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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 49
  2. Negative: 13 out of 49
  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. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    A good introduction to rouge-like games! I recomend it if you are new to this tipe of genre!
  3. Nov 15, 2014
    9
    Pros: Fun combat system, feels weighty, meaty, and totally manly. It is accentuated by great sound effects of metal clanging on rock and ironPros: Fun combat system, feels weighty, meaty, and totally manly. It is accentuated by great sound effects of metal clanging on rock and iron helping the feeling of weight to the combat in addition to great particle effects during combat adding to the ambiance (sparks and chunks of rock actually fly and have a phsyical presence in the game). The health/stamina/mana system are well balanced by a well designed leveling system.

    The level design IMO is great, I got lost a couple times which to me added to the adventure and game me a feeling of actual dungeon delving and exploring. Plenty of secrets, shortcuts to find, optional areas, and lore. The areas are beautifully rendered with great effects, though there is not a ton of variety in the locations. Lots of snow and castle like areas.

    Cons: Story...insert dark fantasy trope here...thats pretty much it, come for the gameplay and leave the story alone. Voice acting is meh, though I do like the main character even if he is a walking trope (I like the anti-hero protagonist).

    Short game, though this is offset by an expansion coming soon!!

    IMO a great buy, I bought it at full price, though waiting for a price drop would be a-okay as well. VERY fun game.
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  4. Sep 4, 2020
    7
    As a big Dark Souls fan I was very sceptical towards Lords Of The Fallen. But if you omit the comparison, the game is really good. Visuals andAs a big Dark Souls fan I was very sceptical towards Lords Of The Fallen. But if you omit the comparison, the game is really good. Visuals and atmosphere are intense, the fights are challenging and the controls work great! Nevertheless, if you played the DS series, this game feels and plays like a light version of Dark Souls. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    6
    A potentially amazing game ruined on console by a disgusting frame rate that rarely ever maintains 30fps even post day one patch. I reallyA potentially amazing game ruined on console by a disgusting frame rate that rarely ever maintains 30fps even post day one patch. I really hope that CI will fix the performance issues of this game on console. I am getting tired of developers rushing unfinished games on console and prioritising bells and whistles over performance - especially when the performance is this bad.

    I rate this game 6.5/10 due to the terrible fps. This game would otherwise be an 8.5/10 if the developers reached the rock solid 30fps they promised in interviews.

    These comments were made after applying the day one patch. Apparently the unpatched version of the game is nigh on unplayable.
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  6. Oct 30, 2014
    4
    This game is not for me. I have abandoned it twice in frustration because I am just not having any fun. I am very surprised that everyoneThis game is not for me. I have abandoned it twice in frustration because I am just not having any fun. I am very surprised that everyone else seems to love this game so much when for one thing the camera is the worst I have ever seen. That is not the only issue, there is no fun in exploring as you are constantly pounced on by multiple powerful enemies that take forever to defeat and drain all your resources. The boss fights go on forever but were not fun or challenging just annoying. I did not want to give up on it as it was a full priced game and one that I was really looking forward to so I came back to it to give it another chance and hung in there for several hours but finally had to surrender to the fact that this is not fun for me. Others seem to love it so make your own choice but I would recommend borrowing it from a friend or waiting for a sale. Expand
  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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