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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
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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. Hyper Magazine
    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: 18 out of 44
  2. Negative: 12 out of 44
  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. Mar 26, 2016
    10
    I played this game 2 times now thanks to xbox gold games.
    In my opinion this game deserves a 8.5
    Positive: nice customization, a ok for
    I played this game 2 times now thanks to xbox gold games.
    In my opinion this game deserves a 8.5
    Positive: nice customization, a ok for story and great gameplay, similar to Darksouls.
    Bad things:
    You cannot edit your character´s face.
    Some minor Bugs.
    Some enemys are really unfair . doesn´t mater how strong you are, they will always have an unfair advantage ( yeah, thoes humans and giiants with the big shields)
    But really folks, its an awesome game :)
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  3. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    Very impressive. It's true that this game is in the same genre as the Souls game, but it also brings its own feel and flavor, and that's muchVery impressive. It's true that this game is in the same genre as the Souls game, but it also brings its own feel and flavor, and that's much appreciated. This is a very challenging game, but it's also incredibly satisfying once you learn how to defeat a foe. It also has amazing graphics, much better than the Souls games. I look forward to the sequel. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2016
    7
    Lords of the Fallen is an interesting game which many unique mechanics. It is a dungeon crawler-style game that has Harkyn, a mercenary with aLords of the Fallen is an interesting game which many unique mechanics. It is a dungeon crawler-style game that has Harkyn, a mercenary with a dark and unknown past, pitted against the forces of chaos and order in the world.

    The game from a mechnical point of view is very interesting. It draws much of its content from Dark Souls, with its potion consumption model, absence of minimap and tough opponents. It is not however like Dark Souls in many ways. Firstly, it's much easier than Dark Souls and much shorter. Secondly what Dark Souls succeeds in doing with no dialogue during the game, Lords of the Fallen does not. It tries to explain its mythology by leaving hints throughout the world, but by also outright explaining to the player. The problem lies in that it has an identity crisis. Dark Souls excels because of its minimalist approach to storytelling. Lords of the Fallen's semi-side quests and character dialogues takes away from the game's overall story in a strange way. By trying to explain the story half-way it make the story appear muddy and half-way thought out.

    In a similar structure to Dark Souls, it has major level bosses which various mechanics. The bosses are terrifying, but in my opinion very uninteresting. There is no real sense of horror the macabre. Instead the bosses are pseudo-alien/divine creatures that are reminiscent of Gears of War locusts using melee weapons.

    The mechanics were great and could be developed into something truly remarkable, however the story was boring and I forced myself to care enough about the game to finish it. I would recommend it if you're gearing up for Dark Souls 3 and want a light game to tide you over until its release.
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  5. Nov 3, 2014
    6
    A potentially amazing game ruined on console by a disgusting frame rate that rarely ever maintains 30fps even post day one patch. I reallyA potentially amazing game ruined on console by a disgusting frame rate that rarely ever maintains 30fps even post day one patch. I really hope that CI will fix the performance issues of this game on console. I am getting tired of developers rushing unfinished games on console and prioritising bells and whistles over performance - especially when the performance is this bad.

    I rate this game 6.5/10 due to the terrible fps. This game would otherwise be an 8.5/10 if the developers reached the rock solid 30fps they promised in interviews.

    These comments were made after applying the day one patch. Apparently the unpatched version of the game is nigh on unplayable.
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  6. Oct 30, 2014
    4
    This game is not for me. I have abandoned it twice in frustration because I am just not having any fun. I am very surprised that everyoneThis game is not for me. I have abandoned it twice in frustration because I am just not having any fun. I am very surprised that everyone else seems to love this game so much when for one thing the camera is the worst I have ever seen. That is not the only issue, there is no fun in exploring as you are constantly pounced on by multiple powerful enemies that take forever to defeat and drain all your resources. The boss fights go on forever but were not fun or challenging just annoying. I did not want to give up on it as it was a full priced game and one that I was really looking forward to so I came back to it to give it another chance and hung in there for several hours but finally had to surrender to the fact that this is not fun for me. Others seem to love it so make your own choice but I would recommend borrowing it from a friend or waiting for a sale. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2016
    0
    Whats the point of putting a super hard boss you need to fight in the first 10 mins of the game. 3 hits and your dead, you have no health, youWhats the point of putting a super hard boss you need to fight in the first 10 mins of the game. 3 hits and your dead, you have no health, you do no damage to him, Just stupid, there's a reason every other game slowly progresses you to hard and hard stages, it's called common sense. Expand

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