Lies of P is one of the top Soulslike video games coming out this year. The game is sure to release next month after it went gold earlier this month following multiple delays. It will see gamers play as the popular fairytale character Pinocchio on a quest to become a real boy.
Lies of P director Choi Ji-won was at the Gamescom convention in Germany a few days ago where he sat down with IGN to talk about the game. Because Lies of P is inspired by Pinocchio, it will feature a lying system that will influence the game.
Speaking about this system, Ji-won said, "The lies in the game are not only lies that you are fooling others [with] but also white lies you have to do to make others feel better. You have to understand others' emotions to make a decision so [we] want users to feel how they would as a human in the game, and it will show in the ending."
Ji-won went on to say that the game has three different endings and the ending a player gets will depend on the kind of lies they tell. He also revealed that the game has a big twist for players who make it to the very end.
During the convention, Ji-won also sat for an interview with Dualshockers and, thanks to that, we have more insight on how to get the most out of the game. Apparently, Neowiz Games designed the game for replayability and players won't get the complete experience unless they play multiple times and get to all of the endings. Because of this, Ji-won encouraged players to play the ending until "the very, very, very end."
In his words, "One thing we planned in advance is that you wouldn't want to just play it once. If you have only played it once, then it's not complete. We really highly recommend you play it several times."
Given what we know about the game - the story path to each ending isn't clear cut - we agree with Ji-won. Without the multiple attempts at the game, there is no way to know which ending we will get.
Lies of P was announced in 2021 and, since then, many have compared it to the FromSoftware video game Bloodborne. Neowiz Games released the demo in Jun. From what we saw, these comparisons are warranted. For one, the game's combat is reminiscent of Bloodborne. We can say the same for its gothic architecture and animation style.
Despite this, Lies of P is its own game. Just how much, however, is something we won't know until it is released.
If you are interested in Lies of P, you can get your hands on it from September 19. In the meantime, you can check out the aforementioned demo.