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What Critics Are Saying About Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Immortals: Fenyx Rising is the latest action-adventure installment from Ubisoft. The title is being released on various platforms and the game is set to launch on December 3rd, 2020. Players will be given the opportunity to play as a new winged demigod named Fenyx. Immortals: Fenyx Rising offers open-world gameplay with a solid storyline. The demigod must save the Greek gods from Typhon, the deadliest Titan they've encountered. Here's what the critics think of it.

In his review of Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Ron Burke of Gaming Trend addresses the undeniable similarities to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Burke wrote, "Let's address the 800 pound minotaur in the room right out of the gate — there will be comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Ubisoft's own Assassin's Creed franchise, and that's appropriate because it borrows heavily from both." Immortals: Feynx Rising has an animation style and color palette that is heavily reminiscent of Breath of the Wild. The game also heavily relies on the usage of stamina — certain areas of the game cannot be reached until you have enough stamina.

PC Invasion's Andrew Farrell, found that there were also many similarities between Immortals: Fenyx Rising and another Ubisoft title, Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Farrell states, "The world in Immortals Fenys Rising is large, colorful, and full of unique insights and activities. Instead of being a giant swath of bland, repetitive space like Odyssey, everything is arranged more densely[.]" According to Farrell, Immortals: Fenyx Rising feels unique in the way the game approaches the lore, quest system, and especially combat. The combat is a fresh and expanded take on the basic combat mechanics of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. There is a larger variety with the addition of air attacks and the different ranges of attack.

James Cunningham of Hardcore Gamer commends the feature for being a better game than initially assumed. The game, though heavily inspired by other titles, creates a sense of individuality. Cunningham says, "There's a huge amount of attention just about anywhere you look, from the combat system to the biomes to the fantastic variety of puzzle challenges, and it all pays off as each new area opens up and the fights get bigger and more epic." 

Overall, it seems that Immortals: Fenyx Rising builds on pre-established and successful concepts from existing games. Ubisoft did its homework and managed to put this title on the right path to success.

Immortals: Fenyx Rising will be released for the Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.