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

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:29 pm

Just done File 2, I have a few questions

1. I appear to have missed a Red Mission which are the main ones right? How could I have missed it, are they not required to complete the story/File?

2. How do you track where/when side quests are available? Do I need to use the Iris and look for the Blue Markers?

Still enjoying this :wub:

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:00 pm

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Rubix wrote:Just found a hidden boss :wub:


hidden bosses you say? ooh better keep an eye out


You have to go back to previous levels!

Anyone done the ice cream sidequest yet? :x


well ill certainly be going back to earlier levels anyway

yes i just did it bit annoying

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:05 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:Just done File 2, I have a few questions

1. I appear to have missed a Red Mission which are the main ones right? How could I have missed it, are they not required to complete the story/File?

2. How do you track where/when side quests are available? Do I need to use the Iris and look for the Blue Markers?

Still enjoying this :wub:


You can go back and redo files accessing areas you couldn’t before.

Iris is a good way to locate things however once you accept a sidequest they are usually marked and closeby

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rex Kramer » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:16 am

Am I the only person getting og Deus Ex vibes from this game?

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:22 pm

Rubix wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Just done File 2, I have a few questions

1. I appear to have missed a Red Mission which are the main ones right? How could I have missed it, are they not required to complete the story/File?

2. How do you track where/when side quests are available? Do I need to use the Iris and look for the Blue Markers?

Still enjoying this :wub:


You can go back and redo files accessing areas you couldn’t before.

Iris is a good way to locate things however once you accept a sidequest they are usually marked and closeby


Ahh I see, when I get access to different Legions you mean?

Does the game open up more after File 2? The area seemed pretty small where the investigation took place...a lot of parts had the barriers to prevent you going that way.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:53 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:
Rubix wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:Just done File 2, I have a few questions

1. I appear to have missed a Red Mission which are the main ones right? How could I have missed it, are they not required to complete the story/File?

2. How do you track where/when side quests are available? Do I need to use the Iris and look for the Blue Markers?

Still enjoying this :wub:


You can go back and redo files accessing areas you couldn’t before.

Iris is a good way to locate things however once you accept a sidequest they are usually marked and closeby


Ahh I see, when I get access to different Legions you mean?

Does the game open up more after File 2? The area seemed pretty small where the investigation took place...a lot of parts had the barriers to prevent you going that way.


It opens up but there is always one route to follow. Wait until you have all legions and go back and complete past missions to find hidden locations and bosses

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:08 pm

Currently on file 6 (a lengthy one). Loving the art style of this one, so varied and it feels so lived in.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:29 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Currently on file 6 (a lengthy one). Loving the art style of this one, so varied and it feels so lived in.


Not had a chance tonight but you’re probably past me now. Just at section 9

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:48 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:Currently on file 6 (a lengthy one). Loving the art style of this one, so varied and it feels so lived in.


thats were i am too but i have had a busy couple days so i havent been able to get far

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Godzilla » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:36 pm

Just about to start file 5. Keeps getting better and better. So far it's my game of the year.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:44 pm

I have heard it plateaus around File 7, which would be a shame as this (file 6) feels like the first one where it really feels like you are a long way from home. Fingers crossed i will find the subsequent files as engaging.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Godzilla » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:23 pm

Wasn't massively keen on 6. The area just seemed boring and poorly out together. Saved at the start of 7.

Shame that all the unlocks for weapon and gear upgrades are the same material needed for legion upgrades. Means I'll have to find a quick and easy way to farm premium material.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:52 pm

i think i found an extra boss forget what they were called but it was two guys that fused into one in file 6

beast legion is probably my favourite

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:30 pm

Finished file 6 today. Loved it. It was about 4 hours long for me as well. Really enjoyed the atmosphere of it, although I took the short cut offered in one section.... I'm not a fan of the game style mechanic required in that section but appreciated the way it allowed you to skip it.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:02 pm

Just finished file 6 as well, the longest file so far and the one with the biggest story progression. Personally I really enjoyed file 6 and I am intrigued where this is going.

One problem I do have is when making the jumps forward sometimes my legion spams off in a different direction, normally when I hit jump forward and then end up falling to my death

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:07 pm

i thought i was falling behind but ive just finished file 6 as well

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:51 pm

I’m only part way through File 3, it’s great but boy do they give you a lot of moves/options to try and remember to use!

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:55 pm

just finished file 7 and had a go at finding some stuff in file 1 that i missed

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:07 pm

ITSMILNER wrote:I’m only part way through File 3, it’s great but boy do they give you a lot of moves/options to try and remember to use!


Broken in slowly though.

90% of my deaths are due to falling off ledges

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:31 pm

Rubix wrote:
ITSMILNER wrote:I’m only part way through File 3, it’s great but boy do they give you a lot of moves/options to try and remember to use!


Broken in slowly though.

90% of my deaths are due to falling off ledges


Oh for sure, it’s more down to the fact I don’t play it everyday so if I have time away from it in it’s a bit of a faff trying to remember what to do in certain situations.

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