Drew Leachman writes: Let’s just get it out of the way. Yes, Lords of the Fallen plays similarly to the Souls series. The control scheme is almost identical, upon death, players lose their acquired experience points and must return to where they died to retrieve them. Combat is heavily based on timing, stamina management, and what weapons and armor are equipped. There’s no denying the fact that it is in the same vein as the From Software series, but I’m not judging the game on how different it is from Dark Souls. I’m going to be talking about what it does and what I like about that.