CG writes: During the Summer Games Fest 2023 yesterday, it was announced that a playable demo of NEOWIZ’s Lies of P was available to try. Immediately we downloaded the 23GB demo on PC and played in 4K max settings. You can see our rapier gameplay below. The game does look rather fantastic ands as a souls-like experience plays very well, albeit a little slow-paced. Interestingly though, the game sports a more mechanical flavour but the aesthetic does remind us of Bloodborne which released on PS4 in 2015. After playing the demo our expectations are high, and if the rest of the game is as intriguing as the demo, then we are all in for a treat. There have been a few souls-like games that have not quite hit the same mark as the games they draw inspiration from. Hopefully Lies of P can accomplish that. The game releases on September 19th on consoles and PC.
While it borrows a lot from Dark Souls and Bloodborne, Lies of P does enough to set it apart from the rest of the genre. Gaming Respawn reviews.
From GamesReviews:"If you’d have told me that one of my favourite games of 2023 would be a Soulslike based on Pinocchio, I’d have laughed and laughed. And yet here we are. Lies of P takes the formula perfected by From in Dark Souls and Elden Ring and makes an impressive job at replicating it. This is addictive, dark and fun."
VGChartz's Paul Broussard: "To say that the success of Dark Souls led to the floodgates of a genre being opened would be an understatement. If Soulslikes haven’t yet surpassed Metroidvanias for the genre most saturating the market, they must surely be close. And, just like Metroidvanias, the sheer deluge of titles has made it very difficult for new releases to stand out. With many of the obvious Soulslike spin-offs having been done long ago, it takes a really unique title with a well-executed idea to stand out amidst the crowd."