Lords of the Fallen
Definitely Worth Checking out!
Great game, even if it does require some getting used to. I just finished taking down the Worshiper so I'm not done with the game, but I think I'm far enough to give a review on the impression I've gotten from it. I hated the controls at first, but after an hour or so of getting used to them I feel like they're almost second nature. I've heard a lot of people say the enemies are cheap. They are not cheap, but if you go into a battle "guns blazing" then you will die, almost guaranteed. The bosses are easy enough if you figure out their patterns. I recommend grinding a little just to gain a slight edge before entering a new area. One thing I really like is the regaining of lost experience after you die by finding your ghost at the spot you died. This is a fairly short review and I will update more once I actually complete the game. I hope this helps anyone still on the edge about purchasing it. This is great game that is challenging and does require some patience and getting used to, but is definitely worth checking out.
DO NOT LISTEN TO THE FLAK. THIS GAME'S AMAZING.
First and foremost let me just start off by saying that I've played some challenging video games, but this game is at least on my top 10. Secondly for those looking to settle your Fromsoftware need take a moment to realize that this is NOT Dark Souls. Yes it has elements that are parallel however it is not. Its it's own game. One of the complaints were: "THESE GRAPHICS ARE SO CHOPPY!!!" Well as soon as you get the update the graphics go to how they are supposed to be. I let the update run its course and I had no complaints after I did update it. Video games nowadays all come with a day 1 update because of their out the box chops. Destiny, AC Unity, Shadow of Mordor. So calm all that down. Next I'd like to get into gameplay. As stated before if you liked DS then you'll like this game. Bosses are hard, peons are hard, side quests are rewarding, ripping heads off make you feel good. My only complaint is that I haven't ran into any fast travel. Of course a game like this has a multiple playthrough option. I just tried the game and I like it. If you still have bad feelings towards it then just rent it to see.
Good game, but Dark Souls tops it.
These game is a good buy if you already cleared the souls games and you're just wanting the same mechanics in a new game until Bloodborne comes out. i'l start by saying these game is very similar to the souls series it copies a lot of the features for example the targeting, slashing blocking, stats among many other which is good at least for me also these game is very easy compared to the difficulty on the souls series you only start with 3 potions (estus flasks) but chances are you only gone need one or none in between checkpoints. as far as graphics go they are awesome very detailed in every way sound quality its pretty neat you can hear the wind howling the fire crackling the roars of nearby enemies but the game play is very sluggish at least for my taste, the enemies have the same move set and they just do it over and over until you block the same can be said for bosses but these have a special move set when their health is about 25%. Like i said these game is good if you're bored (never) or want something similar to the souls series.
Lets be fair people.
I understand we expect the very best from all next gen titles. But i must say im a very picky gamer and when i read these reviews comparing this game to dark souls its actually unfair. Lets look at what this game for what it is. A very good RPG with excellent next gen graphics and game mechanics. I enjoy the challenge and it does try to be fair to the player so it isnt too frustrating and you want to keep playing. I actually love this game and i gave it a 9 because it deserves it. I will replay this game with a different character type and know ill get alot of play time out of it. With all the upcoming titles i understand people are only using this as a game to hold them off. But it deserves more than a 7. Yes the enemies have the same moves and yes they can be predictable. But sometimes when im not paying attention i get my butt kicked. its those moments i laugh and realize this game is very good.
Dark Souls Fans, Rejoice!
I got this game a short while ago as somethings souls-like to fill the void while I wait for Bloodborne and I wasn't disappointed. The problem I think people have is that they go into this game expecting something TOO similar to the Souls games. Lords of the Fallen is good as it's own game. Combat is challenging and engaging as well as rewarding, and nothing is programmed unfairly. All enemies are challenging but beatable unless you stray from the path and fight things that your character is not quite ready for. As for negatives, the game is slower and clunkier than some in the genre. But, that and everything else "wrong" with this game can be explained away by the fact that this isn't a AAA game and shouldn't be judged as one. The devs obviously didn't have the budget to iron out all the kinks, which is totally forgivable when the end product feels this cool when you learn how to beat your enemies. If you are looking for streamlined, easy, brainless combat this isn't for you. You have to think your way through this one and some people just don't like that I guess. Ignore the people who don't understand the genre or video game development as a medium and give this game a try.
