The popularity of Souls-like games from FromSoftware, including Demon Souls, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro and Elden Ring, is largely due to the fact that this studio is considered the creator of this genre. The authors of Lies of P do not hide the fact that all these titles had a significant influence on the development of the game, the main character of which finds himself in a gloomy world, and players are in for a real headache due to the overall complexity of the action. Luckily, Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio have created a top-notch, somewhat original game with a story that FromSoftware itself would not refuse. In general, in short, Lies of P can be safely put on a par with the Dark Souls series and other studio projects.
The steampunk city of Krat was once a utopia in which people and their mechanical puppet servants lived side by side, performing various everyday tasks and more. Due to mysterious circumstances, the puppets turned and killed their masters, causing incredible destruction. Neowiz Games took the story of Pinocchio as a basis, modifying it beyond recognition, and invites gamers to explore what is left of Krat, the surviving people and the puppets who have not lost their minds (and such are extremely rare).
Let's start with the incredibly dark and chilling atmosphere of Lies of P. Even though the city arrives in a terrible state, it is a great place to explore. It becomes obvious that the planThe title took a lot from Bloodborne in terms of atmosphere and environment, although there are quite a few striking differences from the From Software game. Instead of werewolves and other supernatural threats from Yharnam, Krath is swarming with insane puppets, showing just how creepy and cruel robots out of control can be. From boss battles to regular mobs, every enemy design looks fantastic. Encounters with former puppets in butler costumes dripping oil from every orifice, or giant mechanical monsters roaming the sewers are more than enough to make any gamer tread carefully and not rashly.
Of course, like many other soulslikes, Lies of P offers a challenging experience, with players having to fight the same enemy multiple times to learn their moves and figure out how to counter them. Luckily, players have more than enough upgrade options, weapon choices, Heart-P abilities, and other pieces of equipment to take on any challenge. At the beginning of the game, you can choose one of three standard weapons, but you shouldn’t get hung up on it. Later you will find other species, can you?Do not exchange special weapons with elemental damage for ergo bosses, find a lot of materials for improvement. You can mix and match the hilts and blades of regular weapons to transform them into entirely new items. In fact, the saber handle can be combined with the ax head.
In Lies of P, I never encountered an opponent that I couldn't find an approach to. It is enough to use different tactics, form the right strategy, and you will kill the enemy with your eyes closed. Although you will have to die a LOT, it will be worth it, since for killing a particularly dangerous and powerful enemy you will receive a commensurate reward. To make boss fights easier, you can summon a ghost, making Lies of P less challenging than standard FromSoftware games.
The locations and environments in Lies of P are some of the best aspects of the game, woven seamlessly into its story. Whether it's discovering a secret elevator, moving a pipe to create a makeshift bridge, or the mechanism for lowering a staircase, all these elements look harmonious.
Unfortunately, you don't have the ability to customize Pi's appearance, although you do get a fairly extensive selection of skins and masks. If in the Souls series you can create your own?This avatar, in this case, the puppet has a standard appearance, resembling actor Timothée Chalamet.
Lies of P's biggest weakness is also one of its strengths: its great similarity to Bloodborne. If someone had told me that I was playing a sequel to the story of Yharnam, I would have believed it. Lies of P is the spiritual successor to Bloodborne. The project clearly claims to be the best soulslick of the year. If you don't consider yourself a fan of FromSoftware's hardcore titles, you should skip Lies of P. Another difference between the new project and FromSoftware games is its ambiguity. As you progress through the story, you will put together pieces of the puzzle and by the end of the game you will have a clear idea of what happened here and how it all might end.
This year we have already seen many projects vying for the title of “Game of the Year”, and Lies of P , at a minimum, deserves to be included in the list of nominees for this award from various publications.
We also learned the release date.
On November 30, the game will be available on the VK Play platform.
This will make the characters even more unique.
It will be dedicated to the European Football Championship.
It turned out very well.