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The latest from developer Platinum Games (best known for the Bayonetta series) is the Nintendo Switch exclusive Astral Chain. It shares a lot of similarities to its stylish-action relatives, but Astral Chain separates itself with a unique, thrilling combat system–you control a player-character and a Legion simultaneously. This makes for some incredible fights, and it’ll take some time to wrap your head around all its intricacies. There are systems layered on top of the tandem chaos, like Ability Codes and a skill tree to upgrade for new attacks, and we’ll point out some key things to pay attention to.
While we’ll help you with some basics to keep in mind during battle, there’s a lot more to the game than combat. Within segmented story chapters, you’ll explore semi-open hub areas side missions, investigations, and other optional content. Primary objectives are fairly straight-forward, but to get the most out of Astral Chain, you’ll need to do some poking and prodding to reveal hidden quests.
- Not All Quests Appear On The Map
- IRIS Is Your Best Friend
- Accessing Ladders
- Understanding The Chip..er…Ability Code System
- Premium Material Codes Are A Premium
- The Quirks Of Dodging
- Don’t Get High On Your Own Supply
- Red Matter Boosts Legion Energy Past Max
- Rank Doesn’t Account For Damage, But Style
- Listen For Meowing, Save Cats If Pawssible
- Put Up Your Blue Shield
- The Power Of Two Legions
- Beast Legion’s Auto Dodge And More
- Experiment With Legion Abilities
Astral Chain is out now, and chances are if you’re looking through this compilation of tips, you’re already set on playing the game. But if you’re interested in reading some detailed thoughts on the game, be sure to read my Astral Chain review, or check out my breakdown of how long Astral Chain takes to beat. For more advanced pointers, read through (or watch) our compilation of in-depth Astral Chain combat tips.