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Reviews for "ascend"

Am i missing something here or is this literally just a pink f*king box?

I loved the atmosphere. The music doesn't hurt either, it's quite well chosen, the BGM and the ending music alike. I appreciated the choice of putting another rose at the rightmost ending path which forces you to do the path all over again, if you choose to get it to get the alternative ending. It's sorta like the author is saying "okay, I give you a second chance, but you're gonna need to pay for it, OR you could choose the easy way out. Just sayin'."

The story behind it is good, simple. I loved it. I appreciated most the alternative ending and the message you gave with the two of them considered together. All in all, a good game. Even if it takes some playthroughs to get the alternative ending, the ability to choose different paths prevents it from boring you, if not a little. I especially liked how things have allegorical meanings ("you lost yourself - it was too much to bear", even some paths "This jump is long. Maybe too long for most.", implying you have to either trust yourself to be able to do difficult things or choose a different path.)

Rant over. Good Job.

Controls should be tweaked. Your jump go up very fast and lack forward momentum. This make jumps where you have to reach another platform without touching spikes over your head a pain. Also, since platforms and spikes are not synchronised, you sometime have to wait a long time for the timing to be good for a jump.

this game is emo

This was a quite excellent little platformer. The music and color scheme gave a nice sense of foreboding, and I liked how the girl's color scheme became more vibrany the more "lives" you picked up. The physics were a little too slippery and made some of the latter platforming segments harder than they needed to be, but I was able to get both endings. I like the multiple paths available, you can take a straightforward one and shoot for the exit, or loop around a bit to collect flowers for extra hits.

And of course, the ending gives a nice little tease, depending on which one you get.