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For those of you who skip over games that have Denuvo, you might want to go and check in with the rather good soulslike game Lies of P as it's been removed from the game.

The developers didn't actually announce it, and even the patch notes don't mention the removal of Denuvo. It seems odd, but often when we see Denuvo removed, developers seem to try and keep it quiet. I always find that weird. But you can see clearly via SteamDB that it's gone and so is any mention of it on the Steam store page.

It is rated Steam Deck Playable (due to some small text) and Platinum on ProtonDB, and overall thanks to Valve's Proton it really does work quite nicely and is one of the best games released in 2023. Well, best if you like this sort of game, with some pretty brutal combat difficulty especially during the boss fights. 

More about it:

You are a puppet created by Geppetto who’s caught in a web of lies with unimaginable monsters and untrustworthy figures standing between you and the events that have befallen the world of Lies of P.

You are awakened by a mysterious voice that guides you through the plagued city of Krat - a once lively place that has been poisoned by madness and bloodlust. In our soulslike, you must adapt yourself and your weapons to face untold horrors, untangle the unfathomable secrets of the city's elites and choose whether to confront predicaments with the truth or weave lies to overcome them on the journey to find yourself.

You can buy Lies of P on:

Fanatical (on sale 25% off)

Steam (on sale 25% off)

Humble Store

You can see my original Steam Deck video on it below:

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5 comments

Mohandevir Feb 22
This game always picked my curiosity, but being a Soulslike gets me cautious... Darksouls like or Jedi Fallen Order like, difficulty wise?
theailer Feb 22
Easier than Jedi Fallen Order, at least that's my experience.
GetBeaned Feb 22
It gets so much about the Souls genre right. The only areas I think it falters are in level design and storytelling. Less so the latter; the premise is interesting and the narrative points are all there, but a lot of the concepts, dialogue, and environmental tidbits which make Souls stories what they are are just a bit off.

The level design - in that it's super linear and exploration is nearly entirely missing - is what really prevents Lies of P from sitting with the big boys.

Still though, it gets the combat and atmosphere so right, and I'm really looking forward to Neowiz's next release.
Mohandevir Feb 22
Quoting: theailerEasier than Jedi Fallen Order, at least that's my experience.

Because even if I like Dark Souls world, exploration and storytelling, I can't "gitgud" enough for that kind of games. I finished Jedi Fallen order on lower difficulty, though.

Thanks!
Pengling Feb 22
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Not my genre at all, but I did enjoy watching a playthrough by a favourite YouTuber recently, and as a fan of robot-fiction I quite enjoyed watching while I played stuff I actually do have fun with. Good to hear that it's been de-Denuvo'd!
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