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Lies of P Review

by Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio

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"Lies of P" is a Soulslike action role-playing video game developed by Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio, and published by Neowiz Games. The game was released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, macOS on September 18, and PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on September 19, 2023.

Gameplay 8

The gameplay of "Lies of P" has been praised by players for its depth and complexity. The combat system is described as having many layers, with a variety of cool mechanics to learn and master. However, some players have expressed concerns about the dodging mechanic, describing it as "anemic" and suggesting that it could be improved. Despite these criticisms, the overall consensus among players is that the gameplay is engaging and satisfying.

Graphics 9

"Lies of P" has been commended for its aesthetics and setting. Players have noted that the developers have put a lot of care into the game's visuals, resulting in an atmosphere that is both grim and captivating. The game runs smoothly, even at higher resolutions, which has been appreciated by players.

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Storyline 7

The storyline of "Lies of P", a dark reimagining of Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, has been met with mixed reviews. While some players have found the story intriguing and the characters memorable, others have criticized it for being predictable. The game's "Lying System", where the decisions the player makes during certain passages affect the course of events, leading to three different endings, has been well-received.

Multiplayer - N/A

As "Lies of P" is a single-player game, it does not feature multiplayer gameplay.

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Issues 6

Players have reported several issues with "Lies of P". These include unresponsive controls, clunky hitboxes, and slow resource farming for character re-spec. Despite these issues, many players have expressed that they still enjoyed the game and found it worth playing.

Conclusion 7

Overall, "Lies of P" has been well-received by the player community. It offers a unique take on the Soulslike genre, with a compelling storyline, engaging gameplay, and impressive graphics. However, it does have some issues that could be improved upon. Based on player feedback, "Lies of P" earns a score of 7.5 out of 10.

Player Quotes

"Lies of P is a classic example of why 'Game Feel' is so important. Despite its faults, LoP has a sheen most soulslikes lack. It just feels good top to bottom."

"I hate the 10 point scale for game reviews. Seriously should just be 'sucks ass, don’t play', 'flawed but you can still have some fun', 'solid game, definitely worth checking out', 'holy shit this is one of the best games ever'"

"On the technical side, the game runs super smoothly, even at higher resolutions."

"Dodging is very anemic... Either increase the range of it or if that would mess up the balance if fights are intended with parry in mind, allow dodge to be used as an 'Oh ♥♥♥♥ button' with a cooldown or something, because as it stands it doesn't feel good to use it."

"It looks cool, it feels cool to use, but ultimately I feel like it just acts as added clutter."

"The game feels... Sluggish? Now, everyone will have their own preferences, but I can't stop feeling that the playable character is moving at 75% of the speed they should."

"The game seems to want an aggressive playstyle, with perfect parrys, bloodborne hop dodges... However, the way the enemy attack animations work, having a huge delay on many of them, asks for more methodical and slow paced combat."

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Please note that these quotes are based on individual player experiences and opinions, and may not reflect the views of all players. The game's enjoyment can vary greatly depending on personal preferences and playstyle.