The Lost Gods is the third and final major DLC for Ubisoft’s open-world action-adventure Immortals: Fenyx Rising. Unlike Myths of the Eastern Realm that acted as a spin-off, The Lost Gods is a direct continuation of the events of the main game and its first expansion A New God.
While newly crowned God of Unity Fenyx plays an important role in the DLC, she is no longer the protagonist. Instead, she is something of a guide to a young temple sweeper-turned-hero Ash who will be going on this adventure to the Pyrite Islands in her place.
Her quest: finding a group of Gods that left Mt. Olympus in a huff after Zeus’ latest escapade and convincing them to return to take on the apocalyptic earthquakes, volcano eruptions, storms, and more that ravage the mortal world.
Each of Fenyx’s DLCs brought its own twist to the game: A New God cleverly used puzzle mechanics ramped up to 11 in meticulously built Vaults, Myths of the Eastern Realm introduced a new cast of characters in a separate story in a very different setting.
The Lost Gods does all that and more. The expansion picks up where A New God left off, pursuing some of the Olympian deities that were left out of Fenyx Rising. The new cast of eccentric gods includes Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Boreas.
And eccentric they are, some (Hestia) more so than others! Of course, neither of the almighty ones on the list really wants to return to Olympus after their fight with Zeus, so you will have to be extra charismatic to convince them.
Also, provide manual labor in a variety of quests. No adventure goes without manual labor! Whether it is culling monsters, finding particular ingredients, closing Rifts, or more, the work is cut out for Ash.
Thankfully, she has the attention of Fenyx and the companionship of Owlfina to help her out in a pinch and offer the wisdom of Olympus that mostly comes in the way of teasing or dad jokes.
As the Champion of Fenyx, Ash can do much of what her Goddess is capable of. While she starts as a simple temple sweeper, as the events of the expansion continue to unfold, she will get access to more abilities and blessings. As before, you’ll have to pay attention to your bars of health (there are no potions!) and stamina.
The entire expansion is set in a brawl-like way. Unlike the main game and the previous DLCs, your camera follows Ash from Fenyx’s point of view: top-down and isometric. That is the biggest change when it comes to gameplay as it affects the way Ash moves, fights, jumps, and more.
While in general the game has been adapted nicely to this new perspective, certain things are not as comfortable as others. Without the ability to actually zoom out or move the camera, climbing can be quite a chore. Of course, you will find a ledge. Eventually. But the process of searching for it can be quite miserable.
Another gameplay element that greatly suffers from the change is shooting the bow or trying to precisely throw objects to another point. And, much like climbing, doing so will be required to complete certain puzzles, be they from the main or side quests.
It is not enough to take from the generally enjoyable nature of the expansion, but certain moments like fighting against harpies can sour the impression for a while.
What CAN take away from your enjoyment, however, is the fact that DLC features only manual saves at certain points. Namely, while you are standing at an altar, and have the needed ingredients to “request” a save.
Altogether, The Lost Gods is the best expansion released by Ubisoft for Immortals: Fenyx Rising. It is obvious that developers learned from the mistakes and shortcomings of A New God and Myths of the Eastern Realm and put their experience to good use in the new DLC.
The expansion features the same type of dad joke humor prevalent in the main game and A New God while utilizing the open-world and the addition of new characters and locations that set the Myths of Eastern Realm apart from the rest of the game.
It does have problems with the manual save system, the way certain gameplay elements have been adapted to the new isometric top-down view, and the general lack of directions, but in the end Immortals: Fenyx Rising – The Lost Gods provides a great deal of fun.
Similar to: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Genshin Impact
Note: the base game and the DLC are verified purchases by the author