Lords of the Fallen Xbox One

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  • Summary: Lords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against anLords of the Fallen is a hardcore action-RPG featuring an advanced combat systems and robust class skill trees. Set in a richly created fantasy world where the Gods have failed mankind, players will take on the role of a human named Harkyn who sets out on a quest to stand against an apparently unstoppable supernatural force. Players travel across a world that is deeply dived by those that follow and others that resist, the Fallen God. Along their journey they will be faced with a series of decisions that will alter both the world and their character thus dramatically impacting the storyline. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Nov 11, 2014
    85
    Dismissing Lords of the Fallen like just a Souls clone would be a huge error: Tomasz Gop's new game manages to conquer its own identity, proving to be a very good game favored by a top tier artistic and graphics compartment. With a wider and more varied world and a lengthier experience, it would have been perfect.
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    80
    Beautiful, challenging, brutal. A serious contender to Dark Souls and Darksiders.
  3. Dec 2, 2014
    80
    Definitely inspired by the Souls games, Lords of the Fallen still has enough brutal majesty to stand on its own. [Issue#255, p.66]
  4. Oct 31, 2014
    75
    Lords of the Fallen copies, but it does so from great sources in a mostly competent fashion, and adds in a few neat systems of its own.
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    70
    Lords of the Fallen is a very good game, but its struggle to escape the shadow of the better games that preceded it colors every minute of the experience.
  6. 70
    What it is is a challenging fantasy game with a good sense of progression that is entertaining to play, even if it's got no chance of being remembered as a classic like Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are.
  7. Nov 3, 2014
    55
    I couldn’t recommend a purchase of Lords of the Fallen. However, if you are a fan of the masochistic hack-and-slash action RPG genre and wouldn’t mind a change of scenery, or always wanted to try a Souls title but found their barrier to entry a bit daunting, this might be worth a hire to blitz through the campaign one or two times with a few different builds.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    It's beautiful game... Really worth spent cash. Amazing combat techniques, cool experience system, so many ways to build your own character.It's beautiful game... Really worth spent cash. Amazing combat techniques, cool experience system, so many ways to build your own character. Beautiful looking game world, superb playability.
    As owner of next-gen console - you must try it.
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  2. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    I've been waiting with patience veeery long for this game... Just played it and im so happy I did it.
    In plus: graphics, music, fighting,
    I've been waiting with patience veeery long for this game... Just played it and im so happy I did it.
    In plus: graphics, music, fighting, leveling, world, story.
    In minus: sometimes game crashes.
    Very Good Job CI Games and Deck 13 .... Good Job Tomasz Gop!
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  3. Oct 30, 2014
    9
    As a huge Dark Souls Fan, all I can say is, to anyone who likes the Souls series. Get this game now!

    I have only played the first couple of
    As a huge Dark Souls Fan, all I can say is, to anyone who likes the Souls series. Get this game now!

    I have only played the first couple of hours but, its pretty much the same as DS. The graphics are far superior to DS, the combat the same. The difficulty is pretty much the same to with great boss battles and the level design, at least so far, is a lot like DS1. A huge castle with numerous routes, locked doors all interlinking.

    A true next gen - DS. Great!!
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  4. Mar 23, 2015
    7
    Not a terrible game but there are clearly many areas that needed to be polished as well as some overall concepts that were never properlyNot a terrible game but there are clearly many areas that needed to be polished as well as some overall concepts that were never properly executed. The gauntlet (projectile weapon) is goofy and although it can sometimes be useful just feels tacked on and poorly utilized. If an enemy is blocking and it visually looks like your weapon will strike around the shield or you could sneak an attack in, the attack will simply register as being blocked. All the polish of Demon Souls/Dark Souls combat is not present because its just too much work to deal with all those hitboxes and animations. The hitboxes for you are also inconsistent, on occasion you can roll through attacks that obviously look like they should hit you yet on other enemies you can't get away with the same tactic which creates some frustrating encounters because the game is not establishing a clear set of rules. Visually the game is acceptable although I don't think it lives up to the marketing. The visual style isn't unique enough to elevate the game past looking like a really nice Unreal Engine tech demo. I haven't used any of the magic except the first level spell because I've read other reviews that have said the magic ranges from really op to underwhelming so I didn't even want to bother with it. I would recommend this game if you could buy if for $10-15, it's not the type of game that pulls you in and makes you keep coming back so if you're a busy person or you have many A+ games your interested in then this might not be worth your money. Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2014
    7
    Despite my previous negative review I'm now really enjoying the game. (A 5GB patch on launch day is a curse on people with slow internet) It'sDespite my previous negative review I'm now really enjoying the game. (A 5GB patch on launch day is a curse on people with slow internet) It's certainly not Dark Souls, but it's a good game in it's own way. The graphics are beautiful, game play smooth, the environments and armor/weapon models are amazing, combat requires intelligence, but not as much as in Dark Souls. It's an overall enjoyable experience worth the $60, but a few hiccups keep this jewel from really shining.

    - There are some serious frame rate issues on the Xbox One. I regularly drop down into the low teens in areas that really aren't that graphic intensive

    - The crafting system doesn't even deserve to be called crafting. It simply consists of "gambling" to unlock runes, which are for all intensive purposes gems (from games such as Diable and WoW); and then placing said gems into socketable armor and weapons. That's it, and while it adds some interesting aspects to the game I was really expecting something deeper.

    - I confess I haven't completed the game yet, but I'm a good 12 hours in. The magic system in the game seems to be lacking. There's just not enough versatility, and magic resources are seriously limited. I'm put a good amount of experience into raising my mana pool and I can barely cast two spells before running out of power. It also seems strange that the gauntlet runs off the same power as spells because it really limits the players freedom to forge their own play style. Because of the small mana pool and long cooldowns on spells, a magic only build simply isn't viable.

    - There is a huge bias toward strength based weapons. I've collected 35 weapons so far and twenty of them are strength based, a few faith based, and the remainder are agility based. I really regret assigning my points toward agility because all the cool, big damage weapons are in the strength category. You might be thinking that agility weapons would be balanced by being able to run in and strike your opponent multiple times, but you'd be wrong. The typical boss fight doesn't not give you a large enough opening to string up a combo. If you'd going to run in and get one attack, your much better off using a large heavy hitting weapons, the type that I don't have access to.

    - The last critique is a small one that I can get over, but it's worth mentioning that the lip syncing is absolutely non-existent.

    Despite all the negatives above I still recommend getting the game if you enjoy the genre. I'm actually enjoying it.
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  6. Oct 31, 2014
    6
    I was looking forward to this game as I love the Dark Souls series. The game just didn't work for me though. The main problem I had with theI was looking forward to this game as I love the Dark Souls series. The game just didn't work for me though. The main problem I had with the game was the camera. When I have to fiddle with the camera almost every second of the game, its just not worth it. Also, the combat felt very clunky and not in a challenging way. When a game tries to emulate Dark Souls so much, it makes you feel like it should also control as well as Dark Souls. I will wait until Bloodborne to play a new title in the Dark Souls Series. I think if you really can't wait for that game, then this game will be a good game to play around with. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    Pathetic parody on Dark Souls series created by talentless studio. This game is absollute trash, i do not even know any positive moments here.Pathetic parody on Dark Souls series created by talentless studio. This game is absollute trash, i do not even know any positive moments here. No athmosphere, horrible graphics, story for kids, combat system from DS but maden by idiots. Just STAY AWAY from that to save your money and nervous! Expand

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