Following Astral Chain Page 2

  • THFourteen 27 Aug 2019 06:40:00 53,839 posts
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    @DakeyrasUK

    Cheers. 20-25 is about right for me. Want to avoid 60+ hour games for a while
  • Armoured_Bear 27 Aug 2019 10:13:46 28,876 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    That's a good chunk of why I got it! (And, miraculously, I'm actually playing it *and* enjoying it. All hail handheld mode).

    I'm definitely holding the spare for Pokťmon this time...
    I was close to doing the same thing but remembered that although I love the idea of Smash, I never play it for more than a few hours before shelving it :( I think I enjoy all the cut scenes and characters much more than the actual gameplay.
    Of course, maybe this time it'll be different, 18 quid off you say....
  • Deleted user 27 August 2019 17:44:23
    Oooo this is being uploaded now for the dirty pikey switch owners. 16gb apparently.
  • ChiefGB 27 Aug 2019 19:28:21 12,578 posts
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    :( Iím going to have to buy this as eh seems to think there arenít many physical copies about, how much is it on the store? Full £50 I assume? That two tokens thingy is fair value though.
  • ChiefGB 27 Aug 2019 19:30:47 12,578 posts
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    DakeyrasUK wrote:
    @THFourteen nintendo life video review suggested easily 20hrs, perhaps significantly longer depending on play style.
    Thatís actually quite long for what I assume is generally just a combat game isnít it? Iíve not read the reviews yet.
  • smemma 27 Aug 2019 19:56:22 732 posts
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    @ChiefGB CDKeys got it back in stock this morning - £41ish for a digital copy
  • Duffking 27 Aug 2019 22:23:41 16,610 posts
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    @ChiefGB reviews say it's very much not just wall to wall combat
  • DakeyrasUK 27 Aug 2019 22:30:37 4,272 posts
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    @ChiefGB yeah there are a series of expanded levels that the main missions take place in where there are lots of things you could do, people to talk to, crimes to investigate. All a little bit Arkham asylum/Deus ex.
  • Deleted user 27 August 2019 22:32:05
    Just started this now. Very nice intro. Picked the female character.
  • ChiefGB 27 Aug 2019 22:35:17 12,578 posts
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    @DakeyrasUK oh wow that sounds awesome.
  • ChiefGB 27 Aug 2019 22:35:48 12,578 posts
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    @Addy__ Obviously. Iíll be doing the same of course.

    Edited by ChiefGB at 22:36:16 27-08-2019
  • bone-on 27 Aug 2019 22:49:01 543 posts
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    A few reviews knocking around for Astral Chain and not one mentions handheld performance. For a console which is primarily used by most in handheld mode itís a joke.

    Quite a few switch reviews never mention handheld performance.
  • bone-on 27 Aug 2019 22:53:49 543 posts
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    The two token thing is good value at the moment £80 for two £49.99 games
  • Deleted user 27 August 2019 22:56:27
    Handheld performance is fine so far. No complaints. Main plus point is the cheesy Japanese song in the main intro after you've done an extended tutorial of sorts.
  • bone-on 27 Aug 2019 23:01:07 543 posts
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    @Addy__

    Is the Res 720p or has it been vasolined?
  • Deleted user 27 August 2019 23:04:00
    bone-on wrote:
    @Addy__

    Is the Res 720p or has it been vasolined?
    720p. It looks lovely handheld imo.
  • Duffking 27 Aug 2019 23:18:35 16,610 posts
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    Think I might drop a voucher on this and Dragon Quest 11. Then another on LM3 and Pokemon. Lots of games. Would include Link's Awakening but already got the LE on orer because it was my first Zelda and I love it.
  • bone-on 27 Aug 2019 23:26:10 543 posts
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    I got the voucher just now got Astral and Fire Emblem
  • Deleted user 28 August 2019 00:34:59
    Pretty fucking sweet this. Legion is fun to use in and out of combat. Stuck it on pro level or whatever it was that limits you to 2 revives. Done the first boss and now I'm stuck on another part which sees you facing several at once.

    Bugbears at the moment are the mute protagonist which is a bit off putting and obviously having to restart some lengthy battles when you die. Thankfully you can skip the cutscenes again.
  • Deleted user 28 August 2019 09:08:08
    Got another hour in at 5am due to kids being awake. More moves with the legion have opened up. Pretty, pretty good.
  • Gregolution 28 Aug 2019 09:19:00 10,058 posts
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    bone-on wrote:
    For a console which is primarily used by most in handheld mode itís a joke.

    Is it?
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Aug 2019 10:13:11 28,876 posts
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    Gregolution wrote:
    bone-on wrote:
    For a console which is primarily used by most in handheld mode itís a joke.

    Is it?
    Not be me it isn't, 95% docked.
  • bone-on 28 Aug 2019 10:27:49 543 posts
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    Given that in handheld mode some games get significant visual downgrades, I feel reviews need to mention how the game plays and looks in this mode.
  • macmurphy 28 Aug 2019 10:38:54 4,286 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    Gregolution wrote:
    bone-on wrote:
    For a console which is primarily used by most in handheld mode itís a joke.

    Is it?
    Not be me it isn't, 95% docked.
    Also 95% docked. Apparently the split of docked and undocked is about 50/50.

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/nintendo-docked-and-undocked-play-time-for-switch-is-about-even/%3famp=1
  • macmurphy 28 Aug 2019 10:42:56 4,286 posts
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    bone-on wrote:
    Given that in handheld mode some games get significant visual downgrades, I feel reviews need to mention how the game plays and looks in this mode.
    I canít remember many games that were much worse in handheld. There have been shit ports that are bad in both, but the only game I can remember people complaining about a big performance gap was Xenoblade being a bit ugly in handheld.

    If the reviewer doesnít mention handheld mode differences Iím just presuming similar performance in both modes (and I know the resolution might change, but Iím presuming a similar standard of presentation).
  • bone-on 28 Aug 2019 11:28:55 543 posts
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    @macmurphy

    I agree buddy but some games in handheld do look a bit soft as they are not native 720p

    Games on the switch are unique as they can be played via two diff methods, I just feel a single sentence here and there clarifying performance doesnít hurt does it?
  • Deleted user 28 August 2019 11:33:14
    Quite a lot to take in. Legion combo moves, skill trees, maintenance etc. Really enjoying it.
  • RelaxedMikki 28 Aug 2019 12:21:12 3,214 posts
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    @Addy__

    How did you get hold of it so early?

    (Thanks for the impressions btw... I have it on pre-order so hope to receive tomorrow)

    Edited by RelaxedMikki at 12:21:51 28-08-2019
  • Graxlar_v3 28 Aug 2019 12:25:58 10,232 posts
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    @RelaxedMikki donít ask
  • beastmaster 28 Aug 2019 12:26:40 20,940 posts
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    Dispatched from Nintendo. Last time they did that, I got it on the Thursday.
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