Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / split screen / common screen, players: 1-2
game language: English
game release date for Switch:
Astral Chain is an action adventure game, maintained in the climate of science fiction. The game was developed by the Japanese studio PlatinumGames. The team was led by Takahisa Taura, who was the main designer at Nier: Automata, and production was supervised by Hideki Kamiya, the father of the Bayonetta series.
The action of the game takes place in the near future, in a multicultural metropolis known as the Ark. The peaceful life of its inhabitants is interrupted by the opening of gates to another dimension, through which monsters begin to arrive to Earth. In order to combat this threat, a special Neuron police unit is set up, which uses a mechanical partner in the fight.
Astral Chain tells the story of a brother and sisters who join the Neuron unit. At the beginning of the campaign, the player decides which of these characters he will lead, but the other siblings still play an important role in the storyline.
Astral Chain is an adventure action game in which we observe the events from a TPP camera. While playing, players go on combat missions, in which they fight hordes of enemies with the help of a skillful system of skirmishes. In clashes we are always accompanied by a robot obedient to our orders and the key role is played by combination attacks, which require close cooperation between the law enforcement officer and his mechanical partner.
Between missions players explore the city. Then they get to know the plot background and conduct conversations with NPCs.
Astral Chain offers an attractive three-dimensional graphic design, made in the style typical of Japanese cartoons. It is worth mentioning that the cartoon artist Masakazu Katsura, known for such mangas as I's, DNA2 or Zetman, was responsible for the appearance of the figure.
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 44 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 20 players' votes.