Initial release date: October 28, 2014
Developers: CI Games, Deck13
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS
Mode: Single-player video game
Composer: Knut Avenstroup Haugen
Genre: Action role-playing game
Designer: Timo Treffer
Lords of the Fallen is a great soulslike, and its killer new idea of swapping between two versions of the world to solve puzzles and slay enemies is an excellent twist to set it apart from the pack. That concept is unfortunately hamstrung by numerous, highly annoying technical issues and weak boss fights, but awesome explorable areas and fantastic buildcrafting more than make up for those shortcomings. If, like me, you’re a sucker for a quality action-RPG even amid a clear overabundance of them, then this reboot is well worth your time.