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  • Summary: Ready to die? Experience the newest brutal action game from Team NINJA and Koei Tecmo Games. In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Feb 7, 2018
    92
    Labelling Nioh as "another Dark Souls clone", just doesn't do it justice. The Complete Edition is a package brimming with content, challenging gameplay, deep combat mechanics, Diablo-like looting and a fun crafting system to boot. It does not stick to its peers' blueprint, but it endeavours to evolve in a different beast, and for the most part, succeeds.
  2. Dec 4, 2017
    90
    Clearly with the focus on combat and challenging enemies, there are similarities with Nioh and From Software’s Souls games, but unlike other games that have built themselves to be copies of the successful formula, the team behind Nioh have added their style into the mix to make it more than another game trying to lure the fans of hardcore action RPGs to it. Those additional ideas build on an already solid foundation, but enable Nioh to standout above the rest of the inspired clones with its hectic, faster paced and varied combat and addictive loot mechanics, to go toe-to-toe with the company that initiated this new wave of challenging combat, going as far as to better them in some areas.
  3. PC PowerPlay
    Jan 6, 2018
    90
    Nioh successfully reinvents Souls with deeper combat and skill trees. [Issue#269, p.58]
  4. Dec 3, 2017
    85
    Nioh: Complete Edition is a great game. That much should be expected as the original release was. However, much like all Koei Tecmo PC ports, this release suffers from some glaring omissions and limitations. Fortunately, Team Ninja have already announced some patches to start improving the release.
  5. Nov 7, 2017
    81
    Captivating and challenging action RPG in the spirit of Dark Souls, but the PC conversion includes bizarre blunders.
  6. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    A fantastic show of force from the long-standing Team Ninja, but one that feels like it didn’t truly understand the mass appeal of the genre. Spruced up with the group’s signature style, Nioh only falters with its less captivating world. We can appreciate the heritage, but it won’t grab everyone.
  7. Nov 9, 2017
    67
    If you have ever praised the sun, or if you have any fear of the old blood, Nioh is an absolute must play. A fantastic and deep combat system, coupled with great boss design and a difficult yet fair effort/reward loop put Nioh right up there with its not so distant brothers in Dark Souls and Bloodborne. If I were to assign a score to the game, simply for its content it would absolutely be a solid “A”. Unfortunately, even though it is the Complete Edition, this is not necessarily the superior version of the game. If you only play games on PC, this game is still a no-brainer to pick up, but if you’re like me and have consoles as well as a computer, I think the PS4 may still be the place to play Nioh.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 78
  2. Negative: 22 out of 78
  1. Nov 8, 2017
    10
    Players with a half-decent computer and a controller will find themselves lost in a game that goes above and beyond what’s expected of thePlayers with a half-decent computer and a controller will find themselves lost in a game that goes above and beyond what’s expected of the genre.The game is great, everything you would expect from a dark souls clone but even better in terms of speed and preciseness. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2017
    10
    Excelente juego muy bien optimizado EXELENT PORT. Dice requerimientos mínimos una gtx 780 y lo corro con una gtx 670 y un i7 3770k perfectoExcelente juego muy bien optimizado EXELENT PORT. Dice requerimientos mínimos una gtx 780 y lo corro con una gtx 670 y un i7 3770k perfecto 1920x1080p, q no tiene soporte de ratón y teclado, pero eso no significa q sea un mal PORT, solo ignorantes q lloran por jugar con teclado y ratón no deberían comprarlo, si no tienen para un control de 15 dólares mucho menos tendrán la computadora para correrlo, jugué los dark souls y este es un estilo muy diferente es mucho mas rápido y con diferentes posturas por armas, baja media y alta lo que hace realmente atractivo el juego, ya q a diferencia del dark souls este tiene por arma 3 veces mas ataques, las graficas están de lujo, el rendimiento no me canso de decirlo esta GENIAL y para mi eso es lo q lo hace un buen PC PORT no esa estupidez de q soporte teclado y ratón, q es lo q mas critican algunos reviewer en esta pagina, le explico para realizar un combo y cambiar postura en teclado mínimo tendría q oprimir de 6 a 7 teclas en control por los análogos solo 3 o 4 , este juego no es un Word of warcraft no es un mmo, por lo tanto no es necesario el teclado y el ratón, pero si es obligatorio un control con análogos, la historia si eres fanático de la era meiji samurai este es el juego para ti, el protagonista no es un japonés por q es un naufrago, pero de resto la verdad estoy muy feliz con este juegazo.

