Games Review - February 2021

by BTM

Sun, 07 February 2021

Games Review - February 2021

Immortals Fenyx Rising
Verdict: A fun mythological adventure

What is it?

Immortals Fenyx Rising is an action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft. You play as Fenyx, a new winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods and their home from a dark curse. Take on mythological beasts, master the legendary powers of the gods and defeat Typhon, the deadliest Titan in Greek mythology, in an epic fight for the ages.

Fenyx can traverse the world quickly through climbing cliffs, riding on a mount, and flying using the wings of Daedalus. He is also accompanied by a companion bird named Phosphor, which can identify locations of interest on the map. Players can explore the world and find rifts which teleport them to the Vaults of Tartaros, which are a series of platforming challenges that require players to utilise both Fenyx’s combat and traversal abilities. The world of the Golden Isles are occupied with various enemies inspired by Greek mythology, including minotaurs to cyclopes. There are two modes of melee attack; light attacks with a sword which are fast but weak, and heavy attacks with an axe which are slow but strong. Fenyx can also use bows and arrows to defeat enemies.

The game is set in a large open world, consisting of seven distinct regions inspired by the Greek gods. The Golden Isle is a pretty alluring destination. Immortals’ oil-painting esque presentation can be quite striking as you gallop through lush meadows or take in the sights from a cliff top, while the day/night cycle ensures the tone of the landscape is always evolving.

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