E3 2014 | Lords of the Fallen is Dark Souls But Grittier

Lords of the Fallen promises to take the essence of Dark Souls and make it into something more. I’m not sure if it has accomplished that but based on the demo it is definitely its own beast.

There are too many similarities to Dark Souls for me to list so I’ll just mention some of the differences. In Lords of the Fallen, there are many different skills in the game that you can learn and level up and several different armor slots as well, many more than in the Souls games. Also there is a much greater sense of weight in Lords of the Fallen. Attacks are slower, more deliberate. Rolling is different too but some of this could have been that my character had equipped so much that he was slowed down by it.

Regardless, the combat was very much like Dark Souls except that backstabs were a lot easier. This was balanced out by the game being pretty difficult and stamina management being extremely important. Another difference was that checkpoints restored health and stamina but the enemies stayed defeated; they only respawn when the player dies. Speaking of enemies, they were a lot more aggressive than in Dark Souls and would be walking around the area before you got there. They would also chase you down much more effectively.

LotF_om_infested_fight

The Lords of the Fallen demo showed off 5 of the 10 different weapon classes and they all seemed to have their particular uses. My favorite where the claws because they were pretty fast. Some of the enemies didn’t like to leave themselves open so a quick strike seemed most appropriate..

A lot of the demo took place in close quarters and the camera wasn’t exactly behaving but it was alright. It ended with a boss fight that was very impressive. The fight required dodging and smart blocking and attacking to win. It was not easy or a quick fight but he eventually went down. What was really great about him was that he had a lot of different attacks and they would change during the fight and when he got below 25% HP. He also wouldn’t let up. A lot of bosses in Dark Souls let you run away and regroup but he was fast and the area was small so there wasn’t much opportunity for that.

LotF_champion_clash

I was interested in Lords of the Fallen because of its similarities to Dark Souls but now I’m interested in seeing just how different it can be. Check it out in the fall when it launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Gaming News

Watch Dogs: Legion Is Getting Its First Content Update

Watch Dogs: Legion is getting a huge update and a cool new playable character.

Chernobylite reactor core Gaming News

Chernobylite Get’s a Release Date

Chernobylite is an eerie RPG that you need to keep your eye on.

Shows the main character's hand and a photo of another character Game Reviews

Paradise Lost Review

Paradise Lost is a part of a relatively new genre of video game dubbed walking simulator. Usually, games in this genre are in first person and involve walking around looking …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Sony Milking The Last of Us Over New Endeavors? | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 84

This week Joel and Ben react to the latest rumors and reports from this week in gaming. Including Sony remaking The Last of Us. Joel and Ben discuss if Sony …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Xbox Snags MLB The Show for Game Pass and RIP Mario w/ Special Guest LookItsMikeO | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 83

This week Joel and Ben welcome special guest Mike O. from The Gaming Morning Show, and Twitch.tv/LookItsMikeO. They discuss Xbox snagging MLB The Show 21 day and date on Game …

Game Deals

Grab April 2021’s Games with Gold Before It’s Too Late

With spring finally here, we are in a new month for April 2021’s Games with Gold lineup. These titles are downloadable now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for …