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Old 09 July 2009, 21:42   #1
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Alien Breed Evolution

Has anyone heard about it?

I just saw this news story about it coming to Xbox Live Arcade.
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Old 09 July 2009, 21:47   #2
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Yup, just saw it on konsolowisko.pl

My first thought - it looks... normal. Seriously, what's with these 3d games, they all seem to look like clones of clones. No matter if it's Diablo 3, StarCraft 2 or this one - we all seen it before.
I hope I'm wrong...
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Old 09 July 2009, 21:50   #3
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It's been in production for a long time. Shame it is download only.

As for being "clones of clones" they are all 3D Isometric / above view games so of course they are going to look similar given the same technology for each. Same could be said about all FPS games.

I am sure the gameplay will be quite different between the games.

I dont think any will have gameplay that is revolutionary. Unfortunately revolutionary gameplay costs money and usually doesn't sell.
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Old 09 July 2009, 21:51   #4
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Some months ago, the fact a new Alien breed was in the works was mentioned here, but I did not see any new until now. Therefore thanks for the info.

Wait and see (and hope there is a Windows version).

Funnily, this screenshot strongly reminds me of Shadowgrounds Survivor last level (if I remember correctly).


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I do not see any similarities other than it is a generic "moon base" style, with industrial textures, oil barrels etc. used in hundreds of games.

Popularised by the design of the base / ships in the Alien films.
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Wait and see (and hope there is a Windows version).
Same here. If they get a decent gameplay and multiplayer it's surely worth a look.
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Old 09 July 2009, 22:00   #7
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Will it include online multiplayer?
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Old 09 July 2009, 22:03   #8
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Let's hope so. Otherwise it would be quite pointless IMHO.
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Old 10 July 2009, 00:43   #9
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For a change not a new Worms XXVI, there's still hope for Team17.
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Old 10 July 2009, 01:07   #10
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Hopefully better than their Leisure Suit Larry crap.
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Oh yeah forgot about that disaster.
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Old 13 July 2009, 17:11   #12
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Alien Breed Evolution will be available only in download (maybe Xbox Live Market, Playstation Store, and Steam) :

http://news.bigdownload.com/2009/07/...eed-evolution/
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A similar game, but one thats already out is Alien Swarm, a free mod for Unreal Tournament 2004. http://www.blackcatgames.com/alienswarm.html . I cant really speak for the single player mode, but multiplayer is a blast.
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Alien Breed Evolution will be available only in download
No big deal is it??
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Old 13 July 2009, 23:54   #15
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Not really.
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There will be PSN and PC releases later... Alien Breed Evolution-FLT?
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Team 17 want to sell it in episode style. Annoying release format. Nowadys they all fear a full price disaster as it seems.
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Depends on how much and how long each episode is in terms of hours of single player gaming. Also what the rewards are (in gaming terms) for completing a particular episode and replaying it looking for secrets and bonuses.

Nothing in Team17's history leads me to believe that they can see the true potential of a regular episodic game release other than the $$$.

Nor can I see them able to avoid the pitfalls associated which such a game and come up with a workable, value-for money, rewarding game.
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2,5 million US$ development costs. I doubt that they make any profit with it.
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Old 15 August 2009, 18:38   #20
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I'm really looking forward to this although I will check the demo out first.

There is a decent interview with Martyn Brown here:-

http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/al...view-1868.html
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