Immortals Fenyx Rising a fun and amusing adventure steeped in Greek mythology
Light-hearted and often hilarious, Immortals Fenyx Rising makes the most of Greek mythology to create a rousing action adventure.
The game comes from Ubisoft’s studio in Quebec City, which led development on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, set in the time of classical Greece. Fenyx Rising clearly borrowed some aspects from Assassin’s Creed—the navigation and combat mechanics among them. However, the tone of Fenyx Rising is breezy fun, a far cry from the serious nature of the Assassin’s games.
Fenyx, who can be either female or male, is the last hope against Typhon, who has risen against Zeus and the other Greek gods. Typhon has already unleashed creatures from Tartarus—gorgons, cyclops, harpies and the like—and he’s not far behind.
The world created here is vast, full of challenges and activities that you can discover. There are puzzle dungeons to solve, legendary creatures to defeat, and collectibles to collect. And all the while, stories of Greek gods, demigods, and heroes are being told.
Banter between the gods
The story of Fenyx is told by Prometheus. While still chained to the rock as punishment for giving fire to humans, he weaves the narrative as part of a wager with Zeus. In Immortals, Prometheus is a clever storyteller. Zeus, in contrast, is arrogant and superior, even though his future rests in the hands of the humans he thinks are so insignificant.
The banter between the two is the source of much of the humour. Not all of the jokes land successfully, but most of the interaction between Prometheus and Zeus is charming and funny.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is a great open world adventure for kids who are interested in Assassin’s Creed, but are too young for the more adult themes of that series. It’s just as much fun for adult fans of Assassin’s who will enjoy the storytelling and the tone.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is now available on PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Rated teen.