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I Am Fish review: a physics platformer with sole

Like a splash of cold water to the face, I Am Fish is a wonderfully refreshing physics platformer. This isn’t a grim tale wrapped in layers of metaphor, or a walking simulator that guides you slowly through a field of feelings. Here, you are simply a fish. The bowl is your prison. The ocean is your freedom. Now imagine Ian Mckellen with the same gravitas as he had playing Gandalf in Lord Of The Rings, except with a farmer’s cap on. He is peering into your googly, goldfish eyes. In a west country accent, he bellows, “Swim, you fool!” Read…

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Here’s The Ascent in first-person

By Sherif Saed 11 August 2021 12:40 GMT The Ascent’s would work just fine as a first-person game.The Ascent is an isometric shooter, the first game from indie outfit Neon Giant. One of its most immediately noticeable qualities is just how detailed and visually stunning its cyberpunk world is – and that’s just from an overhead perspective.But what happens if you unlock the camera and really examine that detail up close? Well, it turns out that The Ascent looks just as impressive. YouTuber Griff Griffin made use of Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker and freed the camera. They then want…

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The Ascent review: a fun cyberpunk shooter that takes a while to warm up

Having previewed top-down cyberpunk shooty RPG The Ascent a little while back, I thought it was just all right at the time. But now that I’ve plugged myself into the mainframe for many hours, I see that it takes time for The Ascent’s mechanical heart to get the blood pumping. After it’s limbered up, this game is often a great time. I say “often” because The Ascent can veer from extremely fun to extremely infuriating in a matter of nano-seconds. There’s a lot to like here, but the way it’s wired means it frequently trips itself up. Remain patient enough…

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The Ascent review – a consistently stunning and surprising action game that sets a new standard

It’s not often we get a game like The Ascent.I don’t know what it is about the top-down shooter genre that endears it to indie developers. There are too many of them – usually with a pixel-arty look, but simultaneously not enough – the kind that used to push visuals and environmental detail to the point that you’d want to hack in a first-person camera just to get as close as possible to their worlds.I would have been content with The Ascent being among the latter; it’s what I went in expecting. The Ascent is that, and so much more.Watch…

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The Ascent’s top-down cyberpunk shooting is looking, you know, fine

Going by the art for top-down cyberpunk shooter The Ascent, I thought I’d be in for a thrill ride. It’s bold and red and has these three menacing characters with guns that look ready for violence. All set in a gritty cyberpunk world as well? “Sheesh”, I thought. “This is a recipe for a raucous time, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle just how darn unchained it’s going to get.” So when I got hands on with The Ascent, I was surprised to find I felt quite indifferent about it all. I’d expected to coat walls with…

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The Ascent is a co-op cyberpunk shooter that pops

It’s rare that I’m impressed by graphics anymore, but The Ascent’s recent trailer had me stepping through it frame-by-frame just so I could squint at the details. It’s a co-op, topdown shooter set in a cyberpunk world, and it bangs, fizzes, smokes, and glistens in pleasing ways. Read more