Game Review

Game Review- Immortal Fenyx Rising

Game: Immortal Fenyx Rising

Developed by: Ubisoft

Genre: Fighting game, Action-adventure game, Puzzle Video Game, Platform game, Shooter Video Game, Nonlinear gameplay

Available on: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows

Hello there! Welcome to another game review from the point of view of a casual gamer. I bought a copy of Immortal Fenyx Rising, together with my copy of LEGO Harry Potter, when it was on sale at the Nintendo eShop. I only played it at the beginning of May, then I reset the entire game and seriously played starting last Monday (May 17, 2021). Before I continue, this is what this game is about, and since I am lazy, here is the trailer instead.

Now, you have a bit of an idea of what the goal of the game is. You will play as Fenyx. Fenyx can either be male or female, depends on what you choose and how you will design Fenyx. You can change the way Fenyx looks when you unlock the Hall of the Gods. You will start at the Clashing Rocks where you will meet Hermes who will introduce you to the villain of the story, Typhon.

At the Clashing Rocks, you will also have a glimpse of the type of dungeon (or vault) and types of puzzles that you will encounter when you unlock the whole map. I have to admit, I was overwhelmed when I first saw how many things I can do. I was used to playing Genshin Impact and its lack of things to do, so jumping from GI to IFR was a bit shocking, at least in the first minute of me playing.

Like BoTW, of course you are free to do what you want, when you want it. But I learned my lesson. I mentioned that I reset my game. Well, when I first started playing this, I thought that I will focus on the main quest then do the other exploring and side quest later. That is what I did with GI. Wrong move. Goddamn Achilles kicked my ass repeatedly. I was battling him using my weapons and skills that were never upgraded. Such noob move.

Out of annoyance, and yes, desperation. I reset my game, planned where and what I would do first. Upgraded everything that I can, then killed Goddamn Achilles in three strikes. Ok, I was exaggerating but you get the point.

By the time of me writing this review, I just finished saving Aphrodite. I just opened the new area, Grove of Kleos, where I have to do all the exploring and upgrading before I save Athena. Overall, I don’t have any problems with the gameplay, it was fun. The puzzles are a good mix of easy and hard. You can look up the solutions to the puzzles if you are stuck. The monsters are mostly on the easy to medium difficulty, depending of course on whether you upgraded your weapons and skills. And the boss are well, boss like. Long life bars, easier to defeat if you know the attack pattern. Note that I am playing on normal difficulty.

As for the characters, Fenyx is ok. Hermes is a bit weird. Zeus and Prometheus’ side comments are really entertaining since I like the humor of those two.

Speaking of the Gods, the only issue I have with this game is the voice acting. I mean if one of the redeeming qualities of GI is the voice acting, in this game, it felt like it was a last priority. And I like playing my games with sound on, so yeah, I hate the voice acting in this game. The music sounds cool though. I’ve already saved the game soundtrack on my Spotify.

Now, let’s talk about the graphics. I am not picky with the graphics of the games I am playing. But, I noticed that the graphics on my Nintendo Switch lite isn’t that good in comparison to the other consoles where this game is available. If my budget would allow, I will try and buy a copy for PS4 and see if there is any difference.

I can recommend this game to any players who like the open world thing and of course, Greek mythology since you would be dealing with the Greek Gods. There is three DLCs for this game. You can check more about the game’s DLCs here:

I am honestly looking forward to playing the DLCs. This game also make me want to play BoTW. Maybe I’ll buy myself a copy on my birthday.

That is it for me. I think I will stop playing this game after saving Athena so that I can continue playing LEGO HP Year 2. Then, go back to playing this again.

What about you? What do you think of this game?

Bye for now! I’ll talk to you this Saturday for a book review.

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