Immortals Fenyx Rising Review Round-Up (VIDEO)
Announced last year as “Gods and Monsters,” Ubisoft Quebec’s upcoming Immortals Fenyx Rising has presented a stunning action title inspired by the lore of ancient Greek mythology. Following a personalized winged protagonist, the game sees players embark on a god-tier quest, exploring a vast and vibrant open world, unlocking new items and abilities, and battling a gauntlet of various mythological beasts.
The game’s premise and art style have drawn endless comparisons to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and expectations have been unsurprisingly mixed regarding Ubisoft’s fantasy epic. However, with the game’s release imminent, reviews have begun to paint a bigger picture for Immortals Fenyx Rising, with many critics praising the title’s colorful and stylish approach to open world. However, some outlets have also made note of Immortals’ borrowed aesthetic, with the title falling way short of Zelda regardless of its sizeable strengths.
Eurogamer – “Unmistakably a Product”
“I feel for Immortals a bit. Blame Covid, blame budgets, blame Ubisoft, blame the paradoxically thrifty, endlessly repurposing way the publisher makes all its huge, expansive, generous games, but Immortals never really finds its own voice until the very end. It’s a skilful, lovingly made product, but it is unmistakably a product, and the best games in this genre all feel like genuine adventures.”
Game Informer – 90/100
“Immortals contains all the ingredients I want from an epic, open-world adventure steeped in mythology. With empowering combat, rewarding exploration, and a story that shines a spotlight on its characters through humor, Immortals Fenyx Rising leverages its myriad inspirations to discover its own identity and deliver an outstanding open-world experience.”
Nintendo Life – 70/100
“Immortals Fenyx Rising tries to capture lightning in a bottle with its Breath of the Wild-inspired gameplay, but ends up being more of a lightning thief; it’s not as nice to look at and the puzzles aren’t as satisfying. Still, the combat is fun, the storytelling is excellent and, despite not being anywhere near as polished as Nintendo’s 2017 effort, it certainly does a passable impression. If you crave more Zelda and don’t mind the off-brand version, go for it, but if for some reason you still haven’t played Breath of the Wild, then that’s the game to go for.”
PlayStation Universe – 80/100
“With Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Ubisoft has created a refreshingly compact throwback open-world adventure that can be forgiven for its aggressive repurposing of other games best bits because it shapes them to fits its own style. The exploration is brisk and eventful, the puzzles are varied, with the right level of challenge and simplicity, and the approach to storytelling ultimately pays off. The DualSense features are a bit hit and miss, and it’s not exactly the best advert for the power of PS5, but much like the game it cribs from, Immortals’ qualities outshine any need for major technical showcases.”
Windows Central – 90/100
“Ubisoft created an instant classic with Immortals Fenyx Rising, and I’m eager to see where the franchise goes from here. Its breathtaking art style and landscapes are complemented by fun combat and thoughtful puzzles. While the story itself isn’t anything special, the humor imbued within each conversation makes it memorable.”
Immortals Fenyx Rising releases for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on December 3rd. What do you think? Are you excited to take a stab at the vibrant new Ubisoft offering, or are you not so swept up in the hype as of yet? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!
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