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

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Call and Answer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 pm

Just picked this up yesterday. Why is your character silent when your twin is so chatty? I'm not a huge fan of silent protagonists in voiced games, but this is actually irritating me even more as they had voice actors in to provide dialogue for both PCs already! Even just a few non committal scraps like "I agree" or "are you sure about that" to pepper between lines from other characters would have made a difference!

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by imbusydoctorwho » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:42 pm

I have to admit it kinda did bother me too, through important story moments your character just stands there with no emotion hardly kinda like Fire Emblem THree Houses. Both these games protaganist really should've had proper voice acting.

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by Rex Kramer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:45 pm

Particularly as the other character must be voiced if you play as the other gender.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:19 pm

On File 11. Have enjoyed it l, but i will not bother with any post game content. I'm at about 26 hours now and the combat feels really stale at this point.

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by shy guy 64 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:On File 11. Have enjoyed it l, but i will not bother with any post game content. I'm at about 26 hours now and the combat feels really stale at this point.


im on 41 hours (at least) and doing so post game stuff. im in too deep

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:22 pm

shy guy 64 wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:On File 11. Have enjoyed it l, but i will not bother with any post game content. I'm at about 26 hours now and the combat feels really stale at this point.


im on 41 hours (at least) and doing so post game stuff. im in too deep


The projected times in reviews (circa 15 hours) seem way off from all the real findings I have seen posted. There is a huge amount of content in this game.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
shy guy 64 wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:On File 11. Have enjoyed it l, but i will not bother with any post game content. I'm at about 26 hours now and the combat feels really stale at this point.


im on 41 hours (at least) and doing so post game stuff. im in too deep


The projected times in reviews (circa 15 hours) seem way off from all the real findings I have seen posted. There is a huge amount of content in this game.


id guess those reviewers werent looking for cats and toilets and all the other hidden stuff

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by Rex Kramer » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:58 pm

I've not really been doing that and I'm already at around 16 hours at the beginning of File 8. Not sure it's grabbed me enough to attempt to 100% it. There's too much repetition in the combat, levels and enemies to keep replaying levels.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:41 pm

Finished it just now. 27 hours total. The last battle was pretty tense, I had to use all my AED s and Medi kits / heal all's etc and finished with the smallest sliver of energy.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Lazy Fair » Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:53 pm

I’m on file 4 and finding a paw print icon on doors that I can’t unlock. I assume I need a new Legion skill to do this, but I haven’t had the chance to earn any other legion yet. How am I supposed to open these things at this stage?


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by Lazy Fair » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:00 pm

Never mind... interestingly though, those same symbols were present in chapter one?


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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Lazy Fair wrote:Never mind... interestingly though, those same symbols were present in chapter one?


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It's there to encourage replaying levels. But it's such a massive game it seems like overkill to me.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Nun » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:35 pm

About halfway through File 6 and I have to admit this game really hasn't gripped me as much as I was hoping it would. I suspect it's due to not enjoying the combat as much as I probably should be, just seems pretty repetitive so far with only a few stock enemy types.

I tend to quite enjoy more character driven games anyway but this cast just feels wooden so far and the protagonist is just plain dull. It's making me want to go back and play through a third Fire Emblem route instead.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:38 pm

Nun wrote:About halfway through File 6 and I have to admit this game really hasn't gripped me as much as I was hoping it would. I suspect it's due to not enjoying the combat as much as I probably should be, just seems pretty repetitive so far with only a few stock enemy types.

I tend to quite enjoy more character driven games anyway but this cast just feels wooden so far and the protagonist is just plain dull. It's making me want to go back and play through a third Fire Emblem route instead.


It doesn't really change from that point onwards to be honest. And yeah, i thought the combat was pretty repetitive too. I found myself using 2 legions almost exclusively, and just going through a set routine of sync attacks etc to get an S+ rank every time.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:46 pm

Ended up dropping this, I enjoyed it at first but I got to a point where I couldn’t really get into it. Might be one I give another try in a year or so.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Balladeer » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:04 pm

I've just started it. :oops: Bit talky, isn't it?

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:02 pm

Balladeer wrote:I've just started it. :oops: Bit talky, isn't it?


all bar one character

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rubix » Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:15 am

Just started file 9. This game would be perfect if not for all the box moving

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by Rubix » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:23 am

File 9

Jena boss battle was epic

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by Rubix » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:34 pm

Fin. What a game. GOTY for me so far. Spoilt by some silly side quests involving carrying boxes and some silly timed jump sections. Apart from that a very enjoyable game indeed

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