    recomendando y ojala lo ayuden comprándolo ya q es una exclusiva de ps4 traída al pc.
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  3. Nov 25, 2018
    9
    The game is very interesting from the technical point of view, especially the fights, but I just do not like the "dark souls" style gameplay,The game is very interesting from the technical point of view, especially the fights, but I just do not like the "dark souls" style gameplay, die and do the same thing over and over is frustrating and boring probably because I'm not capable (the first boss 30 attempts all failed with the boss health almost full ... I'm really poor) but I really can't understand how many players like this kind of games but I understand it's a matter of taste. The porting from ps4 is good - gti 980 ti i7 4770k the game run smooth at 60 fps - no keyboard and mouse support but the xbox one controller works very well. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2017
    7
    I beat the game on PS4 and played about 5 hours of the PC version.

    If you have a good PC and a controller (no kb/m support), it's a neat
    I beat the game on PS4 and played about 5 hours of the PC version.

    If you have a good PC and a controller (no kb/m support), it's a neat Souls-like with really fun and satisfying combat. My biggest problems with it are lack of enemy variety and the missions feeling too samey. I recommend skipping a lot of the side missions to avoid burning out on the game as well as making it too easy.

    I'm playing it on a Ryzen 5 1600, GTX 1060 machine and at 1080p it's mostly running at 60 but with fairly frequent frame drops when there's a lot of action on screen. There's really no reason for it to be that demanding, it's an alright looking game for the most part, but sometimes it looks like an early PS3-era game in high res. If your specs are lower than mine I would wait for a performance patch before buying it.
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  5. Aug 22, 2018
    6
    Could've been a much better game if not for rehashing assets and uninspiring locations. I mean, people made fun of Dark Souls for reusing theCould've been a much better game if not for rehashing assets and uninspiring locations. I mean, people made fun of Dark Souls for reusing the same boss 3 or 4 times, but in Nioh it's like a normal practice. You complete the same missions and fight the same bosses over and over as if you play New Game and New Game+ simultaneously.
    Enemy variety is also extremely poor. It's especially disappointing because devs chose such a rich material to work with but in the end didn't do much with it. Enemies that you encounter in the first 5 hours are basically the same enemies that you'll be fighting for the rest of the game, which is like 40-50.
    Nioh has some interesting mechanics and presents a fair learning curve. It starts off very promising, but overstays its welcome eventually.
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  6. Apr 6, 2021
    4
    Dark Souls but it takes place in Japan, enemies can knock off anywhere between 30-50% of your HP in 1 hit from the word go, and is generallyDark Souls but it takes place in Japan, enemies can knock off anywhere between 30-50% of your HP in 1 hit from the word go, and is generally overcomplicated in the heat of battle, trying to juggle your Stamina-- I mean "Ki", Ki Pulses, and Stances, in addition to the fact that hte punishing nature of running out of Ki puts Dark Soul's' Guard Breaks to shame, and god save your soul if you pull more than one enemy at a time. Honestly, I want to like it but it's just not a great amount of fun unless you're a serious masochist. Expand
  7. Nov 9, 2019
    0
    Возможно, это лучшая игра в мире, но без поддержки формата 21:9 в 2019 году она мне не нужна. Дата выхода: 2017 год, Карл!!!Возможно, это лучшая игра в мире, но без поддержки формата 21:9 в 2019 году она мне не нужна. Дата выхода: 2017 год, Карл!!!

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