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This new Lords of the Fallen PS4 gameplay looks a lot like Dark Souls

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:17 GMT By Dave Cook

Lords of the Fallen developers Deck13 and CI Games have showcased the game running on PS4, and it looks a lot like Dark Souls. That’s not a bad thing if you’re a fan.

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IGN recently sat down with producer Tomasz Gop to check out some new Lords of the Fallen gameplay, which covered everything from different character load-outs, combat tactics and more.

Effectively, Lords of the Fallen players aren’t bound by class creation at the outset, rather, they can change out their gear to make their hero move faster, hit harder, unleash various spells an wield a variety of weapons. Skill points will be earned along the way that can tailor those make-ups further.

We recently interviewed Gop about Lords of the Fallen’s difficulty curve, story and gameplay, with reference to Dark Souls.

Like Dark Souls, players can lock onto enemies, then strafe or roll around their attacks, as well as blocking and parrying in time. Poise is also important when reducing the chance of having attacks interrupted.

IGN also explained how death works in Lords of the Fallen. Players can visit a spawn point whenever they want to refill their health, and unlike Dark Souls bonfires, this won’t cause dead enemies to respawn. However, they will all come back if you die.

Here’s the full interview with Gop with Lords of the Fallen PS4 gameplay:

What do you think?

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28 Comments

  1. Dave Cook

    Want.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. canada12

    Is there a release date for Lords of the fallen? I remember seeing one site mentioning fall of this year, but have yet to see a confirmation.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. canada12

    Are you more excited about lords of the fallen or the witcher 3: Wild Hunt?

    #3 8 months ago
  4. Dave Cook

    @canada12 Lords, but only because I didn’t really get on with The Witcher 2. I think Witcher 3 looks incredible though, honestly.

    That said, it’s all about Bloodborne for me :D

    #4 8 months ago
  5. canada12

    @Dave Cook Bloodborne looks amazing, and 2015 is shaping up to be a great year for games. Hopefully Destiny, Far Cry 3, AC Unity, The Crew and Borderlands: Pre-sequel don’t consume my life.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. CyberMarco

    This look great, and combat is more fast-paced, I couldn’t get into Demon’s Souls because the combat was very cumbersome and the evading was like a potato rag-rolling.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    The footage is pretty damn old by now, but more coverage for this game is a good thing. And as much as i’d love to have it alongside Dragon Age Inquisition this year, i do wonder if it’s wise to release this game when it’s going to be full of blockbusters. I mean it’s a new developer a title i am sure still plenty of people have not heard about. Is it wise to release it close to games like Dragon Age, but also even CoD, BF Hardline, Halo Collection, AC Unity, FC4 and so on?

    #7 8 months ago
  8. The_Red

    It has stamina bar!!
    Already better than Dark Souls confirmed!!!

    Seriously though, I really liked the vid and hope the final game can feel the void between now and Bloodborne’s release (Which WILL get delayed to late 2015 or early 2016 regardless of what early rumors suggest).

    #8 8 months ago
  9. Dave Cook

    @The_Red Dark Souls has a stamina bar :D

    #9 8 months ago
  10. Xbone

    Of course, no one can deny that Demon Souls is the original… but this looks better and not just the graphics. Im more excited about this than if Bloodborne came to PC.
    Lords of the Fallen supposed to come out at fall? For pc too.

    #10 8 months ago
  11. The_Red

    @Dave Cook
    Mana bar!!!
    I was referring to the blue bar but my mind suddenly switched to stamina for some reason and now I can’t blame it on Edit button or anything, goddamit!

    One of the few things that I didn’t like about Dark Souls was the new magic system. I really think they made a huge mistake by removing mana bar and going the route they did (That and introduction of pyromancy as a separate element to miracles and spells rather than just the 2 of them).

    #11 8 months ago
  12. polygem

    that miller kid – - – facepalm – can´t stand that guy for longer than 30 seconds usually but made it through somehow. the game looks sweet but i hope it wont just be a mainstreamed dark souls that lacks soul. nothing wrong with the mainstream approach they are having here but i think it is a very tough job to to make this feel right and not just like a watered down dark souls copy cat.

