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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: 13 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    85
    A deep, challenging game, clearly inspired by From Software's Dark Souls series, Lords of the Fallen manages to make quite an impression. It's a shame both story and graphics aren't up to par with the amazing gameplay.
  2. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    Lords of the Fallen has a lot going for it. The story is bland and the camera will get you killed if you’re not careful, but fans of this action RPG genre will have a really great time playing it.
  3. 75
    Lords of the Fallen has a lot to offer for fans of the genre as well as newcomers. While a few choices break up the ambiance, the learning curve is much more welcoming to newcomers of the genre without losing a lot of the challenge.
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    70
    A passable, if not perfect adventure, but certainly worth a look.
  5. Nov 7, 2014
    68
    Lords of the Fallen provides players with a solid experience and fun combat system, but it never provides enough reason to care about anything else.It's a shame as the game does have a lot of potential. With a little more polish and tweaks done to the story and balance, Lords of the Fallen could be a great title. Right now though, it isn't.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Dec 6, 2014
    60
    There's still much enjoyment to be found in the interim grinding between boss fights, but Lords Of The Fallen's greatest sin is that all feels rather soulless. [Christmas 2014, p.116]
  7. Nov 3, 2014
    50
    Any game as demanding as Lords of the Fallen needs to be equally precise in execution, and yet it often stumbles on the simplest things.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 160
  2. Negative: 42 out of 160
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    From what I've played, it looks like an amazing achievement from the Polish guys. And for those comparing it to dark souls and disliking theFrom what I've played, it looks like an amazing achievement from the Polish guys. And for those comparing it to dark souls and disliking the game for that reason alone, should really play it before criticizing it. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    Un juego adelantado a su época en gráficos tratándose de un rpg, la ambientación y arte de los enemigos son fantásticos.. La jugabilidad esUn juego adelantado a su época en gráficos tratándose de un rpg, la ambientación y arte de los enemigos son fantásticos.. La jugabilidad es decente y buen grado de dificultad. Este es un de los mejores 10 juegos de mi vida, es una pena que los jugadores no lo sepan apreciar Expand
  3. Jun 17, 2015
    9
    Beautiful game that was fun to boot! Bought this game recently and had a ball playing it! Since you can pick up this game pretty cheaply nowBeautiful game that was fun to boot! Bought this game recently and had a ball playing it! Since you can pick up this game pretty cheaply now I would highly recommend it! Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2014
    7
    i was really excited when first heard about LOTF, i was reading/watching every new info bout it and it was the first game i bought after i goti was really excited when first heard about LOTF, i was reading/watching every new info bout it and it was the first game i bought after i got ps4 ;), but in the end im little dissapointed (prolly too much hype and a lot of demand that couldnt be met yet), so im leaving my review here for CI Games (as i know they really are into improvements and will look for a community opinions) so they could make LOTF 2 the way it should be made
    pros and cons from the perspective of dks fan

    pros:
    -graphics
    -weapon and armor feeling, especially heavy
    -fully copied dks mechanics (no need to change its perfection)
    -challenge portals
    -boss phases (with quite different movesets and openings)
    -loads of stuff hidden around, including the 'leave the main area and explore sideways' possibilities
    -subtle improvements (keeping exp instead of leveling/saving gives you a bonus multiplier, lost exp gives you a temporarly buff in cost of loosing that exp)

    cons:
    -glitches and unstable fps - totally unacceptable on the ps4 (!!!!!), it cost the game at least 1 point in 1-10 scale, cause its uber frustrating
    -RNG - fix it guys, see how dks does that, fighting a particular enemy in LOTF can be super easy or almost impossible, depending on RNG, i fought the second boss (guardian ?) couple of times and he was just spamming his AOE with no break, making it impossible to even look for an opening, and the last time ive fought him 80% of his attacks were leaving openings (ridiculous difference, huh ?), its not a fair game like dks, you need to be helluva lucky during a speed run (and the game was meant to be a speedrun base)
    -cheesy way of hardening enemies - putting an enemy with a huge shield with little openings (which forces you to change your weapon, cause you wont hit in that half a second with a heavy one) is just boring and slowing the game, its not how its supposed to challenge you
    -no stun lock (?), srsly guys if i hit even a huge guy with a combo of huge hammer heavy attacks it should at least break his attack, and most of the time i hit the big guy hard and half a sec later he hits me back like it was nothing - totally broken mechanics, again - see how dks did that
    -skirmisher's rng - they walk around me in a circles, neither attacking nor defending - somebody screw these guys hard, especially that when they start attacking they are a really well done enemy
    -dialogs and npc - really bad, if you put a dialog options at least let them continue so they would feel as an actual conversation leading somewhere, not just click everything and maybe it will work out, also main character gesticulate too much, its a bad ass convict, not a gold chained cheap rapper ;)

