The Ascent 6/10 on Gamespot

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#1  Edited By Gym_Lion
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The Ascent Review – Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy - GameSpot

Disappointing was looking forward to this.

ACG and Skill Up gave it great reviews though so seems a mixed reaction.

Will still play it tonight to see what it think.

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#2 xantufrog  Moderator
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Yeah I saw that. TBH those foibles make me tired just thinking about playing around them. I suspect I won't in fact like it much. We'll see

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Will give it a try on Gamepass. May be another case of Gamepass fodder we'll see.

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Another Xbox flagship title not really reaching the level needed to seriously compete with Sony. At least gamepass is cheap…

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Definitely giving it a go. Too many games to play.🙂

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'Fucking awesome' - Skill Up

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Will play it tonight. I saw SkillUps review before Gamespots so I'm excited to play it.

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#8  Edited By sakaiXx
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"Xbox has best lineup of the year"

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#9 Gym_Lion
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It's an indie game so you was never going to like it anyway.

@sakaixx said:

"Xbox has best lineup of the year"

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Uh oh.

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I'll watch the ACG review tonight, he makes good content.

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It's on Game Pass so I will see for myself. Still excited to play it myself.

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@Sushiglutton said:

Another Xbox flagship title not really reaching the level needed to seriously compete with Sony. At least gamepass is cheap…

"Xbox flagship title"? Huh? A 2nd party, new IP?

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#14 simple-facts
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Thank you gamepass for the opportunity to play this game that's is sitting on 75 on pc metacritic

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#15 Pedro
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@simple-facts: Still a 6 here.😎

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A GS 6/10 for a non Phony/Nintedont game is = to a 9/10 so it's all good, lol :P

I will give it a whirl on GP.

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#17  Edited By pelvist
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It might actually be good then! Unlocks on Steam in two hours so ill wait till tomorrow see what my mates recon to it. Man id love a new Syndicate with graphics like this one.

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#18 Fedor
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@simple-facts said:

Thank you gamepass for the opportunity to play this game that's is sitting on 75 on pc metacritic

But it's a 65 on Xbox where you'll pay it. HaH

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#19  Edited By simple-facts
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Roll on 6oclock, I'll jump between MSFS 92 meta and the ascent 75 meta

All for one dollar,I hope MS don't go bust giving games away nearly free

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#20 wandering_halls  Online
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Don't trust GS reviews as far as I can gleek on them.

That being said, had a look around the net and the game looks like a sloggy unrewarding mess, which really sucks. Was looking forward to this one. Still give it a whirl at some point.

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LOL that 6/10 is what Xbox been riding for years. Typical rating for the GP filler. No surprise here😂

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@dabear said:
@Sushiglutton said:

Another Xbox flagship title not really reaching the level needed to seriously compete with Sony. At least gamepass is cheap…

"Xbox flagship title"? Huh? A 2nd party, new IP?

returnal says hi. xbox fans chewed that game up for being 1080p even though it scored a 9 and said returnal sucks.

so now the table has turned and you guys are defending a 6 title.

why can't we all play what we want to play without hate?

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#23  Edited By Pedro
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@gifford38 said:

returnal says hi. xbox fans chewed that game up for being 1080p even though it scored a 9 and said returnal sucks.

so now the table has turned and you guys are defending a 6 title.

why can't we all play what we want to play without hate?

Seems like you are a bit confused. Returnal is NOT an indie game. Returnal cost $70, funded and published by Sony.

Who said Returnal sucked? Don't confuse a game flopping in sales to a game sucking.

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#24 Pedro
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@simple-facts said:

Roll on 6oclock, I'll jump between MSFS 92 meta and the ascent 75 meta

All for one dollar,I hope MS don't go bust giving games away nearly free

GamePass is not $1.

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Kinda sucks that the reviewer spends so much time complaining about the game being hard. On the other hand one of my favourite reviews ACG says it's one of the most fun he had this year. I'll check for myself later.

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@Pedro said:
@gifford38 said:

returnal says hi. xbox fans chewed that game up for being 1080p even though it scored a 9 and said returnal sucks.

so now the table has turned and you guys are defending a 6 title.

why can't we all play what we want to play without hate?

Seems like you are a bit confused. Returnal is NOT an indie game. Returnal cost $70, funded and published by Sony.

Who said Returnal sucked? Don't confuse a game flopping in sales to a game sucking.

housemarque has been making indie titles for ps4 for years.

outland, reso gun, alien nation, matter fall, nex machine

all look like indie titles to me.

this was there first big third person title.

the other games scored well to.

they been 2nd party as well until lately were sony bought them very recently.

im sure Microsoft funded ascent as well. companies usually fund second party as well.

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@sakaixx said:

"Xbox has best lineup of the year"

They better pray to Tim Schafer that easy-peasy no-difficulty Psychonauts 2 turns out good. Because this is humiliating

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#28 Fedor
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@gifford38: Returnal isn't an indie, Ascent is. Returnal was published by Sony, Ascent is not published by MS. Returnal was a 2nd party exclusive, Ascent is 3rd party.

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Disappointing, but i'll still give it a whirl.

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#30 hardwenzen  Online
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I didn't watch the review, but if he is crying about the game being difficult🤣Maybe he should work at his local Walmart instead of reviewing video games.

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#31 Pedro
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@gifford38 said:

housemarque has been making indie titles for ps4 for years.

outland, reso gun, alien nation, matter fall, nex machine

all look like indie titles to me.

this was there first big third person title.

the other games scored well to.

they been 2nd party as well until lately were sony bought them very recently.

im sure Microsoft funded ascent as well. companies usually fund second party as well.

If the game is funded and published by Sony, it is not an indie title. Returnal was both. Indie titles don't have a look, contrary to popular belief. Any game can be an indie title. What makes a game indie is how it was funded. Indie games are games independently made without a publisher.

