Lies Of P - How To Turn All NPCs Into Puppets
See this quirky Easter egg and get a couple of achievements in Lies of P.
Lies of P is a Souls-like game where you do battle against countless puppets. Along the way, you also meet several human characters who are willing to help, but there's a little secret at the end of the campaign, one that allows you to turn all NPCs into puppets in Lies of P. You can also earn two Achievements/Trophies--"Pianist of Krat" and "The Story of One Father"--while you're at it. Likewise, please be reminded that this article contains spoilers.
How to turn all NPCs into puppets in Lies of P
You can turn the Hotel Krat NPCs into puppets in Lies of P by playing the piano in Hotel Krat after making a pivotal decision at the end of the campaign. Here's a quick summary from fellow writer Kai Powell:
- After defeating a boss named Simon Manus, ride the elevator to the bottom of the tower. There, you'll see Geppetto in the middle of the chamber.
- Geppetto will ask P if he wants to be a real boy. Choose to give up P's heart to get one of the game's endings.
- After the post-credits scene, you'll be prompted if you want to proceed to a New Game Plus run.
- Do not switch to New Game Plus. Instead, you should continue your current run so you can respawn back in Hotel Krat.
How to get the Pianist of Krat achievement
Once in Hotel Krat, go to the piano. Because you're in a post-campaign run with a particular ending chosen, you'll be able to play a perfect tune. This nets you the Lies of P "Pianist of Krat" Achievement/Trophy.
After the cutscene has finished, check out the NPCs in the area. You'll notice that they've all turned into puppets. Moreover, they refer to P as "Carlo," perhaps a reference to Carlo Collodi, the author of the Adventures of Pinocchio.
How to get The Story of One Father achievement
To get the Lies of P "The Story of One Father" Achievement/Trophy, make sure you exhaust all dialogue options when talking to Geppetto throughout the campaign. Then, once you've turned everyone in Hotel Krat into a puppet after the ending, go upstairs to Geppetto's room. There, you'll find Geppetto's Letter, which you can read to obtain this Achievement/Trophy.
That's how you turn all Hotel Krat NPCs into puppets in Lies of P. As an aside, it seems that other collectibles or secrets aren't necessary for this particular Easter egg. When we got this particular outcome, we didn't have all the records or Golden Lie special weapon.
In any case, you can continue this current run to obtain other items or achievements that you may have missed. Alternatively, you can proceed to New Game Plus, where you'll be able to replay the campaign, bolstered by a lot of your gear pieces and upgrades. You can learn more about the related mechanics in our Lies of P NG+ guide.
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