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Immortals Fenyx Rising

  • 30-11-2020 6:31pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain

    Couldn't find a thread here and the Nintendo fans don't wanna share so I've started a thread here.

    Anyone gonna beta test play this day 1?
    It's being released by Bugisoft but tbf it is the Quebec who are generally great.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,898 ✭✭✭ Mr Crispy

    Reviews are generally positive, but it's too big a game for me to get into it now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain

    SkillUp really liked it:

    I'm on the fence. Ubisoft has really upset me this year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    I have yet to continue Valhalla, and with it coming out so soon to Cyberpunk coupled with the rep of Ubisoft, I can't see it selling very well. But I do like the look of it. I will definitely play it at some stage. Bonus from work is hopefully coming through soon, so might actually splash out on it. Will wait for a few more reviews and see if it sounds like my kind of game.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,366 ✭✭✭ JimBurnley

    Definitely interested in this but gonna wait for price reduction next year. Few big games to get stuck into already, plus recent ubi track record suggests to wait until a few patches out and bugs etc fixed

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,191 ✭✭✭ recyclops

    SkillUp really liked it:

    I'm on the fence. Ubisoft has really upset me this year.

    this video looks like ass creed odyssey dressed up as a poor BOTW for halloween

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 48,852 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Retr0gamer

    Super bunnyhop was very positive about it. Saying it's not very original at all but if it ain't broke why fix it.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 204 ✭✭ Hey_Listen

    The name has to be the dumbest ever.
    It's like "LIDL, Cornflakes 1/2 Price".

    And it has none of the magic of BOTW.
    Also, it's all blah, joke, blah.
    Where as in BOTW link is SILENT !
    BOTW is Toy Story 2, this game is Cars 2.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    Having never played BOTW, I should definitely enjoy this so.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    Ah it was staring at me on the store page, so I went and bought it. Downloading now, 21.2GB and downloading in under 25 minutes. Stuck in a digital DnD session right now though, so will be a while before I play it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain

    OK, so I caved and bought it today upon seeing the positive feedback from fans.
    I've just completed the prologue. Not bad so far, not bad at all. I've only experienced one crash during a loading screen but other than that it runs very well and no bugs so far. It is made by the Quebec team so the fact that it's polished isn't too surprising.

    I like the tone, it's like a cute little Disney adventure. I enjoy the self-aware and humorous narrative by Prometheus and Zeus - often when you reach a WTF moment they will echo your thoughts. Fenix is also a likeable protagonist. Young kids will really enjoy this game I think.

    The stamina management can be annoying but I suspect that's the point so that eventually it will be a non issue when you get upgrades. Still, Genshin Impact is far more generous with stamina early game.

    It's also one of those open worlds where a lot of activities are locked behind story progression; reminds me a little of God of War PS4 in that sense. Thankfully, like GOW it's very obvious when you don't have the ability to complete a challenge and when it's not obvious the game outright tells you.

    However, I think I've worked out now what Ubisoft's new model is: They've gone from making everything a RPG with dialogue choices to making all the worlds have puzzles and putting stamina bars on everything. It's far more well designed here than in Valhalla though. It doesn't feel like the game is stalling you from picking up a collectible. It feels like it's trying to get you to think about how to creatively use your abilities and the environment.

    But yeah, if you don't like puzzles and platforming then this may not be for you but I feel it's very accessible even to those who aren't into that. If you do then this is perfect. Is it worth £60 from what I've played? Mmm well I'm happy with my purchase but I suspect those who are big on quantity as well as quality might want to get it on sale. Personally, a game that is only 10 hours long but is consistently enjoyable from start to finish is worth full price than a 100 hour game that is good in between long grinds. The map is small but concise.

    I think this is a game that is going to appeal to a wide range of gamers. It has a real old school quality to it.
    I hope it sells well.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,768 ✭✭✭ Cordell

    Yeah, I did a long session yesterday and I really enjoy it, it's a fresh take on the generic Ubi openworld and it's much better so far.
    I had one issue, I paused it during a cutscene and the dialogue was gone after resuming, but no crash or any other technical issue. On the progression though, it did let me struggle for a while until it told me that I don't have what I need in one instance, and said nothing on another.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    I can only mirror above, have only a few hours done but im enjoying the chats between Zeus and Prometheus and the self awareness. I feel like it's caught between trying to be aimed more towards kids or adults, and is stuck in a weird inbetween, leaning more towards the kids side, but going full tilt either direction would work.

    Combat seems a bit simplistic, so hopefully that opens up a bit with some powers. And so far Kassandra Fenyx is likeable. Voice work is good for Femyx, not sure what it would be like with the male voice work though. The preview made it sound as bad as Alexios.

    Looking forward to playing more.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,556 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75

    Enjoying this, have the Aprodite completed, there is plenty to do and I like the vaults.

    Achiles can go fcuk himself tho.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully

    Enjoyable chilled out game.
    Genshin Impact is still the better game mainly thanks to its much better combat and team setup , pity its s gacha game though not that that bothers me that much as i havent spent any real money on it but the very fact its a gacha game turns many off.
    Of course Genshin is a lot more grindy.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    Yeah, have to say I'm enjoying this. It keeps bringing me back so that's a good sign, haven't been able to get into a game in a while.

    I've more or less cleared Aphrodites area, just cleared the fog in Ares area. I've most of the skills unlocked and the combat is a bit simple, but still enjoying it. The 2 lads are actually great, commenting on nearly everything and usually funny enough. Good nod towards the woke movement.

    I'm a bit worried it'll overstay its welcome though, I feel like I have nearly everything unlocked and still 3 areas before the boss area to unlock/clear. Unless there's some hidden skills to come.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,397 ✭✭✭✭ gimli2112

    Due to a simple error wherin I paid my credit card instead of my gas bill I decided to buy this, having already purchased Cyber Punk and almost bought COD Blops but managed to stop myself before things got out of hand.
    Having never played BOTW or even owned a Nintendo I can safely say without fear of contradiction this is better than anything Nintendo or Namco have ever made.
    Quite happy with my purchase although my house is very cold.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,457 ✭✭✭ Greyfox

    gimli2112 wrote: »
    Having never played BOTW or even owned a Nintendo

    Oh dear, what have you been doing with your life

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    Having put a good bit more time into this, I can definitely say I'm loving it. Yeah, the combat is a bit simple, and I'm already starting to feel over powered, but I am doing most of the side stuff as I come across it.

    One thing not mentioned yet is it can be quite funny, and I find myself laughing a good bit. And every "boss" encounter is different, the fight with Herakles was brilliant. Simplistic, but really well done. Each dungeon/vault is a different puzzle too, so kudos has to be given for that.

    Definitely worth the purchase for me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain

    Put some more hours in today and I'm officially 'in'.
    It's like the complete antithesis to AC Valhalla in that it's restrained and concise. It's just enough not to feel overwhelming yet still plenty to do. It knows what it wants to be and stays the course throughout whilst offering some surprises, and I get the impression that there will be more surprises as I keep on playing. Unlike AC Valhalla where you play the first 10 hours and you've essentially seen all you're going to see.

    Progression and powering up feels natural and it's very rewarding. Like AC Odyssey (also made by Ubi Quebec), a lot of the systems overlap so you'll be getting the essentials not just from doing one activity like vaults but also from doing daily quests and even some random chests during main missions. You also never feel like you're grinding because a lot of the resources you need is hard to miss when they're so abundant and always in your path.

    On being overpowered, depends how you approach the game. Have you encountered the gold bar enemies yet, Monke?
    If you go crazy and clear everything then yeah maybe. I'm able to take on enemies that can two shot me if I stock up on potions and upgrade my gear enough - I cleared a side quest in the first region that I could tell the game did not want me to do yet.

  • ^ Wow thats surprising from you as I know you put as much into Valhalla as I did, might actually pick this up for over Christmas so. What little I saw it looked looked too much like the AC games but going by what you say about it, it actually sounds pretty good.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,768 ✭✭✭ Cordell

    Well it's very similar but also quite different:)

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    this is an enjoyable romp for sure

    it's a little bit formulaic but fun and even has the odd decent bit of humour

    couple of small niggles in the puzzle rooms

    would prefer it for sure to the usual Ubisoft stuff like AC or Far Cry games

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Potential-Monke

    Getting near to the end and I'm falling for this game. What it does isn't new, but it does it really well. The characters are well written and acted, and nearly every side quest or activity is unique in a way, and there's a story for most of them. Also pretty sure I just heard a blatant vagina joke from Aphrodite, when speaking about Hephestos:
    he was so fixated on that (Pandoras) box that he ignored the box right in front of him

    Progression is steady and natural, but again I'm doing most side quests and activities before moving on. Have met a good few gold bar enemies, but with more of the gods blessings, you start to get uninterrupted combos and once they start hitting the 100 mark they become very OP. With good parrying, again enhanced by blessings, and good dodging with the same enhancements, it gets busy and powerful quite quick. Only using the buff potions on enemies whose patterns I've got and don't want to waste time repeating. I find the combat good like that, in that it can be easy or hard depending on what you want.

    I know the catooney look will put some people off, but on the PS5 it's a beautiful looking game. You can tell real effort has been put into it, and aside from one issue where switches didn't spawn, resolved with reloading, it has been more or less flawless in performance. I'd imagine loading could be akin to Odyssey on the PS4, as its taking sometimes 10 seconds (i know, such a long time...) to load, so would be longer on the 4.

    The game is fun, and that is apparently what I've been looking for in a game lately.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 14,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dcully

    Okay ive put a little more time into this on PC and its one of them games that just has some magical gameplay that makes it a joy to play.
    The only other game this year to do this for me is HADES and not because of greek mythology thats purely coincidence but they have really done something fantastic with this.
    Its grabbed my attention so much more than Valhalla has then again im only 3 hours into that but this is just so much more enjoyable.

    Genshin Impact also gives me almost identical gameplay vibes but alas its a gacha game,unlike Genshin with Fenyx rising everything in the game is yours.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 gamerLad

    I just bought it, can't wait to play all weekend!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭ Mr Grumble

    I'll save this gem for game pass :-)

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,556 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75

    I didnt cancel my Uplay+ today to play more of this (got it for AC and Watchdogs) this has more than made up for those 2.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 9,017 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Andrew76

    dreamers75 wrote: »
    I didnt cancel my Uplay+ today to play more of this (got it for AC and Watchdogs) this has more than made up for those 2.

    Thanks for mentioning UPlay+, had never heard of it before but it seems like it's Ubisoft's version of EA Access or GamePass etc? Monthly sub to access their games and cancel anytime?

    Was thinking of getting Immortals from cdkeys but this might be a better option.

    How does the game play using kb+mouse does anyone know?

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,768 ✭✭✭ Cordell

    It plays perfectly with kb+mouse just like any other AC title.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,982 ✭✭✭ Mr Grumble

    dreamers75 wrote: »
    I didnt cancel my Uplay+ today to play more of this (got it for AC and Watchdogs) this has more than made up for those 2.
    Good point, it won't be coming to game pass anytime soon as they have their own service.