TowerFall Ascension

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8.2 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2018

A games that it's as fun as it was on Ouya, but is even bigger. One of the most enjoyable couch coop games on Switch.

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Feb 8, 2017

TowerFall is certainly a very good local multiplayer game that a group of friends can enjoy night after night, honing their skills with the virtual bow and arrow. So it’s difficult then to say the rest of the game, and the price, lets it down. But it does.

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Feb 7, 2017

If you need another retro-inspired battle arena in your life and you have friends on hand to play locally, you'll enjoy your time here. Unfortunately, for single players looking for an engaging experience, Towerfall misses its target by a wide margin.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jan 30, 2017

TowerFall Ascension is a highly recommended game for those looking for another frantic local multiplayer experience to add to their collection.

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Apr 21, 2014

Before putting the ribbon on things, there's a question of value on the table. Without online multiplayer of any sort, every PS4 owner with but one controller will be spending quite a bit of money to enjoy the majority of 'TowerFall Ascension's' value. Two controllers nets you the best of the Quest mode, while four controllers (and three willing friends) nets you the best of the multiplayer offerings. With one controller, you're basically a crab at a seahorse party. Make of that what you will.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2014

If you already have a regular get together, and you own a PS4 and a handful of controllers then you should definitely consider grabbing this to add to your group's schedule.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2014

TowerFall Ascension is a great example of how far originality can carry a game that is so simple to instant classic status. There are things that could be done to drastically improve the overall package, but the sum of its parts are overwhelmingly enjoyable. Matt doesn't just make games, Matt makes great games.

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Apr 6, 2014

The absence of online multiplayer makes this already niche title a hard sell to anyone that doesn't have a bunch of hardcore gamer buddies dropping by often. The quest mode isn't fun when attempted alone either.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2014

The competitive game at the heart of Towerfall Ascension is still the main event, so if you don't have extra controllers and friends you'll probably want to pass. That said, it's nice that there's something fun to do with the game even when you're on your own. It's not enough to recommend the game entirely as a solo experience, but I still had a ton of fun with it and see myself going back for more, even if no one is around.

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Apr 2, 2014

TowerFall harkens back to the day when you could play a game like GoldenEye 007, when the person next to you got punched in the shoulder for besting you. This is a game with plenty of laughing and pointing at the screen. TowerFall is not deep in options or features, but the frentic gameplay makes for a surprisingly fun time with your friends and family.

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