Look, I think it might be a little bit unfair to call Lords of the Fallen a Dark Souls 'clone', but it's also clear as day: this is a game that is clearly inspired by Dark Souls.
And that's okay. I like Dark Souls. I want more games like that.
This is an hour with Lords of the Fallen and you know what? I'm down as hell for this game. I never got the chance to check out Lords of the Fallen during its latest showing at EB Expo and I'm seriously regretting that.
I think I'm slowly warming to the idea of games being 'Soulsian' for lack of a better term — the idea that slow paced combat driven RPGs are becoming their own 'genre' in a way, sort of like the way we discuss games as being 'Metroidvania' games. Dark Souls might end up being one of the most influential games of the last decade.