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[Astral Chain] Anime cyberpunk action cop game where you CAN pet the dog.
Welcome to the Astral Chain thread! Here we'll be discussing Platinum Game's latest release on the Nintendo Switch. Don't be fooled by the trailer above though, while it may look like a standard beat-'em-up game, it has a surprisingly long list of assorted side gameplay that you'll go through.
The game has been getting universal praise for it's combat accessability and side-mission gameplay. Listen to Polygon's Chris Plante describe the game in his review:
"Astral Chain is an action game for beginners," Plante said. "The default difficulty mode favors story over challenge; the more difficult "Pt Standard" option, also available from the start, provides plenty of items to keep my character's health maxed and their powers buffed. Ever wanted to try an action game like Bayonetta or Nier: Automata, but found the difficulty intimidating? Astral Chain is the answer."
Key to this is an innovative combat system that pairs the protagonist -- a detective in a post-apocalyptic future under attack by chimeras from a separate realm -- with a "Legion," a tame chimera attached to you by a chain.
Plante added: "I don't have to memorize complicated combos that require precisely timed button inputs; my supercop delivers attacks with one button... The most intimidating move on paper -- controlling the two characters mid-combat to weaponize the chain that binds them together -- is surprisingly the most simple in action. It's like maneuvering two humanoid crafts in a twin-stick shooter.
"Which isn't to say that longtime action fans won't have enough to do. The game has depth -- just not at the expense of accessibility."
So that wraps it up. The game is out now, so what are you waiting for?
Keep an eye on this space for future FAQs, pro-tips, and other useful information!
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