Astebreed is a great shmup game and is my first experience with the whole “2.5D” perspective on a game of this genre.

For being an indie title, the game brings a lot to the table in terms of quality. The music and graphics surely do not disappoint, for one (as for the voice acting, I wouldn’t know because I don’t know the difference between good and bad Japanese voice acting). The perspective changing mechanic is fantastic, and probably the biggest pro from me. Oh, and you’re piloting a mech. What more could you want?

Mechs aside, it is a shmup (shoot ’em up) game, so if you’re a fan of the genre, you should know what to expect from a game of the genre. Shmup games don’t really differ much gameplay-wise, but they each have their merits. Astebreed, overall, is a great shmup that pretty much nails everything. Not much to complain about here folks.

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