I've always been a tad jealous of Assassin's Creed fans. Their excitement, loyalty, and enjoyment of the long-standing series seems infectious. Sadly, I've always been immune to it. The game series has never hooked me, and it has always irked me. When I first saw Immortals Fenyx Rising (back when it was called Gods & Monsters), the brief teaser immediately intrigued me. Allow me a moment to tell you about Ubisoft's latest foray into the open-world genre.
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After being imprisoned for many years, Typhon, the most deadly beast in Greek mythology, broke free from his chains to seek out the gods who imprisoned him. After a heated battle, Typhon succeeds in robbing the Greek gods of their powers. This leads to the present day (theirs, not ours), where we find our unlikely hero washed up on a shore after a storm at sea destroyed their fleet. The shore, which forms part of the Golden Isle, is where the player will spend the majority of the game, and what a beautiful world it is. Before long, Fenyx is thrust into a grand adventure to help the gods regain their lost powers, ultimately enabling them to stop the evil Typhon.
The Golden Isle is divided into seven regions, each region home to a different god. With a region housing a different god, it also changes the landscape vastly. Take for instance The Valley of Eternal Spring, home to the goddess of love and beauty, a picturesque lush landscape with trees, mountains, springs, and flowers. On the other hand, you have the god of war's War Den region, a battle-scarred wasteland who has bared witness to countless conflicts. Whether you glide, run, or gallop through regions, Fenyx will never have a shortage of activities to partake in. Collecting ingredients, consumables, completing quests (both optional and story-related), completing puzzles, and unlocking new armaments all form part of the Immortals Fenyx Rising experience.
Whether you glide, run, or gallop through regions, Fenyx will never have a shortage of activities to partake in.
Though most of these are easy to solve, some of the puzzles I've come across had me flexing my noodle for creative solutions.
Kingdom Hearts devotee, From Software fanboy and aspiring Audiophile (the good kind that believes in FLAC files). Vincent enjoys writing about games almost as much as playing them.
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3 December 2020
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