The long-anticipated reboot of Lords of The Fallen finally launches and embarks critics on a rollercoaster ride of varied opinions.

Breaking Down Critical Reactions to Lords of the Fallen

The long-awaited day has finally arrived for the diehard fans of Lords of The Fallen as the game debuts on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on October 13th. As the first reviews start to roll in, it becomes evident that the critics have varied views about this latest installment.

The game community here at Gamers Extra was eager to present its review to the audience. However, our lack of accessibility to the Xbox version of the game has hindered us to give a fair judgment based solely on the PC version of the game. Nevertheless, we bring you a round-up of what some notable outlets have conveyed about Lords of The Fallen so far.

A review by Windows Central was loaded with praise for the game. The outlet gave it a rating of 4.5 out of 5, hailing the reboot as an impressive delivery by the tech duo, CI Games and HexWorks. The review went on commending the game for its responsive, precise, and challenging combat, innovative twists, and superior grimdark presentation making it one of the best Soulslikes.

IGN, another popular reviewing outlet, awarded the game an 8 out of 10. It referred to Lords of The Fallen as an incredible Soulslike entailing a fascinating dual-realities premise. Their review pointed out some performance shortcomings and weak bosses but overall IGN seemed quite entertained by the game.

Push Square presented a rating of 7 out of 10, stating that the game aimed to innovate rather than perfect the formula which makes it an exciting kind of Soulslike. It did highlight a few issues like monotonous enemy types, imperfect combat, and lacking audio, but also appreciated the thrilling dual world mechanic of the game which keeps the players hooked.

Game Informer was somewhat critical of the game providing a lower score of 6 out of 10. Although it acknowledged the beautiful world, distinctive two-realm mechanics, and pleasant voice acting, Game Informer felt that the game’s value decreased as the players dived deeper into Mournstead.

Perhaps the most critical of the lot was Eurogamer giving the game a paltry 2 out of 5. Their review critiqued the game for missing the elegance of FromSoftware and expressed disappointment over the familiar Soulslike clichés and performance woes.

With the reviews scattered all over the board, the Metacritic average is uncertain but presumably could fall between the 65-85 mark. Despite the range of the reactions, many high scores as well as low scores cannot be ignored. If you're intrigued and want to experience the game for yourself, Lords of The Fallen is available for pre-order on the Xbox Store before its release coming Thursday. Just to let you know, this game is exclusively current-gen, meaning Xbox One won't support it in any way.

We enthusiastically anticipate more reviews and welcome your thoughts on these reviews so far in the comments section below.

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