[Beyond PlayStation] Divine Ascent Review
Divine Ascent from Absorb Reality is a single-player or multiplayer strategy puzzle game on Nintendo Switch. Learn more in our Divine Ascent review!
Divine Ascent from Absorb Reality is a single-player or multiplayer strategy puzzle game on Nintendo Switch. Six of the biggest civilizations of ancient times compete against each other to be the first one to build a tower they can climb in order to build a temple to the Gods. The game can be played either in local multiplayer in a turn-based setting, or you can take on a single-player puzzle experience over 30 stages of increasing difficulty, with the last challenge being an all-out battle against five opponents to see if you’ve really managed to learn anything along the way.
The goal for Divine Ascent is to be the first one to place three temples. To build a temple, you must place a pawn on a tower that is three pieces high when in Puzzle Mode or five pieces high when you’re in a multiplayer match. A player will start by placing a pawn on any square located on the base floor. If no such spot is available, then the pawn must be placed on the lowest free floor. A pawn can be moved to another adjacent square on the board, be that on the same floor, one floor above, or one floor below.
If squares are available and orthogonally adjacent to each other while forming a set of stairs that can be used by a pawn to climb up, then it can climb to the top. Your pawn can also jump over one pace to land on the next space that is one floor higher or one floor lower. If for some reason, the four squares around a pawn are blocked by other pawns, temples, or pieces that are at least two floors high – or if one of the sides is the edge of the board, then you’ll be able to place a new piece under the pawn, so that it can get out of that scenario.
Divine Ascent is a good budget option since it offers a fun single-player puzzle-solving and a local multiplayer strategy puzzle-solving experience with easy-to-understand rules and a clean, minimalist art style to keep you focused on how to beat your opponent two moves down the road. Divine Ascent is available on Nintendo Switch with a $4.99 asking price.
This Divine Ascent review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Absorb Reality.