The Ascent (Xbox Series X)

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Facts

    2021-08-08
  • [12165]
    Upgrading your ICE level is done by finding CyberDeck Upgrades in the world.

Log entries

    2021-08-05
  • [12148]
    I need this cyberpunk Diablo with local co-op in my life.
  • 2021-08-06
  • [12160]
    Malu and I played a local coop game for 40m. This seems solid so far. The backgrounds are stunningly detailed, and I love looking at everything. I should probably play this alone as well.
  • 2021-08-07
  • [12163]
    I started a new single-player game (save slot 4) and played an hour. I *love* wandering around the megacity and looking at everything. The amount of graphical detail crammed into every screen is stunning, and I'm loving the style. So far, this game is incredible.
  • 2021-08-08
  • [12166]
    I'm a bit in love with this game. I played 8 hours of single-player, enjoying every second, possible with the exception of being lost in the huge city.
  • [12177]
    The 'Find Raphel's Bag' mission is very frustrating. Search an entire space port for a yellow suitcase. Come on.
  • 2021-08-10
  • [12168]
    After looking at the excellent 'Stats & Attributes' page on Fextralife, I have decided that an build strategy could be to focus all Skills and equipment on a single Attribute, so either Cybernetics, Motorics, Biometrics, or Frame.
  • [12169]
    All Augmentations scale on a single Attribute, so these should be picked directly based on the choice of which Attribute to focus on.
  • [12178]
    I'm now doing the dirty work of the yCorp, controlled by aliens. It's funny how they comment on how expensive it is for them to deal with me accidentally murdering random civilians.
  • [12170]
    I played a whole bunch of The Ascent tonight, and now I'm almost halfway through the main missions (5/12). I got a minigun, and respec'ed to have a bunch more health. I might need to focus a bit more on Critical Hit Rate after this to get a bit more damage.
  • [12171]
    The current version of the game has a lot of bugs, and a few that are starting to bother me. Some of them only happened once, like the map icons showing up outside the map - quitting and continuing solved that. Others happen constantly, such as weapon skins being picked up but never showing up in my inventory. The worst one is entering a new area that has no enemies at all. At first you don't know if it happens on purpose, but when there is a cutscene that shows a bunch of enemies that aren't there, it gets weird. The whole Data Center area was completely empty, which turned out to be a bug.
  • 2021-08-14
  • [12175]
    completed the game. After a bunch of retries, I came up with a decent strategy for the last encounter, and beat the game.
  • 2021-08-16
  • [12184]
    Malu and I played for half an hour this morning. It is pretty frustrating that every time we start this game, Malu's character has lost all of her skins, non-equipped tactical items, and has the wrong guns equipped. We're still waiting for a patch, that hopefully fixes some of these issues.
  • 2021-08-24
  • [12203]
    Malu and I have been playing nightly, and we're close to getting through the main missions. Now, we're doing side missions. Malu is destroying everyone with a minigun, and I'm using the flamethrower I got at The Golden Satori (casino).
  • 2021-08-28
  • [12214]
    We cleaned up all of the available side missions, and started cleaning up all the loot on the map. We're now getting into the final mission.
  • [12215]
    completed the game. We completed the game and all side missions. I now have all achievements except one for completing the Codex. From looking at forums, I have a suspicion that I should have gotten it, but it's just buggy. Maybe I'll get it with the next update.
  • 2021-08-29
  • [12216]
    Mikkel and Erik visit, and we played a couple of hours of this, a lot of fun. My new character is in save slot 6, Mikkel's is in slot 7, and Erik in slot 8.


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