Lies of P

Is Lies of P Harder Than Bloodborne?

Lies of P is a lot like Bloodborne, from its mechanics right through to its general vibe. But while it’s apparently inspired by FromSoftware’s action RPG, is it just as tough? If you’re wondering, is Lies of P harder than Bloodborne, I’ve got the answer.

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How Lies of P’s Difficulty Compares to Bloodborne’s

Lies of P is not an easy game to conquer. Once you’ve got the hang of pulling off Perfect Guards, it gets easier, but it’s never a cakewalk. You’ll die plenty of times, and you’ll make just enough progress that you won’t feel like hurling the game out of the window. That’s a similar to the experience I had playing Bloodborne, which frequently saw me traipsing back to the site of my death. And like Bloodborne, the bosses don’t always seem like they’re ordered by difficulty.

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Based on my time so far with Lies of P, I’d say it’s fractionally easier than Bloodborne. I’m progressing slightly faster than I did playing From Software’s game, which I appreciate. But this is a game that takes practice to beat, you’re not going to waltz through in a few hours.

So, the answer to is Lies of P harder than Bloodborne is no. It’s a tiny bit easier, but they’re largely even in terms of difficulty.

If you’re looking for more guides for the game, check out our guide to the various stats in Lies of P, as understanding them is essential to your success.


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Chris McMullen
Chris McMullen is a freelance contributor at The Escapist and has been with the site since 2020. He returned to writing about games following several career changes, with his most recent stint lasting five-plus years. He hopes that, through his writing work, he settles the karmic debt he incurred by persuading his parents to buy a Mega CD. Outside of The Escapist, Chris covers news and more for GameSpew. He's also been published at such sites as VG247, Space, and more. His tastes run to horror, the post-apocalyptic, and beyond, though he'll tackle most things that aren't exclusively sports-based. At Escapist, he's covered such games as Infinite Craft, Lies of P, Starfield, and numerous other major titles.