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Ascendant

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"The ancient power struggle between demigods has begun again. The mortal realm will be ravaged in the wake of their desire, their greed, their purpose. I am curious to see who will prevail."

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.

By exploring the world, discovering new weapons, spells, and Blessings, and learning how to survive in this brutal realm, you may have a small chance at winning.Features
  • A Brutal Struggle – The armies of your demigod rivals are relentless. When a foe cuts you with his sword, it hurts. If you slip into a pit of spikes, the blades leave deep wounds. If a bomb explodes nearby you will burn. Health recovery items are rare. Fight with precision, speed, and timing to survive. Dodge attacks and crush your opponent when he is off-balance to seize the advantage.

  • Loot the Treasures of the Gods – The gods hid their ancient relics in secret caches scattered around the world. Discover unique weapons, spells, and Blessings that grant mighty powers. Double jump, choke your enemies with a poison cloud, or jolt them to ashes with lightning. Equip and customize your Blessings to determine your own fate.

  • Agile Beat 'em Up Combat – Slam enemies into each other to deal massive damage. Pummel enemies with ground and air combos or launch a barrage of spells. Launch your opponents in the air with rapid dashing assaults making them helpless against your divine onslaught.

  • Death is Final – When your enemies defeat you, the game is over. No respawning. No returning to the last save point. You will need all your cunning and skill to win.

  • A New World Each Run – Each playthrough creates a new hazardous land for adventure. You will never know exactly what you will encounter in the next room, which hazards will be presented to you, what you will find in a chest, or even (in some cases) which boss you will be fighting next. Expect hours of replayability and new challenges.
...And More
  • Two is better than one. Conquer the world with another demigod using local co-op
  • Unlock new characters with distinct stats attuned for any playstyle
  • Enhance your weaponry to adapt and overcome the enemy swarm
  • Special events make each run fresh and memorable
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Developer
Hapa Games
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Hapa Games LLC
Publisher
Hapa Games
Age rating
13+ Teen
Website
http://hapagames.com/

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
  • Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 300 Series or Radeon equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.5 or higher
  • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 400 Series or Radeon equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Processor: Intel i5 series or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/XP/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7/8/8.1 64bit
  • Processor: Intel i5 series or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
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Ascendant reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
If BINDING OF ISAAC and SMASH BROS had a child, it would be called ASCENDANT imagine the fun of a Super Smash Bros mixed with the difficulty of a binding of Isaac (best joke ever Super Smash Bros Melee see me?). No No, you are not dreaming and this is the challenge that was launched last year the Hapa Games Studio on kickstarter. Since its financing and its development months, does ascendant keep its promises? Yes. AN enchanting universe from the first part, we are challenged by the decorations and the design of the characters. Very colorful and... bizarre, the graphic style of the game is meant to be original and immediately gives the tone on the universe: enchanting landscapes and full of colors. The variety of scenery, rooms and enemies alone provide a certain visual entertainment. A content full of idea you play as a demigod who will evolve by season composed of a dozen room to clean. Note that the generation of levels is totally random as well as the items that you will find there. These will passively increase your features, be activated to trigger a special effect. Yet another will give you special abilities, like double jump for example. A very interesting idea to renew the gameplay and thus increase the interest of the game which proves Nevertheless, quite repetitive. The "rogue like" part is therefore concentrated here. Still in the objects, there is a particularly interesting type that consists of crimp on his character "blessings" (blessings), which will unlock new special powers. GAMEPLAY REFLECTS the difference with a binding of Isaac is in the choice of attack available to the hero. Indeed, your character has two types of attack: a magical and a physical. The first one will consume your Mana while the second takes place in the body to body. This one has a very specific peculiarity which is the possibility to fly the enemy with the right mouse click or to chain the blows with the left click. It is obviously possible to chain the combos before sending mortally to wander your opponent off. And by far I hear at the other end of the room, you are a demigod anyway! However, there is a small defect in gameplay at the aiming level. To attack a monster behind you, you will have to stop all your actions in order to return you, which can easily cost you a half-heart of life. And when you know how precious life is, you better plan your move in advance! VERY good ascendant is a good game and has a great replayability, since beyond the random generation of levels, you will have to discover all the objects of the game and achieve to unlock all the characters. Moreover, the difficulty and the permadeath (definitive death of the character) will dramatically increase the lifespan of this app for the most valiant of you who want to get to the end. Unfortunately, the game is, like most of these games generated randomly, very repetitive and after several hours it is easy to get bored. But it is with pleasure that we do a small part once in a while.
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