- Oct 30, 2017
Keep getting only D in battles. I know I not great at games but sometimes I'm sure I did better than a D and sometimes I suck and get an S
I'd at least try to get into the battles in Chapter 3, but it probably isn't for you if you've already gotten your Legion and still aren't enjoying the combat or the side missions/exploration.Only played it for 4 hours, but not enjoying it. I don't think I can persist, I'm falling asleep with the long winded investigations, the generic looking enemies and crude mini dungeons in the repetitive astral plains. The amount of tutorials in the game is boring especially base having to visit every facility for an mascot explanation. The only thing I like about the game are the battle controls and some of the music. Falling asleep after about 4 missions, think I'm going to trade it in.
The atmosphere, music, graphics and general pacing of the game carried the non combat sections for me.Ok, I've been playing this non-stop this past weekend and made it to file 7.
Does ANYONE enjoy the non-combat sections of this game? It's such a massive chore to collect all the red matter and do a bunch of the unappealing side quests. File 6 was the worst at this, the combat sections throughout that entire file with the Hermits + Beta Homunculus were sooooo good but its so ruined by the beginning stealth section + the zone 9 village.
And yet I need to play them all to get a good file ending score.
They're about to explain why your hair's turning blue and how you've been playing baby mode so far. At the end of file 2 they gave you a taste of the central mechanic of the game, though they fudge the controls in that section. Just go boot up file 3, you have like 5-6 new mechanics/features to start using.Just hit file 3 and this game is pissing me off to no end. I'm usually a big fan of platinum's games but this just isn't doing it for me. Combat right now is just dull and annoying, when I don't have my legion out all I do is mash zr for the same combo over and over again and when I have my legion I press zl to send it to an enemy and occasionally bind it when it's appropriate. Am I missing something here? I really hope the combat gets more complex cause right now it just seems so simple, particular non legion combat, it just feels like there's 1 combo and that's it.
Another thing that really pisses me off is dodging, it feels like instead of iframes you actually have to dodge it, which I don't like since a lot of times things are so clustered I don't know which way I have to dodge, just that I have to dodge. Another thing that's annoying is they went with something like witchtime where if you dodge then time slows for a second and you can do a stronger attack but when dodging multi hit attacks it doesn't actually work unless you dodge the last hit. Which goes against my intuition and results in me getting hit cause I'm trying to take advantage of what I assumed would be a successful counter.
The only thing I'm enjoying right now is the fact that I can make a character that looks like Chie from P4 and that sometimes my characters hair goes blue for some reason, like she's become a Super Saiyan God which is cool. Very disappointed so far.
I'm guessing you missed something because Astral Chain's story only leaves one question unanswered.Finished. I wish the game did a better job explaining the phenomena that was Chimeras.
Also while I get Joseph’s plan to combine all of humanity and chimeras into one super organism, what the hell is Jenas plan to save the world with her chimeras?
Good Combat, Good Story, Bad side missions and the start of the game is far too slow.
8.3/10. The game was at its best when going full over the top anime and the worst during all the cop stealth stuff.
Where is that from? I guess I missed any mention of a meteor.I'm guessing you missed something because Astral Chain's story only leaves one question unanswered.A meteor struck Earth and that's what started the doors to the Astral Plane and released the chimeras. While researching the Astral Plane Jenna and Joseph learned that it was a check on humanity that happened many times in human history. At least 3 times. Anytime human technology got to a certain point this would purge the world and restart human history. Her plan was why fight the natural order of things and save humanity by letting humanity be absorbed back into the Astral Plane and start over again. In the current timeline they have gone further than any other timeline with technology. I'd say the only question left is who made the Astral Plane/chimeras in the first place and why. Was it God? Aliens? Humans? If humans go too far with technology do we destroy ourselves?
You can start from any of the chapters in the file and quit out of the file using the pause menu ("File Options" on the rightmost tab).Is there any way to replay sections of each file rather the whole damn thing? I just missed a slime towards the end of the file 3 and id rather not have to play with a guide in order to be able to max out the entire game within 3 playthroughs. this approach worked for Bayonetta but the levels were so much quicker.
Yeah the rankings make no sense. Just ignore them and play the battles however you want and have fun. I think the rewards you miss for S ranks are just costume color nonsense. So it's nothing.
12 files but 11 is only needed to complete the main story. Some are longer than others.can someone please help me out here?
I just started this game and I would like to know how it's laid out.
like, does it have chapters? files? areas?
for example, when I am playing a game divided in chapters, I like to know from the get go how many I need to beat to complete the game, that's the info I am looking for.
can someone tell me that info please, maybe spoiler tagged?
There's 70 cases, plus one extra one that unlocks anytime once you collect a specific set of items.
UGH that's rough.I'm an idiot. There were stretches during the final segments of chapter 11 that frustrated me fuck that fucking jumping section and who ever designed it. I got past them, but at what I think is the final boss I had so little left (0 AEDs) I just couldn't beat it. Another instant kill move isn't helping. Before this stretch I can't remember the last time I used 1 AED, let alone all 4. Sigh. So I'll jump back the beginning of the chapter and buy a bunch of stuff and race back... but what's this? It reverted my save back to the beginning of chapter 11? AHHH! Fuck this game. I'm out.
UGH that's rough.
I'm currently in File 08 and at the other dimension and I'm stuck on one of the puzzles there. It doesn't feel good that I'm also at the point where I'm like "Ehhhhh, I don't super care to see the end of this."
Can anyone at least confirm the story/stuff is interesting to see after File 08? Should I keep going?
File 08 is notoriously the low point of the game with all the mini games and investigations etc. File 09 is freaking amazing, like better than the finale of most games good.....
Slog through 08 and get to 09, if at the end of 09 you still aren't feeling it then I think you can be done, but I'm betting you will want to finish the story after experiencing 09. File 09, 10, 11 are all really great and then that opens up a lot of challenge stuff in the postgame.
I thought the storyline was pretty interesting, but the presentation and set pieces that are left for you to see are the star of what's left.
Glad you finished it. It's a great game and my only real complaint is the stealth sections. I dislike stealth games and its even worse when the game isn't designed with stealth as the key gameplay element. I didn't have trouble with the camera that seemed to plague a lot of players for some reason. I would have also liked if they somehow made some of the supporting cast more memorable as I feel aside from like 5 or 6 of them you don't really get to know them that well. Quite clear that Platinum plans to make a few sequels in the future and I am hoping they improve in the future and I welcome them to make more sequels.So I bit the bullet and restarted chapter 11. I didn't bother with any of the side quests, just stocked up on as much as I could and took off. Knowing what to expect I got through to the end much better prepared this time, and beat the final boss! Yeah, there was no way in fuck I was going to beat the final boss with 0 AEDs.
The ending, sort of... At first I was WTF? I did all that for no real ending? But when I started up Chapter 12 there was a nice epilogue at least.
Overall I really enjoyed the game. Even parts others have criticized. From the combat to the slower side quests. It's just there were enough aspects/segments that annoyed the hell out of me that holds the game down. Still darn good and probably will find its way onto my personal top 10 GOTY list.
For what it's worth, I think file 3 is probably the second longest one, at least going by the overall number of cases shown by the file select screen.Just finished file 3 and it took ages! It was way too long in my opinion, it just kept going and going. I then find out I only did half of the red files. Wtf!? Where on earth were they hiding? I felt like I scoured the whole of the areas. Man, I must have spent 2 hours on that one level at least.