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The Ascent - isometric, co-op cyberpunk action RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, May 7, 2020.

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    I'm a bit worried about all this emphasize on cover, but it still looks interesting. Need to play it to make up my mind, though. It is very difficult to judge this kind of game based on trailers.
     
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    This doesn't look utter shit... small team, commitment to the project, could actually be good. I shall play it and see.

    I am however disgusted by creative director, Arcade Bergs haircut
     
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    Might be a quick coop lark with some close friends, a beer and pretzels type of game and I'm ok with that.
     
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    One Cyberpunk is enough for decade. Wake up samurai we have decline to burn.:flamesaw:
     
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/the-ascent-review/

     
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    This game has some serious issues on pc, I'm playing it on an rtx 3070 and it's fucking awful, micro-stutters every second and when barrels explode the game just hangs for a second. Indie no indie, this shit is just unacceptable. Also the gun mechanics and the feel in general has no impact to it, the character also feels floaty as fuck, it's like a gay ballerina on a ice skate rink. Even older games like Shadowgrounds and Alien Shooters did it better and these are almost 20 year old games.

    Don't waste 20 squids on this shit, just buy that 1 dollar gamepass ultimate and you are good to go.
     
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    Are you playing in Dx 12 or 11?
     
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    ACG and Skillup reviews both talked about issues with DX12 that were to be patched in the future...
     
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    I'm playing on Dx 11, but I read on steam that people have some issues with the gamepass version, so i'm going to wait till they sort this out.
     
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    I am playing the Gamepass version on a 5700 with everything on Ultra and I only have some microstutter every once in a while, but nothing too bad.

    I looks amazing, and controls feel fine too, not floaty like you described. I do hate how fucking small the UI is. I was playing on the couch but moved to the desk because Jesus Christ let me change the UI scale.

    I just got out of the lowest level so maybe my performance will tank whenever things in game are starting to look less shitty.
     
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    Sounds like a grindy button masher with beauty that only goes skin deep. Removed from wishlist.
     
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    The beauty goes pretty deep.

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    I just had my second CTD now, so I will also be waiting for a patch.
     
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    Compression makes it look like a prerendered background from Final Fantasy VII, in game and in motion it looks great.
     
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    I'm also experiencing the stuttering, unfortunately. Happens whenever there's a lot of shit going on quickly, like a big explosion. Should hopefully get patched soon enough, but I'm not playing further for now.

    The game is a beauty visually though.
     
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    The level design is good, the weapons feel nice but the game is retarded (backtracking galore).

    It's not worth 20 potatoes. People should wait for a big discount.
     
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    This reminds me a lot of that Kickstarte project Satellite Reign.
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    While the game does a fantastic job with its cyberpunk window dressing, I got bored of the gameplay loop an hour in. I'm surprised that the devs decided to have you travel through an overworld instead of segmented levels. The traversal is boring and not an efficient means to get you to the action, which is more than solid. The effects are fantastic and the sound design is awesome. I saved up my dosh for the stasis nade and the effect is wonderfully violent, in a Fallout 1 kind of way.

    tldr: may be style over substance, will see if I think differently as I get into the mid-game. also, a bit of a shame that this well realized setting is relegated to a twinstick shooter wallpaper. Part of me's already dreaming of a Deus Ex like rpg set here.
     
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