E3 2014: Wow, Lords of the Fallen Really Does Look Like a Souls Game

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To say that CI Games and Deck13 Interactive were inspired by From Software’s Demon’s Souls/Dark Souls franchise in the creation of Lords of the Fallen is only the understatement of the century. Okay, so maybe that’s overstating things, but new gameplay footage (see below) released this week at E3 shows so many obvious similarities it’s impossible to avoid the comparison. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course. I don’t want an onslaught of copycats, but some competition in the genre from a different perspective is only a good thing. And fortunately, based on some hands-on reports I’ve been reading, it does appear that Lords of the Fallen has its own gameplay nuances and signature features that distinguish it from being a straight up Souls clone. Plus, the storytelling approach is vastly different. Choices and consequences will play a critical role in narrative development, with multiple endings to be discovered based on how you decide to play through the game.

I have a feeling Souls fans and action-RPG fans in general are in for a pleasant (but deadly) sleeper-hit surprise when Lords of the Fallen launches this fall on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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