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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: 36 out of 69
  2. Negative: 19 out of 69
  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 30, 2017
    10
    Was skeptical that this was gonna be another bad dark souls clone but it is so much more than that. It's much more addictive than dark soulsWas skeptical that this was gonna be another bad dark souls clone but it is so much more than that. It's much more addictive than dark souls (2 & 3) and the combat is better imo, but there's too many filler quests and not enough enemy variety. It's a crappy port though and crashes sometimes and that sucks when you're in the middle of a boss fight. 8/10 Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2017
    9
    Played all 3 Dark Souls, comparatively Nioh is my favourite amongst the souls-like games. Not really a fan of open world, maybe that is one ofPlayed all 3 Dark Souls, comparatively Nioh is my favourite amongst the souls-like games. Not really a fan of open world, maybe that is one of the main reason why I am loving Nioh more than Dark Souls.

    Have been quite some time not sleeping late, until Nioh for PC is launched. Since then, have been playing late into the night.

    Love the loot and equipment system, and the of course its fighting style. Although I am already in my 40s, playing this game reminds me how fast my reaction can still be. Boss design are great, although I die a lot, but they were designed to sort of motivate you to keep progressing and learning more about them.

    Giving 9 out of 10. No game is perfect. This is still one of my best game ever played.
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  4. May 26, 2021
    8
    Like other people in the reviews i have played all 3 dark souls, and I got to admit Nioh takes the sous combat system to a whole new level.Like other people in the reviews i have played all 3 dark souls, and I got to admit Nioh takes the sous combat system to a whole new level. Sure, story wise is basically a "b action movie" but that's not the point of the game which is btw filled with pretty accurate historical references. The point is fighting, finding your style and mastering it.
    People is complaining about keyboard support.... get over it just buy a controller (a logitech F310 is just about 25 euros and is a capable, sturdy and cheap gamepad), I don't get why someone wants to play an action game of this genre with keyboard and mouse.
    If I got to find a flaw in this game, I would say that is its repetitiveness. Too many pointless ng+, I would prefer a game that encourages you to create a new character more than endlessly grind for just one.
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  5. Apr 30, 2020
    7
    Pros
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    + Good, complex, fast combat + Epic boss battles Cons =================== - Graphics too bad for a 2017 game
    Pros
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    + Good, complex, fast combat
    + Epic boss battles

    Cons
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    - Graphics too bad for a 2017 game
    - Story ... very superficial but the cutscenes are nice. But the story is weird.
    - Annoying camera and lock on issues when using keyboard and mouse
    - Sometimes keystrokes not registered which is EXTREMELY annoying in fast boss fights
    - Copy/Paste Levels
    - Copy/Paste enemies
    -Bosses can be annoying (1 hit, run, 1 hit)
    - No open world ("Missions")

    So after all this is a good game, but it is not as polished or perfect as Dark Souls 3, for example. It is like a "cheaper" version of Dark Souls.
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  6. Nov 29, 2017
    4
    I returned this after 2 hours.
    Not that the game is bad, but it's not for most gamers.
    I'm okay with dying but not with restarting from 10
    I returned this after 2 hours.
    Not that the game is bad, but it's not for most gamers.
    I'm okay with dying but not with restarting from 10 mins back.
    I'm not okay with enemies respawning once you go a bit far from them, either.
    I'm sure it didn't challenge the pro gamers much but still it's disappointing to see how this game is trying to hard to give you the impression that the game is difficult.
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  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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