5 Things to Love about “Lies of P” (Out Now for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows)
With the recent release of the game Lies of P, here are 5 things to love about the game which is by the way already out on Xbox One, PC via Steam, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
About Lifes of P
Lies of P takes the story of Pinocchio and flips it on its head, creating a world of horror fiction that we seldom see. Influenced by the Soulslike genre, Lies of P takes place in a challenging, dark world where sinister mechanical puppets inherit the city.
Play Lies of P starting September 15 in early access by picking up the Digital Deluxe Edition today on the Xbox Store. Game Pass members can start playing the Standard Edition at launch on September 19 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows.
5. It’s an interesting mix of “Souls” and “Pinocchio”
In this game you continue to play the beloved puppet and go through the nightmarish city of Krat which is a city built on mechanical puppets that have since grown crazy and bloodthirsty. As you look for your creator Geppetto, “P” also goes through an adventure of self-discovery and ultimately looking to be human.
4. Interesting cast of characters
Just like Pinocchio from the story books, P also encounters a wide range of characters throughout Krat. There are other callbacks as well that we’ve encountered, like the Parade Watchman, one of the first bosses in the game, who seems to be inspired by the puppet master, Mangiafuoco. And you can “turn into a donkey” by equipping The Mad Donkey mask, obtained by defeating a wild citizen who functions as the game’s third boss. And from the screenshots, it appears The Black Rabbits, undertakers for Death from the original story, will make an appearance at some point in the game as well. There will be more introduced throughout to be sure, but these were some of the more recognizable characters I’ve encountered in the early parts of the game.
3. Fantastic Beasts (and where to slay them)
As you can see in these screenshots, there’s a plethora of different beasts for you to slay with different weapons. That’s also expected from a “Soulslike” game since those games’ also earn a living with the monsters you need to beat. The more menacing, more macabre and more terrifying, the better.
2. It’s a story of being human and the loss of humanity as well
In the classic fairy tale, Pinocchio embarks on many adventures of self-discovery and encounters a wide range of characters – many of them bad actors who take advantage of his ignorance — which leads him on a transformative journey where he learns what it means to be human, the power of forgiveness, and of course, repercussions for lying.
1. It’s just a gorgeous albeit grim game
So far, the game looks gorgeous which is also something that needs to be considered when playing a “souslike” game. The streets of Kray are creepy as hell, the mechanical puppets that constantly hunt humans are also creepy especially when you encounter them at night or in dark parts of the map.
Even the well lit, Victorian era interior stages also look engaging.
Overall, I have good expectations for this game. Lies of P launches on September 15 in early access for those who purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition on the Xbox Store. Game Pass members can start playing the Standard Edition on September 19 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows.