Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:40 am

Zaichik wrote:My copy from Shopto, which was shipped on Wednesday, still hasn't arrived either.


mine arrived from shopto on Thursday :shock:

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:41 am

Rubix wrote:Just finished File 3 which was quite long but damn just when I thought this game couldn’t get any better :wub:


ah thats where im up to as well

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Godzilla » Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:58 pm

Just unlocked second legion.

This game is bloody good. It's so unique. Like Vanquish with batman with bayonetta with an almost Dreamcast feel.

The best bits so far are wandering around the city and exploring for little bits. Combat is complex but it's taken slowly so not to overwhelm players.

It looks lovely and the world is so well done.

The police hq, the random email rewards, that strawberry floating mascot, the way I chain up enemies and also make a chain line to trip them up. Genius.

It's much slower than bayonetta and a much better game.

A seriously impressive game.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:00 pm

Whats everyone playing on? The first two options are too easy

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:33 pm

Rubix wrote:Whats everyone playing on? The first two options are too easy


to be honest, casual so i could wrap my head around the combat system

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:55 pm

Godzilla wrote:Just unlocked second legion. .


Just got the third

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:45 pm

Marie’s tits are all over the place :lol:

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Balladeer » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:55 pm

Rubix wrote:Marie’s tits are all over the place :lol:

Oh goodie, can’t wait for this part. :dread:

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The Switch has hit its stride with many excellent games, albeit a lot of them released near each other. I thought it would. Did you?
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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:07 pm

Rubix wrote:Marie’s tits are all over the place :lol:


its an odd moment, cant help but wonder whats up with that

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Godzilla » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:19 pm

Got to a larger open area. As it's populated and I'm part of the police force if I do things wrong I lose points. That includes hitting bins which gives people a scare and crossing the road when the light is red and not green.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:15 pm

Godzilla wrote:Got to a larger open area. As it's populated and I'm part of the police force if I do things wrong I lose points. That includes hitting bins which gives people a scare and crossing the road when the light is red and not green.


file 4?

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:57 am

Just finished File 2, this game is really something special. It's got that Platinum signature to it but it also seems to hark back to an earlier generation of games (maybe PS2/GC). Not sure why, maybe the setting is something that was popular a few years back or the way the levels are structured. Anyway, glad I bought it now and just need the overly complex controls to click.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Monkey Man » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:34 am

Astral Chain has topped the UK physical games chart.

1500 boxed sales between first place and fourth

1) Astral Chain
2) Wreckfest
3) Man of Medan
4) Control

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... s-uk-chart

Sounds like its about 10k for Astral Chain.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:41 am

Here's a question - why am I finding it so difficult to do the ZL + right stick thing to move the Legion? I automatically go for the ZR with the right stick. Must be some kind of muscle memory from another game, maybe FPSes.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:10 pm

Dunno, It took me to file 2 to get on board with the controls. Works better with a pro controller

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:05 pm

Yeah, i was really looking forward to playing this game portably, but the busy UI and control layout means, for me at least, its only really suitable for playing on TV with a pro controller.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:13 pm

It’s finally arrived :toot:


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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Godzilla » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:26 pm

I'm getting vibes of Headhunter, Phantasy Star Online 2 and jet set radio in the art style. I'm a sucker for upgrades and this game has a lot too so it'll keep me busy for ages.

As a developer they just keep getting better and better. If anyone likes transformers their game was a G1 classic.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:18 pm

I don't think I have ever been able to pick out my luck on cursor mid battle. The combat feels like a bit of a free for all. But I think all my PG experiences have felt this way somewhat. I'm enjoying it though, but the combat feels the weakest part for me. I'm playing on Plat Standard, and it's easy, but not particularly rewarding. I'm getting lots of A and S ranks, but I would struggle to know what grade is going to pop up after each encounter. Anyone else feel this way?
Love the setting and atmosphere.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by imbusydoctorwho » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:26 pm

I only had a quick go on it this morning and it's a blast, certainly a different type of Platinum game and a blooming beautiful looking title on the big screen.

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