Lies of P fits the mold of a meticulously crafted Soul-like in accordance with the groundwork laid down by the pioneers of the genre FromSoftware. Unlike, FromSoft games, Round8 opted to divide the game into Chapters instead of traditional areas to explore. Let us find out how many Chapters you will go through in Lies of P.
Lies of P is bifurcated into 11 Chapters in total. Each chapter has its own challenges, things to do, and places/secrets to discover.
Lies of P Chapters vs. From’s Areas
Lies of P starts off like any other Soul-like game. You progress through initial locations to eventually unlock this game’s Firelink Shrine hub known as Hotel Krat. From here, there are various Chapters that P has to progressively complete.
FromSoft’s world design is far more branching, where some areas provide a fork in the road for the player to choose their next destination. In contrast, Lies of P is much more linear. There are little to no branching paths, and you are forced to move on to the next area or chapter, in this case, sequentially.
However, do not be confused by Round8’s naming scheme, it is not like Nioh where you have to select a particular chapter and finish them one at a time. Lies of P’s worlds are still very much interconnected and you can seamlessly move to previous chapters/areas and the hub world using the teleportation option through the Stargazers i.e. Bonfire.
Nonetheless, let us go over how many Chapters there are in this game.
How many Chapters are in Lies of P?
There are 11 Chapters in total in Lies of P. These chapters and their included areas are:
- Chapter 1:
- Krat Central Station Plaza
- Cerasani Alley
- Chapter 2:
- Elysion Boulevard Entrance
- Inside the House of Elysion Boulevard
- Krat City Hall
- Krat City Hall Courtyard
- Chapter 3:
- Workshop Union Entrance
- Workshop Union Culvert
- Venigni Works Control Room
- Center of Venigni Works
- Chapter 4:
- Moonlight Town
- Path of Misery
- St. Frangelico Cathedral Chapel
- St. Frangelico Cathedral Library
- Archbishop’s Altar
- Chapter 5:
- Path of Pilgrim
- Malum District
- Malum District Town Hall
- Chapter 6:
- Rosa Isabella Street Entrance
- Rosa Isabella Street Culvert
- Estella Opera House Entrance
- Estella Opera House Stage
- Chapter 7:
- Lorenzini Arcade
- Grand Exhibition Gallery
- Grand Exhibition Conference Room
- Saintess of Mercy Statue
- Chapter 8:
- Barren Swamp Entrance
- Barren Swamp
- Barren Swamp Ravine
- Barren Swamp Bridge
- Barren Swamp Nest
- Chapter 9:
- Krat Central Station Platform
- Krat Central Station Lobby
- Abandoned Apartment
- Collapsed Street
- Krat Central Station Street
- Chapter 10:
- Relic of Trismegistus Entrance
- Relic of Trismegistus Combat Field
- Chapter 11:
- Black Seaside
- Arche Abbey Entrance
- Arche Abbey Outer Wall
- Arche Abbey Broken Rift
- Arche Abbey Prayer Room
- Ascension Bridge
- Arche Abbey Upper Part – Inside
- Arche Abbey Upper Part – Inside
- Arche Abbey Upper Part – Internal Bridge
- Arche Abbey Cradle of the Gods
- Under the Abyss
How Long Will It Take to Finish Lies of P?
Lies of P’s playthrough, much like any other Soul-like, will depend on the player’s skill level and curiosity. Many challenging bosses will hinder the player’s progression demanding multiple encounters before they can be taken down.
There are tons of collectibles, NPC questlines, weapons, and armor to discover which can easily take you off the beaten path, inflating the overall playtime.
Bee-lining the main story with efficient boss killing will take players around 25 hours to beat the game. But that’s no fun since most of the charm of the game is to interact with all the intriguing side content.
If you are one of the completionists like me then you are in for 50+ hours of genuine delight. This includes all the endings (separate playthroughs), all the collectibles, weapons, and NPC branching questlines.
Lies of P is a nicely paced game and none of its Chapters feel unnecessarily padded. You can always visit previous chapters by teleporting to earlier Stargazers. The Chapters are all unique, building firmly on the narrative of the game.