It appears reviewers do not take the same masochistic pleasure from Lords of the Fallen
as they did from similar games like Demon's Souls
and Dark Souls
. Critical reception to the game veered mostly toward the lower end of the acceptable spectrum, with reviews noting Lords of the Fallen
was a little close to its source material and didn't move the self-flagellation genre forward.
Our own review
said that "when Lords of the Fallen
stops providing the challenge, its other objective flaws are highlighted."