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Premier jeu sur Sega Megadrive, Altered Beast a sa place parmi les classiques devenus cultes au fil du temps. Le jeu est bien ficelé, il y a une logique et l'intrigue avance à chaque tableau. On regrette la difficulté, gros point faible du jeu, mais qui ne nous empêche pas de (re)passer un bon moment devant notre console, seul ou à deux, entre nostalgiques du genre et de l'époque.
Altered Beast is a relic of the arcade heyday that just doesn't hold up today. If you have fond memories of playing it in the arcade or on your SEGA Genesis, leave them in the past. While it was fun to revisit as part of Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, Altered Beast can't stand on its own. The only value here is the easy 200 achievement points.
It's certainly fun to a point and the voices remain hilarious to listen to, but there are far better examples of genre on Live Arcade already, so play those instead.
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A quick time diversion and better left for those with strong nostalgic memories only.
The graphics are horrible, and made even worse by that hellish "smoothing" filter. Your powered-up hero has a bulky weightlifter's body with a tiny comedy head on top, while enemy designs are lumpy and ugly. It's possibly worth sticking around for the pink unicorn men though. Apart from that marvellous bright spot, Altered Beast is a grim throwback that looks even worse when played alongside its current company.