Underworld Ascendant

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Nov 27, 2018

The spiritual successor to Ultima had good intentions, but that may be the only good thing about it.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2018

Underworld: Ascendant is a very ambitious RPG from a well-seasoned staff that knows the genre. Unfortunately, there is so much that gets in the way of having a great time; a wasted potential from some talented individuals.

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1.5 / 5.0
Jan 14, 2019

Simply put, the game seems unfinished and was likely rushed to market resulting in a horribly broken world that offers no incentive to return to it, even if future patches alleviate some of the myriad of issues.

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Dec 2, 2018

As a spiritual successor of the Ultima Underworld series, Underworld Ascendant fails in almost every way.The promising introduction is followed by a brisk quality drop. A wasted potential.

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Nov 20, 2018

Underworld Ascendant has its cons: long loading times, rough gameplay and a lousy AI. However, it has good points such as a good atmosphere and a quite realistic interplay of shadows and lights. In addition to who liked the Ultima Underworld installments, they will enjoy it a lot.

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4 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2018

Bad ideas and bad errors, with glitches and bugs. The feeling is of a game not completed, with no polishing at all.

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1 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2018

Even if you can get past the countless technical issues, Underworld Ascendant is a poorly designed abomination that ruins the Underworld series even to those who've never heard of it. This is the final nail in the Immersive Sim™ coffin. Bury it and salt the earth.

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3 / 10
Dec 10, 2018

We hoped to get a spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld, but it turned out to be terrible mix of Dark Messiah and Thief, full of problems and bugs. This game is a complete mess, and it didn't deserve your attention at all.

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3 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2018

Underworld Ascendant touches on something but never really grasps it. It doesn't utilise any of the improvements from its long absence from the industry and even falls flat compared to the game it is meant to be the successor of.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2018

There's a game behind the many issues and flaws of Underworld Ascendant; we just don't know when (or if) we might see it one day.

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