy this one for sure.  
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12. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 29, 2010, 00:42 Evil Timmy
 
Not a big fan of the clunky controls, and I know it's a popular effect, but I think I spent more time looking at a blurred screen than a clear one. Nearly every action and attack makes the screen shake and blur, and coupled with the aiming system, it makes it feel like you're wearing oven mitts. It feels old-school in the worst kind of way. I might pick it up at the next Christmas sale for $2, but it doesn't seem worth even this low ($13.50) of a full price.  
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11. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 20:03 Ahnteis
 
It's a poor console port. It has mouse-based turning, but NOT aiming. In other words, your mouse aim is translated into joystick inputs. This results in your character lagging behind your mouse input. It's very annoying.  
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10. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 19:15 Grokk
 
This is a pretty decent game for the price. The popups in the demo about buying the full game were a little excessive, but it did bring me back to the shareware days when it was quite common.

The controls took a little getting used to, but the gameplay seemed nice from the demo.
I'll buy it come pay day I reckon.
 
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9. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 17:35 J
 
Nahh, they'd bitch about it even if it was free. You get used to it after a while!

I shall wait and see how it is when it's all done.
 
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8. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 16:53 Darks
 
Why do people continually bash good games that are pretty damn cheap to buy. I mean really you guys are such a bunch a whiners its pathetic. The game play is not horrible as some might lead you to believe. This is actually a very fun game. And donít be fooled by the 3 maps that are coop. they are actually 3 maps broken up into smaller bits and objective driven. The game play will last you a few hours.

$13.50 for this game is a steal, stop all the bitching, I swear a developer give you guys a very cheaply priced game and you guys still do nothing but bitch about it. I guess if itís not free itís not worth supporting right?

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7. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 14:17 Ant
 
roguebanshee wrote on May 28, 2010, 14:12:
Ant wrote on May 28, 2010, 11:25:
No stand alone demo without Steam?
Seeing as the game is a Steam exclusive, I doubt you'll find a non-Steam demo.

The demo has a lot of "Please buy the full version" pop-ups during gameplay and the gameplay isn't that spectacular either. You can fairly easily find free flash games that does it as good/better, so the only two reasons to buy this would be a) OMG! GR4PHIX0RZ! and b) OMG! Alien Breed!
Bummer. I love these types of games.
 
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6. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 14:14 DangerDog
 
Two-player co-operative play mode - Work together to defeat the alien horde across three specifically customised maps.

only three maps to play co-op on, not the entire single player campaign?

that's a bummer.

That's a good looking Top Down game, they actually using DX11 effects there, maybe the first one?

according to the Steam page system requirements it's DX9 only.
 
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5. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 14:12 roguebanshee
 
Ant wrote on May 28, 2010, 11:25:
No stand alone demo without Steam?
Seeing as the game is a Steam exclusive, I doubt you'll find a non-Steam demo.

The demo has a lot of "Please buy the full version" pop-ups during gameplay and the gameplay isn't that spectacular either. You can fairly easily find free flash games that does it as good/better, so the only two reasons to buy this would be a) OMG! GR4PHIX0RZ! and b) OMG! Alien Breed!
 
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4. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 11:54 ASeven
 
Remember playing this series on the Amiga, played all titles even the CD32 one.

Man was this game mindless fun. Wonder what they've done with it for the PC.
 
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3. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 11:50 Elf Shot The Food
 
The XBLA demo (AB: Evolution) was decent, but didn't blow me away. I enjoyed Shadowgrounds more.  
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2. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 11:39 Acleacius
 
That's a good looking Top Down game, they actually using DX11 effects there, maybe the first one?  
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1. Re: Alien Breed: Impact Demo and Pre-Purchases May 28, 2010, 11:25 Ant
 
No stand alone demo without Steam?  
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