Immortal: Unchained is the latest addition to the genre of ultra-hardcore action RPGs. Take the role of a living weapon, unleashed to stop the source of a cataclysmic event threatening to end all worlds. This review is based on my own personal experience and how I felt playing the game.
Immortal Unchained is an absolutely brutal game and it really beats you up. In the age of Bloodbourne and Dark Souls, Immortal Unchained stands tall. My time in this game was frustratingly good and it left me wanting more. The premise of the game is that you are the chosen one, fulling a prophecy. The story is written by Anne Toole and Adrian Vershinin, whose credits include The Witcher, Killzone: Shadow Fall, and Battlefield 1 to name a few.
As I played the game I could pick up on the Dark Souls vibes, with the little bit of Destiny mixed in. The very first minutes of the game put you head first in the combat. The first minutes set the stage for a game that will test you patience and inventory skills. The boss battles are big and extremely difficult. You will have to concentrate, dodge, and repeat to defeat them. In Immortal Unchained, once you leave an area, the enemies respawn. Forget something, you have to fight your way backwards and forwards in this game. When you refill your ammo at the respawn/refill station called the Obelisk, all the enemies will be back ready for you. Whether death or getting more ammo be careful, the fight never stops.
The respawning of enemies an added layer of intrigue to the game and makes it all the more difficult. The game also features an impressive level system where you have bits. These bits are collected by killing enemies and can be lost when you die. In Immortal Unchained you can collect your lost bits just as you can collect your souls in you lose in Dark Souls. There are sometimes though you never make it back them. There are a wide range of weapons as well that you can acquire by finding chests and using bits to ensure you are the level required to use each one. Every new gun requires a certain skill level and you can use bits to attain these levels.
The next area where Immortal Unchained really rips you apart is on health and ammo. Once your health packs are gone, you must refill them by dying or going to an obelisk. To get more ammo, you must also go to obelisk. The problem with this that once you activate the obelisk, all the enemies you have just beaten respawn. This really makes refilling a waste because you will end up again with no ammo or health.
Graphically, Immortal Unchained is beautiful and runs really well. There are occasional issues but nothing too major that I remember. The different characters looked really good as did the enemies as well. This is actually really good looking game graphically, the impressive thing is that there are no loading issues. Many games including PUBG have massive loading issues, Immortal Unchained never had this for me. Its not flawless but it doesn’t have anything noticeable that will bother you.
This is one of the best games I’ve played this year and if you are a fan of God of War, then you will definitely want to give this a try. Not only is it challenging but it also has a nice fun factor to it as well. It does get frustrating and you will rage time after time. In the end, Immortal Unchained is a fun filled adventure that will test your skill as a gamer and provide a much needed challenge.
Overall Score: 4.5/5
- One of the years best games
- Graphically Better then most games
- Difficulty in the vain of Dark Souls