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

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:34 am

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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.

That's a fairly good comparison, particularly in combat.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:43 am

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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.


Yeah, there are a lot of similarities to Gravity Rush. I actually used that one when describing to a friend of mine.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by OrangeRKN » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:10 am

Okay now I am a lot more interested in playing it myself!

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Fade » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:11 am

So the combat is really slow and floaty?

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:42 am

For me it was more the ambience and graphical style.

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by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:21 pm

Fade wrote:So the combat is really slow and floaty?

My comparison with GR's combat was more about the complexity of the controls, the number of things you have to keep an eye on at any time and the legion gauge is very reminiscent of the gravity one. You have a finite resource that you have to juggle whilst also doing Bayonetta style combat. Also, the style is fairly similar though I still think the setup of the levels reminds me of Deus Ex (but without the flexibility of approach).

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:09 pm

finished file 10 think i can guess what the final boss i gearing up to be

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:50 pm

Just finished file 9. Want this to end now. It's a bit too long for a game with a fairly limited number of party pieces. I'm about 24 hours in.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rex Kramer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 pm

I'm only at the end of file 5 but my main complaint is that each file seems to long. I think the game would have been better served with shorter, snappier files but more of them. When I get to the end of a file, I'm kind of done with it for a little while and don't feel the need to race back in.

File 5 was excellent though. Good setting, good enemies.

Also, quick question - is there actually any point to the Legion maintenance bit?

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by jawafour » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:13 pm

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This logo didn't quite work out - there is a fair amount of white edging that shows a bit too much when I remove the white background - but I post it here as a dedication to you guys who are gettin' totally Astral!

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:39 pm

Great logo Jawa!

Partway through File 4, Harmony Square looks great and i’ve enjoyed spending an hour or so searching the city.

I agree with Rex that the Files do seem to be too long, enjoying the fighting more with the Unchained mode though.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:05 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I'm only at the end of file 5 but my main complaint is that each file seems to long. I think the game would have been better served with shorter, snappier files but more of them. When I get to the end of a file, I'm kind of done with it for a little while and don't feel the need to race back in.

File 5 was excellent though. Good setting, good enemies.

Also, quick question - is there actually any point to the Legion maintenance bit?


None that I have noticed, no.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by Rex Kramer » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:03 am

It was all going so well and then File 6 introduced our old friend poorly implemented stealth section and I'm like :| Fuxxake.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:35 am

Rex Kramer wrote:It was all going so well and then File 6 introduced our old friend poorly implemented stealth section and I'm like :| Fuxxake.


i feel i must warn you its not the only one

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:32 pm

kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:I'm only at the end of file 5 but my main complaint is that each file seems to long. I think the game would have been better served with shorter, snappier files but more of them. When I get to the end of a file, I'm kind of done with it for a little while and don't feel the need to race back in.

File 5 was excellent though. Good setting, good enemies.

Also, quick question - is there actually any point to the Legion maintenance bit?


None that I have noticed, no.


according to nintendo's twitter feed it makes them fight more proficiently

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by kazanova_Frankenstein » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:10 pm

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kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:I'm only at the end of file 5 but my main complaint is that each file seems to long. I think the game would have been better served with shorter, snappier files but more of them. When I get to the end of a file, I'm kind of done with it for a little while and don't feel the need to race back in.

File 5 was excellent though. Good setting, good enemies.

Also, quick question - is there actually any point to the Legion maintenance bit?


None that I have noticed, no.


according to nintendo's twitter feed it makes them fight more proficiently


Ah cool, did not know that. Thanks for the correction.

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by ITSMILNER » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:04 pm

Question, are you guys playing Docked or Handheld? I always play Switch in Handheld mode but this is the first game making me feel like trying it on a TV.

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

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shy guy 64 wrote:
kazanova_Frankenstein wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:I'm only at the end of file 5 but my main complaint is that each file seems to long. I think the game would have been better served with shorter, snappier files but more of them. When I get to the end of a file, I'm kind of done with it for a little while and don't feel the need to race back in.

File 5 was excellent though. Good setting, good enemies.

Also, quick question - is there actually any point to the Legion maintenance bit?


None that I have noticed, no.


according to nintendo's twitter feed it makes them fight more proficiently


Ah cool, did not know that. Thanks for the correction.


well im not sure the actually say so in game so its easy to miss id say, but youre welcome none the less

ITSMILNER wrote:Question, are you guys playing Docked or Handheld? I always play Switch in Handheld mode but this is the first game making me feel like trying it on a TV.


both as it happens

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by shy guy 64 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:54 pm

and finished well it was clear yosheph was gonna fuse with something, wasnt quite expecting eveything. good old fashioned final battle with god like entity, though the story felt like it ended kind of abruptly. the sort of conclusion rounding off what became of everyone that youd expect at the end didnt come until you go back into your save overall a good game

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PostRe: Astral Chain (Switch) - Platinum Games | coming 30/08/2019
by OrangeRKN » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:52 pm

Just to check: You can't turn off gyro aiming?

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