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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: 25 out of 45
  2. Negative: 12 out of 45
  1. Jan 16, 2018
    10
    If Samurai X, and DarkSouls had a child, NioH would be the result, loving every second i spend in this masterpiece, the history is wellIf Samurai X, and DarkSouls had a child, NioH would be the result, loving every second i spend in this masterpiece, the history is well writen, the combat system is sublime, surpasing Ds by miles.

    Customization is one of it's better higlights letting you pick TONS, of armors, katanas, spears etc. And a wide range of options to add elements to your favorite ones, the learning curve is pretty fair and the enemies are well created, it never feels unfair and the controls respond very well...

    100% recomended, please buy this game, you will not regret it if you played any Ds before, this is the perfect option for you.
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  2. Nov 13, 2017
    10
    Muy buen juego para los amantes de los retos.
    si alguna vez jugaste darksouls es necesario que pruebes nioh
    mi calificación es 9/10 el 9 es
    Muy buen juego para los amantes de los retos.
    si alguna vez jugaste darksouls es necesario que pruebes nioh
    mi calificación es 9/10
    el 9 es por que creo que lo de la poses de combate esta algo feo
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  3. 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
  4. Mar 8, 2019
    8
    Its a Souls Like game, i enjoy a lot playing but I was waiting for more, still a very good game.
  5. Nov 14, 2017
    7
    A bit repetetive 8/10A bit repetetive 8/10
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  6. Jan 5, 2018
    5
    This game is so darn difficult that I cannot understand why was a PS4 favorite.
    At the prologue I liked it and after some tries of failing
    This game is so darn difficult that I cannot understand why was a PS4 favorite.
    At the prologue I liked it and after some tries of failing against common enemies I beat a boss easily but, now I´m stuck at the second boss and I´m forever grinding with no difference. I just got at a boss demon in a ship beating out the crap out me and aiming at nothing with the results and without understanding what the heck is going on. I have a controlller and no issues about framerate or something like other fools but the difficult is getting on my nerve. And from a fan of Team ninja games like Ninja Gaiden and DOA, a harcord gamer from years; don´t know if I don´t get the system or it´s the game crazy difficult or the port but at the end ,stinks. Looks like Playstation lives only by hype to have this game as a seller. Maybe I update later my review but seems pretty improbable.
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  7. Jun 18, 2019
    0
    This game is real rubbish, so unfair, also looks like game for ps3, level design is ridiculous, developers lazy bastards, balance equals 0, IThis game is real rubbish, so unfair, also looks like game for ps3, level design is ridiculous, developers lazy bastards, balance equals 0, I don't wat eat this **** Expand

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