I thought the low point of the game is chapter 6 because it's so damn long relative to the others. Astral Chain closes out on a high note, so the final two chapters shouldn't disappoint you. Yes, only two.
File 12 is post-game where you can freely move in the office to talk to everyone again, but first and foremost it's all about accepting a huge amount of combat challenges from Olive. So there's no more balanced content anymore as the focus shifts entirely to the combat gameplay. If you've enjoyed that, there's plenty more to do in the game, but take note that the difficulty level is predetermined, so eventually it gets brutal. Should be roughly 20 challenges on medium difficulty, roughly 20 on medium-hard and then about 30 which are tough stuff.
Honestly, after my first playthrough on casual even the first batch already felt insane, I gave up on them pretty quickly. Thankfully there's no story content locked behind any of it, not even flavor text or anything, so it's not like you're missing out if you don't feel like going for it. After my second playthrough the gameplay really started to flow and I got through all of the post-game, they can be some pretty satisfying challenges to complete.
Also, personally I think File 6 is the high point of the game. That chapter just adds so much to the worldbuilding and makes this game so much more than it otherwise is. Sector V shows a completely different side of the game's world, which otherwise feels pretty generic, and Kyle steals the show. The chapter's pretty long and drawn out, yeah, but I feel it remains interesting throughout and is paced amazingly well in how it builds up to its insane ending.
I'm not sure I'd say it's my favorite chapter, because the last one is breathtaking, but I do feel like it's the one that adds the most to the game. As in, if you were to remove any chapter from Astral Chain, File 6 is the one where it'd impact the game most negatively.
Ah, so File 11 is the finale of the story, got it. I just finished 10 so I'll get stuck into 11 tonight.
I actually quite enjoyed File 6 as mzuzek says the worldbuilding, but also for that chase through the raging storm at the end with the awesome music, using your legion to tap into the security cameras and feed them into your Iris so you can track your suspect through the chaos.
My favourite so far was probably 9 though, for how epic it was. Trying out the newly acquired Axe legion, the fights with Jena, the motorbike sequence,
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