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  • Summary: As part of a police special task force, it’s up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world. In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge,As part of a police special task force, it’s up to you to fight against mysterious, alien-like creatures who have invaded the world. In the Ark, a multi-cultural city in the near future, disaster strikes when gates to another dimension suddenly appear! Dangerous creatures begin to emerge, attacking the people and polluting the land, and normal police forces are unable to compete with them. To stand up against these threats, a brand new, special police unit known as Neuron is formed. Choose between two playable characters – one male, one female – on your adventure. The character you don’t choose also appears as your younger twin, and a fellow member of Neuron. In order to resist the creatures, humanity developed a special weapon: the Legion. The Legion acts as your partner, and helps with your investigations. However, it’s in battle where the Legion shows its real ability... Expand
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  1. Positive: 89 out of 92
  2. Negative: 0 out of 92
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 28, 2020
    100
    Astral Chain consists of varied genres, but is mostly an action game, which has great ideas and interesting, relaxed humour, that doesn´t spoil its serious plot. [Issue#298]
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    95
    Platinum Games shows its luster with an awesome hach 'n slash videogame that powers up the action genre with a great combination of elements: exploration, investigation, puzzles and even some platforming gameplay. A great exclusive title for Nintendo Switch owners.
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    90
    In the first few hours, I was all over the place when it came to an assessment, as it can take some time to really turn it up.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    90
    Astral Chain is a wonderfully fun and ambitious action title with a great gameplay hook that improves the more you master the basics. It’s yet another example of why PlatinumGames continues to be one of the best in crafting a unique action-adventure hack-and-slash.
  5. Aug 29, 2019
    85
    This might as well be Platinum’s most ambitious game yet. And while they definitely don’t hit every mark, the technical achievement and the mix of varied elements will help you over a few shortcomings.
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    80
    This review has largely been gushing, but I want you to know that Astral Chain isn’t perfect. The non-combat side of the game is often fairly pedestrian and the story can be pretty overwrought even if it is largely told in a knowing, tongue-in-cheek manner. With that noted, this is absolutely a worthy successor to Nier Automata – and like that game, Astral Chain is definitely a contender for one of my favourite games of the year.
  7. Aug 26, 2019
    65
    It's tough not to consider Astral Chain something of a small disappointment, especially when you know Platinum Games' talent for beat 'em ups. We not only highly commend the fight mechanics in this latest title from Takahashi Taura, but also its universe — original and supported by a high-class artistic direction. However, the overall game is pulled down somewhat by a structure of missions that doesn't match the studio's desire to mix the beat 'em up and investigative genres, and further by large approximations and other technical problems — all of which have a significant impact on the enjoyment of the game.

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  1. Sep 3, 2019
    10
    El juego es simplemente espectacular, tiene toda la mano de platinum games, me acaba de llegar y ya le heche mas de 5 horas seguidas, meEl juego es simplemente espectacular, tiene toda la mano de platinum games, me acaba de llegar y ya le heche mas de 5 horas seguidas, me tiene atrapado su jugabibilidad y estilo artistico!! Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    Presentation. 100/100
    Graphics TV. 98/100
    Graphics Handheld. 99/100 Music. 100./100 Controls. 100/100 Content & Replayability. 90/100
    Presentation. 100/100
    Graphics TV. 98/100
    Graphics Handheld. 99/100
    Music. 100./100
    Controls. 100/100
    Content & Replayability. 90/100
    Gameplay. 98/100
    Funfactor. 98/100
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  3. Jun 10, 2020
    10
    The music is beautiful, the graphics are really unique and outstanding and the gameplay overall is just really fun. Some of the cinematicsThe music is beautiful, the graphics are really unique and outstanding and the gameplay overall is just really fun. Some of the cinematics make me feel I'm wathcing anime, because the story is really great too! Loved the game Expand
  4. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    Excellent game in every aspect of it! gameplay, story, music, etc 10/10!! It’s amazing how well it’s looks! All those negatives reviews areExcellent game in every aspect of it! gameplay, story, music, etc 10/10!! It’s amazing how well it’s looks! All those negatives reviews are coming from haters who hasen’t play the game Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    This game is amazing and incredibly fun. Understand that all the 0s and 1s are people who are mad that the game is a switch exclusive. WhyThis game is amazing and incredibly fun. Understand that all the 0s and 1s are people who are mad that the game is a switch exclusive. Why would they be this mad if the game was ACTUALLY a flop?? A good game doesn't deserve bad reviews from jealousy. Expand
  6. Aug 30, 2019
    9
    Un entretenido Hack N' Slash, sería deseable que fuera a 60fps, pero conforme se juega, poco se recuerda dicho detalle, historia envolvente yUn entretenido Hack N' Slash, sería deseable que fuera a 60fps, pero conforme se juega, poco se recuerda dicho detalle, historia envolvente y mecánica novedosa con las Legiones, siendo un punto estratégico entretenido que convierte el combate en algo más que una secuencia de botones, para pensar el terreno estratégico al enfentrar Enemigos, el estilo de arte es muy bueno y al jugar un par de horas, simplemente te dan ganas de más, no se podía esperar menos de un proyecto de Platinum Games. Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Es un juego penoso muy aburrido la dificultad es muy fácil en fin un juego recomendable cuando cueste 2 dólares Expand

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