PS5 Review: Immortals: Fenyx Rising

December 10, 2020 by  

Breath of the Fenyx?

Immortals Fenyx Rising brings grand mythological adventure to life. Play as Fenyx, a new, winged demigod, on a quest to save the Greek gods. The fate of the world is at stake – you are the gods’ last hope. Wield the powers of the gods like Achilles’ sword and Daidalos’ wings to battle powerful enemies and solve ancient puzzles. Fight iconic mythological beasts like Cyclops and Medusa in dynamic combat in the air and on the ground. Use your skills and diverse weapons, including selfguided arrows, telekinesis, and more, for devastating damage. Discover a stylized open world across seven unique regions, each inspired by the gods.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising is a blend of different videogames, taking gameplay elements from the likes of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and building an open world experience set within the world of Greek mythology. But does it soar too high like Icarus?

It’s safe to say that Immortals will be seriously overlooked and underestimated due to the time of its release, but I can say it’s definitely the biggest surprise of 2020. The game doesn’t take itself too seriously and actually has a great sense of humour as the story is told. The open world itself is superb and the gameplay is a perfect blend of gameplay types.

Stamina and the shrine puzzles from BOTW are in full force in Immortals, as is the climbing, synchronising and combat of the more recent Assassin’s Creed games. You can choose if Fenyx is male or female and what they look like, though this is more limited to only a few choice looks. The game has a cartoon art style to it that fits well and feels more of a homage to one of the best Zelda games that it clearly took a lot of inspiration from. It’s more a case of flattery than anything and it works well overall.

Out of all the open worlds that Ubisoft have given us over the past few months with London in Watch Dogs Legion and England in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the world of Greek mythology is the most vibrant and memorable in my opinion. That’s not to say I didn’t seriously enjoy the open worlds of the other two, but the open world of Immortals definitely has more of an edge for me thanks to its fantasy setting.

Visually, the game looks incredible on PS5 and while some might say the character models are simplistic, the world itself is anything but. Voice-acting is also brilliant with some hilarious dialogue and an amazing soundtrack to boot.

The Verdict

Immortals: Fenyx Rising is the big surprise of 2020 with an amazing blend of gameplay elements from Breath of the Wild and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, an incredible open world that looks stunning and has plenty for you to keep you busy. Don’t let this game slip you by with all the incredible games that have come out in the past few weeks, this deserves your time.

Score: 9.0

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