18 minutes of Astral Chain goodness from Game Informer

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#1 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24471 posts) -

I think this is the best video of the game so far. The graphics look really good here, and the combat is intense. It also looks really smooth. It also shows you the puzzle aspects and showcases the legions really well here too. Overall, I'm going to mega hype this. 9.5 right now, haha.

Your thoughts, SW? Will you be getting Astral Chain on August 30th?

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#2 Posted by Solaryellow (5171 posts) -

The Japanese style never pulled me until this game. Everything revealed thus far seems solid and I eagerly await release.

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#3 Posted by TJDMHEM (2163 posts) -

I'm not sure if I'm getting it or not.

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#4 Posted by Jacanuk (18910 posts) -

Hmm, looks like a cheaper version of Warframe.

So not going to get that one.

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#5 Posted by jg4xchamp (61801 posts) -

Game looks fun, less interesting than Devil May Cry 5, but fun looking none the less.

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#6 Edited by SolidGame_basic (24471 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: what makee it less interesting than DMC V?

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#7 Posted by Star67 (4461 posts) -

@jg4xchamp: My problem with Devil May Cry was the linear level design and lack of getting lost. Also very few puzzles.

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#8 Posted by phbz (4681 posts) -

This might compensate for how mundane DMC5 felt to me.

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#9 Posted by judaspete (3137 posts) -

Platinum Games, you've done it again!

Okay, the videos make it look good. I guess we wont really know for sure until more people get to play the thing all the way through. Coordinating two characters at once could potentially get cumbersome. We'll see once reviews are out.

But right now my feelings are, Platinum Games you've done it again!

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#10 Edited by hrt_rulz01 (19285 posts) -

The more I see of it, the more excited I get. It so looks like my kinda game!

But I'm not going to look at anymore videos of it... not long to go now. Got it pre-downloaded on my Switch ready to go :)

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#11 Edited by KungfuKitten (26802 posts) -

For the Switch I'm planning to buy Fire Emblem Three Houses, Astral Chain Link's Awakening (and I kinda want that Limited Edition) and Daemon X Machina in the upcoming fiscal month.

I don't believe I have ever bought 4 Nintendo games in a month before... maybe not even in 2 months. I'm not even sure about 3 months now that I think of it...

September is killer. Good year for gaming.

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#12 Edited by my_user_name (23 posts) -

I wish Sony or MS had became butt buddies with Platinum instead of Nintendo...

Instead I gotta get a switch to play their games (on weaker hardware) and they will probably never drop in price.

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#13 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24471 posts) -
@Star67 said:

@jg4xchamp: My problem with Devil May Cry was the linear level design and lack of getting lost. Also very few puzzles.

Yea, the level design was very old school.

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#14 Edited by jg4xchamp (61801 posts) -

@Star67: linear level design is perfectly fine, DMCs mechanics allow players to free style so the action is anything but linear unless you just lack any sort of execution skills or are lazy.

Beyond that why would I want to do mediocre puzzles in an action game? If I wanted puzzles? I’ll play an honest to god great puzzle game like the witness or baba is you. But when you give me Dante? Cut that shit out and give me some mooks to **** up.

So personally I was all about the PS2 as **** vibe about that game

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#15 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36592 posts) -
@my_user_name said:

I wish Sony or MS had became butt buddies with Platinum instead of Nintendo...

Instead I gotta get a switch to play their games (on weaker hardware) and they will probably never drop in price.

I'm pretty sure Plat has games coming for PS4/BONE.

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#16 Posted by AJuiceMatts (60 posts) -

man i just cant get behind this game.

Everything about it just screams average to me.

Seems like the game has some cool ideas but none of them are going to be very fleshed out or integrated in meaningful ways.

I would be SHOCKED if it gets an 8/10 or higher. My bet is 7/10

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#17 Posted by jg4xchamp (61801 posts) -
@SolidGame_basic said:

@jg4xchamp: what makee it less interesting than DMC V?

For starters a lot of the fights seem one on one, or against 2 or 3 enemies at most.

PlatinumGames tends to be very chain combo happy versus DMC. DMC has some chain combos for its characters, but Nero n Dante have 3-5 max, the rest of the combo crafting is just you the player connecting different moves. Platinum has some command moves, but you are at the mercy of the more interesting moves that are at the tail end of their chain combos to actually make any sort of interesting crafty combos.

Plus it's Platinum I bet one of the stands has a slow mo dodge ability, I bet another stand lets me parry in a timely manner, and all that jazz. I'm sure it'll be fun for a few playthroughs, but I doubt it has the depth that comes with Devil May Cry, and I'm not expecting it to stack up favorably to the first Bayonetta or The Wonderful 101 in that department either.

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#18 Posted by sirk1264 (6018 posts) -

Definitely my next game. Just finished ultimate alliance 3 so need something else to play.

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#19 Posted by SolidGame_basic (24471 posts) -
@jg4xchamp said:
@SolidGame_basic said:

@jg4xchamp: what makee it less interesting than DMC V?

For starters a lot of the fights seem one on one, or against 2 or 3 enemies at most.

PlatinumGames tends to be very chain combo happy versus DMC. DMC has some chain combos for its characters, but Nero n Dante have 3-5 max, the rest of the combo crafting is just you the player connecting different moves. Platinum has some command moves, but you are at the mercy of the more interesting moves that are at the tail end of their chain combos to actually make any sort of interesting crafty combos.

Plus it's Platinum I bet one of the stands has a slow mo dodge ability, I bet another stand lets me parry in a timely manner, and all that jazz. I'm sure it'll be fun for a few playthroughs, but I doubt it has the depth that comes with Devil May Cry, and I'm not expecting it to stack up favorably to the first Bayonetta or The Wonderful 101 in that department either.

It definitely has a slow mo dodge lol, but I bet it will be like other Platinum Games where you can play with it off. I actually like the chain combo style of Platinum Games. But I've come to appreciate the DMC style as well. I don't see any reason why there won't be as much depth to the game. It looks fantastic!! Looks like a mix between Bayonetta and Nier Automata. There's actually a world and story to explore. The Legions seem very promising. Here is a video with at least 5 enemies on screen.

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#20 Posted by Zidaneski (8854 posts) -

First I’ve heard of this game. Looks interesting but the environments are boring. Still a good chance I’ll pick it up.

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#21 Posted by Archangel3371 (28554 posts) -

This game looks awesome. I’m really looking forward to getting it myself. The next couple of months is going to be crazy busy with games.