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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: 30 out of 60
  2. Negative: 17 out of 60
  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. May 18, 2018
    10
    This game is amazing,it has so much content and so much variation,people compare it to dark souls but I like it more than dark souls,it hasThis game is amazing,it has so much content and so much variation,people compare it to dark souls but I like it more than dark souls,it has depth in combat,and a lot of skills and weapons to choose from,a really amazing game that deserves all the praise and a much higher score. Expand
  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, 2020
    4
    This game is a mediocre copy of dark souls. Graphics, music, plot, scenery - everything is fine apart from combat which is unfair. In darkThis game is a mediocre copy of dark souls. Graphics, music, plot, scenery - everything is fine apart from combat which is unfair. In dark souls it was ok, you got adjusted to that. In Nioh, even after levelling up, your character is still weak and clumsy. The boss fights are just ridiculous - you don't stand a chance on the recommended character level. 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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