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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: 14 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. CD-Action
    Dec 13, 2014
    90
    I was flabbergasted by what two largely unknown studios managed to achieve. Lords of the Fallen is not just a creative take on the formula introduced by From Software, but also a game that can rival the greatest recent RPGs and looks like Monica Bellucci and Sophie Marceau from their best years. [Dec 2014, p.40]
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 3, 2014
    80
    Straightforward copycat of "Souls" games achieved a success because it can reach players the Japanese series could not because it was too difficult. The game is still challenging but you won't be desperate from playing it. [Issue#247]
  3. Nov 24, 2014
    75
    Lords of the Fallen is a small miracle when you consider the size of the studios that have worked on the project and the quality of the art direction and combat system, but unfortunately it does not completely shine.
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    70
    Lords of the Fallen, a shameless and sloppy copy of Dark Souls, shouldn't be as enjoyable as it is. Somehow, through all its imbalance and oddity, it remains a surprising amount of fun, even if its propensity to make the player laugh is a sheer accident.
  5. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 30, 2014
    70
    Tough, unforgiving but lacking a certain something. [Dec 2014, p.56]
  6. Nov 4, 2014
    70
    Lords of the Fallen serves as a solid entry point to those toeing the waters of the Souls franchise, but simplified systems, a shallow story and forgettable bosses keep this game from dethroning the greats.
  7. Oct 28, 2014
    58
    If you have a capable rig—and don’t experience the crashes I did—I think it’s a worthwhile experience. Still, it’s less interesting than Dark Souls in terms of plot and setting, and full of wandering and grinding that first tested my patience, and finally made me as powerful as some of the bosses. If I could take its combat system, weapons, and enemies and put it in another more interesting game, I would.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 134
  2. Negative: 34 out of 134
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    now this is a game that keeps me busy for sometime, and it's gloriously amazing! I'm a dark souls type of gamer and I like a lot of RPGs. thisnow this is a game that keeps me busy for sometime, and it's gloriously amazing! I'm a dark souls type of gamer and I like a lot of RPGs. this one has surpassed my expectations! Well done City Interactive! Expand
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    I'm gonna spend many hours on that staff... Graphics... Climate... Nice combat system... VERY good idea with challenging exp collectingI'm gonna spend many hours on that staff... Graphics... Climate... Nice combat system... VERY good idea with challenging exp collecting system, that you get more xp points when killing more monsters... Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2014
    9
    I have to change my mind after the first playthrough and score 9.
    Armors, weapons, characters detail are stunning. Almost so difficult as DS.
    I have to change my mind after the first playthrough and score 9.
    Armors, weapons, characters detail are stunning. Almost so difficult as DS. Boss fights and character customization are great. I enjoyed it.
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  4. op8
    Oct 28, 2014
    7
    With regards to the shills and there reviews. Guys I know you are just doing your jobs, but dont make it too obvious. At least have some otherWith regards to the shills and there reviews. Guys I know you are just doing your jobs, but dont make it too obvious. At least have some other games you have reviewed on your account besides Enemy Front (another CI developed game). I'm looking at you "sniper1337" and "atmosf3ear".
    Personally speaking I think this game does exactly as advertised and is what I expected. Solid 7/10
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  5. Nov 3, 2014
    6
    Pros : > Graphics are better then your average title but does not look anywhere close to trailer presentation (as always)
    > Challenging (Read
    Pros : > Graphics are better then your average title but does not look anywhere close to trailer presentation (as always)
    > Challenging (Read more in description below)
    >Risk Reward System

    Cons: > No immersive Story accompanied by dry out dialogue
    > Forgettable Characters
    > Poor Lip Syncing to Dialogue
    > Extremely Slow pace Combat (See Description for more)
    > Game seems to push you towards a certain class build (but is avoidable)

    Now to talk about the game. First i must address the audience calling this game a Dark Souls Clone (originally Demon Souls but that's for another day). The Game begins with no context or back story just a cut scene of the protagonist with great power which you don't even receive when you regain control. This game just drops you in the situation of battling against a god. When it comes to Action RPG the game is as basic as it goes with next Gen feeling which is not a bad thing at all. Coming from a big fan of RPG's this game was fun however compared to others it does fall short. The Graphics are above average in your Ps4 Library however some areas stand out (Catacombs) and others fall short to look like generic level design. The game features a Risk - Reward feature for hanging on to your experience [XP] which you may invest to level up certain attributes or spells such as the system implemented in Dark Souls. If you hold on to the souls you can get more as you defeat enemies however When you die, Like Dark souls you have to pick them up or they are gone. I found it interesting that it had a degradation system where you had a limited time to pick up the souls or they slowly started going away in percentage until you pick them up or die a second time.
    The Difficulty of the game is present in a mysterious way in which some gamers may have noticed half way through. There is no intial difficulty setting however this is present in the type of Armor you put on as well as your starting class. Going from Easy to Hard [Heavy - Warrior , Medium - Cleric , Light Rouge ]. Majority of the game you will be receiving Warrior items more then any class. I felt like every chest i opened contained Great swords and heavy armor pieces so i felt like i was being pushed towards that play style which let me tell you right now is SUPER SLOW PACED. The Lip Syncing did not match to the dialogue of the forgettable characters who you meet and disappear for no reason throughout the game with even serving you any purpose to your quest of killing a god for no reason as to why you are doing that except that your a convicted murderer who loves to kill [Kratos Syndrome]
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  6. Dec 3, 2014
    5
    Lords of the Fallen is an action role-playing game, played from a third-person perspective. The game has been compared to video games likeLords of the Fallen is an action role-playing game, played from a third-person perspective. The game has been compared to video games like Darksiders and Dark Souls. The game is divided into acts with linear progression, though there are several quests during the main acts. During exploration, the game uses many save points to make sure the player doesn't lose too much progress Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2014
    0
    The combat is insanely slow. It has the combat speed of one of those old, incredibly boring iPhone RPGs you play for 20-30 minutes beforeThe combat is insanely slow. It has the combat speed of one of those old, incredibly boring iPhone RPGs you play for 20-30 minutes before deleting it because of required in game purchasing to advance the story. I want my money back. Expand

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