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We have decided to be optimistic today. The ambient lethargy on this side of the community isn't always motivating, but we know it's also our fault somehow, even though davton has been working like the devil on his own to post regular content for weeks now. This time, we're talking about another Xbox Series X and PC exclusive, which hasn't been that common since the launch of Microsoft's latest console. The Ascent may not be very original per se, but it features gorgeous graphics and it's a lot of fun to play. Therefore, we hope you will drop us a comment and maybe if find the time to read the few lines we wrote and watch the beautiful 4K video that goes with them. On a side note, you should know that Dayton obviously recorded the footage but that I did play the game as I took the Xbox Series X with me on vacation. However, since I'm renting a place in Normandy with my family, all I have is a 720p TV set. Needless to say I haven't been able to truly see what the game has to offer in terms of image quality and graphics. It also explains why our verdict isn't truly final, as I couldn't give the game as much time as I would normally have when not on vacation. Enjoy anyway!

Verdict as of now[/ b]

[quote] To those who will give it a try when it is released today, The Ascent will certainly leave a good impression. The environments are perfectly detailed, the cyberpunk atmosphere is great and gameplay itself is punchy and easy to learn. In a nutshell, Neon Giant's has a good chance of making everyone who is into twin-stick shooters happy. The RPG aspect added to it with the evolution of the character and the possibility to acquire new weapons or new gear should keep the player motivated throughout the campaign, despite the inevitable redundancy that often goes with the genre. The game world looks pretty dense, although we can't really say that the way the game handles storytelling has made us particularly hooked. That being said, there is no doubt that making it available in Microsoft's Gamepass is a guarantee that players will be there at launch which, for a cooperative top-down shooter, is obviously an ace up its sleeve. Hopefully, we'll find the time to immerse ourselves in this world a little more so as to confirm these first good impressions in single-player. [/ quote]

On the upside[/ b]

[quote]
+ Visually stunning
+ Excellent gun feedback
+ Engaging gameplay
+ The RPG elements
+ The 60 fps framerate is steady overall
+ Four-player co-op, online or local
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nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2021-07-29 22:17:22
All this coloured lighting makes me miss the old times of Rage's Expendable. It's been 20 years.
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fastica
fastica
Commented on 2021-08-01 19:59:04
Love the game, but it's buggy as hell. I just got an unfinishable quest and tons of glitches (one boss appeared triplicated!). They should have focus in making the single player glitch free before adding co-op.
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