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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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  1. Positive: 18 out of 46
  2. Negative: 14 out of 46
  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. Oct 31, 2014
    9
    Challenging yet rewarding, Lords of the Fallen is a beautiful game in a rich and breathtaking world it takes a more direct story tellingChallenging yet rewarding, Lords of the Fallen is a beautiful game in a rich and breathtaking world it takes a more direct story telling method than the souls games through direct dialogue choices and cut scene. The landscape is sprawling with multiple paths to take, everything feels very grand in scale the castles are huge with tons of hidden nooks to explore.

    I struggled with the combat style initially with the slower more weighted attacks but it really flourishes once you understand that unlike souls games where you can take a very methodical chess like combat style to a more flowing style that rewards unbalancing your opponent then pulling off large combos of attacks this is also aided by the strength of the roll in this game in which is much more lenient in regards to iframes compared to souls games, one issue i have with the combat is and levelling up system is that to unlock the higher tier of class abilities you are required to points in faith which im generally not a huge fan of since i would prefer it to be linked to your primary damage stat str/agi respectiverly

    The best thing in this game without a shadow of a doubt is unequivocally the enemy design they're varied and all come with their own unique challenges which once you understand their weaknesses allow you to take them apart extremely satisfyingly they also have extremely punishing attacks that if not shown the proper respect will kill you in 1 or 2 hits with the lighter amour, the bosses in this game are a mixed bag the first few bosses are the most boring big dude with a big shield but that later on you get the more diverse and challenging they get with some really interesting mechanics required to get an edge in the fight

    In summary a great game that tries new things and succeeds at alot of them if you can move past the souls comparison and take it as its own game with an much different combat system you'll more that likely love it but be warned there are quite a few bugs and crashes at the moment which i would hope will be fixed in the future
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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
    5
    Let me start this review with a simple fact: Gaming is something I do for fun. I don't see it as a contest to determine the fastest reflexes,Let me start this review with a simple fact: Gaming is something I do for fun. I don't see it as a contest to determine the fastest reflexes, most hours played or hardest difficulties played through. As such, this game is not designed for me, or people like me. I hated the small portion of Dark Souls I tried to play, because difficulty took precedence over entertainment value.

    The exact same thing is present here.
    There is no way to make the game easier. I played about 6 hours of the game and decided I'm through with it. The story is lackluster initially and you have no incentive to keep dying and facing the exact same enemies you just encountered. If you're like me and wish to see your kills pile up and mean something, go elsewhere.

    I would personally rate the game a 3 or 4, but objectively the value to many gamers is higher. In summary: If Dark Souls is your favorite, play this. If not, try something else.
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  6. Apr 5, 2016
    4
    Besides performing at consistently jarring low frame rates and supporting terrible input recognition, this game offers nothing of substanceBesides performing at consistently jarring low frame rates and supporting terrible input recognition, this game offers nothing of substance its character design, story, or combat.

    Such an obvious (attempt) clone of the souls franchise would have quite a lot going for it considering the possibilities that come with the genre, and at first glance, the pulled back camera, and auto locking systems, would lead you to believe it another fun dark fantasy, border line character action adventure. Immediately however you are placed in control of a slow clunky character who looks more from the WoW universe than the dark fantasy world the developers attempted to create. The weight placed on your character feels more like a burden than a power, and the simple weapon arts make it feel even less eventful. The story itself is bland and beyond poorly written. One of the first encounters you have can lead to your character cutting a monks arm off, he will continue talking to you as if he isn't in extreme pain. The lore drops feel out of place and forced, and the design is more or less what you'd expect from a c tier metal bands album art.

    Not the worst game, but being associated so heavily with the souls series due to how much it copied: "bonefires", xp dropping on death, two hand and dual wield mechanics, even certain spells, the times where the developers did try to be original, the "jaw" weapon obtained in early game, stand out as exponentially worse, design wise and mechanically.
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  7. Apr 27, 2016
    0
    Lords of the Fallen is the absolute worst game I have ever played in my 20 years of gaming. It's a sad excuse for a game, it has the worstLords of the Fallen is the absolute worst game I have ever played in my 20 years of gaming. It's a sad excuse for a game, it has the worst animations of an action game ever, it has the most dull protagonist of all time, the crappiest, laziest written story of any game of all time, the entire combat system isn't even remotely hard, it's just broken and lazy. If you want a real challenging experience, play a Souls game, not a cheap knock off poorly done by incompetent amateur developers. 0/10. Expand

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