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Kotaku review: The Ascent Makes Good On Cyberpunk 2077's Promise

Kotaku writes:

Every now and again, a game comes along that simply blows you away.

That’s what it’s been like playing The Ascent, the debut title from the 12-person studio Neon Giant. Let me be clear: it’s far from perfect. The build I played on PC suffered a ton of micro-stuttering, particularly when bodies or barrels would explode.

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CantThinkOfAUsername55d ago

The artists, graphics designers, voice actors and animators get an A. The combat, loot, level and quest designers get a C. The UI/UX designers and AI programmers get a big fat F.

If they added a sprint button, this game would be 6 hours max.

I'm disappointed with Cyberpunk 2077 as much as the next guy, but they aren't comparable. And no, this isn't "the Cyberpunk we deserve."

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TheRealTedCruz54d ago

I'm definitely enjoying it more than I did Cyberpunk, and I was playing the PC version.

Fritzwochel54d ago

Agree on the UI/UX part. It's beyond bad. Hope they realize it and do an update.

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SPEAKxTHExTRUTH53d ago

The UI definitely needs improvement especially the map and stat details.

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13sentinel54d ago

Of course Kotaku would think this is the best thing since sliced bread. To say it makes good on cyberpunk's promise is one hell of a ridiculous statement , and not surprising coming from a garbage site like Kotaku

13sentinel53d ago

I'm saying one small indie game made by 12 people is not going to "Make good" on cyberpunk "promise".

Lol, you think this game makes me jealous? I'll take it or leave it without a second thought.

Petebloodyonion54d ago

I'm sorry but trying to compare a AAA game made by several 100 of ppls vs a budget game made by 12 ppl is like comparing a Horror B movie to a Marvel Disney movie.

Now regarding Accent, it's great for what it has to offer and is quite fun but in no way shape, or form it's trying to replace your big AAA game just like Concrete Genie is a great Ps4 title that isn't trying to replace TLOU2.

Now like I said I do like Ascent because it really captures perfectly the desperate gloomy Cyberpunk vibe (Blade Runner, Ghost in the shell, Observer, etc.) and can be quite fun to play in COOP.
but I really hope that they fix how the menu works (like having a map button).

TheRealTedCruz54d ago

"I'm sorry but trying to compare a AAA game made by several 100 of ppls vs a budget game made by 12 ppl is like comparing a Horror B movie to a Marvel Disney movie."

People on here were happy to do so for Returnal, and they charged $70 for that. :^)

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aaronaton53d ago

Since when did Marvel Disney Movies become the Gold standard lol? Or are you trying to say that as a developer, CDProjekt Red are average like the Marvel films?

OhReginald54d ago

Two totally different games. The only thing they have in common is a abundance in neon lights.

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