Lords of the Fallen NYC Comic-Con 2014 Preview

Lords of the Fallen is a challenging experience set in a beautifully dark world that demands the player’s absolute best performance

By Grayshadow, Posted 11 Oct 2014

I’m not a fan of the Demon Souls series. The intense difficulty and punishing death system was too much for a lot of people. Despite this I decided to try Lords of the Fallen. It’s an entirely different game but the intense action and required precision that fans of the Dark Souls series love remains present here. Lords of the Fallen is a challenging experience set in a beautifully dark world that demands the player’s absolute best.

The second you start playing the developers tease you with a challenge, complete the entire demo without dying and win an exclusive t-shirt. Sounds easy, well a lot of people would disagree with you. The lines continued to extend with gamers attempting to win that prize, watching other players and studying their strategies just to succeed.

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The demo doesn’t attempt to hold your hand, with nothing more than a small display showcasing the controls on the bottom of the screen you’re plunged into the demo without any tutorials. The first few enemies offer a moderate challenge but with a few well-paced attacks you'll gain access to more powerful hellish creatures. Controls are precise and timing your heavy and light swings is important to landing a damaging blow. Each enemy has a set attack pattern and memorizing these arrangement is paramount to defeating these creatures.

Like Dark Souls your character has a set amount of health, magic and stamina. Attacking, dodging and running all remains stamina and if not properly regulated you’ll find yourself defenseless against the ruthless adversaries that seek your death. Magical attacks are the most powerful offensive abilities but recharge very slowly, perhaps due to the characters equipment. The demo allows the player to customize small pieces of armor but it was limited to a small range of choices. 

Combat is about managing your enemies and attempting to out maneuver them. Properly regulated how many enemies you’re facing, memorizing their pattern, and maintaining your health, magic and stamina is how you succeed in Lords of the Fallen. 

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Lords of the Fallen is set to launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 28 in NA and the 31st in EU. Perhaps if I had my own copy I would finally be able to win that T-shirt.

If you want to see how I faired in Dark Souls check out the link here.

Adam Siddiqui, NoobFeed
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General Information

Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Publisher(s): Bandai Namco Games, Square Enix
Developer(s): Deck13 Interactive, CI Games
Genres: Role-Playing
Themes: Action, Hack And Slash
Release Date: 2014-10-28

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