Immortals Fenyx Rising is what happens when everything comes together perfectly

More than 20 years later, “All About The Pentiums” is the gift that keeps on giving.

It really, really is.

Is that where we get the “potato” stuff from? Was it a Weird Al joint? Kinda sounds like that, given the title.

EDIT: And of course it was.

It’s where my “Dorito” comment is from, I don’t think it’s got a potato reference in it. Sounds like a good excuse to give it another listen, though. Drew Carey backup-dancing is worth it all by itself.

Why do I always think that’s Tom Arnold?

Happy to report that the demo runs well enough on my machine, and seems quite charming (but the combat is a bit of a challenge). Is the DLC worth bothering much with?

I can’t run this on Ultra at 60 fps on my Ryzen 7 2700/GTX 1080 Ti. I have to set everything to High to get 60 fps otherwise it’s 30 fps at 1440p. So it seems to run worse than AC Odyssey.

DLC is never worth bothering with.

All the DLC is either set after the main game or a separate campaign, so there’s really no reason to pick it up until you’ve played through the base game and decided you want more.

Usually buying a gold edition is cheaper than buying a game, and then later buying the DLC, so I can see that as the reason I would ask the same question, even if all the DLC content is post-game.

With that said, just judging by the two Immortals Fenyx Rising threads, I haven’t seen anyone super excited by the DLC.

The DLC was not good in my opinion. One set is set in a generic Asian legend type area. It’s okay. The other turns the game into a top-down almost ARPG, and it’s bad.

Speaking of resolutions, this may have just been a limitation of the demo but I couldn’t find where the setting was. It looked sharp enough, though.

I was able to set resolution in the Uplay demo, no reason the Epic one isn’t the same?

Hmm. Well, I looked in the usual places, like Options:Graphics etc. Is it one of those things where you have to set it in the launcher ahead of time?

lol, I am also running a GTX 1080, but with an i5-2500k and 8GB of RAM and it runs everything I’ve cared to play fine at 1080p. Unless you’re running higher resolutions I don’t think your computer is going to be a potato in the near future.

I, on the other hand, am nervous about Elden Ring.

Is 1080p “potato” these days? Maybe so…

I must be blind then (it was somewhat late). Thanks.

BTW, anyone else find it somewhat annoying that you seemingly can’t use the D-pad to go up and down among those settings on the left (it’s the same in Origins and Odyssey, and I assume in Valhalla)? Is it the same with kb+m-- can you use the arrows? I realize that it’s much more intuitive to use the mouse in that case so it’s possible no one bothers to try the arrows, but with the controller it’s a PITA to have to move the cursor with one of the sticks when the D-pad is right there.

All that said, this game is definitely on my wishlist. Trying to think if I’ve seen any Ubigames come to Game Pass lately–if this did I could play it on my XSX. This PC version is 20 bucks after coupon during the current Epic sale (base game). Decisions, decisions.

Ubi also has a $10 off $15 coupon going on right now. Not sure how much the game is there.

Thanks for the tip. That 10 bucks off basically drops the price of both the standard and the Gold versions to the same prices as the ones on the EGS.

Theoretically I could try to get tricky and buy the base game with the 10 bucks off on the Ubisoft store then buy the season pass and use 100 Ubisoft points for 20% off the Season pass to save 5 bucks and change but that assumes that that applies to DLC and to already discounted prices.

Who knows if I’d ever play the DLC though. I’ve got the backlog from hell.

I’m really enjoying this game. I’ve done the first part of the Aphrodite quest (and had to fight that boss, who was hard). Tried to do the next part but it tells me I need another power, so I guess I have go find those in Tartaros, right?

Are any of the non-aggressive animals mount candidates? I’ve found stags, horses and bears (haven’t yet managed to tame any).

BTW that Ubisoft $10 off sale is for anything that costs 15 or over, and can be used more than once.