Overall, we’ve found Fenix Rage to be a totally fun experience, with a thin line between the feeling of being rewarded at completing each level and pure frustration rage of dying time after time. The feeling of reward at completing a level after dying multiple times always won over the feeling of frustration, hence the game play had to continue! Fenix Rage is addictive, fun and entails pure reflex once you get the hang of the controls.
We opted for the PC controls, even though a hand-held controller is recommended. Easy enough to follow, simply use the arrows to go Left, Right and Up; use X to jump and Z to dash. You’ll find a few more options as you increase the level of difficulty. Warning – those of you who get addicted to the game will have very sore thumbs and index fingers just because you couldn’t stop playing!
OK, gameplay is insane! After a couple of hours of playing Fenix Rage, we felt like we have gone through a workout. Our hearts were beating fast and our hands were hurting. You basically have to collect as many cookies and stars as possible in order to open up new levels and extra game modes. We were very happy with the hint bird who kept fluttering around showing you where to jump next, while you jumped to your doom several times before being able to complete the different levels. This is the type of game that you’ll be so happy to have completed the difficult levels (which seem to arrive faster rather than slower). Some of you might decide to go back to try to do each level faster. Once you get the hang of it, it might get a bit easier.
The game was totally focused on gameplay rather than storyline, which is understandable for this type of platformer. There is basically a tiny protagonist who has to stop an evil doer from destroying his world. But don’t worry, you’ll be so focused on completing each level, that you’ll be happy that you don’t have to be worried about a storyline.
Graphics were fine and colorful. It was very obvious from color choices of who the bad guys were versus the ice and cookies that you had to jump on.
The sound of Fenix Rage is a huge motivator in accelerating your heart beat as you progress through the levels. We found it to be pleasing and you can always mute it if you should choose to do so. Somehow, it seems to match the difficulty level perfectly.
Overall, we gave Fenix Rage a 4.5 out of 5.