September 28th, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. by Sven Bauduin – Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio have defused their Soulslike action role-playing game Lies of P with the update to version 1.2 after initial criticism of the game’s difficulty and made it a little easier. Changes to the balance and a nerf for the numerous boss opponents make the celebrated Bloodborne alternative a little fairer.
Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio have defused their Soulslike action role-playing game Lies of P with the update to version 1.2 after initial criticism of the game’s difficulty and made it a little easier. Changes to the balance and a nerf for the numerous (boss) opponents now make the celebrated alternative to the genre greats Elden Ring and Bloodborne a little fairer. The two game developers responded to player feedback.
Difficulty levels caused criticism
The Souls alternative Lies of P, which was released on September 19th for the PC, macOS, the Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 as well as the Xbox One and Xbox Series and can boast numerous high ratings. But the game’s sometimes unfair level of difficulty in particular caused criticism after its release. This is where Neowiz Games and Round8 Studio come in with update 188.8.131.52.
Better balance and bosses with less HP
As the official release notes for version 184.108.40.206 reveal, the balance of the game world in particular has been adjusted, which specifically affects the difficulty levels of all opponents. In addition, the bosses have had their health points adjusted. This “HP nerf” is now intended to make Soulslike a little fairer.
Field Monster Balance Changes
Decreased the HP of certain field monstersIncreased the chance of breaking some monsters’ stance and the frequency of staggerIncreased the staggerable window time
Decrease the HP of all 3 types of Dimensional Butterflies
Adjusted the rewards for some monsters
Increased the drop rate of Moonstone type itemsDecreased the drop rate of Star FragmentsIncreased the drop rate of Ergo itemsIncreased the Ergo rewards of certain monsters that appear after Lorenzini Arcade”
Boss Monster Balance Changes
Decreased the HP of ‘Fallen Archbishop Andreus’Decreased the HP of ‘King of Puppets’ in the first phaseDecreased the HP of ‘Simon Manus, Arm of God’Decreased the damage of ‘Simon Manus, Awakened God’Increased the chance to break the stance of ‘Simon Manus, Awakened God'”
Increased the Specter’s HP and damage
The protagonist’s life points and attack power have also been increased, which should also contribute to a better gaming experience and less frustration. The optimizations and error corrections that are mandatory with every new release are also included in Lies of P with the update to version 220.127.116.11.
Nerf doesn’t appeal to all players
It was foreseeable that the nerf of the boss opponents would not hit the nerve of all players. Soulslike veterans and hardcore gamers in particular want a higher level of difficulty and are less enthusiastic about update 18.104.22.168.
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