Immortals Fenyx Rising Review: What to Expect?
Dealing with ancient deities, exploring mythical places and action-packed combats with Prometheus and Zeus’ narration. So what do we need to know about Ubisoft’s latest adventure, Immortal Fenyx Rising?
Immortals Fenyx Rising offers a light-hearted adventure for all PC game lovers. The story is based on Greek mythology with a comedic twist that captures the human-like aspects of Greek Gods through its entrancing characteristic details. Cartoon-like characters add up to the entertaining narration that is filled with jokes, irony and puns. Along with the story and narration which is beautifully highlighted with action-packed combat, Immortal Fenyx Rising allures you into this immortal land.
Dialogue Driven Story
The adventure takes place in the Golden Isle, where you begin your journey as the brave warrior Fenyx. When your shipwrecks, you find yourself in this mythical land. Call it the Gods’ Will, or a freaky accident but this unfortunate event marks your first glimpse at the ways of ancient deities, wraiths, and beasts.
As you make your way through the land which they call Golden Isle you discover the deadly tyrannical titan Typhon has turned every mortal to stone. Typhon was banished to the depths of Tartaros by Zeus but the monstrous titan managed to escape causing a rebellion against the gods, aiming to destroy them. Typhon managed to strip away Aphrodite, Ares, Athena and Hephaistos from their powers and transformed them. During your quests, you encounter this Typhon and who knew? He is not that happy you are trying to help the gods by going against him.
This intriguing story is narrated with a modern approach to the legends by the imprisoned Prometheus who is voiced by the talented actor Elias Toufexis. Zeus is also a big part of this narration because he occasionally makes statements and interjects with Prometheus’ narration with jokes, irony and puns. The bond between the two creates a hilarious dynamic that elevates the storytelling and if you are well aware of Greek mythology it will make your experience even more worthy.
Ubisoft is well known for its open worlds filled with action and adventure. Many of its RPG games use open worlds to immerse the audience into the story without the interruptions of loading screens. And fortunately, Immortal Fenyx Rising is no different.
Immortals Fenyx Rising offers a beautiful environment that looks magical from start to finish and has the ability to calm you down even in the War of Den. The Golden Isle makes you happy just like a delightful memory of the past and for that reason it is considered to be one of Ubisoft’s best open worlds yet.
There are six zones dedicated to different Olympian gods that you can explore. The contrast between the zones is worthy to mention, because they all embody the traits of the Gods’ they actually belong to. For example, the beautiful goddess Aphrodite’s Valley of Eternal Spring is soft and inviting with its green hills, lush forests, and glimmering streams while Ares’ War of Den is filled with scorched, arid terrain and towering fortifications that scream war and danger. Let’s not forget The Forgelands of Hephaestus, scattered with crumbling ruins, workshops, and mountains. At the heart of the Golden Isle awaits the lava-spewing volcanic fissure, the Gates of Tartaros which is ruled by the infamous Typhon.
May it be the King’s Peak, or the Grove of Kleos; these zones never fail to surprise. The more you explore, the more you’ll find. With different puzzles, enemies, collectibles and deities each zone offers a unique experience.
The game is governed by a stamina system; Fenyx can pretty much climb everywhere and fly with wings as long as your stamina bar is full otherwise you have to wait for a while until you are ready to continue with your adventure.
However, there are other ways you can enhance your stamina! For example, the Golden Isle is filled with delicious blue mushrooms. You can eat them raw to replenish a small amount of stamina or you can collect more and make a potion that replenishes a bigger amount of stamina. The other way is getting Zeus’ lightning to boost it, which might be a quicker way for you to go back exploring.
Don’t miss out on the other collectibles such as Ambrosia, Coins of Charon, Golden Ember, blue, yellow, purple and red Adamantine, pomegranates, flower nectar and Olympian figs because they will make your journey much easier. You can brew potions with the plants that will give you great buffs like increasing your defense.
Coins of Charon are obtained by Constellation challenges and can be used to upgrade God Powers such as Athena's Dash and Ares' Wrath and other skills. These skills and potions can be upgraded in The Hall of the Gods where you can spend your hard-earned in-game currencies to improve Fenyx.
Ubisoft hits home in Immortals Fenyx Rising with the Far Sight. You might be familiar with this ability since it is also a great way to explore different areas and collectible items in another huge franchise of Ubisoft, the Assassin’s Creed series. Similarly to the hidden ones in these widely-popular games, you can climb on top of gigantic statues, scan the Golden Isle and mark collectibles and challenges with Far Sight.
That’s not all. Vaults of Tartaros are puzzle challenges that are scattered on the Golden Isle and they are made of environmental puzzles that are mostly physics-based. You can push and pull blocks, shoot targets with arrows and roll spheres to solve them. Upon completion, these challenges grant you various armors that you can collect to boost your warrior with stat buffs.
Stat buffs, God Powers and skills as well as Phosphor, a phoenix-like bird can help you with its special powers during combat.
When you help Aphrodite, Ares, Athena, and Hephaistos, you can unlock their blessings that will give you unique perks such as Aphrodite's Embrace and Athena's Draw.
Combat of Immortals Fenyx Rising is exciting and fast-paced. You can use melee weapons and your God Powers against your enemies. Along with your arrows for ranged damage, you can equip an axe to perform heavy attacks and with a sword equipped you can perform fast attacks. You are free to switch up your combat style as wish by picking upon different perks and weapons. Dodging can help you to confuse and tire your enemies so you can perform heavier attacks.
More Stories with each Additional Content
Enhance your Immortals Fenyx Rising adventure with more epic DLCs and editions;
DLC 1 “A New God”: Overcome trials to earn your place in the inner circle of the pantheon.
DLC 2 “Myths of the Eastern Realm”: Get a chance to experience another tale that is inspired by Chinese mythology.
DLC 3 “The Lost Gods”: Play as the bold new champion Ash and fight in brawler-style combat on a fascinating mythical quest!
Immortals Fenyx Rising - Season Pass includes three DLCs and an additional quest; “When the Road Gets Rocky". Plus you can get fantastic in-game rewards!
Immortals Fenyx Rising Gold Edition offers the full game, season pass, and additional content such as Hades the Shadowmaster Character Pack, Orion’s Blessed Weapon’s Pack as well as spectacular prism wings!
Immortals Fenyx Rising offers a wonderful open world that is filled with legendary creatures and deities and combines them with unique storytelling to create a modern twist on Greek mythology. Along with its story, the combats and endless choices of upgrades are something to be mentioned. If you are looking for a fun, relaxing game that will make your Sunday evenings chill then put this game on your list.
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