    #12 8 months ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    @The_Red Yeah i honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they delay it. Last thing i heard was that some preloading screen showed a March release date, but i doubt it. They sure need to start showing it off more for that first.

    #13 8 months ago
  14. Dog4life

    CI Games ?

    the guys behind terrible games such sniper ghost warrior ?

    Sorry 0 hopes for this game.

    #14 8 months ago
  15. Rafa_L

    @The_Red I do like mana bars, but for the souls franchise it ruined pvp and kinda took away from pve cause the magic is so op. You could just use potions to refill the bar and nuke away from range. With the number of use mechanics it made you more cautious in use for pve (though bosses can still be done pretty easily with magic) and prevented the constant use of the most powerful spells in pvp.

    #15 8 months ago
  16. Rosseu

    It might just be me but what I like about the Souls games appealing is the fact that it’s not really fast paced, also there’s equipment weight. The heavier your equipment is the slower your character is. This game however, probably doesn’t have that. He’s running like he has no armor on. It’s more like Kingdoms of Amalur, which didn’t really appeal to me.

    #16 8 months ago
  17. The_Red

    @Moonwalker1982
    Good point about showing. If the gameplay had such a horrible frame-rate that you can’t show it to public, there is no way you can finish working on it before Q4 2015, especially if you are working on a brand new platform (PS4).

    #17 8 months ago
  18. The_Red

    @Rafa_L
    I can see your point but there are tens if not hundreds of games that contain both the balanced PVP and a proper mana bar. Of course the magic was kinda OP in Demons but what they did to it in Dark was even worse. They pretty much sucked all the fun out of being a mage.

    See the problem? They needed to balance a gameplay element and by doing so in that particular way, ended up removing the fun which in my book is a huge design sin. If you want to remove or change certain features, make sure that you have a proper solution rather than a pointless balance tool that’s there for the sake of balance.

    Doing so in a Souls game should be considered a federal crime! In a world where everything has some relation to the lore, themes and overall design, the new magic system stuicked out like a sore thumb. Also, “mana system” >>>>>> “crappy spell slot system” (I hated it back then in Baldur’s Gate and I hate it now in my souls games) (Now if you excuse me, I’ll end my self indulgent and semi-fanboyish rant).

    #18 8 months ago
  19. Arcnail

    His first swing where his weapon, arms and most of his head go through the mob looked pretty horrible.

    #19 8 months ago
  20. Diunedall

    For me, if such a comparison is only for the benefit of lotf. The game looks good, promises to be interesting. I wonder why so much is written about trying to copy to make money … so the game does to make money, and if there are many similarities it’s only because that the producers want to do something similar, but different, and at the moment I see it.

    #20 8 months ago
  21. Moonwalker1982

    @Dog4life Were the Sniper games that bad though? But…Tomasz Gop is the producer of the game and he was also the producer of Witcher 2 if i remember correctly. This one is very promising to me.

    I did not notice that equipment load though, that would be a bummer, cause i really like that in Dark Souls.

    #21 8 months ago
  22. Druined

    I think is nothing wrong with that this game will be similar. I’m sure about one thing, Lords of the Fallen not will be copy another game. Deck 13 and CI Games production promises too be great game. Graphics, combat style, spells and another things look very good. I hope next time they tell when will be release date.

    #22 8 months ago
  23. Templar0929

    @Rosseu You clearly didn’t watch did you? Armor makes the character heavier and his rolls are slower. Rather than pointing out the differences in this video, I’ll just direct you to this trailer which shows this in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aru9v_393ME

    The rogue build (as you can see) is a lot faster than the warrior build and can actually perform a cartwheel whilst the warrior build with heavy armor performs a slow roll. We see another warrior build later in this trailer who performs a quicker roll (the result of having less heav armor).

    #23 8 months ago
  24. Templar0929

    @Rafa_L

    Magic is only OP if you fail to dodge it. It’s actually easy to dodge. Having mana leads to infinite casts so I thought someone like you would love the Dark Souls route which gives limitations on spells? You clearly can’t handle them in PvP.

    But yeah, it sucks to play Dark Souls 2 for PvP doesn’t it? Good thing I only play it for good old fashion dungeon crawling (which is the heart of the game despite what some other people may say, multiplayer is just an added bonus).

