The Ascent

Released: 29 Jul 2021
Reviewed: 3 May 2022
Platform: PC

The Ascent is an impressive indie top-down shooter with gorgeous visuals and huge attention to detail. The atmosphere, sound effects & weapons are great. It has a levelling system, lots of options for weapons, augmentations and tactical slots, supports co-op, and includes all the things you'd expect from cyberpunk such as ICE, neon lights and evil corporations. Unfortunately it's pretty hampered by huge walks between missions with nothing to do except dodge roll for minutes at a time, and a really terrible map system. There's a lot of excellent gameplay here, but can be frustrating trying to get to your objective both in terms of UI and time. About 50% of the game is walking.



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