Round8 Studio’s Lies of P demo has hit a million downloads, as per the Lies of P official twitter account. This reveals a stunning quantity of curiosity for a game that originally appeared a little bit of a clone—and having performed the demo myself, the studio hasn’t executed an enormous quantity of tinkering to FromSoftware’s method. They’ve, nevertheless, capitalised spectacularly on the shortage of a PC Bloodborne port, a barrier-to-entry that is saved me from taking part in the Lovecraftian demise grinder to this very day.

Lies of P takes place in Krat, putting you within the sneakers of an Elizabethan assemble—a puppet—whose lengthy curly hair and dainty seems to be are pulled straight from the pages of Twilight fanfiction. A petrification illness is ravaging its method by way of Krat’s denizens, its guard puppets have gone on a rampage, and it is as much as you and a mechanised cricket to unravel issues.

The demo has proven the game to be a convincing duplicate of the true deal, with sufficient formidable twists inside that I am not even seeing the strings. It runs properly, flaunts a stunning quantity of gameplay for a preview—I clocked about 3 hours—and provides a couple of new mechanics to preserve issues contemporary. 

You are in a position to mix-and-match weapon handles with their enterprise ends to tinker with their stats, and one adjustment—the flexibility to scrape again your final therapeutic merchandise after dealing sufficient injury—has me wishing it was a style staple. Lies of P even pulls some DNA from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, with an emphasis on parrying chains of assaults over frantic dodge rolls.

Just like Wo Lengthy: Fallen Dynasty’s Game Cross inclusion, letting folks get their mitts on one thing they’d in any other case dismiss as a carbon copy is paying off. The broader reception of the demo has turned many sceptics, together with myself, into pleasantly-surprised followers of the game’s Burton-esque mirror dimension of puppets and robotic clowns. Lies of P can even be coming to Game Cross on day one. 

In what might grow to be one other Wo Lengthy hyperlink, Staff Ninja have introduced a mutual collaboration with Lies of P, though there’s nothing however crickets on the small print up to now. I can solely speculate, however given how shut the game is to launch I doubt it will be something past a brand new outfit to truss up our mechanised soft-boy with. 

You may download the Lies of P demo for your self immediately till June 27, after which you may want to attend till September 19 for the complete launch.