The enigmatic world of Puppet Soulslike, known as “Lies of P,” has recently received a significant update aimed at enhancing the gameplay experience for its dedicated player base. This update introduces crucial balance changes designed to make the game slightly more approachable while maintaining its inherent challenge.
One of the notable changes revolves around field monsters and bosses. The update lowers their health points (HP) while simultaneously boosting the rewards players receive.
Field monsters, in particular, have seen reductions in HP, increased chances of disrupting their stance, and a more generous window of vulnerability for staggering them.
Boss encounters have also undergone alterations. The formidable Fallen Archbishop Andreus and the King of Puppets have seen reductions in their HP, making these formidable foes somewhat more manageable. Simon Manus, the Awakened God, not only witnessed a drop in HP but also a decrease in the damage inflicted, further easing the challenge for players.
Rewards and Resource Management
In the pursuit of balance, the update adjusts the drop rates of various items essential for character progression. Moonstone items, crucial for enhancing weapons, and Ergo items, used for leveling up, now drop more frequently. However, the drop rate for Star Fragments, employed for summoning assistance, has been reduced.
A significant improvement in character progression management comes in the form of respec options. The Gold Coin Tree, known for yielding Golden Coin Fruit on a timer, has been enhanced to facilitate character respec.
Players can now reset their character’s level, P-Organ, and Legion Arms directly at the tree. Furthermore, the required amount of gold coins for resetting has been adjusted, presumably reduced, allowing players greater flexibility to experiment with their puppet build.
Additional Tweaks and Fixes
The Lies of P update isn’t limited to gameplay balance and respec options; it also includes several smaller adjustments and bug fixes aimed at refining the overall experience.
For a comprehensive look at the update’s details, players can refer to the full update notes available on Steam.
In the words of one review, “Lies of P has strong enough foundations in its edgy tone and tweaked weapons to provide an enjoyable experience for those in need of a FromSoft fix.” With these latest updates, that experience promises to be even more engaging and accessible to both seasoned players and newcomers alike.