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Astral Chain - Nintendo Switch £34.99 @ Smyths - Click & Collect
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Astral Chain - Nintendo Switch £34.99 @ Smyths - Click & Collect

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Posted 8th Dec 2019

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Humanity’s last chance against an interdimensional invasion is a special living weapon called the Legion. As a rookie officer in the elite police task force Neuron, you and your Legion will work together to solve cases and save humankind.
The ASTRAL CHAIN game gives you full control over two characters at once for thrilling Synergetic Action, courtesy of PlatinumGames. Alternate between several Legion types and skills to save the world your way.

Features
  • Players can control the protagonist and a special weapon called a Legion simultaneously, building stylish combos by using both characters in tandem
  • There are multiple Legions in the game, each with different combat styles and abilities. Players can even strategically change between Legions at will during real-time battles
  • This apocalyptic setting is full of intricate details and interesting characters, including citizens and suspects you can interact with in the city, others in the special police task force, and your twin sibling
  • Use the abilities of the Legion not only in battle but also for investigating cases and solving environmental puzzles
  • Uncover the secrets of the alternate dimension called the Astral Plane, where the mysterious invaders originate
  • ASTRAL CHAIN is directed by Takahisa Taura, known for his work as the game designer on NieR:Automata, and supervised by Hideki Kamiya, creator of the Bayonetta series
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Nice! It was this price on Black Friday but seemed to vanish straight away. Looks like they got a restock.
Apoc6408/12/2019 15:18

Nice! It was this price on Black Friday but seemed to vanish straight …Nice! It was this price on Black Friday but seemed to vanish straight away. Looks like they got a restock.


Yeah, I guess so. Just grabbed one from Walsall, there was one on the shelf too.
Great price for a great game been on it all weekend!
I cannot understand why we have almost all major stores, but smyths. the closest is 28 miles away..... anyway, thanks for sharing although I cannot get it
seems like a great deal! thanks OP!
Is this a good game, what does it fetch second hand?
good price!
JumpMan198009/12/2019 10:05

Is this a good game, what does it fetch second hand?


this is produced by the same studio of Nigeria automata and bayonetta. and the music composer is the same of nier automata. the action is the first of its kind for an action game, very refreshing. the character designer is the comic book artist who is best known for I''''S. many gamers rated it an S tier game, i think you won't regret it.
windwarden09/12/2019 12:21

this is produced by the same studio of Nigeria automata and bayonetta. …this is produced by the same studio of Nigeria automata and bayonetta. and the music composer is the same of nier automata. the action is the first of its kind for an action game, very refreshing. the character designer is the comic book artist who is best known for I''''S. many gamers rated it an S tier game, i think you won't regret it.


dreadful autocorrection. .... I mean nier automata not Nigeria automata....
windwarden09/12/2019 12:21

this is produced by the same studio of Nigeria automata and bayonetta. …this is produced by the same studio of Nigeria automata and bayonetta. and the music composer is the same of nier automata. the action is the first of its kind for an action game, very refreshing. the character designer is the comic book artist who is best known for I''''S. many gamers rated it an S tier game, i think you won't regret it.


Have you played the game?
Axyuji09/12/2019 12:32

Have you played the game?


yes I did on my friend's switch. I want to buy one for myself. and I played all of the other games of the same studio (platinum studio)'
windwarden09/12/2019 12:34

yes I did on my friend's switch. I want to buy one for myself. and I …yes I did on my friend's switch. I want to buy one for myself. and I played all of the other games of the same studio (platinum studio)'


Aside from the description on who made the game, what did you think of it?

Because personally I found the story to be pretty lackluster and predictable when compared to prior titles under the same company and I found the gameplay to be very watered down in comparison to other games.

I also disagreed with the combat being based mostly in the barren and uninteresting astral plain, in comparison to the shortly lived beautiful environments which you could only visit for 10 minutes tops.

I also disliked how repetitive it seemed as if you've played the game for 3 hours, you've pretty much seen it all

I had my expectations unable to be met with this and my 25 hours of gameplay only had me questioning why I wasn't playing Nier Automata or even Bayonetta
I only played for about 1 hour on my friend's console and the action with the chain feels fresh for me (I have played many many hack and slash games, and hard core action game like shinobi, nijia gaiden, etc), I have my expectation quite high for this actually and I am searching for deal to buy a copy for my self.
Based on what I played, I would think that this game seems to be in between nier automata and bayonetta in terms of story-action balance (bayonetta is slash and shoot for the fun, nier's story is the most appealing part for me (three playthroughs is a must. I felt shamed to not delete my save file to help others).
I hope my impression is not wrong, at least the action feels fresh for me. I also have a try of the OST on youtube, and it feels good to me, although not as stunning as in nier automata. But I must admit I think it will be very hard to pass Nier automata in terms of story, or bayonetta in terms of pure action. Its aim for the studio is a trial for new types of action.

And I have to say Nier automata is really up there on top of my list of favourite games. It is a perfect game for me, and I have start playing games since gameboy.
Jz managed to get ao.com to match this. So free delivery for me
justin8909/12/2019 13:49

Jz managed to get ao.com to match this. So free delivery for me


I just have an online chat with Ao.com and they said they cannot price match this item as it is out of stock for home delivery at Smyths. How did you manage to do it?
windwarden09/12/2019 14:23

I just have an online chat with Ao.com and they said they cannot price …I just have an online chat with Ao.com and they said they cannot price match this item as it is out of stock for home delivery at Smyths. How did you manage to do it?


Must have got lucky with mine. I rang up and at first they won't do it as it's not in stock for home delivery and suddenly he said he'll check again with a supervisor and he came back and said they will do it.
justin8909/12/2019 14:32

Must have got lucky with mine. I rang up and at first they won't do it as …Must have got lucky with mine. I rang up and at first they won't do it as it's not in stock for home delivery and suddenly he said he'll check again with a supervisor and he came back and said they will do it.


I decided to give it a try to call after the online representative reject the request. And they decided to match it over the phone! I think it must be your pursvasive skill that impress them so they are willing to help me on it as well. Thanks a lot:)
None in the the Durham branch
James_E-b9c46.2253409/12/2019 14:54

None in the the Durham branch


You can try ringing up Ao.com to price match it. Justin89 and I both got our order matched over the phone. Tell them that you see the post here that there are others who has been offered the price match, even though Smythstoys does not have stock for home delivery. They took your order on the phone, the whole process took about 7 minutes in total.
Good game.... Love the combat system..the story is kinda a bit meh.. But still ok... If u play god eater and stuff like that things like this get repetitive.
Thanks for posting and a belated welcome to hotukdeals. We have added your thread to the Highlights section
andywedge09/12/2019 21:43

Thanks for posting and a belated welcome to hotukdeals. We have added your …Thanks for posting and a belated welcome to hotukdeals. We have added your thread to the Highlights section


Thanks Andy - I've actually been on here years but somehow lost my login to my old account. Previous best effort ended at about 87 degrees so I'm glad they liked this one!
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