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Old 09-15-23, 07:01 AM
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Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

Lie's of P Review by IGN....since no official topic, posting here. A few others out there to and all seem to be impressed....



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I can't wait to play it, already downloaded it, didn't want to play the demo because it doesn't carry over.
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Re: Life of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

Moved these two posts into an Official thread.

Enjoy the game... it looks like a beautiful game, but I am no good at this genre.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

The demo was fantastic. Iíll be playing this next week on Game Pass. I was tempted to buy the Deluxe, but really wish you could buy it as an add on, just like Starfield.

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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

Another glowing review.....

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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I played around 10 minutes. Loving it so far, gonna take it to the end. Although I may turn the volume down, I hate jump scares
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I'm having a hard time navigating. I have navigation on but I don't k ow what it's supposed to do because there's no hints.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

It's a fairly linear game with no real off the path routes. Just go down an alley and if you hit a dead end, turn around and go down the next alley or path.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

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It's a fairly linear game with no real off the path routes. Just go down an alley and if you hit a dead end, turn around and go down the next alley or path.
All you need to know is that my husband bought me a shirt that says, Not all who wander are lost, but I am.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

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Another glowing review.....

Lost all interest the second they mentioned it's a Souls like game. I never understood the love for that particular genre, as they all play like PS1 era games with current era graphics.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I don't know that I'm going to finish this one. Love the graphics, the atmosphere, the sound, the story, but the gameplay and navigation is doing nothing for me. There's no objectives, no map, and I'm not really looking forward to go up here down there left over there for 30 hours. I may Wiki the story and call it a day.

There's a game mechanic where
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I love it.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

It's on pc game pass too I checked it out. Another dark souls clone huh.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

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It's on pc game pass too I checked it out. Another dark souls clone huh.
itís probably one of the better made clones, all things considered. The fact that it actually runs at a more consistent frame rate than any Dark Souls game is a nice bonus.
The game aesthetic is a bit more in line with Bloodborne but the gameplay differs in some ways, and it introduces some game mechanics that make it sufficiently unique.

Iíve beat 4-5 bosses now. Itís not particularly hard (yet) but it did take me about 10 tries to beat a boss thatís basically a giant furnace that shoots fire at you.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I'm shockingly having a difficult time finishing off captain dickhead policeman boss. My phantom gets smoked a tad too soon and then he goes into a frenzy on me and wipes me out before I can get the last few hits on him. I do like that a level upgrade is only a few runs through an area away. I'll probably keep leveling up my guy a bit before going back for another round. I look forward to getting to my P Organ.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

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I'm shockingly having a difficult time finishing off captain dickhead policeman boss. My phantom gets smoked a tad too soon and then he goes into a frenzy on me and wipes me out before I can get the last few hits on him. I do like that a level upgrade is only a few runs through an area away. I'll probably keep leveling up my guy a bit before going back for another round. I look forward to getting to my P Organ.
Don't spam the block button. It seems like if you press block at the wrong time, there is a small window where you can't get a perfect guard even if you time it right.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I'm mixed on this. Sometimes it's cool, sometimes it feels like a Wish.com Bloodborne.

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Lost all interest the second they mentioned it's a Souls like game. I never understood the love for that particular genre, as they all play like PS1 era games with current era graphics.
That's why they're so well liked. They're essentially the natural progression of the Metroidvania genre. Symphony of the Night remains my favorite PS1 game to this day.

Their difficulty is overstated though.

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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

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I'm mixed on this. Sometimes it's cool, sometimes it feels like a Wish.com Bloodborne.
I can understand that. From what I can tell so far, the story here is less Ďcosmic horrorí than Bloodborne but still has its fair share of grotesque enemies like the
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whom I am struggling to beat.

That's why they're so well liked. They're essentially the natural progression of the Metroidvania genre. Symphony of the Night remains my favorite PS1 game to this day.

Their difficulty is overstated though.
I mostly agree. I think the genre has the reputation of starting difficult, when your character is under leveled, but even someone with a basic grasp of the combat mechanics can handle it.
One thing that made it all click for me was realizing itís all about rhythm. Nearly every enemy has an observable rhythm to their movements and attacks. Once you are in tune with that, the fights get significantly easier.

My biggest issue with Lies of P so far is that it is TOO reliant on the perfect block. You can regain health from imperfect blocking if you manage to get some quick hits in immediately after, but the best way to do the most damage most of the time is to perfect block enough times, stagger the enemy, get a fatal attack in, and repeat. Maybe Iím just old, but getting perfect timing on the block is not trivial and I can see why folks would give up if thereís not a tiny bit more leeway. I think even the true FROM Soft games give a few more frames.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

People compare it to Bloodborne because of the look-and-feel, but the gameplay is often closer to Sekiro. I think Sekiro has a larger perfect guard/parry timing window than this does. Expanding the timing window here would be a welcome change I think.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I didn’t like Sekiro at all. So this probably won’t make my Gamepass rotation.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

I gave up due to lack of navigational and quest help.
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Iím about 2/3 through this game. So far, Iíd easily put it in my top three of the year, despite wanting to rage quit because of some of these boss fights
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

There are some tough ass enemies in this game. Some of the enemies can outlast your stamina by performing 6 or 7 moves in a row. Also, there are some very grotesque enemies as well.
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Re: Lies of P (09/19/2023; PS, Xbox, Steam)

Iím on the second last chapter, and I may have finally hit a brick wall in terms of being able to get passed the major boss fights. Weíll see, but Iíll say that I wish I could just spawn three helpers instead of just one.

edit: beat those fuckers down. On to the final chapter.

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