    #24 8 months ago
  25. Templar0929

    @Moonwalker1982 See my reply to Rosseu, equipment burden is in…

    #25 8 months ago
  26. Druined

    I think for do game a little harde we can play on it without magic:) Then we think a little more about strategy. For me is normal that if we have light gear we can hit faster.

    #26 8 months ago
  27. Diunedall

    I do not like magic. I like to fight against magic, but I do not like to use. I have such a long time, and not much has it changed so far .. I prefer steel and blood! :)

    #27 8 months ago
  28. Druined

    @Diunedall Fighting using magic is not bad. But all players is different so you want kill enemies using weapons I prefer magic spells:) But I will use magic to begin fight and if enemies come to me I finished him normally.

    #28 8 months ago

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  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

    With Destiny patch 1.1.1 now available, here’s a video summary of what to expect. In the video above, Arekkz Gaming gives you a rundown of the important bits in the update. Subscribe to Arekkz Gaming for more Destiny tips and trick through the link.

  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.

  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

    Heists got a date! Come play GTA Online with us to celebrate. We’re playing GTA Online on PS4 tonight with whoever else fancies it. That means you. This week’s playlist is Happy for Heists, because we kind of are. The six jobs involved will last about 45 minutes. Anyone can turn up. Here’s how. We’ll […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

    Batman: Arkham Knight has a new trailer available that gives us a peek into Scarecrow’s plan to unite all villains against Batman. The trailer below has a different tone to the ones showing Arkham Knight. Instead, we get a look at Scarecrow’s team of super-villains including new footage of Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. There […]

  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

    Thanks to four new titles, one of which was God Eater 2: Rage Burst, PlayStation Vita has knocked New 3DS LL out of the top slot on the Media Create charts in Japan. The handheld, which came in thrid place last week, moved 35,203 units for the February 16-22 period, compared to 10,901 units the […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes coming west in 2015, PS4 only

    Dragon Quest Heroes will be making its way to west this year. Square Enix has announced that it’s bringing Dragon Quest Heroes to the west this year. The press release mentioned only PAL territories (Europe & Australia). Though it’s unlikely it will miss the US. The game will release on PlayStation 4, both digitally and […]

  • Destiny: how to make sure Crota stays down for longer

    If you’re familiar with the final encounter of the Crota’s End raid, then you know every second Crota is immobilised counts. Arekkz Gaming has a handy tip for anyone who’s played Crota’s End or anyone attempting it. The trick is simple to execute and will ensure Crota stays on his knees for longer, making for […]

  • NBA Live 15 added to EA Access just four months after release

    EA has added NBA Live 15 to the list of games available instantly to anyone with an EA Access subscription. NBA Live 15 has been added to EA Access’ Vault, EA has announced. As of today, anyone with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One can play it alongside other available games. NBA Live 15 […]

  • Deal: get Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One bundle + extra game for £299

    UK retailer GAME is offering a good deal on the Advanced Warfare Limited Edition 1TB Xbox One bundle and is throwing in an extra game. The retailer has reduced the price of the bundle to £299, which is the usual price for the standalone console. The bundle is of course Advanced Warfare-themed. The console and […]

  • That Metal Gear Rising 2 logo was for the second anniversary of the original

    Metal Gear Rising developer Platinum Games has confirmed, once and for all, that the “2″ logo we saw during Sony’s presentation at Taipei Game Show was definitely not for a sequel. Platinum posted this on Twitter earlier. デザイナーの趙&ニシイから、『MGR』2周年記念イラスト! ディレクターの齋藤( @PG_saito )が、開発スタッフブログでご紹介しています↓↓ http://t.co/IW1aOxAZQR #mgr pic.twitter.com/ZbNF3Jk1tF — PlatinumGames Inc. (@platinumgames) February 25, 2015 The illustrations were made by artist Yong-Hee […]

  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 is formulaic and I’m okay with that

    There’s something comforting about the lack of ambition and plain old gameplay in Resident Evil Revelations 2, says Matt Martin. “It’s locked from the other side.” Of course it is. What did I expect? I’ve been here before. So many times. Not just in Resident Evil but a million other games. It’s so familiar as […]

  • Battlefield 4: double XP event live now through Sunday

    EA is holding a double XP event in Battlefield 4 on all platforms. The publisher is celebrating Battlefield Hardline going gold by offering all Battlefield 4 players double XP in multiplayer matches. The double XP event is now live and through 23:59 UTC on Sunday, March 1.

