Myths of ancient Greece remain a real treasure of ideas for the creators of large-scale computer games. Ubisoft Studio decided not to go against the current trends and released in December 2020 Immortals Fenyx Rising.
The result is an open-world action game that combines features from the Assassinʼs Creed series and The Legend of Zelda. Its original title was “Gods and Monsters.” The project appeared thanks to an accidental bug, which was found during the development of the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey game and led the development team to an interesting idea.
By default, the main character is a girl named Fenyx, who is the victim of a shipwreck. With the help of the goddess Aphrodite’s chair, the character’s external characteristics can be customized to your liking.
Waking up after a storm on the deserted shore of Golden Island, Fenyx realizes that something terrible has happened. The entire ship’s crew has turned into stone, and it is unclear how to save them. The Olympian gods have been attacked by a cruel titan named Typhon, who has managed to escape from his imprisonment.
Typhon has deprived the inhabitants of Olympus of their divine essence, leaving them practically powerless. The gods have only one chance for salvation – Typhon must be defeated by an ordinary mortal. The player will have to get to the Titan and fight him, protecting the gods and saving the crew of his ship.
In the course of the story, the hero travels through a vast open world consisting of seven regions, each with its own divine patron. In the lands of the goddess Aphrodite, the eternal summer reigns, and beautiful flowers bloom in the endless meadows. Hephaestus made his region into a vast smithy, the hostile Ares – into a battlefield.
Fenyx gets a helper – a bird named Phosphorus, which helps her to discover new places on the map. The hero is able to climb rocks and ride. There is also the possibility of flying. Not only gods live on the Golden Island.
Here you can find creatures from ancient Greek myths, including huge cyclops and dangerous minotaurs, harpies, griffins, and Cerberus. There are also ordinary animals like bears, lions, and wild boars that can become serious opponents for an untrained character.
In addition to the main quest, the player can fall into the underground world of Tartarus, where there are dungeons with intermediate bosses and challenging puzzles, as also various tests of acquired skills.
Ubisoft’s project is easily recognizable among similar games, as most elements of gameplay design have remained unchanged. The upgrade system has three ability types, including:
- Various skills, such as strength, speed, and endurance.
- Divine gifts – parameters responsible for superpowers, such as throwing huge boulders or barrage attacks.
- Passive bonuses that can be selected when necessary.
Fenyx also is a master of three weapons: an axe for powerful attacks, a sword for fast attacks, and a bow for long-range combat. The weapons can be upgraded as well. During the battle, you can instantly drink a potion or open the menu of special blows. At the same time, the leveling cannot be called traditional.
In Immortals Fenyx Rising, the character does not gain experience for unnecessary monsters in the quest and does not grow in level. But the player can acquire new abilities, increase health and improve the equipment. Fenyx’s armor gives bonuses to hits, but its characteristics have almost no effect on the character’s strength. If you want, you can wear any outfit you like by its appearance.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a fascinating and slightly frivolous, bright, and colorful game. It has a pleasant atmosphere of immersion into the fabulous game world, makes you think hard while solving puzzles, and is ready to put you in a great mood.