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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: 68 out of 142
  2. Negative: 39 out of 142
  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. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    Really good graphics, excellent animations, amazing armors design, fun and challenging combat, lots of secrets. Not a single crash in my 20+Really good graphics, excellent animations, amazing armors design, fun and challenging combat, lots of secrets. Not a single crash in my 20+ hours gameplay. Definitely recommend! Expand
  3. Oct 30, 2014
    9
    Game for DS fans, who certainly would like to have more fun from the game, and less frustration. And certainly, LotF is a game for playersGame for DS fans, who certainly would like to have more fun from the game, and less frustration. And certainly, LotF is a game for players less experienced, as I do. Great playing with her, there is a lot of dying, but it still gives you a lot of fun. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2014
    7
    Had a brief running with the game. vs DS series
    Good:
    - the graphics is not superb but is already much better than DS - the UI is more
    Had a brief running with the game. vs DS series
    Good:
    - the graphics is not superb but is already much better than DS
    - the UI is more friendly and look more modern to me honestly
    - the design of equipment is better
    Bad:
    - the boss fight is not as interesting as DS, I hope the later ones would be better
    - sounds like the magic is far more limited than DS
    - the world is less interesting than DS, I hope I will see better ones later
    Mixed:
    - no character recreation, but I don't really care about this as I always have a helm
    - its far more easier than DS, especially if you start as a heavy armor warrior together with the DLC equipment. Playing as a Rogue will be more challenging in my situation.

    To me, its a good sign to have copycat of DS, it would be beneficial to DS fans as well if this copycat can KO the original one. With no competition, I don't think From software will make better DS to us.
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  5. Nov 12, 2014
    6
    The DRM baked into this game results in horrible PC performance, which is a shame as the game is generally quite enjoyable. If you enjoyedThe DRM baked into this game results in horrible PC performance, which is a shame as the game is generally quite enjoyable. If you enjoyed Dark Souls, or perhaps if you couldn't quite get into the more hardcore nature of that game, this game has quite a lot to offer.
    This game doesn't really stand out other than being a more accessible and arcade style Dark Souls type game, which isn't a bad thing, but probably won't satisfy Dark Souls devotees.
    Certainly raises the bar for the studio, who have released a long list of uninteresting and/or broken games, so it's nice to see them finally land a hit.
    The key thing here is that the DRM here hurt people who paid for the game, which is a really unfortunately and unwelcome position for a studio to be taking. Currently the game remains uncracked, but only for a time, meanwhile people who have purchased the game are left with middling performance even on high end PCs, which otherwise tarnishes a game that is generally quite well made, graphically impressive and enjoyable overall.
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  6. May 22, 2017
    4
    Epic fail, worst Dark Souls parody ever. I don't know why would you play this game ever. Total disaster, only one good aspect is graphics.Epic fail, worst Dark Souls parody ever. I don't know why would you play this game ever. Total disaster, only one good aspect is graphics. Don't recommend to anyone. Expand
  7. Jul 6, 2020
    0
    One of the worse game I have ever played.WASTE of money,WASTE of time.Funny story,funny mechanics,funny animation,funny everything except forOne of the worse game I have ever played.WASTE of money,WASTE of time.Funny story,funny mechanics,funny animation,funny everything except for it aint fun. Expand

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