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Immortals Review: Fenyx Rising – Ancient Greek Zelda

For a long time, almost no one tried to repeat the success of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but over the past couple of months we have received two games at once, borrowing mechanics from the project from Nintendo. At the end of September, the Chinese “gacha” Genshin Impact was released, and now Ubisoft presented their creation called Immortals: Fenyx Rising. However, the paths taken by both projects are seriously different. If Genshin Impact is a game-service with a gradual addition of content and, after exploring the entire map, offers endless farming in the style of an MMORPG, then Immortals: Fenyx Rising is initially positioned as a full-fledged game for a full-price with a solid plot, which means that the requirements for it should be higher.


The story of Immortals: Fenyx Rising is based on ancient Greek mythology and is a very successful setting for an adventure game indeed. He is familiar at the same time, but at the same time he can tell an interesting story and provides a lot of room for varied gameplay. According to the plot, the main character named Phoenix is ​​the last hope of the Greek gods, who were cursed by Typhon. You can create your own character by customizing his appearance as you like. The editor here does not shine with variety, but allows, for example, to make a bearded woman with a masculine voice … If the result does not suit you, then at any time you are allowed to change everything.

Saving the gods is like killing four monsters from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. By completing tasks, you will receive very useful buffs that will surely help in your adventures. For example, if you save Aphrodite, you can instantly respawn every 20 minutes, skip one hit and not interrupt the combo, and also block one hit after using the potion. Of course, you can just go over the plot like in other games from Ubisoft, but this is highly discouraged. Firstly, all pumping here is tied precisely to the exploration of the world, and secondly, it became really interesting to do it. In other words, you do not perform additional activities in order to simply become stronger and complete a more difficult mission, but enjoy the open world while getting improvements along the way.

On the map, you will find a huge number of dungeons, like Breath of the Wild. More often than not, they offer various puzzles, which are usually completed in several stages. In the beginning, we are simply introduced to the test, showing a small problem, but then it becomes more difficult. Of course, difficulty in puzzles is subjective and may vary from person to person, but the developers seem to have found a great balance. It doesn’t take too long to solve the problem, but it’s quite enough to get a sense of satisfaction from passing. However, sometimes the game still manages to make you break your head. In addition, more time often has to be spent looking for additional secrets that are in each dungeon. As a reward for completing it, you receive Zeus’ lightning bolts, which you need to increase your maximum stamina.

In general, stamina in Immortals: Fenyx Rising should not be applied exactly as in Zelda. Yes, it is spent on sprint, wall climbing, swimming and flying, but most of these opportunities are not used very often. Often, the reservoirs are small, and the hills have numerous ledges or paths along which you can climb (but, of course, there are exceptions). Stamina is mainly needed when fighting enemies, as it is spent on using abilities and dodging.