Immortals: Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Kingdom: The Odyssey of Ku
‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising‘, the new IP released by Ubisoft at the end of 2020, is back on track with the launch of its second DLC. After the first paid DLC, A New God, which we also analyzed at the time, now is the time to do the same with “Myths of the Eastern Kingdom”, a DLC developed by the Chinese studio Ubisoft Chengdu. This time we completely forget the history of Fenyx and Greek mythology and welcome Ku and Chinese mythology.
After initially not very detailed events, Ku, our protagonist, is the only surviving human. The rest of the mortals have turned to stone and our goal is to restore the balance between heaven and earth. But we will not be alone in this task, we have the support of two deities: Nüwa y Gong Gong. These gods will guide us in fulfilling our mission.
A new story, the same system
Those of you who have already enjoyed the main adventure recounted in “Immortals Fenyx Rising”, this additional content will be very familiar to you. The combat system as well as the collectibles haven’t changed much. Charon’s pieces are renowned jade coins
Some points in common with the original game: we start with a life bar that we can increase, we have resistance to climb or run, our weapons are again sword, ax and bowWe can improve the strength of our character by collecting crystals, we have almost the same divine powers or we have a large map to explore.
In combat we now have some sort of system that rewards our skills in the same way as in fighting games. hack and slash. As we make multiple continuous hits and dodge enemy attacks, our combat rating improves, and so does the effectiveness and speed of our attacks.
On the other hand, the mythical challenges, tests that measure our ability to solve puzzles or pass difficult tests. In “ Myths of the Eastern Kingdom ” new types of challenges are added, such as those in which we have to ring 4 bells in a specific order or in which we have to follow a bird, as well as other challenges such as those of the murals. or those of the lyres. However, while these are mostly different challenge types, in reality their format doesn’t differ much from the ones that were already in “Immortals Fenyx Rising”.
As for the rooms of the “dungeons” à la Tartare, they are also coming back. Now they are portals, and while there aren’t many throughout the DLC, they’ll be able to test our dexterity using different divine powers, solving puzzles, and taking on enemies in difficult situations.
The Antithesis of a New God
After the arrival of ‘A New God’, the first additional paid content, we knew that ‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Kingdom‘was going to be completely different. The first one was entirely focused on testing the Tartarus style, with over twenty of them, each more complex. Said DLC had virtually no map to explore and there was virtually no combat and collectibles. For those who liked the puzzle side of the Immortals more, the first DLC was made for them.
However, for those who appreciated the component of exploration, skill enhancement and combat, “Myths of the Eastern Kingdom” is more auspicious content. This DLC is simpler, and while it features multiple puzzles, the content is much more story-telling, combat, and exploration-focused. We could practically say that “A New God” and “Myths of the Eastern Kingdom” are opposite content compared to the original game, “Immortals Fenyx Rising”. Of course, those who enjoyed everything that the main adventure has to offer will also appreciate these two DLCs.
A few new Immortals
The arrival of ‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising – Myths of the Eastern Kingdom’ brings with it an island with lots of collectibles and challenges to enjoy the same way we did in the original Fenyx adventure. However, we’re only talking about one of the Season Pass’s three DLCs, so as expected the amount of content doesn’t compare to ‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising’.
What is the main story of this new content, it could well be overcome in just over 5 hours; But if our goal is to overcome all the challenges, get all the collectibles, and upgrade our character to the maximum, the duration can easily be extended up to 15 hours; a more than considerable duration for a single DLC.
A penultimate bite to a delicious game that has only one divine dessert: “ Lost Gods ”
The quality of this content has not been increased or detrimental to the original title, although it has a little more complexity was missed in the puzzles. Being just a DLC and more focused on exploration than puzzles, Ubisoft has chosen to make the content simpler and easier. Great content for those who craved more after completing ‘Immortals: Fenyx Rising’ and a penultimate bite to a delicious game that only has one divine dessert left: ‘Lost Gods’, the third and final DLC.