Lies of P, the upcoming Souls-like inspired by Bloodborne and dark fantasy retelling of Pinocchio, will take players around 30 hours to beat, according to the game’s director. The game was one of the highlights and award-winners at Gamescom this year, praised for its unique spin on a familiar formula, striking art direction and world design. Like most RPGs in the Souls-like subgenre, your adventure will be a lengthy one.
Speaking to Prankster101 Productions recently, Lies of P director Choi Ji-Won stated that the team at Round8 Studio had found a middle ground for players who prefer short experiences and those who prefer longer ones. It will take 30 hours for players to beat the main story, hough completionists will spend roughly 60 hours exploring everything that it has to offer.
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Ji-Won explained the approach to Lies of P‘s length and how players can tackle the story piece by piece:
“Even for the player who wants to enjoy the shorter game, they can take it stage by stage. Each stage, if you really go through it, will take around 10 hours, and each stage has different characteristics and features. If you take it one stage at a time, as one game, then you’ll enjoy it step by step.”
Lies of P takes some cues from games like Bloodborne and Dark Souls, but puts a dark spin on a classic tale with its unique gothic reimagining of Pinocchio. Those who got hands-on time with the game on Gamescom’s show floor praised its familiar high risk/high reward gameplay, faithful aesthetic to the source material’s world and gorgeous art direction and style.
Lies of P doesn’t have a release date at the moment, but it will launch sometime in 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will also launch day one on Xbox Game Pass.
Source: Prankster101 Productions