5 Ways to Fix Ascend: Hand of Kul Crashes, Service Not Available, Cannot Display Video, Minimize Crash, Stuck Characters

Hand of Kul formerly known as Ascend New Gods is a free to play game for the Xbox 360 and PC. It was shown at the electronic entertainment expo in 2012 during Microsoft conference, and is finally available to download in Steam as a free-to-play title. Here is a list of some of the known bugs and how to fix them if you come across any.

5 Ways to Fix Ascend: Hand of Kul Crashes, Service Not Available, Cannot Display Video, Minimize Crash, Stuck Characters

1# Service Not Available

When starting the game sometimes it says service not available, here is a fix that gets the game back working: Go into your steam folder and search “Game.exe”. You will then want to open the file properties of Game.exe and then enable always run as administrator. Save it and then go back into your steam to run the game.

#2 No Display or Black screen

This error happens when running the resolution to high, with the prompt “cannot display the video, please change computer display.” Also, users have reported that they could only hear sound and no image.

To easily fix this problem you just press alt+enter to activate windows mode and you should be able to change your resolution from the settings.

#3 Minimize Causes the Game to Crash

When I minimize the game it crashes for no reason.

At the moment because the game is in early beta, there is only one way to fix this issue mentioned previously: press alt+enter to run it in windows mode, so that you can access other things on your computer without the game crashing.

#4 Servers Down Issue

A lot of people are complaining about the servers going down, this is a very common problem and its easy to fix.

The best way to fix this issue is to temporarily turn off your anti-virus program. If that fails then you would want to try disabling/re-enabling your LAN adapter and restarting your internet modem / router.

#5 Character Getting Stuck

Characters are reportedly getting stuck on the first mission just after you kill the beast to take over the temple. Some users have managed to kill the beast and then their character has got stuck between rocks.

To fix this issue you can do one of the following things: first, you can use your map and warp to somewhere you have been before, or you can restart the game and then press continue from sanctum and then this will have your god warped to the current quest.

That’s it for our quick and comprehensive guide to fix Ascend: Hand of Kul crashes, errors, connection issues, and glitches. Most bugs are in-game bugs that will be fixed by the team who are working on the game during the current beta phase. If you continue to experience bugs, crashes, and errors we encourage you to comment in the section below.

Ascend: Hand of Kul Review – A Decent Hack and Slash Game

Gameplay: 8/10

Ascend: Hand Of Kul is originally an Xbox 360 exclusive game and is now ported to PC via Steam. This game is basically a spiritual successor to the Souls series, and you could see some of their similarities when you start playing this game. This game is heavily single-player focused so you don’t have to worry about lagging, although the game is built on a shared-world (think Demon/Dark Souls). As you start off the game, you are given a default Caos (your character) and 3,000 souls (which is basically in-game currency, you can purchase additional souls with real money too). From there you can buy different type of hairs, face, facial hairs, skin colours, armors & weapons. You are given three option to choose which path you want to go :Darkness, Light or Void. Each of them have their own unique benefit and able to grant you new spells that the other path doesn’t offer. The game tutorial is very well done. You have different types of weapons available, some of them have longer range & other short range but deal extremely high damage. The combo system is pretty basic since you can only execute a limited number of them. As you go further into the game, you will be able to invade many realms & areas. Some of them give you the benefit to call your little army. These tiny people will aid in your combat, although most of the time they deal little to no damage to the enemy. A good way to use them is to eat them to regenerate your health when needed. The game has a durability system, albeit done very poorly. Your armor & weapon will break more often and repairing is very costly, so instead you usually find yourself often buying new equipment. You can also perform finishing moves as well on your foes and this will grant you additional health and experience points. The game is pretty linear with some straightforward exploration.

Graphics: 7/10

The game looks pretty decent for a low budget title. Character models, terrain, texture details and environment is very well done. Though some of the area and world can get pretty dull and some of them have repetitive environments.

Audio: 7/10

The soundtrack for this game fits very well with the settings. Voice acting is not bad. The sound effects are decent. Nothing too unique about the audio.

Long-Lasting Appeal: 5/10

I can’t say that this game offers much replay value. Once you completed the game,you can try out different paths to test out different spells. The game is pretty straightforward with no additional side quests to do. There is a PvP mode too but this will happen only when another player is trying to invade your realm. You can try to grind for levels but it doesn’t serve much purpose. The game also has survival modes you unlock as you progress through the game. PvE would be a nice touch but it seems that this game doesn’t provide any at all.

Final Verdict: 6.8/10

I say give it a try for those who like hack and slash game. The combat system can get stale after sometimes but it’s pretty enjoyable nonetheless.