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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: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  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 11, 2015
    7
    TL;DNR: A more accessible version with a different form of difficulty that inevitably draws inspiration from the Souls series and a bit fromTL;DNR: A more accessible version with a different form of difficulty that inevitably draws inspiration from the Souls series and a bit from Diablo. The game is overly warrior centric, especially when it comes to the final boss. However, if you want to up the difficulty, like in Souls, play as an agile rogue character to increase your difficulty and use the deception tree. The cleric class is a bit easier and warrior tends to be the easiest. Good graphics but significant sound issue and game breaking bugs on the Worshiper boss during new game +. Its worth playing if you are looking for a game to tide you over waiting for something better, or so we hope, such as Bloodborne. Rent it or buy it on sale.

    This is not a fantastic game - dialogue is hit and miss but generally terrible in delivery and HORRIBLE animations - but the story is, as a whole, interesting enough. The risk-reward system of holding experience is interesting but the first play through, at least early on, will see you definitely banking experience and increasing stats. Magic is decent but can be overpowered in parts and underpowered in others, particularly in boss fights.

    Its a decent action RPG that requires some skill but is nowhere as punishing as the Souls series (personally I find Souls to be overly punishing).

    Be warned if you play as an agile rogue - the final boss WILL be maddeningly difficult. While I finished it, it must have been over 40 attempts to take him down. As one person said - "as a rogue this boss made me want to murder kittens!"
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  5. Oct 30, 2014
    7
    This is an "OK" game for someone that can tolerate a high frustration level and can live with a lot of "do-overs". The game camera is awkwardThis is an "OK" game for someone that can tolerate a high frustration level and can live with a lot of "do-overs". The game camera is awkward and clunky, almost like the game was made a decade ago. The camera makes it difficult to fight enemies in corridors or fight multiple enemies, for example. While the graphics look great in a screenshot, putting the game in motion reveals a lot of flaws with regard to lighting, etc. The fight system and controls are good, though it takes some getting used to. It could also use better documentation or tutorials. Even after several hours of play, I'm not sure what some of the scores, abilities and items actually do. As of right now there are not a lot of wiki and google results to help answer these questions. I'd recommend this game to select individuals. Its not for most people. Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2014
    6
    Could have been a great game, if they had polished it and framerate was higher than 2. Such a shame. Looks great, at times it seems great, butCould have been a great game, if they had polished it and framerate was higher than 2. Such a shame. Looks great, at times it seems great, but the stutterinmg graphics give me a headache. 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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