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Tribes: Ascend

Tribes: Ascend is a first-person twitch shooter where the best moments involve no shooting at all. Everyone gets a jetpack and space-magic shoes which eliminate friction with a press of the spacebar, and maps are covered in lumpy hills to facilitate downhill skiing – which, in turn, generates the momentum needed to make soaring boost jumps. Even with a high skill ceiling it’s easy to pick up, and gliding around like a greased marble is just as much fun as engaging in a running battle where both combatants are moving at 160km/h. This is a game about speed and finesse,…