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

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:55 pm

Started file 8. It's not great so far....

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:53 pm

one thing about file 8 if i get my hands on whoever made those moving block puzzles work like that, i will err.... shout their ears off! still finished all three though

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:57 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:one thing about file 8 if i get my hands on whoever made those moving block puzzles work like that, i will err.... shout their ears off! still finished all three though


I gave up on the second one. I'm just not very good at them :(

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by Rubix » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:49 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Started file 8. It's not great so far....


That’s disappointing to hear

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:52 pm

Rubix wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Started file 8. It's not great so far....


That’s disappointing to hear


It has picked up a bit now to be fair, but it feels weak to me after 6 and 7.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:42 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:one thing about file 8 if i get my hands on whoever made those moving block puzzles work like that, i will err.... shout their ears off! still finished all three though


I gave up on the second one. I'm just not very good at them :(


yeah they were quite frustrating, and due to the position of your character and legion inhibiting how far you could move them it took quite a while

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:47 am

Just finished File 7, about to start 8 :dread:

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:50 pm

Rubix wrote:Just finished File 7, about to start 8 :dread:


good luck there is a lot of side stuff right at the start

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by Rubix » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:57 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
Rubix wrote:Just finished File 7, about to start 8 :dread:


good luck there is a lot of side stuff right at the start


Lifting boxes and trying not to topple :fp:

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:04 pm

Rubix wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Rubix wrote:Just finished File 7, about to start 8 :dread:


good luck there is a lot of side stuff right at the start


Lifting boxes and trying not to topple :fp:


Not just me then....

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by jawafour » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:16 pm

I'm not reading the spoiler stuff because I may play this in the future... but am I right in thinking that some of you guys have mixed feelings about the game?

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:54 pm

The game is great imo. It does feel like it's starting to overstay it's welcome, but overall I think it feels fresh, quirky and full of character. No regrets picking it up. A strong 8/10 unless something in the last couple of chapters or so really changes my opinion.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:44 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Rubix wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
Rubix wrote:Just finished File 7, about to start 8 :dread:


good luck there is a lot of side stuff right at the start


Lifting boxes and trying not to topple :fp:


Not just me then....


it most certainly is not

jawafour wrote:I'm not reading the spoiler stuff because I may play this in the future... but am I right in thinking that some of you guys have mixed feelings about the game?


in my case just a couple of nitpicks towards side things and certain points but nothing that ruins the over all experience

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by Rubix » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:41 pm

Its some of the optional side quests. The game itself is all sorts of awesome

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:14 pm

Yeah it's great. File 9 has just been great boss fights so far. But I also found a lost cat. It's that kinda game.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:31 pm

just finished file 9 there was more of those bloody balancing boxes

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:19 pm

Just finished File 3, I have Switched on Unchained Mode and turned on a few options (Auto-Sync, Auto Summon, Auto Skills) and i’m enjoying it more not having to concentrate on both Legion and player character.

Need to remove some stuff off the HUD though as it’s way too cluttered.

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PostAstral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:26 am

Off the back of File 3, I have a question that might be slightly spoilery if you have not got past it (although I am sure this is well known anyway)

is there any real reason to upgrade the new Legions you unlock through the game? Listening to the Austin Walker on the Beastcast he mentioned putting all the XP into the Sword Legion and making it a powerhouse and beating the game that way?

Outside of puzzles, is there any real reason to upgrade them aside from personally wanting to mix things up in battles?



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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:36 am

ITSMILNER wrote:Off the back of File 3, I have a question that might be slightly spoilery if you have not got past it (although I am sure this is well known anyway)

is there any real reason to upgrade the new Legions you unlock through the game? Listening to the Austin Walker on the Beastcast he mentioned putting all the XP into the Sword Legion and making it a powerhouse and beating the game that way?

Outside of puzzles, is there any real reason to upgrade them aside from personally wanting to mix things up in battles?



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i guess it would mostly be for mixing things up in battle but some enemies do require certain legions to weaken them so it would be handy.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by OrangeRKN » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:28 am

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Yeah it's great. File 9 has just been great boss fights so far. But I also found a lost cat. It's that kinda game.


This sounds like Gravity Rush :lol:

Bought this yesterday for my girlfriend, so I'll probably be playing it vicariously. Which works out well considering I'm pretty bad at Platinum games in general.

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