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Ascent Spirit (Oculus Rift)

Ascent Spirit (Steam VR)

Ascent Spirit (Steam VR)

The VR Shop - Silver Award
System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £7.19
Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre: Adventure
Input: Gamepad
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG

Description: Set in 1940, you’re a French legionnaire in one of the last military hot air balloon to oversee the Hanoi bay and secure the area due to early independence riots. You get separated from your ship and blown away by the winds. Unable to contact your base or control the balloon, you finally hit the Kawagarbo and get thrown overboard. Now equipped with two improvised ice axes your only chance of survival is to reach the top of this known sacred mountain and get back to your craft before the winds free it.

Review: When The Climb come out I was expecting a huge wave of rock climbing games to follow it. But it didn’t happen and to be honest I was a little disappointed. So imagine my surprise to discover Ascent Spirit is just that! While you could say Ascent Spirit should have been played with the motion controllers, using the gamepad still made the game feel exciting and I often found myself getting sweaty hands due to gripping the controller too hard. This is a hidden gem of a game that was more exhilarating and heart-pounding than I thought it would be. For the price, it offers fantastic value for money, just don’t expect a fast-paced game, this is a slower-paced game that keeps the tension levels sky high throughout.

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