‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising‘ It happened. The Ubisoft video game which was announced at the time under the title “Gods & Monsters” and which was initially due to launch earlier this year is already finished and about to be released in stores. In JuegosADN we have already been able to play it and finish it, and with it we bring you this analysis.
What’s the plot of Immortals: Fenyx Rising?
‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising’ begins with an unfortunate event: Typhoon He has escaped from his prison and aims to destroy all gods. Desperately, Zeus He turns to his cousin Prometheus, despite the fact that Zeus himself handcuffed him to the top of a mountain. Prometheus accepts on condition that he can free himself from his chains, and for that he begins to tell-predict the story of Fenyx, a human being with extraordinary powers … only before seen in the gods.
From there, we embody Fenyx, who can choose to be both male and female at the same time. In our adventure, we will meet several characters from the Greek mythology, like Hermes, Ares, Aphrodite … The story is told by Prometheus himself while Zeus helps give it a humorous touch with his spontaneous comments.
Fenyx’s story is told by Prometheus and “commented on” by Zeus
As we progress through the game, we are told several passages from Greek mythology; in this way, players who are not familiar with classical culture will be able to enjoy their game, while those who already know this mythology will benefit more directly from its multiple references (especially the ZeusUrada version of the origin of Aphrodite
As for the characters, it must be said that they did not convince us too much. The absurd excess of humor causes the protagonists to lose any degree of authenticity. At several points in history Fenyx, Hermès, Athéna … take very exaggerated positions, not very credible. Throughout the adventure, they radically change their postures with incredible ease. It also doesn’t help that in the cutscenes the characters aren’t very expressive, while the voice acting emphasizes if a character is sad, angry, mockingly …
What do we find in its open world?
Our adventure takes place in Isla Dorada, a large island divided into six parts that we will discover on the map as we go. However, the large dimensions of the map and the multiple contents it houses invite to enjoy exploration without dwelling only on the main story. Our initial goal is to complete a series of missions to free four gods trapped in foreign bodies.
From “Immortals: Fenyx Rising,” what stands out the most is its playability, a not entirely new but very well executed formula. In this open world game, in addition to occasionally encountering hordes of enemies, we also encounter a multitude of very entertaining puzzles They test our use of logic.
To solve them, we need to consider all of Fenyx’s possible movements as well as the elements located in the area. In general, these are not overly complicated puzzles, although there are some very large ones that we have to spend a lot of time on, despite the fact that they can be solved faster in our heads.
Fenyx’s abilities allow us to run, climb, soar in the air with our wings, levitate and throw objects… all of these abilities consume resistance, which quickly auto-generates when we stop activating them. On the other hand, to attack, our character can use the sword, ax or a bow with arrows that reload automatically.
There are lots of very entertaining puzzles that test our use of logic to solve them.
Finally, the more we explore Golden Island the more we are rewarded; Fenyx will gradually improve his life bar, attack damage with different weapons, defense, resistance, abilities … In addition, returning the gods to their original essence will allow us to use their divine powers, powers that will give us much advantage In the battle.
In terms of duration, our departure took us 30 hours end the game; but getting all the collectibles and solving all the puzzles could take twice as long … while whoever just wants to go and finish the main story could do it in a lot less, logically.
How is the game technically?
When playing Immortals: Fenyx Rising graphic beauty of their environment. The colorful landscapes testify to the great artistic talent of Ubisoft Quebec. Spring fields, frozen mountains, devastated lands … the atmosphere of this game wavers neither in quality nor variety.
On the other hand, it does not lack beauty soundtrack, more than remarkable, with long pieces that never get tired despite hours of playing. The melodies are generally ambient and as the final bars approach, the songs become more and more in tune with the concept of the epic conveyed by this title.
In the art section, the only thing that we think hasn’t been up to par is the character design, with a somewhat generic look and little posturing in several scenes, as detailed above. Despite this, the game doesn’t look bad at all and the performance on PlayStation 5 is still excellent. It’s also worth noting the little time that elapses in load times compared to versions of the same game for other consoles.
Conclusion: ¿Must have?
“Immortals: Fenyx Rising” is likely to become a saga. This title does not lack quality and the audience that likes this style of play exists. Perhaps the most difficult task is to get Fenyx and company to have the necessary presence, other adventure sagas play with decades of advantage, many years in which players have become familiar with their characters. .
In its genre, there aren’t many games of the qualitative level of “Immortals: Fenyx Rising”. Ubisoft has done a great job devoting many hours of development to creating a very large and complete world that will give over fifty hours for anyone who wants to get all the upgrades and collectibles that this title offers.
That there is one aspect that will not convince us, the little credibility that the characters give us, of course it is not a but it is worth not buying the game. As many players think, the most important thing in a video game is its playability, and in that regard, the latest release from Ubisoft is a delicacy. Divine.