Ever since Lies of P was launched in September 2023, one thing that fans have been reminded of is FromSoftware’s Bloodborne. There are countless comparisons drawn between Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio’s Lies of P and Bloodborne.
Although at first, the comparisons may feel a bit too much, as the fans played the game, they realized that it might not be too much. As one plays the game, they are likely to realize that there are indeed some truths in the comparisons after all.
Lies of P is inspired by Bloodborne?
Fans found a lot of similarities between the two games, which naturally made them wonder if Lies of P had really taken inspiration from Bloodborne. In over eight years since Bloodborne’s release, the community has witnessed several fan remakes of Bloodborne, but barely did they manage to match it.
Besides, there have been multiple games made in the Soulslike genre, but rarely have they managed to offer the real experience. The art direction, the tonal atmosphere, the encounter design, the combat style, and even the user interface of Lies of P feel very close to Bloodborne. Besides the gothic horror style and a Victorian-style city that’s been overrun by automatons, is what screams Bloodborne.
Not to forget, Lies of P also features three endings just like that in Bloodborne. The doubts of fans were put to rest when the Lies of P developers themselves did not shy away from these comparisons. The developers had admitted, “Yes, we designed this game with the hopes that we will make people believe it is somehow related to Bloodborne,” embracing the similarities in other ways.
To add more truth to it, Lies of P director Choi Ji-Won in an interview, said that he’s a “very big fan of Bloodborne.” He further said that he feels “honored” that people are reminded of Bloodborne when looking at his work.
Lies of P reviews
Lies of P was released on September 19, 2023, on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Ever since its trailer launch, the game has been showered with a lot of positive reviews from players and critics alike. The community was in awe of the fact that the title was so true to the soulslike genre, something that selected a few games have managed.
In fact, users were glad that it was as good as bringing the experience of FromSoftware games (which are known for their Soulslike games) on PC. Thus comparing it to one of the best soluslike games, Bloodborne. A user on Steam had even reviewed the game, writing, “Finally Bloodborne on PC.”
Prior to the release of Lies of P, it is safe to say developer FromSoftware was dominating the Soulslike genre of games single-handedly. However, Lies of P came in to prove that other schools are capable too.