Astral Chain boxart, screenshots, art, trailers, fact sheet (August 30th, 2019)

RedDevil

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So they're sticking with the original release date, I guess they were mostly done with it when on its reveal. Looking forward to it.
 

Champion

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The boxart kinda grew on me, but I'll be going digital regardless. And that Treehouse gameplay was crazy
 
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remz

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I don't get how more people aren't talking about this game it looks awesome.
 

Gbraga

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Holy shit, I was NOT expecting full character customization!

The graphics in the beginning shooting section are incredible, too.

This game is neat.
 

eathdemon

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I wounder where does this fall 4 to 6 hours ala boynata, or 25 to 30 ala neir anamata. my guess is 4 to 6 hours.
 

remz

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Maybe it needs a more catchy thread title like "Hey guys we need to talk about how Astral Chain has a character creator" or "Astral Chain looks like Platinum got it's groove back" or even "Does Astral Chain Suck?" and the first post can be no actually, it doesn't.

I wounder where does this fall 4 to 6 hours ala boynata, or 25 to 30 ala neir anamata. my guess is 4 to 6 hours.
If you watch the trailer it looks more like Automata than Bayonetta. There's a lot of stuff happening other than just encounter to encounter combat
 

NSESN

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I don't get how more people aren't talking about this game it looks awesome.
Too many games to talk about, for example i am hyped for this, Zelda, Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem but I have only be really been pating attention on this game and Fire Emblem because the discussion is slower. If I gave attention to Zelda or Animal Crossing I am surre it would suck my life for the next week
 

EDarkness

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Just watched the Treehouse playthrough...damn, this game looks awesome as hell. Loved the opening bit on the motorcycle. Yeah, this game is gonna be my jam. I wish I had more time...
 

NSESN

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Maybe it needs a more catchy thread title like "Hey guys we need to talk about how Astral Chain has a character creator" or "Astral Chain looks like Platinum got it's groove back" or even "Does Astral Chain Suck?" and the first post can be no actually, it doesn't.
Maybe next week after the e3 hype slow down. Maybe we can create a xeno 2 effect that if enough bad threads are made about this game it ends up being a success
 

eathdemon

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Maybe it needs a more catchy thread title like "Hey guys we need to talk about how Astral Chain has a character creator" or "Astral Chain looks like Platinum got it's groove back" or even "Does Astral Chain Suck?" and the first post can be no actually, it doesn't.



If you watch the trailer it looks more like Automata than Bayonetta. There's a lot of stuff happening other than just encounter to encounter combat
I did but it also ends ech area with a score screen like boyanata, so that seems to imply speed run/score attack meaning shorter game. like I said I am not sure which road it will take.
 

Slushimi

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I did but it also ends ech area with a score screen like boyanata, so that seems to imply speed run/score attack meaning shorter game. like I said I am not sure which road it will take.
I think it tries to make players get the most out of the combat system and all the potential combo's that come with it.
 

Gbraga

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If you watch the trailer it looks more like Automata than Bayonetta. There's a lot of stuff happening other than just encounter to encounter combat
Yeah, the Treehouse stuff looked A LOT like Automata in structure. Taura did his homework.

Even the shooting segment to open the game with dialogue is very reminiscent.
 

HardRojo

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Watched a bit of the Treehouse. This game looks really good, but what is it exactly made out of? Do you have a central hub and then go to different missions/scenarios? Is it a single open world? Is it just battle after battle? How long will it take to finish? I like it, but I don't plan to spend $60 on it without being sure of what it is exactly and the stuff in the OP didn't answer my questions :/
 

remz

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The game leans more towards DMC, Bayonetta, and Metal Gear Rising than Nier: Automata. Not that I am complaining.
Based on what? The flow of the combat looked more like nier then anything else to me and the extraneous stuff looks more RPG like. Same director too. The only reason Nier: A didn't have a grading system was that it the original game didn't. I think this game will sit halfway between Nier A and the usual platinum fare.
 

remz

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Watched a bit of the Treehouse. This game looks really good, but what is it exactly made out of? Do you have a central hub and then go to different missions/scenarios? Is it a single open world? Is it just battle after battle? How long will it take to finish? I like it, but I don't plan to spend $60 on it without being sure of what it is exactly and the stuff in the OP didn't answer my questions :/
Well it's not battle to battle- There's a shop, missions and the police base area. And even in that little gameplay trailer you see the player character doing other stuff than fighting. I think it might be hub+side quests+missions that you ride the bike out to
 

eathdemon

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Based on what? The flow of the combat looked more like nier then anything else to me and the extraneous stuff looks more RPG like. Same director too. The only reason Nier: A didn't have a grading system was that it the original game didn't. I think this game will sit halfway between Nier A and the usual platinum fare.
if it leans neir I am in day one, but if t leans boyanata, I will just wait for a sale. call me stingy, but I am not paying $60 for a 5 hour game.
 

Wolfman

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Ffffffffffuuuuuu... just let me pre-order that collector's edition already. God help me I don't even care how much it is.
 

Shoichi

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Treehouse sold it to me that it is a game I must get. Hopefully this game sells well enough to create a franchise out of it
 

Hours Left

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Not a single female character is wearing pants. All booty shorts or a mini skirt/dress.

While every male character is complete covered. Nothing revealing at all.

So lame.
 

remz

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Not a single female character is wearing pants. All booty shorts or a mini skirt/dress.

While every male character is complete covered. Nothing revealing at all.

So lame.
There's a character creator where you can buy clothes. Same Director as Nier : A, and didn't 9s have booty shorts? Shrug
 

Starwing

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please be 60fps please be 60fps

EDIT: The composition is trying a little too hard to lean into Nier. Honestly I think the game overall might be suffering from Nier imposter syndrome due to the director wanting to recapture its success.
That's all I'm hoping for. I'm still gonna get it since everything looks nice, but that will essentially conplete the game for me.