Happy Labor Day!
I was not initially going to pick up Astral Chain; I’m not a huge fan of Bayonetta, and combined with Iceborne and Borderlands 3 on the horizon, it didn’t seem likely I’d fit it in. But I was hearing so much positive discussion around the game, I caved and decided to check it out.
And it is pretty damned cool. I haven’t played much of it, as I had an otherwise busy weekend, but I’m impressed at how smoothly they’ve set up the controls for managing what is essentially two characters. You play a cop tethered to strange robot-demon creatures and you whip them around the battlefield by the chains that bind them.
The combat seems flashy and fun, without being overly complicated, as was weird as the setting/lore of the game is, it’s pulled off confidently. The game is, if nothing else, wholly unique Not just for PlatinumGames as a studio but, like, period. I can’t think of another game quite like it. It’s good stuff.
You know, apart from the subjugation and unecessary fanservice.