Ascendant is the unforgiving beat 'em up that challenges you with a new world each time you play. It utilizes a number of modern roguelike elements such as permadeath and procedurally generated environments. You are a demigod who invades a plane controlled by your rivals. They will stop at nothing to eliminate you. Only the most impressive warriors will triumph over their armies of zealots and beasts.
Controller support: Ascendant fully supports the Xbox 360 controller.
Minimum system requirements: OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/XP/Vista (32 or 64 bit),
Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent (Intel i5 series or equivalent recommended),
Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended),
Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM (Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM recommended),
DirectX: Version 9.0c,
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space,
Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later, Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 (2.66GHz Intel Core i7 recommended), Memory: 2 GB RAM (4 GB RAM recommended), Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 300 Series or Radeon equivalent (NVIDIA GeForce GT 400 Series or Radeon equivalent recommended), 2 GB available HD space.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent, Memory: 2 GB RAM, Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM Patched to version 1.1
Posted on 2014-05-13 19:15:43 byMersadeon:
This is pretty fun. I've sunk about two hours into it, so I can't quite talk about longevity, but from what I can see it does have a lot of replay-value even once you unlocked everything. The upgrades are well-thought out. The art-style is to my liking, the music is appropriate (if a bit to "loopy") and the combat itself is suitably tactical. All in all, a fun addition to the roguelightread more genre.
The only real problem I can find is the fact you can't rebind the keys at all, which is problematic. Especially since you can't rebind it to not use the mouse, making it hard to play on a laptop in a train, for example. Also, the resolution options are a bit lacking.
So yeah, a fun, well-designed rougelight 2D beat'em-up only held back by its lack of options.
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Posted on 2014-05-17 13:06:23 byKosherPikkle:
Ascendant, so far, is quite an enjoyable game. The first thing that grabs you is the visuals - which I enjoy immensely. Second is the combat, fast paced enough to get you hooked but there's a lot there under the hood to keep bringing you back. Which leads to replay-ability - with the numerous spells, weapon upgrades, personal upgrades and unlockable characters you can get you will definitely get your moneys worth.
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