Parents' Guide to

Lords of the Fallen

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Difficult, bloody, predictable RPG has great graphics, bugs.

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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Not a concern

Bit of blood, no swearing and blood can be turned off if you want. Definitely should not be an 18 a 16 at most. If your kid goes one the Internet then he has seen much much worse. And let's be honest if you don't let him he will go around his friends house and play it or just watch someone's lets play online.

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Easy to play/use
age 16+

Ligher Souls

Sizable blood streams with each hit, sometimes stains surfaces in relatively small amounts Some bloody dead bodies on some maps.

Is It Any Good?

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Software's Dark Souls and Dark Souls II clearly served as inspiration for Lords of the Fallen. As punishing as its muse, the game forces players to carefully consider each battle -- or risk losing huge chunks of progress. Even with care and planning, there's a pretty good chance you'll lose some fights. Combat requires reflexes, skill, and tactics; you need to know when and how to strike and when to block or dodge, all while keeping an eye on your life gauge and your energy bar (when your energy is depleted, your hero can't do much for a while). It's exciting and intense. You may even find yourself sweating when you realize you haven't saved for 30 or 40 minutes and you're about to face down a towering demon of unknown strength.

But it's not for everyone. Losing progress can be frustrating, especially for time-strapped players. The dark and moody fantasy world looks terrific, but the story is predictable, the writing sometimes stilted, and occasional bugs -- such as one we encountered that disables all voice audio -- detract from the experience. Still, older fantasy fans looking for a serious challenge will probably have a good time.

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