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Holy crap, Lords of the Fallen is probably one of the coolest, most underrated games due for release this fall. Unbelievably amazing, gorgeous and cool looking; and it looks like an absolute blast to play. While a bunch of other games are doing the same thing over and over again, Lords of the Fallen is focusing on elevating the challenge in the action-RPG genre.
The game basically takes everything that From Software accomplished with Dark Souls and then ratchets up the difficulty, animations, combat and features tenfold. It looks superb.
DSO Gaming managed to spot the 20 minute playthrough from this year's GamesCom event, conducted by YouTube outlet MKIceAndFire. We get to learn about the game's bosses, the combat, some skill traits and tons of other stuff. It's an exceptionally informative 20 minute video and a must-see for anyone interested in a serious, dark-fantasy, medieval RPG.
We find out that there are three major class archetypes including a cleric, warrior and a rogue. You can use those base archetypes to build and evolve the character the way you want. We learn that you can use spells and magic to crowd-control enemies just as well as using them for attacks and damage-dealing.
The video covers weapon usage and how weapons can be modified from straight hack-and-slash purposes to magic-oriented weapons, as evidenced with the flaming mage staff used throughout most of the video above.
We find out that various enemies have different attack strengths and weaknesses that must be exploited, but not always in a manner that might be readily obvious. In the one case a magical urn had to be destroyed before any damage could be dealt to the boss.
Speaking of boss fights... the game offers players the option to save the game before each major boss fight, so you're completely at the mercy of restarting a level from scratch. Additionally, enemies you already killed before getting to the save point will stay dead once you reload from that point.
For those worried about replayability – Lords of the Fallen will sport a “New Game Plus”, so after you beat it you can play it again on a harder difficulty setting and with new items, enemies and specialty features to unlock. It's like a real game!
Also, I just have to say that the guy playing in the video is an absolute beast. He beat that main boss in less than nine minutes. As mentioned in the video, it's originally supposed to take about an hour to get through that whole segment. Beastly.
Lords of the Fallen is not a cross-generational game, and it will be released only for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC beginning October 28th. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website.