Yeah I don’t understand how a team of 12 can make a game world of this size look more lived in than a team of several hundred devs. Just walk around the inner city and look at materials, the people, all the things moving, smoke, light, wires etc. It’s amazing.Graphics are friggin nuts. Sound design is incredible, punchy shooting. Only played like 2 hours but I’m genuinely quite impressed.
50 is average, nice logicIt's 75 for PC, 64 for Xbox. And, yes, an 80 is an average metacritic score in gaming and has been for many years.
It's no 3 out of 10 lol. That's going to go down in history as one of the most ridiculous reviews ever.Dang that metro score is really dragging down the xsx meta.
Opencritic has a decent recommend score and I already set it up to install so I’ll see for myself anyway.
it's a from his ass certainty with dumb logic alsoStats for that?
Game Pass hurts you doesn’t it? It is the best thing in gaming right now.
Visually it looks striking, but if the reviewers are complaining about grind, it must be bad.
Stop padding out game time you twats! God damn engagement.
It’s the future of gaming. Sony doesn’t have to do anything now, but in 10 years they will be in trouble if they don’t at least have a plan to move that way.It doesn't hurt me at all. I just wish more people would acknowledge that just because it works for MS doesn't mean Sony needs to do the same thing. It's okay for each company to prioritize certain things.
It’s the future of gaming. Sony doesn’t have to do anything now, but in 10 years they will be in trouble if they don’t at least have a plan to move that way.
It is good! Played for a good long bit last night. Once you understand the combat and movement and the world starts to open up, its a banger. I'd legit give it a 9 at this point.Damn. Im sad for the Xbox gang. I actually thot this woulda been a sleeper for yall. Looked good
Why do so many feel the need to point out the size of the team who made this? Is it supposed to get a sympathy point bump in reviews cause its a small team?Fun and entertainment is subjective, but after 2 hours with the game, I definitely don't think it deserves the negative reviews looming around. 3/10? GTFO with that BS. This game, for the size of the team and even the price, is really impressive. I just think a LOT of people were expecting a different experience than what they got. People really wanted a cyberpunk Diablo-like experience, but what we got feels more like a cyberpunk Gauntlet-like, at least IMO. There ARE RPG elements, but I think there's a much larger action and almost arcade-like focus.
If anything I think it's certainly worth checking out, especially if you have GP. Will everyone adore it? Not necessarily. But I can't imagine anyone would think it's trash. If anything, it's a fun and solid enough title to enjoy until the end, or even for a week or so.
50 is average, nice logic
Man that side quest with the mech was the funniest thing in a long time. Thing came by and utterly melted in 0.2 secs and got a cool achievement for it lol
Because its impressive due to its quality. That's really it. A team's size shouldn't impact a score.Why do so many feel the need to point out the size of the team who made this? Is it supposed to get a sympathy point bump in reviews cause its a small team?
I would disagree with a 3/10 for sure, but I think thats a lot more accurate than a 8 or above
In the grand scheme of things though, those are all rather minor issues. Playing The Ascent is an absolute joy, whether you’re blasting your way through scores of enemies, or engaging with its dense and satisfying role playing mechanics, or hunting down quests and side quests in its rich, gorgeous world, or losing yourself in its deep, engrossing lore. It’s impossible not to tip your hat to a game like this, but all of its achievements become even more impressive when you consider the fact that it was made by a team of just a dozen people.
The Ascent has an acute understand of what makes the cyberpunk setting tick, of what makes for a good role playing game, and of what a good combat system needs to do. It’s one of the most impressive action RPGs you’ll ever play.
Seriously, if you have GP it's easy enough to just try the game out. In the time it takes to watch a couple review videos I'd rather just play the damn game myself.Who gives a flying fuck what a bunch of retarded "journalists" have to say? Listen to the general community and see gameplay to decide for yourself if you will enjoy the game or not.
After a few hours with this, its become very funny how many ppl in here were upset by average review scores. Thats what this game is. Average. Fun, but average. There is nothing special that separates it from the pack, and there are plenty of flaws. Lots of em listed in the other thread, but the main one that boggles my mind is how garbage cover shooting is even with high aim assist. Basically gotta run around and do barrel rolls til you die (happens a lottttt) or manage to kill everyone. It doesn't get more frustratingly simple than that sort of gameplay.
The toxicity in this thread is pretty bad. From the same usual group too. The game was made by 12 people. Not 120 people. It’s a solid game considering. The 3/10 review is a disgrace to be honest.
Why don't you try the game by yourself before calling it average?!I dont get any of this. The game looked average all along, and it came out average.
Gamepass had zero to do with it.
Funny how most of the people slamming this game seem to either not have an xbox or gamepass though, hmmmm.......but I have it downloaded, looking foreward to trying it!