  • BioShock Infinite, Tomb Raider, Rayman Legends free with March Games with Gold

    The list of free games coming in March as part of Microsoft’s Games with Gold programme has leaked. The leaked list of games include Rayman Legends and #IDARB for Xbox One along with Tomb Raider and BioShock Infinite for Xbox 360. In addition, Microsoft will be offering double the amount of games in April. The […]

  • Telltale’s new IP will be a “super show”, bridges the gap between TV and game

    Telltale’s upcoming mysterious new IP will be produced in collaboration with Lionsgate and will be a hybrid game and TV show. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner to understand what’s a super show. “A “Super Show” episode combines one part of interactive playable content with one part of scripted television style content,” said […]

  • Next Mortal Kombat X stream to show Brutalities, new character

    Brutalities will be making a return in Mortal Kombat X and we’re getting a look at them very soon. The next Mortal Kombat X live-stream has been dated and we know it will show Brutalities for the first time. Developer NetherRealm Studios posted this on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/ZJYN1FNRZ9 — NetherRealm Studios (@NetherRealm) February 23, 2015 Notice […]

  • PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does not support offline co-op [Update]

    Players who bought the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 have realised that the game doesn’t support offline co-op. Unlike the console versions, the PC version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 can only be played in single player, with no offline co-op option. Capcom has not revealed this prior to launch. Instead, users on […]

  • Deals with Gold: Assassin’s Creed, Sleeping Dogs, Thief, and more

    This week’s Deals with Gold is offering hefty discounts on some good titles. The list of discounted games for this week’s Deals with Gold promotion includes Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Thief and others. The deals cover Xbox 360 and Xbox One and are only available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. […]

  • Snake looks very bloody in new MGS 5: The Phantom Pain shots

    Hideo Kojima has released a few screenshots from Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain that show a very bloody Snake. Legendary Metal Gear designer Hideo Kojima has been posting a few cryptic images on Twitter for a while now and it seems things are not looking great for Snake and co. He posted the […]

  • Lethal Weapons: Battlefield Hardline and the buddy cop movie

    Battlefield Hardline brings Visceral’s flair for narrative to a franchise notorious for its lack of storytelling. Battlefield Hardline Written by Rob Auten and Tom Bissell. In addition to their individual credits, the pair have penned a number of games together, including Gears of War: Judgment and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Auten has also worked […]

  • Mother 4 gets first gameplay trailer

    Mother 4 is probably never going to happen, but this unofficial fan version looks pretty special. The Mother series is probably best known to western gamers as Earthbound, which is called Mother 2 in Japan. Neither of the other two games have been officially localised, and thanks to its (numerically!) limited impact in the west, […]

  • Long lost Sonic X-treme demo now playable

    Sonic fans have resurrected Sonic X-treme, one of the blue hedgehog’s most regrettably lost adventures. Sonic X-treme was originally planned as the Sega mascot’s first 3D outing. The tale of its troubled development and eventual cancellation is a sad one, but probably pretty typical of the mess that was Sega in its drawn-out death throes. […]

  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires getting a free-to-play version

    Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires will be available in a stripped-back free-to-play form in addition to its full retail release. Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires Free Alliances Version will be available in March via the PlayStation Network. FAV players can use Edit and Free Modes, and if they have PlayStation Plus they can play Empire Mode or […]

  • Europa Universalis 4: El Dorado’s new religions, alt starting maps detailed

    Europa Universalis 4: El Dorado adds a number of new mechanics. Get the details direct from the creators. Europa Universalis 4′s next expansion releases on February 26 for Linux, Mac and PC, and adds a boatload of new features. In the seven minute video below, project lead Martin Anward details some of these new features, […]

  • Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest remaster releasing next month

    Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is getting a re-release. No, we don’t know why. Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest was a bit of a weird project. The 1992 SNES game was designed as a simplified, accessible JRPG, and released outside the US under the title Mystic Quest Legend (Europe and beyond) and even Final Fantasy USA: Mystic […]