It’s Surprisingly Accessible for Action Newbies
PlatinumGames is renowned for creating intense action games that, oftentimes, are exceedingly difficult as well. While Astral Chain certainly can be hugely difficult, it doesn’t have to be.
The good news is that Platinum has included a variety of options and difficulties to make Astral Chain hugely accessible to pretty much anyone and everyone.
When you start off the game, you’ll have access to three different difficulty options. Casual, Pt Standard, and Unchained.
Casual and Unchained are the two options here that will make the game most accessible. Casual functions as your easy difficulty, toning down the damage enemies cause and giving you four AEDs, which will instantly revive you if you die.
Unchained, on the other hand, completely lets the game take care of combat, letting you just enjoy the spectacle and the story, if you want.
Longtime action fans have their own options, however. Pt Standard is your usual normal difficulty, but once you’ve beaten each File (chapter) once you’ll unlock the ability to play it on Pt Ultimate, which doesn’t give you any revives at all. Once your health is gone, you lose.
This wide array of difficulty options is highly adaptive, meaning you can pick up Astral Chain no matter your proficiency at action games.