- THE FIRST EXPANSION OF THE UBISOFT ADVENTURE GAME TAKES YOU TO OLYMPUS AND SEEKS TO PLACE YOU AMONG THE GODS … WHERE ELSE HAVE WE SEEN THAT BEFORE?
THE FIRST EXPANSION OF THE UBISOFT ADVENTURE GAME TAKES YOU TO OLYMPUS AND SEEKS TO PLACE YOU AMONG THE GODS … WHERE ELSE HAVE WE SEEN THAT BEFORE?
There is no doubt that Immortals Fenyx Rising turned out to be a winning franchise for Ubisoft. It has sold a good number of copies, is available on many platforms and is a certainly friendly proposition that many can play.
Let’s say that the pillars that support Immortals Fenyx Rising are the adventure section and discovery of the scenarios while fighting a good number of enemies and then we have the puzzle section to continue advancing with the story. In A New God, a lot of emphasis is placed on this last paragraph to deliver the first DLC of the series.
With all this, is it worth the investment? Is it worth going crazy with a section of the game that can be stressful? If you have already finished Immortals Fenyx Rising, we are going to tell you what to expect in this downloadable content that Ubisoft now offers in its new franchise.
Note: We want to emphasize that this DLC review reveals a lot of spoilers – somewhat obvious – for Immortals Fenyx Rising, so if you’ve already finished the game, you’re on the other side, if not, we might ruin your experience.
A PLACE IN THE CIRCLE OF THE GODS
The ideal way to access the A New God DLC is to finish Immortals Fenyx Rising, especially to understand the whole context of what happened. Here you already finished with the enemy, you did the tedious work of going from one side to another in a huge map and of making a name for yourself. You technically saved the day.
What happens after this? Well, one would suppose that a quiet place to live is the ideal, but, since you already rubbed shoulders with the gods, now you are going to have to be part of them, especially when you already recognize Zeus as your father. It all starts when you arrive with Hermes and he gives you a tour of Olympus. From there you advance, you follow the story and they invite you to enter the circle of the chosen ones.
This seems somewhat forced for your protagonist, but, let’s say it is the ideal way for the story to move forward or you have a pretext to continue playing. The funny thing about this Immortals Fenyx Rising DLC is that it leaves the open world theme aside and focuses on the mechanics and skills you already know to focus on puzzles.
That’s right, the first DLC of Immortals Fenyx Rising is focused on passing tests, the vast majority, mental and frustrating that will make you green gray if you don’t have patience. Go! The idea is interesting, congruent, but maybe you should find the ideal humor to return to this game and more for its DLC (it would be useless not to do it if you have the Season Pass).
IMMORTALS FENYX RISING PUZZLE PROPOSALS PLAY A LOT WITH PHYSICS
Far from being a sleepy DLC, A New God is somewhat tiresome, not to be called frustrating, especially since you fall into the tedium of solving puzzles to pass the various tests of the gods. For example, it all starts with Athena, whom you prove yourself to after she nearly kills you in the base game.
To be part of this select circle of characters in the Pantheon, you must become her champion and it seems that she turns you into a kind of second-rate subject in a group where pure gods figures. Wasn’t it enough to save the world earlier? It seems not.
Now, at first you think you will have duels and adventures and no, it all comes down to overcoming puzzles, of which several play with the geometry and physics of objects. Here you are not only faced with the design of each challenge, but also with the sometimes poor physics provided by the Immortals Fenyx Rising graphics engine.
I could not say if it is a real incentive to be solving puzzles, but those are the obstacles that you must overcome because this is how this DLC is planned and if you already have the Season Pass, there is no point in leaving it abandoned, unused. Likewise, there are very good, interesting ideas, applaudible details within the idea of ‘A New God’, but they are not extraordinary either.
CLEAR RULES FOR YOU TO IMMORTALIZE IN IMMORTALS FENYX RISING
One detail that you should consider when playing the first DLC of Immortals Fenyx Rising is that you will have to play thinking that you cannot use potions, so the fighting is not going to be easy. This idea poses a challenge that you should not miss because it can be very expensive to repeat all the processes to get to combat.
What is a fact is that in return you receive – for example – Athena’s agility, you improve your equipment and others, all always with a humor that is sometimes too simple to really laugh (the same and they changed the scriptwriters in this DLC and that’s why everything feels so forced in the dialogues).
On the other hand, for finishing each of the scenarios, tests and everything in between, there will always be an animation that more or less applauds you – depending on the character who has put you the test -. Go! The important thing is that you feel that all that content is really worth it and that the players feel part of this extension.
With all of this established, knowing that the Immortals Fenyx Rising DLC is primarily focused on taking your hero’s story to the top of the sky after rescuing Golden Isle, is this additional content worth investing in?