    neutral:
    -let people choose the difficulty level - i guess most of the dks fans would start this game on ng+ if it was possible, as the ng is much easier then dks
    -a multiplayer, like a normal match-making arena pvp would be nice and kept the game alive for a longer period of time
    -lack of group fights, i guess CI Games wanted to make every fight more intimate, 1on1 style, but raging through like 5-15 weak enemies would also give some fun, it rips the game of crowd-control which is very important in dks in comparison

    as you could see most of the cons could have been fixed with a good update patch, no idea why it havent been done yet

    my overall opinion would is 6,5/10 and 7,5/10 (if glitches and frame drops fixed), leaving 7/10 in between

    buy this game, support the devs, encourage them to make a real dks competition :)
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  5. Jan 18, 2017
    6
    This game is a rip off of the souls games, with its own good share of things but losing in exchange many of the good features of the soulsThis game is a rip off of the souls games, with its own good share of things but losing in exchange many of the good features of the souls series. The UI is almost identical, and the playability. Yeah, this game is entirely dedicated to the same players that enjoy the souls games and that could want a new approach from a different company.

    However is with games like this, when you realize how good in their job the guys at from software are. Many combats are bland, with a lot of encounters with enemies that are unnecesarily defensive. And not the defensive type where you can devise some creative approaches to make them drop their guard, but the annoying type that makes you lose a lot of time with almost no feeling of reward.

    That's another bad thing of this game. The feeling of reward is quite poor.

    Also, many bosses give you some extra ways to deal with them, but all in an environment where bad decisions in the playability will help to feel this quite lacking.

    Would I recommend this game to a fan of the Souls games that feels 'thirsty' and wants even more of this kind of games? No. Rent it first, maybe. Because if you find things you just don't like the first hours... believe me, that feeling will stay with you the rest of the game. Instead of buying this I recommend replaying the other souls games, with any of their many fighting roles (warrior, cleric, mage, a mix of them, or playing with a half naked for some added challenge, whatever) you haven't yet used.

    You know, there is so much wasted potential here. They could have added a great backstory and an explicit narrative, for all those that don't understand that the souls games have a story, but hidden in its details. Even so, the story is shallow and the narrative is mediocre, so even for detractors of the souls games that criticize their narrative they will find no added value in here.
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  6. Mar 28, 2015
    4
    If u try to compare this game with Souls series - its a poor **** copy. If u are not comparing - its a just very average game. Very boringIf u try to compare this game with Souls series - its a poor **** copy. If u are not comparing - its a just very average game. Very boring with very weak design locations and monsters. Btw i finish dat game in 10h 30 mins - so its short like for a action rpg game. Expand
  7. Aug 10, 2020
    0
    Um Darksouls mal feito, tentaram apostar em uma receita de sucesso porém erraram completamente. inicialmente parece interessante porém comUm Darksouls mal feito, tentaram apostar em uma receita de sucesso porém erraram completamente. inicialmente parece interessante porém com poucas horas de jogo já se perde o interesse. A jogabilidade é horrorosa, extremamente lenta e imprecisa fazendo as batalhas serem muito demoradas e cansativas. A otimização é inexistente, a taxa de quadros fica baixa 100% do tempo sendo quase impossível jogar em alguns momentos. O pior de tudo é o fato do game fechar sozinho várias vezes durante o gameplay. Tinha potencial mas a execução foi a pior possível. Expand

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