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May 19th, 2021, 20:09
Henriquejr spotted a preview for The Ascent at PC Gamer:

The Ascent is an action RPG with brilliantly brutal gun combat and a stunning cyberpunk city

Shoot your way to freedom.

Every day, thousands of people land on the planet Veles looking for a new life. And if they can't afford the trip, they pay by signing their lives away to the corporations who rule it. These unfortunate souls, one of whom you play as in The Ascent, become corporate slaves called Indents.

You work for the largest mega-corporation on Veles, the Ascent Group, in a bustling, overcrowded city squeezed into a colossal tower called an arcology. Beings from all over the galaxy inhabit this cramped, dystopian metropolis, which is, as you might expect, rife with crime and corruption. And it's here where you make a living as a mercenary for hire, helping the locals with their troubles, and slowly paying off your seemingly endless debt to The Man.

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May 19th, 2021, 20:35
I read a neat article on this one, will be playing this for sure….do I need to say where it will be
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May 19th, 2021, 22:49
So it's basically a prettier version of a standard top-down action RPG, but you spin around in circles shooting with guns enemies attacking you from all sides, rather than spinning around in circles spellcasting or slashing with a sword enemies attacking you from all sides.

Pulse not exactly racing…
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May 20th, 2021, 04:08
Yeah I'll pass as I hate playing RPG's with a top-down perspective.

Sounds like a good way to get nauseous and have seizures.
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May 20th, 2021, 07:12
Not a fan of ARPGs. They bore me out pretty quickly usually.

Although, this one looks very atmospheric and if they slow down gameplay a bit and use cover to make it a bit more "tactical" this could be something I am interested in.
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May 20th, 2021, 17:49
This doesn't sound like something I'd care for, yet I'm sure some will give it a go and let us know what they think.
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May 20th, 2021, 23:05
For some reason, I think I would have preferred a cyberpunk RPG to be something other than a Diablo clone - but who knows.

Maybe another recent Cyberpunk game didn't exactly fill that void.

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May 21st, 2021, 10:12
Sounds interesting.

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May 22nd, 2021, 17:24
Pretty sure I'll give this a try at least. Just hope they don't f-up the controls on this, the gameplay videos got me worried about that.
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May 22nd, 2021, 18:27
Yes, sounds too much like Diablo, but it's in game pass so I will give it a try
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