Lords of the Fallen has all the stuff needed to be a truly great game. Despite not nailing the point of Dark Souls, it manages to hold its own as a Souls-lite production for a good portion of its running time. The desire to progress is effectively coercive, and there are some legitimately grueling boss fights on offer.
Switching games can be like starting new relationships. Maybe it ended badly, and you want to move on to something fun to help you keep your mind busy and moving forward. Perhaps the interest disappeared and you want to find something different from everything else that is out there. Maybe you are looking for something similar to what you already had, but without the lying to yourself that something isn’t inherently wrong. Perhaps you are keeping your options open until the right one comes along. There is no secret about it, Lords of the Fallen has been around the block this past year. But if you can keep an open mind and accept it for what it really is, you just might be able to enjoy your time with it. While it isn’t the shiniest game out there, you might actually be moved to see the love this game has for the genre.