Lies of P

released on Sep 18, 2023

Inspired by the familiar story of Pinocchio, Lies of P is an action souls-like game set in a dark Belle Époque world. Guide Pinocchio on his unrelenting journey to become human.

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Simply Amazing. Never thought I would love a soulslike that wasn't made by Fromsoft. Personally my GOTY with Remnant 2 being a close second to me.

So the game was fun, but it also drove me up the wall in some places.
- World
- Music
- Characters
- The story is very well told
- Many utilities in combat
- Quest guidance
- Atmosphere
- Stargaizers are fairly placed
- Before each boss fight, you can summon an NPC to help you (and I probably wouldn't have played through the game without it)
- Combat system (I'm not really a fan of parrying, but in this game you're forced to do it and it works more or less well)
- Some mini-bosses are way too strong
- Most bosses have a second phase (I hate it)
- Your special attacks can be interrupted
- Some enemies have an infinite attack spam where you can hardly find a gap to launch a counterattack
I think that's most of the points. The game is a good Soulslike, but it's not a masterpiece. At some point I'll start a NG+ to catch up on the missing trophies, but for now I'm done.

Quando esse jogo é bom, ele é excelente, mas quando ele é ruim irrita pra cacete.

This game was amazing. Such a nice surprise, one of the best souls-like ever made. It's comparable with any of Fromsoft's releases. I really recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the genre. Just outstanding gameplay, weapons, music, bosses, level design. It's very polished too, haven't encountered any bugs. The camera was rarely an issue. I want more. Looking forward to the sequel!

The best non-Fromsoft Souls-Like game I have ever played.
Rivals Nioh 2 in quality, but has the depth of a normal Fromsoft game.
Also, the weapon crafting system takes this game up to another level, that even Fromsoft games dont have. This allows you to mix and match handles / tops to match whatever stat you are maxing.

So heavily inspired by Bloodborne that this game might as well be considered a spiritual successor. While it obviously isn't as good as Bloodborne (but then again, what is?), this game is easily the best Souls-like game on the market, and also the most challenging of its kind in my opinion. The parry system alone will push your reflexes to the limits with how unforgiving the parry windows and the windups for enemy attacks are, but the satisfaction you can derive when you actually do pull off a perfect parry is immensely satisfying.