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Aug 31st 2019 at 3:13:36 PM

[up]Really? Because I feel like there were several well-received Japanese games around that time period. The Dark Souls games, Fire Emblem Awakening, Kid Icarus: Uprising, the Etrian Odyssey games, Super Mario 3D Land, just to name a few.

Unless there's some metric being used that I'm not aware of?

Edited by dragonfire5000 on Aug 31st 2019 at 3:16:38 AM

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Aug 31st 2019 at 3:18:29 PM

The Latter are handhelds, and Dark souls isn't considered very Japanese by a few people.

Its why Code Vein is called Weeb Souls despite Dark Souls already being made by a Japanese dev.

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Aug 31st 2019 at 3:20:32 PM

I mean, I will point out your post said:

Japanese gaming making a comeback over the last few years warms my heart, and the Switch leading the charge to help is great, too.

Nowhere does it say there that handheld games don't count as Japanese gaming, and the idea that Japanese handheld games don't count as Japanese gaming is baffling to me. As for Dark Souls, it is still a Japanese game, no matter what those few people think.

Edited by dragonfire5000 on Aug 31st 2019 at 9:42:21 AM

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Aug 31st 2019 at 3:36:05 PM

Not gonna lie, with this game and Persona 5 Scramble, part of me wants to see Platinum do a take on the Persona series.

It's pronounced "Bezel", not "Bee-zel".
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Aug 31st 2019 at 3:39:44 PM

Jumping into Astral Chain. Any beginner tips?

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Aug 31st 2019 at 3:47:13 PM

[up]If you are used to playing Bayonetta or any other Platinum Games that have the dodge mapped to the shoulder buttons, and simply cannot kick the habit from the default controls, I would suggesting choosing Control Style C under the Options menu.

Also you might want to keep the "Track enemy during combat" option to ON, too. It can get especially hectic when fighting multiple chimera.

Learn to pull out your Legion/Cancel it the moment you see the Limiter meter reach 5 units or less. It's better to not fully expend your Limiter Guage as it locks you out from certain options, including the incredbly handy Chain Counter ("clothesline").

Edited by s5555 on Aug 31st 2019 at 6:47:48 AM

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Sep 2nd 2019 at 1:54:42 PM If a tree falls in the forest and nobody remembers it, who else will you have ice cream with?
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Sep 2nd 2019 at 1:58:01 PM

Yes more success to Platinum. [tup] [awesome]

I eagerly await the sequel even though I haven't finished the game yet just to see what new Legion they can come up with. tongue

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Sep 2nd 2019 at 6:38:17 PM

Was just able to play the game for a bit. Couldn't do it before now since the TV room was a huge mess and I refuse to play this in handheld mode.

The controls keep throwing me off (e.g. why is ZR the attack button by default?) but it's really fun. 30fps isn't really a big deal either. Can't wait to do crazy shit with the Legion.

Edited by Karxrida on Sep 2nd 2019 at 6:39:00 AM

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Sep 3rd 2019 at 4:33:02 PM

[up]If the controls keep throwing you off (I know it did for me, too), then try Control Type C or D. It's in the Options menu.

Make sure the redo the Training Room sections to get reaquainted once you switch control methods. Some buttons have been switched around.

Crazy shit happens after the end of File 03/Chapter 3. You and your Legion's combat options get unlocked and combos now become a thing.

Edited by s5555 on Sep 3rd 2019 at 7:36:01 AM

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Sep 6th 2019 at 7:06:07 AM

The controls are actually pretty clever. The Z buttons are the biggest and easiest to use so they'd be the actions you do the most of. The Legion usually is summoned just to your left so of course the button for the Legion is on the left.

Simplifying the controls down to three buttons (attack, legion attack, and dodge) also makes the game easier. Instead of memorizing combos, you memorize techniques.

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Sep 6th 2019 at 9:27:36 AM

I havenít been able to find an answer to my most stupid of questions: I know the FPC can get pants and/or tights, but can MPC get short shorts?

i. hear. a. sound.
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Sep 6th 2019 at 9:28:30 AM

I haven't even been able to find many outfits in general.

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Sep 7th 2019 at 11:32:02 AM

Just out of curiosity, is anyone else really bothered by how utterly characterless the PC is? I almost put a box over his head just to have something better to look at but that turned out the be redundant.

Sep 8th 2019 at 11:48:22 PM

I kinda was, but I do like that it puts more emphasis on your sib. Very interesting that they end up the Dante to your Nero, more or less up to the ending.

Sep 9th 2019 at 7:50:48 AM

I did a short review on this game if anyone is interested:

https://thephoenixact.home.blog/2019/09/09/review-astral-chain-that-platinum-flair/

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Sep 9th 2019 at 6:49:05 PM

Finished the game. Noah Prime was a bastard and I had to restart the chapter to get more battery charges so I could kind of squeak by.

Overall, great game, but can someone talk to the developers and tell them that 'Peace' is a really annoying chapter? I like the quiet investigative beats in this game. I don't like maddening mini-games and fucking block-moving puzzles.

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Sep 9th 2019 at 7:25:31 PM

I ended up liking a lot of Astral Chain's non-action bits, but God, that file was hell.

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Sep 9th 2019 at 7:28:17 PM

...i liked the block puzzles >.>

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Sep 9th 2019 at 7:37:31 PM

Do you mean the traffic puzzles?

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Sep 9th 2019 at 7:55:52 PM

ya

i was really bad at the last one but i got it after about an hour or so

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Sep 9th 2019 at 8:00:04 PM

I just cheated through the whole thing.

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Sep 9th 2019 at 8:18:01 PM

It's a breather chapter before the finale kicks off. Ironically I felt like I did more fighting in that chapter than just about any other, juat because the pacing was so totally under my control.

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Sep 10th 2019 at 2:19:41 AM

I had been playing for a while so maybe my mood was a little off, but the way they handled some of the clean-up puzzles in that whole part just kind of annoyed me. The stuff where you're fighting and doing side missions is fine. I think it was mainly just the traffic and the box carrying (especially since the side-to-side gyro controls aren't very responsive on a pro controller).

Edited by edvedd on Sep 10th 2019 at 2:24:05 AM

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Sep 10th 2019 at 7:52:57 AM

I think itís fair to say that last traffic clearing puzzle deserves a That One Puzzle wick. If only I knew how to word it...

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