Bayonetta & Bayonetta 2
If you’re looking for combat similar to Astral Chain, the best title you can possibly play is PlatinumGames’ poster series, Bayonetta.
While the first Bayonetta is great, Bayonetta 2 is easily one of the best action games ever made, and luckily you can play both of them on your Nintendo Switch.
The two games were made under the supervision of Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Devil May Cry, and they sport similar combat mechanics.
You play as a powerful Umbral Witch named Bayonetta, who gets caught right in the middle of a battle between Paradiso and Inferno, basically heaven and hell.
The character action title has you pulling off crazy combos using Bayonetta’s four guns, two in her hands and two strapped to her feet. There’s a huge emphasis on timing your dodges, just like in Astral Chain, but there’s even more of a benefit to doing so.
Pulling off a perfect dodge will let you enter “Witch Time,” slowing everything to a crawl except for you, thereby letting you unleash some massive combos on enemies.
The Bayonetta games are filled with crazy over-the-top battles and set pieces, and Bayonetta herself is an extremely likable character, hence why she’s featured in Smash Bros.
Bayonetta is the quintessential PlatinumGames experience, and it should absolutely be at the top of your list if you enjoy Astral Chain.