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Astral Chain discussion thread

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Did you buy Astral Chain, and if yes, what did you think of it?

Yes, and it's amazing 14 43.75%
 
Yes, and it's good 7 21.88%
 
Yes, and it's okay 1 3.13%
 
Yes, and it's bad 0 0.00%
 
I didn't buy it 10 31.25%
 
Total:32

It was brought up that one of the forum's most desired Switch game released just recently and there was never actually a thread for discussing it. So, did you buy it? Why/why not? If you did, what did you think of it?



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I bought it. Loving it so far. I just finished case 3. The combat is just ok. But the dungeon level design is superb and I'm enjoying the police nature to the game. Voice acting feels a bit budget though.



     

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I am most interested in what people think about Astral Chain outside of being an Action game. The investigation and exploration parts; are they satisfying?



cycycychris said:
I bought it. Loving it so far. I just finished case 3. The combat is just ok. But the dungeon level design is superb and I'm enjoying the police nature to the game. Voice acting feels a bit budget though.

The combat gets a lot better as the game progresses. In the first few files it's pretty basic but by the end of file 4/5 it improves significantly. A Metroid situation might have been preferable, where you start out with all the upgrades and then lose them, but unfortunately with action games it usually takes a long time to get used to the complexities of the games, so it might have been overwhelming. 



Haven't bought it because I didn't have the money last month. Brazil's biggest Smash national just happened, and I was hosting like 10 people at my place, so I'm quite exhausted by it all, so I'm not thinking about Astral Chain right now. But I'll probably be getting it by the end of the week - then, we can talk.



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I passed on it, for now. I'm more of an RPG guy, and this is more of an action type game with some RPG elements. It's on my list, but far down on games I'm considering.



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I'm liking it so far, but I'm only at case 3 yet. It has a very cool atmosphere and the sound is fantastic. The battle system is typical Platinum: it gets better and better the more I got used to it and the further I progressed. And I really like this police vibe, I think it feels very fresh and unused.



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

I have it, didn't buy it though. Will start it in the next few days.



I'm on case 8 or 9 I think, I have over 17 hours put into the game so far. The game just gets better and better as it goes along, with some impressive set pieces as the game progresses.



I'm 10 hours in (on Case 6), and so far it's good. I like the atmosphere and music, but the combat is still a bit iffy to me. It's definitely gotten better since the start of the game, but it doesn't feel as fluid as Bayonetta (not like they were aiming to do that so it's not surprising, but still). The exploration parts are fun, but feel very janky at times. There are plenty of nooks and crannies that require you to use the chain jump, but as a result of poor collision detection, invisible walls, or janky positioning, it can feel frustrating at times to the point I've just given up on exploring a few places.

The story is good so far though, very different to anything else I've played.