When the game Immortals Fenyx Rising from Ubisoft was first announced, everyone started attacking it, claiming that it was similar to Ninto's The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild and the exclusive Switch.
You can easily see why the two games are similar, but don't let this similarity fool you into thinking that Fenyx Rising will offer a match or even similar experience to Zelda, as the differences in presentation style, gameplay and story make it a really fun and different game.
The story of the game
Revolves around a Greek world where there is a great danger threatening Zeus and the rest of the Greek gods, the mission of saving the world and saving these gods rests with our hero, Fenyx, so the game does not revolve around the phoenix, but rather it revolves around a Greek hero trying to save the world.
The story of the game revolves around Typhon, the rebellious giant Titan, who escaped from the Hell of Tatros and from his prison under a mountain to take revenge on Zeus and the rest of the gods to destroy the world and reshape it as he sees fit and create a new world.
From the very first moment of the game
You will discover that it is a game that does not take itself seriously, but rather that it is a comic game in the first place, starting with funny comments, passing through funny characters, and the comic way in which the characters appear.
Learn the story of the game and the world through a tale that Prometheus tells about the king of the gods Zeus when he comes asking for his help and tells him how to defeat Typhoon.
Of course, Prometheus tells his story and the story of our game in a very serious way, he knows everything that happened and everything that will happen, but Zeus takes it comically and with a lot of funny comic comments that you will clearly hear during the movies or while you are wandering around the world.
Even the Loading Screen screens will often contain very comical comments from Zeus, which add a distinct character to the game, making it different from other open-world games.
Your main task in the game
which you will strive to achieve, is to rescue the gods and restore their power to them to be able to confront Typhoon, of course, you will find many unexpected and new surprises in the story that will make it very interesting and will make you want to complete the story to know what will happen next, although you will not take the story Seriously, I can describe this story as a great comic saga beyond the limits.
The real focus within the world of this game is on the style of play and the different ways to discover the world, but let's now talk about the method of movement within the game world to finish this part.
The style of movement in the game depends on a set of steps or different devices, the first is what you will see at the beginning which is mountain climbing, swimming, and fast jogging, all of these things are very usual and they depend on the Stamina bar when it runs out, so you will fall off the wall that you climb or you will drown Fast in the lake in which you swim.
As you advance in the game
it will open a new way for you to move within the world which is the wings of Icarus - yes the one that flew close to the sun and burned and died - with the appearance of the wings of Icarus in the game you will open new worlds and new ways to move in front of you, so you can fly - in fact, it is more like Gliding and not Flying in the literal sense of it - you will also be able to jump farther distances and run faster.
Of course, all of this depends mainly on your Stamina bar and when it runs out you fall, the game also includes a set of devices for the famous Greek deities such as the handles of Hercules that allow you to lift weights and throw them for long distances, all of these devices you can develop and upgrade them to a higher level by acting In the strengths you will get in the Hall of Gods.
Although the gliding mechanism is very similar to what was presented in Zelda, here we see new developments on it as you depend on the wings, for example, you can glide quickly or fly longer distances and so on, also you can very easily mix between the climbing and sliding mechanism together To get a suitable combination for climbing any mountain or obstacle in front of you.
The fighting style relies heavily on assembling the Combos, which is an easy and fun method that performs what is required of it. It is rare to find obstacles or monsters in front of you that you cannot defeat as long as you can use your capabilities well, which is very easy.
The possibility of Dodge and Pary is very easy and you can do it easily and defeat your enemies easily if you combine them with a direct attack.
You can also use creative weapons such as throwing rocks or explosives or even using magic bow and arrows so that you can defeat your enemies with ease, there are lots of combinations and lots of weapons that you can get an upgrade to get the best performance and keep up with your favorite playing style although you will not find A big difference between fighting styles in this game.
Immortals Fenyx Rising
The most creative part that kept me attached to the game and continues to play it to this day is the environmental puzzles in it, as the game includes a large group of fun environmental puzzles that you can explore.
There are a lot of rewards, weapons, and things that you can collect and pick up very well hidden in many places in the game and using very complex and fun environmental puzzles.
Tatrus Crypt is a place with valuable weapons and rewards that keep the story moving forward and is well hidden behind a very interesting set of environmental puzzles.
In these puzzles, you'll use all of the weapons at your disposal, from weight lifting, long jumps, bow and arrow, and of course, wings, flight, and sliding.
For me, these puzzles were the most enjoyable aspect of the game, and it is the aspect that makes you as a user obliged to complete the game more than the story and to explore it.
There is a type of game that we missed badly in the last period, which are those fun games away from the many hypes, giant epic stories, the struggle to save the world, and the complex gameplay style that you need to submit a PhD to succeed in!
In fact, Immortals Fenyx Rising comes to bring this genre back onto the scene and to make it big, and it succeeds in the mission a lot.
For the first time, you will find that you are playing a game while you are enjoying it and are really laughing out of your heart at Zeus' sarcastic comments and perhaps some sarcastic comments from some of the comic characters in the game.
In addition to the real enjoyment of solving puzzles, when you see a puzzle from afar, you run towards it and be happy that you will solve this puzzle instead of feeling narrow due to the emergence of this puzzle in front of you.