I tried to give this game a chance. When I first played it, I noticed all the screen tearing and flickering animation, but I figured that is what the 5+GB patch would fix. Unfortunately, I was wrong. If a game is meant to be as challenging as this one, the combat should flow well and the animation ought to be polished. When the camera backs into a wall and starts jumping like a Nintendo 64 game, there is little chance of survival. This, combined with the frustrating controls and ridiculously lengthy actions of our hero, takes the game to a whole new level of unnecessary frustration. I have no problem trying again because I screw up, but when the game is so broken my strategy revolves around screen tears, glitched input, and impossible camera control, that is unacceptable. I will give them that this game looks good. It shows the power of the PS4, but it is unfortunate that they did not finish it before release. They could have an acceptable game if they fix major technical issues. I will await the next big release.
Dark Souls with more forgiving gameplay
Presentation - Beautiful graphics, well done voice work and soundtrack. Not a huge variety of enemies but very detailed.
Gameplay - Methodical combat, patience required. Only melee and magic casting. Thankfully very little platforming.
Lasting appeal - Should take anywhere from 15-20 hours depending on side quests. New game + and New Game ++.
Summary - I'm an older gamer that just didn't have the patience to deal with dying over and over in Dark Souls, though I loved the atmosphere and style of combat. Lords of the Fallen is made for gamers like me. I still died a lot but never felt like the odds were just too much for my admittedly slower reflexes. Now that it's had a price drop can easily recommend.
Big Reason to Switch to Next Gen
Lords of the Fallen looks phenomenal and its only just begun releasing information on the game. When I first saw this game I was intrigued by the games title and checked out what it was about. What I found was an epic game made by the developers of Dark Souls and Demon Souls that sends you on a quest to kill the fallen, an evil god and his demons, after being imprisoned under ground for 1000 years. The man who is chosen to do the job is Harkin due to his history of sin. Harkin is the character you will be playing as throughout the journey and he is not a fully customizable character in the game. But, you can chose the class type that you can start the game with and he will be easily molded to the way you like to play. The game borrows from the Dark Souls franchise as well as Zelda and Darksiders. When you have these kind of titles backing up this game it has me even more excited to see what it has in store for the player. The game looks really sharp in the graphics department. The enemy characters and landscapes look phenomenal and looks like a real place from once upon a time. The few bosses that I have seen are varied and are extremely cool looking and they also are said to be very tough. the game is supposed to be very difficult like the Dark Souls games but not as and favors newer players and veterans of the genre. The combat so far looks fluid and the game will also have puzzles you need to solve in the game. So all-in-all I am extremely excited for this games release and I hope you are as well. if you agree with my preview hit that like button and leave your thoughts on hos you think the game will turn out. Thanks
Great game minus bugs. Pretty fun though
I played Dark Souls and Dark souls 2 and loved both of them. I poored countless into both of those games, so when I saw that Lords of the Fallen was based on a similar gameplay I was very interested. To tell you the truth, its very hard to play this game without comparing it to Dark Souls, I mean, the controls are the same, the game play is the same and the difficulty is challenging as well. But from the start its very unfair to compare this game to dark souls because its almost like rooting for it to fail. Without comparing this game to Dark Souls, I think its a pretty good game. I love the battle mechanics, i love the enemies, i love venturing through the castle. I really enjoy playing this game. I dont think that this game deserves anything below an 8. However I do understand that the game has a lot of bugs and it feels a bit unfinished. Sure, that bothered me at first, but once I got over that, I really started to enjoy the game as I enjoyed the Souls games. I dont regret buying this game at all and if your a Souls fan, I think youll enjoy this game. The only thing is the souls games have more diverse levels.. in Lords, the levels are not that diverse.
Great game, bad bugs....
This game is Dark Souls hard to be sure, but it has a few things that will give you a nice break like being able to pause without some creature or troll online appearing and killing you while cycling through inventory. Couple of downers...the camera in close quarters will get you killed constantly. Some creatures are cheaply hard in the beginning, and my game crashed on me twice in a row on only the second night of playing it. If they send out some patches for at least the crashing problem, then I'll deal with the rest...somehow.