The Ascent could have been a really good action RPG in the cyberpunk genre – if it weren’t for the annoying problems with the technology. Because the game from the developers of Neon Giant offers a lot of fantastic ideas and beautiful graphics that we normally marvel at from an isometric perspective.
That The Ascent is at least as good – if not much, much better – in the Ego-Perspectives looks, now shows a video of the YouTuber Gaming with Griff Griffin. In it he uses the Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker tool to explore the game world from a first-person view.
Why is this game not playable from the first person perspective ?!
The movie role models would be proud: And as you can see for yourself in the video, the result looks absolutely fantastic: The cyberpunk atmosphere is dense for editing and is not only reminiscent of classic films like Ghost in the Shell, Dredd or Blade Runner (2049). The Ascent can of course also accept a comparison with the role-playing game from CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077.
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Rain in neon light: The detailed models of opponents and NPCs are also absolutely impressive, while the light, shadow and weather effects are also impressive. At least with the latter, to be fair, we have to say that they cut a damn good figure from the isometric perspective.
First-person originally planned? The relatively good facial animations, but above all the high level of detail, even raises the question of whether The Ascent was not developed for the first-person perspective at some point: Because why else are the labels on supermarket goods, the letters and numbers on holo tablets or even Articles in newspapers lying around readable? Even if some of them come with placeholder texts …
So (unfortunately) not playable: In fact, The Ascent is regrettably not playable from the first person perspective. But you can at least explore the cyberpunk role-playing game in the same way – with the help of the Universal Unreal Engine 4 Unlocker
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Our test and video for Ascent: By the way, you can read what we think of The Ascent in detail in our extensive plus test. And if you want to listen to the lovely voice of Maurice, just take a look at our test video in which he explains how The Ascent broke his heart.
The Ascent is so beautiful, so fun … and so broken
Have you played in The Ascent yourself? What do you think of the new action role-playing game in the cyberpunk genre? Let us know in the comments.