The Ascent is not the first big third person title. Where did you manufacture that claim?

Do you have proof that Microsoft funded The Ascent or are you making stuff up?

Even Ori is not indie because it was funded and published by MS but folks still incorrectly call it indie.

Ryse Son of Rome is an indie title.

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@Pedro said:
@gifford38 said:

housemarque has been making indie titles for ps4 for years.

outland, reso gun, alien nation, matter fall, nex machine

all look like indie titles to me.

this was there first big third person title.

the other games scored well to.

they been 2nd party as well until lately were sony bought them very recently.

im sure Microsoft funded ascent as well. companies usually fund second party as well.

If the game is funded and published by Sony, it is not an indie title. Returnal was both. Indie titles don't have a look, contrary to popular belief. Any game can be an indie title. What makes a game indie is how it was funded. Indie games are games independently made without a publisher.

The Ascent is not the first big third person title. Where did you manufacture that claim?

Do you have proof that Microsoft funded The Ascent or are you making stuff up?

Even Ori is not indie because it was funded and published by MS but folks still incorrectly call it indie.

Ryse Son of Rome is an indie title.

Looks like Epic and MS funded in part.

From Wiki

'The Ascentis developed byNeon Giant, a team of 11 people.[7]On 28 June 2018, it was announced thatEpic Gameshad awarded Neon Giant one of 37 developers grants based on their work on an unannounced title set in a "brand new cyberpunk world". For which they received between $5,000 and $50,000 to help progress the project.[8]In around May 2019, Neon Giant had struck an exclucivity deal withMicrosoft. Creative director Tor Frick said that they (Microsoft) were "immediately very excited" about what they had made in its early development stage.[7]The game was developed usingUnreal Engine 4.[9]'

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#33  Edited By Pedro
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@gym_lion said:

Looks like Epic and MS funded in part.

From Wiki

'The Ascentis developed byNeon Giant, a team of 11 people.[7]On 28 June 2018, it was announced thatEpic Gameshad awarded Neon Giant one of 37 developers grants based on their work on an unannounced title set in a "brand new cyberpunk world". For which they received between $5,000 and $50,000 to help progress the project.[8]In around May 2019, Neon Giant had struck an exclucivity deal withMicrosoft. Creative director Tor Frick said that they (Microsoft) were "immediately very excited" about what they had made in its early development stage.[7]The game was developed usingUnreal Engine 4.[9]'

I don't consider paying to keep a game off other platforms funding a game. That would be equal to saying Sony funded Deathloop, Final Fantasy VII and GhostWire when they just paid to not make it available on other platforms. The Epic Games funding is actual funding towards the game development. $5,000-50,000 is not much but it is something.

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#34 with_teeth26
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reviews are all over the place.

definitely a good one to try on gamepass. which I will be doing since I have a few days off here and was looking for something to play.

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Doesnt matter... it's on gaehmpaeff... that makes it cool, that makes Microsoft cool and the hero of world of gaming.

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#36 regnaston
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@with_teeth26 said:

reviews are all over the place.

definitely a good one to try on gamepass. which I will be doing since I have a few days off here and was looking for something to play.

Yeah there is one 30 .. I am not sure any game deserves a 30 unless it is completely unplayable

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@gifford38 said:
@dabear said:
@Sushiglutton said:

Another Xbox flagship title not really reaching the level needed to seriously compete with Sony. At least gamepass is cheap…

"Xbox flagship title"? Huh? A 2nd party, new IP?

returnal says hi. xbox fans chewed that game up for being 1080p even though it scored a 9 and said returnal sucks.

so now the table has turned and you guys are defending a 6 title.

why can't we all play what we want to play without hate?

The issue with Returnal is that it scored a 9, you cows touted it as the best new IP ever, then the flaws started to show - and it was a sales flop.

Was there even a lot of hype for The Ascent? I know I listed it a few times on a XBox/PC list, but I never said :"OMG! THE ASCENT WILL BE THE GREATEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!!!" I don't think anyone else did, either.

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#38 regnaston
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Here is the DF Tech review (I have not watched it, just posting it while I watch it)

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#39 Pedro
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@dabear: Someone even wagered their account on Returnal.

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#40 my_user_name
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Not about to watch a video review ... somebody care to give the highlights?

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#41 drummerdave9099
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@Sushiglutton said:

Another Xbox flagship title not really reaching the level needed to seriously compete with Sony. At least gamepass is cheap…

flagship? It's one of many games arriving on the service between now and the end of the year that raised an eyebrow but I don't think flagship is the right word. Those would be Halo Forza and probably Back 4 Blood.

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#42  Edited By regnaston
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I have played 30 minutes of this so far and I am enjoying it... I think it deserves a mid to high 70's score

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@regnaston said:

I have played 30 minutes of this so far and I am enjoying it... I think it deserves a mid to high 70's score

I've just played an hour and think it's really good.

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#44 getyeryayasout
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Having just finished the tutorial, it's hard for me to believe that this is a 6/10.

Either way, I'm sure I'll like it.

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Mehh doesn’t really like the sound of “ numerous game-breaking bugs”! My life is simply to short to deal with that:/

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#46 Mesome713
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Meanwhile I have nothing to play on my PS5.

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#47 x_hedon
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Sonyspot gives an Xbox game a low score? No way!

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LMAO and just the other day, lems were hyping this game🤣

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@daredevils2k said:

LMAO and just the other day, lems were hyping this game🤣

Share the threads hyping the game. 😎

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#50 regnaston
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The PC score for this is 75ish (doesn't have the 30 score from Metro in that one)... like I said before no game that is playable deserves a 30... mid to high 70's game IMO