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Immortals Fenyx: Rising Review
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a new open-world action game based on ancient Greek myths. The game is an excellent open-world adventure, with a funny story about heroes and villains of ancient Greek myths and many puzzles.
Cute Cartoonish Graphics
Funny and Interesting Storyline
Immersive Gameplay Mechanics
Simple Action-filled Combat System
Immortals Fenyx Rising Gameplay
Some games look like cartoons but have a dramatic and intense storyline, but Immortals Fenyx Rising is not one of these. It is a very light adventure on a fairy-tale island, where the ancient Greek gods and demigods live. This island has been taken over by Typhon, a mighty giant spawned by Tartarus. The gods and well-known Greek mythology heroes tried to prevent it, but they lost the fight, and now all hope lies with the main hero, the warrior Phoenix.
We need to help four gods — Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite and Athena. Then we'll get their blessings, become stronger and fight Typhon. The monster stole their strength: he turned Athena into a little girl and Ares into a rooster. Luckily, Phoenix gets the "starter kit of the saviour of Olympus" at the beginning of the game: sword, axe, armour, and most importantly, the wings that allow gliding above the ground after the jump.
The story of Phoenix is like another legend told by Zeus and Prometheus right during the game. They joke a lot, treat everything with humour, often argue and interrupt each other. The same can be said about Phoenix and all those whom the hero meets during his adventure. There are many jokes in Fenyx Rising, but thankfully it fits in with the overall mood of the whole game. In this game, you'll enjoy a vivid and hilarious tale of cartoonish evil.
Regions are ruled by one of the gods, and therefore, to perform a story assignment in one area or another, you must somehow help the pantheon's representative. In short, your main activities in Fenyx Rising are completing story quests, solving puzzles and challenges, as well as finding treasures, legendary equipment and all sorts of resources for upgrading. And battling enemies, of course — there's plenty of that in Immortals, too.
The most immersive feature in Immortals is the dungeons of Tartarus, where interesting discoveries occur one after another. It can be either a small series of puzzles of increasing difficulty or one big challenge consisting of several smaller ones — the latter is usually found in the story dungeons. There you get into situations that don't exist in the open world. In one episode, you work with large cubes that fly above the ground the first time you hit them and fall the second time you hit them. In the other, you see the cubes connected - by grabbing one, you move the other, regardless of its gravity, and you can make double jumps.
Immortals Fenyx Rising feature flexible character customization and do not punish for "wrong" development. Here you improve not one particular sword or a single helmet, but the entire category, there are no defence and attack points for the equipment itself. This allows you to experiment with all your stuff in the inventory on the fly: one sword increases damage at full health, another restores endurance when performing combos in the air; with one breastplate you sometimes get bonus ingredients, with another, you shoot faster with a bow or increase protection against unique enemies.
The combat system seems a bit simple at first, but it gets better and better as you gain new skills. Phoenix has two types of strikes: weak ones with the sword and strong ones with the axe. Heavy swings also hit the opponent's stamina — when the scale runs out, the opponent will be immobilized for a while. It is especially useful in fights with bosses, including Cyclops, gorgons and harpies. Later on, as you pass the tests and buy new skills with coins from Charon, you learn how to attract flying opponents, make a quick dash to your enemies, summon a bird to interrupt your opponents' attacks, and much more.
Immortals Fenyx: Rising System Requirements
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 660 / AMD R9 280X
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 / AMD FX-6300
- File Size: 28 GB HDD
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 1070 / AMD RX Vega 56
- CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 / AMD Ryzen 7 1700
- File Size: 28 GB HDD
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit