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Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Upcoming adventure pits mortal vs monsters in epic quest.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Immortals: Fenyx Rising is an upcoming action adventure game for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox One Series X, Stadia, and Windows PCs. Players take on the role of Fenyx, a young sailor that's shipwrecked on a mysterious golden island. But she quickly discovers that she's been tasked by the gods to save the world and the other deities from Typhon and his plans to destroy Olympus. Of course, the golden isle that Fenyx is on, which was once a section ruled by the gods, is the first location that's being threatened. Players will roam through the various segments of the open world, picking and choosing which area they want to fight through at will. As they explore, the story will be narrated in a back and forth manner by Zeus and Prometheus, who provide a degree of comic relief during your travels. Players will face off against a wide variety of monsters from classical myths, such as the cyclops, the minotaur, and harpies across these lands. As you accomplish more tasks in the world, Typhon will actively take notice and sent corrupted versions of heroes to hunt you down and stop you. Fortunately, players will have access to swords, axes, arrows, and other weapons that will help even the tide of battle. You'll also gain magical abilities from the gods, such as a dash from Athena, a powerful spear attack from Ares, and a hammer from Haephestus that can cause significant damage. You can also use your magical phoenix, Phosphorus, to cause damage and gain energy in the midst of fights. Obviously, combat's a major portion of play, but there isn't any blood or gore shown in battle. The other major aspect of play is puzzle solving, both in gaining access to new areas on the golden island and in vaults, rift-like sections scattered across the map that takes Fenyx to the underworld. Here, she'll have to move through trap and monster-filled locations to accomplish her tasks, which hold pieces of Zeus' lightning bolts. Gathering these objects provides additional upgrades to Fenyx's arsenal, making her capable of taking on larger threats.There will be more than 60 of these areas scattered around the island, providing ample opportunities for players to enhance and customize their version of Fenyx to fit their personal  play style.

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