Lords of the Fallen is a third-person action game. It was released on October 14th, 2014. This Lords of the Fallen review will cover in broad strokes some of the more important aspects of the Lords of the Fallen game, such as story and feel of the game. We’ll also talk a little bit about Lords of the Fallen expansions.
|Type of game:||Third-Person RPG|
|Developer:||; CI Games|
|Total Play Time:||14.5 – 45 hours|
|System Requirements:||CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8400, 3.0GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 graphics
RAM: 6 GB
OS: Windows Vista
HDD Space: 25 GB
The World of Lords of the Fallen
Lords of the Fallen included many features that make it an RPG/Third-Person Action game. The atmosphere is dark and Medieval. The story and game play are action packed! The story follows a criminal named Harkyn. His face is covered in Runes (tattoos) that are meant to represent his crimes. He’s released from prison with a mission. He attacks ancient demonic forces of The Fallen God, Adyr. The demon army are known as the Rhogar. This is a classic good v.s. evil scenario.
Two DLCs were made available after the initial release. The first is Ancient Labyrinth, and it’s stunning. It was met with mixed reviews.
Lords of the Fallen is a very enjoyable game. However, it received an average rating from the public. It averaged 72% approval throughout rating sites like IGN, Metacritic, and Common Sense Media.
Atmosphere & Location
This Gothic, and otherworldly environment was designed by , and Timo Treffer. They did a remarkable job. The graphics and ambiance are beautifully scary. Each new location is as eerie as I’d hoped.
I’m gonna come out and say it. This game reminds one of Dark Souls. However, it feels more polished, and the controls are smoother. The Creators were obviously inspired by the Dark Souls Head Designer, .
The music for Lords of the Fallen was created by Age Of Conan composer . This Norwegian Artist put together 14 tracks to support the flow of action, violence, and drama in the game. The music is sad, thrilling, medieval, and classically melodic. The last score, Winter’s Kiss was nominated for a! The critics were unable to turn their noses up to that.
Harkyn, the playable characters, is fully highly customizable. Pick from three magic types. Choose Solace, Brawl, or Deception. These coincide with three character classes. They are Cleric, Fighter, and Rogue. The character choices you make affect the weapons, and abilities you have. Though, they’re all just a little different. So, it’s really up to the player. You can conquer Lords of the Fallen in any class. However, we recommend going to Solace School. It will give you quicker access to more spells.
All together Harkyn is a fun character. You’re able to upgrade him as you play. The experience you earn leads to more upgrades. There is one thing about the experience points that is worth mentioning. There are save crystals all along your journey. You can choose to deposit your XP into the crystal. Or you can risk it all. This strategy could help you advance your skills faster, but it is way too risky for me. The game is not overly difficult, (fun fact-you cannot change the difficulty setting…at all.) but you still run the risk of losing to a boss, then losing all your progress. Yikes.
Helpful Tip- Stealth seems like the better way to go, but you’ll gain XP faster with high combat.
The main character is a criminal just recruited from prison. He’s taken out of prison by a monk. His duty is to redeem himself, and save the population from the Rhogar. His mystery is why the fallen God has returned. He was defeated over 8,000 years ago. A group called The Judges defeated him. How could Adyr just come back? Harkyn will find out soon enough, and it will change everything. He’s a character we can get behind. A man who seeks redemption.
The Boss Battles
Here’s a list:
The Lost Brothers
There are secret bosses and Portals to find as well. The scariest boss was The Infiltrator. It could jump, and was a bit more intelligent than the few you encounter before that.
The bosses become more difficult as time goes on. Be prepared to adapt. Dodging is definitely the best way to stay alive. Blocking can cause counter-attacks from some of the bosses! Most have a 3-5 second window for you to attack.
DLC and Expansion Packs
Lords of the Fallen wasn’t a money grab. They made a game, and there it was. What you see is what you get. The most common DLC for it is called Ancient Labyrinth. It’s stunning, and gives players extra content and maps. It’s a lot of fun. Another DLC is the . Ancient Labyrinth may be worth it, but don’t mess with the Demonic Weapons Pack. You’ll get those weapons soon.
Overall, Lords of the Fallen is a great game. It has good flow, and contains breathtaking visuals. There are secrets to explore, and creepy monsters to fight. The music is spectacular. The customized content is tons of fun. The combat was powerful and satisfying. Lord of the Fallen boss fights are rewarding, and the ending was amazing! The thrills and jump scares made it worth it!
Remember…watch out for monsters around each corner. They like to wait there.
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