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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: 28 out of 55
  2. Negative: 17 out of 55
  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 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 7, 2017
    9
    Freaks looking to play this game with a mouse and keyboard lol it's like playing first shooter games with keyboard and mouse xD
    The game is
    Freaks looking to play this game with a mouse and keyboard lol it's like playing first shooter games with keyboard and mouse xD
    The game is great, everything you would expect from a dark souls clone but even better in terms of speed and preciseness.
    The only flaw the games has it's the locked fps on PC. Otherwise the game runs great without any issues. C**ts be happy we have a PS4 exclusive on PC and you are criticizing just because it cannot be played with mouse and keyboard? Idiots!!!!
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  4. Dec 5, 2017
    8
    Great game, same as console version. Controls even better with mouse and keyboard than with a gamepad.
    Only downside is that the game is
    Great game, same as console version. Controls even better with mouse and keyboard than with a gamepad.
    Only downside is that the game is poorly optimized and won't run properly on anything but the most modern hardware. In turn visuals are noticeably better than in the console version.
    The game includes all the dlc, which easily gives you around 70 hours of fun for the first playthrough. So that alone is worth it.
    Further playthroughs in the various ng+ modes are not recommended though, unless you enjoy grinding and getting oneshot by even the most basic enemies. If that is your thing, the overall playtime is anywhere from 150 to 300 hours, depending on how well you do in the game.
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  5. Oct 29, 2019
    6
    Nioh is a good game, but there are some glaring issues with it.

    Let's start by saying what's good about Nioh. Combat is swift and
    Nioh is a good game, but there are some glaring issues with it.

    Let's start by saying what's good about Nioh. Combat is swift and unforgiving, it walks the line somewhere between dark souls and Bloodborne in terms of its feel. You can choose between 3 stances which have their own sets of attacks. Ranged combat is adequate too, although it's not really possible to make a build around it unfortunately. In Nioh you have access to various ninja and magic techniques and spells which add a bit of flair to combat, and can improve your damage, slow enemies or blind them.

    There's a mission structure to this game rather than just journeying through one large connected world like dark souls. Players can pick between sub-missions and main missions that unlock on the world map. And this is fine, I've hard some people disliking this design choice, but I think it suits Nioh.

    However, almost everything else that I want to praise about the game is coupled with negatives. I WANT to say that the boss battles are good, but, a lot of them just aren't. There aren't any that I really remember or really enjoyed for that matter. Compare this to something like DS3 where I remember fighting Midir or the Nameless King with great fondness, or in Bloodborne where I fought Gehrman or Gascoigne I can't really say that for Nioh. A lot of the bosses feel bland, and worse infuriating with moves that feel a bit cheap. In short, most bosses in Nioh are just not fun to fight against unfortunately. Although there are a few which stand as exceptions to the rule.

    The story and lore of Nioh, I've got to say, is just bland. I didn't find myself caring about the world or the characters in it to any degree, and I was barely bothering to pay attention to any of the story. It sounds brutal to say out loud, but I just didn't give a **** about what was going on.

    Something else to note is the game's loot, it's armour and weapons. I liked acquiring them, some armour sets and swords look totally **** badass and this along with the great gameplay was basically my driving force to finish the game. However, even this comes with it's issues, the main one being is the levelling system. I don't like this system, like at all. In DS you might find a sword, and then you'd have to upgrade it as the game went on, in Nioh, weapons and armour are integrated into a level list, this doesn't sound so bad at first but it means that when I'm running through an area, i might acquire literally 5 different versions of gauntlets, and I have to trawl through my inventory comparing stats and tossing some aside just so my inventory isn't clogged to **** This isn't a massive issue, but it lead to me not really feeling attached to my gear. As I said, I still enjoyed acquiring stuff, and this isn't a big deal, but it's still something I want to say

    A massive negative of Nioh is the recycling of enemies. You'll encounter the same enemies over and over and over and over and over again, I can't tell you how many times I've killed the demon with the sword or a one eyed ogre, or a generic soldier with a spear. The game doesn't even bother to add true variations, they don't even come in different colours. This also applies to the bosses believe it or not, which are recycled in the game's side missions, the 2nd boss of the game, I've fought it about 6 times now and that's probably a low estimate. It's pathetic. It really is, and it makes the game feel like a chore to play through, when all I'm doing is seemingly fighting the same handful of enemies in a generic location, which brings me to...

    The generic locations. Nowhere is memorable, everywhere is bland and non-descript. I can maybe remember one area that I liked, actually no I can't. There's nothing particularly horrible about them, they're just meh. However this is very problematic for the game, because now I'm just trudging through areas I don't really care about, in a world with a story I don't care about, fighting the same roster of about 20 enemies literally every single mission.

    And that's what I have to say about Nioh, there was a big craze amongst the console gamers back in 2017 about this game, and honestly, I don't get why. It's a good game, but the only really standout feature is it's combat. I played it a lot, but, perhaps it wasn't worth it. It's certainly not worth spending £40 on it. I'd wait for a sale till it went for £20-£30. Or you could always be a scumbag and buy it on G2A. Like I did, I'm sorry.

    So, if you're looking for a halfway decent souls game, you could spend you're money on worse things. or better things, like the Surge 2 or Ashen. Ashen is a great game btw, it gets a lot of hate, but if you really want an amazing souls game play Ashen it's **** beautiful, Actually this just reminded me to write a review of Ashen. I love Ashen.
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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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