Back in June 2023, I had the privilege of checking out a preview of Lies of P, a new action-RPG Souslike title created by NEOWIZ. It was a pleasantly surprising game which took the tales of Pinocchio and twisted it into a grim, gothic adventure where you traversed the city of Krat fighting off crazed robot Puppets. I enjoyed this unexpected Soulslike reimagining of a children’s story during the preview and couldn’t wait to review the full release.
Several months later, I had the chance to do just that. Thanks to a review code provided by NEOWIZ, I was granted access to the full, Xbox Series X version of Lies of P.
I had lofty expectations going into this game and after beating it, I am happy to report that it surpassed all of them. I’m not lying like Pinocchio does when I say, Lies of P is one of the best Soulslike titles I’ve ever played outside of even FromSoftware’s classics, and I’m going to you tell why.
Disclaimer: This review was made possible by a review code provided by NEOWIZ. The company did not see the contents of the review before publication.
Lies of P Review: Presentation & performance
One of the first aspects of Lies of P that caught my attention was the presentation. The artful design of this game’s setting features gritty, gothic and light steampunk-like aesthetics to convey a world that’s fallen into ruin. You will be travelling through all sorts of varied locales from ruined cities, backwater swamps, collapsed Puppet factories and more, rendered with stunning detail and atmospheric lighting.
Lies of P
Playtime: 41 hours Release date: Sept. 19, 2023 Price: $59.99
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Store & Steam)
Reviewed on: Xbox Series X
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