In 2023, the world is a dark and dangerous place. The only hope for humanity lies in the hands of a few brave individuals who have been gifted with incredible powers.
The cyberpunk 2023 is a cyberpunk RPG that takes place in the future. It has been reviewed by the Ascent Review and it is being called an amazing game with great gameplay.
For those of us who grew up with games like Diablo, The Ascent is a wonderful way to lose 16+ hours to monotonous twin-stick shooting, XP hoarding, and gear and weapon farming to spice up methods to take on swarms of monsters.
The Story of the Ascension
You’re one of the tens of thousands of people who have fled to the planet Veles in pursuit of a better life. You accept to labor in order to pay off your debt after being transported by mega-corp The Ascent Group. This is true for everyone else who is given the opportunity to live a “better life.”
The only problem is that in order to pay off this obligation, you cannot do highly risky tasks. You quickly realize that this will almost certainly take the rest of your life to pay off. The good news is that you are unlikely to survive to old age.
Things start to go awry for the business as you begin your new life as a slave, or an Indent as The Ascent Group likes to call them.
The narrative of The Ascent does take some detours from time to time. The game requires you to make many decisions that may affect the game’s outcome; as a result, the narrative will eventually change to account for these decisions.
The Gameplay of The Ascension
The first thing that struck me about The Ascent is how beautiful it is. While the Cyberpunk theme is drab and rusted, the lighting on the console versions of the game is beautiful, especially without Raytracing.
Normally, I feel that the gameplay receives more attention than the visuals in these kinds of games. The Ascent’s creators have obviously spent a lot of effort into creating a near-perfect cyberpunk environment.
The Ascension begins by taking you through the game’s extensive narrative. Following that, you may design your own character in great detail. In fact, there’s a lot more detail in this game than I’m accustomed to seeing in these kind of games.
Don’t worry if you, like me, lack creativity when it comes to designing a character. There’s also the option to make one at random, which will determine if you’re a man or a woman.
Encounters with Enemies
It doesn’t take long once you’ve completed a brief lesson before the murdering begins. A swarm of rat-like monsters will descend on you.
While having some simpler opponents to help you get used to the game and its controls is beneficial, The Ascent, with the exception of one huge rat battle towards the beginning of the game, seems like it takes a bit too long to throw some better adversaries at you.
There are player modifications to loot, just as in any decent RPG. Primary and secondary weapons, grenades, and augmentations are all included.
Augmentations provide the player with additional powers that may aid in the defeat of hordes. They are, to some extent, more essential than picking the proper weapon. Having the proper augmentations in your build may give you powers that can help you wipe out certain opponents quickly.
In The Ascent, you may acquire a plethora of weapons, augmentations, and abilities. Each of them has the ability to drastically alter the game’s pace and how you deal with the oncoming swarms of foes.
In some ways, the construct you selected to influence your playstyle reminded me of Deathloop. I’d be able to maintain my distance and move at a slower pace with certain setups, while others encourage a quicker, more shoot-and-run feel to the game.
I’ve never been a big fan of science fiction or cyberpunk. When I play games, I like to travel backwards in time rather than ahead. Every now and again, a futuristic game emerges and disrupts the status quo. One of those games for me has been The Ascent.
The Ascent is a lightning fast RPG that can be picked up quickly and immerses you in its colorful universe thanks to the simplicity of the twin-stick style shooter coupled with the intricate and game-changing augmentations.
Screenshots from Ascension
Review of the Ascension
The Ascension is the name of the game.
The Ascent is a cyberpunk-themed RPG with next-gen visuals and gameplay that is both familiar and new. The Ascent is a fantastic way to spend 16+ hours, with a similarity to titles like Diablo.
- Excellent graphics
- Detailed narrative
- Action with a lot of octane
The Negative (& Ugly)
- On the console, there is no ray tracing.
7.8 3.9 5
Score from Unboxed Reviews
Frequently Asked Questions
Is The Ascent fun solo?
The Ascent is a fun game to play with friends.
How many hours is The Ascent?
The Ascent is a 2.5 hour long movie, so it would take you about 3 hours to watch the whole thing.
Is The Ascent a rogue like?
The Ascent is not a rogue like.