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Lords of the Fallen Review - IGN

Leif Johnson writes : Lords of the Fallen delivers entertaining hack-and-slash combat centered on combos and spells, but its risk-based reward system seems slightly out of place in a world where its hero so easily achieves great power and defense and makes risk obsolete. It achieves its goal of creating a more accessible Dark Souls-style experience, but unfortunately it goes a step or two too far.

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jriquelme_paraguay1504d ago

Lol. OP heroe? Not to much like Dark Souls?
I watched the stream and can not wait to finish The Evil Within (EXCELLENT GAME) and trade for this.
Looks very nice, with good animations, even better than DS. I love Souls Series, so, this is a safe buy.
We need to support games, new IPs like this.

ritsuka6661504d ago

Why you are suprised this IGN after all...

Rogert1504d ago

I mean it's not like they gave a score stating its a good game or anything right....

vishmarx1504d ago (Edited 1504d ago )

expected mediocre scores the day i saw the first bit of gameplay.
after THE EVIL WITHIN REVIEWS , scores can go screw themselves.that game is goty and im willing to buy this simply because its getting mediocre scores.
destiny was fun , driveclub is great and evil within is flipping amazing and they all scored rather poorly.
reviews are pretty much useless these days
incoming next COD AW gets an 8.8 to a 9.2

Christopher1504d ago (Edited 1504d ago )

From the review video: "That's a bit of a surprise for a game that makes no secret of its heavy debts to the ultra punishing Dark Souls game."

Umm... the developer has a MASSIVE history of saying that they hate to make such comparisons... The only time they ever make any comparison is when the gaming media makes them answer said comparisons.

I mean, from their own 11m gameplay video in the article itself:

"So... that's something you saw a lot in, like, Dark Souls, for example. And the game seems to control a lot like that game."

"There's some similarities. But [game company] wants to make their own game. It's not a clone, it's not a copy. Maybe they take influences from some games."

And multiple other times that the journalist mention Dark Souls, not the game developer.

Edit: Sounds like the reviewer wanted this to be Dark Souls. Sounds like not being Dark Souls is perfect for me since if I was interested in playing that, I would pop it on my PS3 and play it. And, I get satisfaction in easier combat games like Darksiders and Kingdom of Amalur like I do from difficult ones like Dark Souls.

Sly-Lupin1504d ago

And then they sent preview builds of the game to the big Souls YouTubers.

Christopher1504d ago

Among many other YouTubers who post video game videos.

Sly-Lupin1503d ago

The point is that they are very obviously inviting those comparisons to Dark Souls. That resemblance is what they're relying on to market the game.

cplus1504d ago

Thanks IGN, since I've never played Dark Souls your review meant absolutely nothing to me because instead of just reviewing the damn game as LotF, you just compared it to Dark Souls. I swear Dark Souls was said more in the review then the LotF.

cplus1504d ago

Update: Bought it digital, and having an absolute blast!

Ka7be1504d ago (Edited 1504d ago )

That why i always say: "Never trust reviews and their stupid scores" and that stupid site "metacritic"

I got this game today (PC version) yea its similar to Demon's souls/Dark souls. But its not a bad thing... for me thats a good thing and LotF is awesome game. It plays like Dark soul but it has different atmosphere and filling to it.

the_dark_one1504d ago

and you can bet that the same will be done to Bloodbourne.
its like now a days most journalist reviewers can only review the games by comparing it to other games, i get it, it may look similar to others but it should be reviewed for what the game is and not what is trying to be.

dafegamer1504d ago (Edited 1504d ago )

That's why you shouldn't compare a game to a established Franchise and Scream "Dark Souls" or "Bloodborne killer". Never forget the Haze scandal

ovnipc1504d ago

This game looks good. I may buy out after i get tired of sunset overdrive, which it's a blast. Too many games halo, cod, far cry 4 and gta5 next then this.

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