Lords of the Fallen: PAX Prime Highlights
Lords of the Fallen is getting a lot of attention at PAX Prime for two reasons: it looks epic and the story sounds like a cross between The Lord of the Rings and Diablo. A fallen Ancient God that was defeated in the far past is now raising armies from beneath the Earth and you’re the hero warding them off. The game is set to release in 2014 on XBOX One, PS4, and PC. So we’ve got a bit of a wait but it will be worth it.
Lords of the Fallen promises to deliver a much higher level of combat precision than any previous RPG. We’ll see loads of 1-on-1 combat in Lords of the Fallen, with skillful dodging as a core combat mechanic. On top of the combat it looks like the game will also include puzzles, something that's been missing from the genre since games like Zelda.
Now here comes a crushing blow for all you ARPG and MMORPG lovers. You can’t create and name your own character as you can in games like Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, and Path of Exile. Lords of the Fallen follows the story of one character, Harken; however, customization will still be an integral part of the game. Players can choose between a melee fighting style, a magic fighting style, or a mix of the two. On top of this, the way you gear your character is up to you...you can focus on magic and still wield melee weapons for close encounters.
One thing is for sure, Lords of the Fallen takes the Action RPG genre to new heights, perhaps setting a new industry standard. Along with games like Kingdom Hearts 3 also set to release on PS4 and XBOX One, 2014 promises to be truly epic year in gaming. Get a taste for what is to come by checking out the sources below.