Lies of P is Breaking One Major Soulslike Tradition

Game Rant Writes "The upcoming indie title Lies of P features a new spin on the classic tale of Pinocchio, and the narrative should set it apart from other Soulslikes."

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TheProfessional134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

There are too many "soulslike" games, it's becoming oversaturated like nazi zombies and "metroidvania". And honestly none of these games have any kind of easy mode or accessibility just so some gamers can be elitist and say "get gud".

A few of the games are definitely great like sekiro etc but its kind of selfish to leave other gamers out when most games don't even have difficulty trophies anymore. Some people don't like the trial and error and constant dodge block mechanics and that should be okay. But hey I guess its really a huge accomplishment to put 200 hours into dark souls clone #25 and an easy mode would take away from that.

mandf134d ago

So you're saying we can't have a couple of hard games for the more skilled players. Plenty of easy games out there for everyone.

lonewolf10134d ago

Same can be said for any genre really.

GoodGuy09134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

And most of them are pretty good. Hard difficulties are dying and these soulslikes are keeping it going so I appreciate that a lot. 1v1 more personal combat is also a great feeling.

Shooters are the most cloned genre so go and bash on them instead.

SurgicalMenace134d ago

What I'm witnessing is an individual suffering from the effects of the "gold star for participation" era. Well I hate to inform you but there are scaled/graded performances on every level from school to jobs. Why should games be any different?

Making something easier just so everyone can be included is not the point of soul-born games. They are here to separate the casuals from the hardcore as the hardcore spend the most time and money on gaming. These companies are beginning to remember what made the industry so unique and it's NOT appealing to the casuals anymore. You're the very example that needs to be addressed, as the constant whinning about not getting things how you want them is attempting to suffocate what makes gaming great.

Hardcores have been ignored for far longer than they should have and it's about time that these companies gave us what we want for a change. You're complaining about how many souls games there are but are you ignoring how many Mario, Pokémon, and Animal Crossing types there are out here? If soul's games are too hard for you, get better, instead of whinning about it. There are plenty of easier games out there, not as cool or satisfying, but they're available.

Guys like you are the type that ask why all the girls like the guys riding motorcycles over those with bicycles. News flash is because riding motorcycles, flying planes, and racing cars all take a massive amount of skill to do and often speak volumes of their prowess in other departments. I guess you should get paid like an executive too with the acumen of laborer? Just game on your level and realize that all levels are not for everyone.

Noskypeno133d ago

Yet Kanye has no problem getting girls, he'd probably pull in Anne Frank if she were still alive. He's got bad personality, not the easiest on the eyes, yet somehow pulls in any girl he wants.

CrimsonWing69134d ago

I love this genre. I don’t see what’s wrong with giving people, who are interested in these types of games, different options for a new souls-like game. You have plenty of other games to choose from.

KwietStorm_BLM134d ago

Some people don't like this, some people don't like that. Sure it is okay to not like something. That's why there are countless other games for you to play at any given time. There's far fewer Souls like games than any other genre. If you think a game exists just so gamers can be elitists, you should look up the word entitled. Not everything in life is going to be for you, and that's okay, just like you said.

And Sekiro is made by the people who created the "Souls like" genre. So it's funny you used that as your exception.

ChiefofLoliPolice134d ago

Nah I'm afraid I'll have to disagree with you here. It's Gaas/Live Service, free to play that's saturating the market, especially Live service. Most Soulslike games at least have some damn good quality and replayability.

Shadowsteal134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

You're in the minority bud. The games you're referring to makes up less than 5% of all the games available.

Go play the 95% of games, instead of complaining about the <5%.

ChubbyBlade134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

Would you stop with the easy mode crap already? You literally just explained to the world why not everything is made for everyone and are bitching that everything should cater to everyone.

Not everything is for you. Go play something else.

Too many souls like games. Jesus Christ. There’s…what…4 outside of FROMS titles? That’s too many to you? Out of the hundreds of titles that release every year, you’re caught up on the total of maybe 10 titles out of thousands?

Grow up. Stop being selfish and trying to force developers to cater to people who don’t want to play their game. They’re not making them for you.

Vithar134d ago

That's an odd reply lol, like how many platformers, shooters, sports games are there lol It's a popular genra of course Dev will want to make games

This looks very cool and interesting

anast134d ago

Your opinion is wrong. Yes, it is possible.

KillBill133d ago

Then don't play 'em. Same could be said of FPS, Platformers, Fighters, Survival, Single Player Solo, Battle Royal, etc, etc, etc. It's not like there aren't available new titles of every genre to play.

notachance133d ago

just let people make what they want ffs

CorndogBurglar133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

While I agree, there's no reason they can't add an easy mode, the real point is THEY DON'T WANT TO.

It's their game they are making. If you're not willing to put in the time to get good at these games then they aren't for you.

Do you cry about every other game that doesn't interest you? Do you think those games should all be changed to appease you as well?

Let the devs make the games they want. If you don't like it, too bad. No one cares.

CorndogBurglar133d ago

"Some people don't like the trial and error and constant dodge block mechanics and that should be okay. But hey I guess its really a huge accomplishment to put 200 hours into dark souls clone #25 and an easy mode would take away from that."

If this is what you think then you are missing the entire point of the genre.

You're not supposed to be able to run through the game with no problem. It's supposed to be a challenge. It's supposed to cause you to think, because most enemies have a specific weakness that a particular weapon, item, or strategy will defeat easier than others. It's up to you to figure out what that strategy is, or where to get that particular weapon or item before going to fight. And yes, there is a lot of trial and error. But when you finally beat an enemy you've been stuck on, sometimes for days or even longer, the feeling of accomplishment is better than any weapon you earn in the game.

That's what people like you don't get. So just get over it and move along. These games aren't for you. Go play your easy hand holding games. There are more than enough of those out there.

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Vengeance1138134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

Good, the more "Soulslike tranditions" it can break, the better chances it has at actually being something unique.

oldenjon134d ago

Meh. Typical gamerant clickbait. Plenty of soulslike with more overt narrative and story, sekiro Nioh etc. nothing new about it

robtion133d ago

Yes. I think this could potentially be the next Bloodborne. Looks great.

GhostScholar134d ago

In order to sell these days it feels like every game has to be a souls like or rogue lite. I need neither. I guess if your a Virgin without a job or friends, it probably feels good to say you beat the final boss with just your fists though so......

anast134d ago

This has to be one of the most anti-gamer comments I have seen in awhile.

curtain_swoosh134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

i think we should stop calling every game that is a tiny bit similar, a "soulslike".

its getting abit annoying

Flewid638133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

Souls-like games are deeply flawed.

I have no problem having epic fights with enemies and dying 1,000 times. My issue is replaying ENTIRE LEVELS that I already completed just because I died. That shit is insanely dumb.

SurgicalMenace133d ago

Don't screw up, it wasn't aways health regeneration and check points. Master the level, memorize the patterns, and execute.

Flewid638131d ago (Edited 131d ago )

Yeah doing that still isn't a good time for me. I much prefer having epic fights over mastering levels. I don't even have to win those fights the first time or even the 100th time. Replaying levels 100 times on the other hand is way too 1997.

SurgicalMenace131d ago

That's fair. I love any throwback to the old school.