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  • Summary: Take up your sword and travel to Japans blood-bathed Sengoku period an era ravaged by warring states and dark, malevolent forces and cut a violent path through the land as the masterless samurai, William. Cross blades in brutal hand-to-hand combat, wielding swords, axes, spears and evenTake up your sword and travel to Japans blood-bathed Sengoku period an era ravaged by warring states and dark, malevolent forces and cut a violent path through the land as the masterless samurai, William. Cross blades in brutal hand-to-hand combat, wielding swords, axes, spears and even war hammers against foes both human and demon. Endure the vicious encounters and learn from your mistakes: each death will bring you resurrection and each resurrection a greater resolve to overcome your foes. Expand
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  1. Positive: 97 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Mar 18, 2017
    100
    Hellishly challenging and entertaining tribute to the From Software games. The authors didn´t copy the originals – on the contrary they weren´t afraid of many drastic changes. So, the overall experience was pushed in a big way in a different direction. [Issue#272]
  2. Feb 15, 2017
    95
    Saying that Nioh is a “Souls clone” not only doesn’t do justice to a superb game, but can be quite misleading. Nioh stands on its own as a masterpiece from Team Ninja that reminds us the Ninja Gaiden glory days of the studio.
  3. Feb 2, 2017
    90
    Ultimately, NiOh is a really fantastic game. It comes with some flaws, and a few elements that are a bit rough around the edges, but it hits almost all the right notes. Team Ninja’s latest labor of love is packed with charm, atmosphere, and one of the best action battle systems that you’ll find across the industry.
  4. Edge Magazine
    Mar 8, 2017
    90
    This is a game that takes the foundations of one of the most intoxicating RPGs around and builds them into a fast, fluid, simply enormous action game as good as anything Team Ninja has ever made. [April 2017, p.112]
  5. Feb 24, 2017
    87
    Nioh has a lot to offer with its deep combat system, and it's an overall addicting action game for fans of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls.
  6. Feb 17, 2017
    84
    Nioh is a very impressive offering from Team Ninja, mostly thanks to the excellent combat and well-crafted main missions. From Software finally have some serious competition in the sub-genre they invented.
  7. 60
    The game’s grindy premise has been exhausted for what seems like decade and will leave you feeling more defeated than anything else. The combat mechanics are certainly worth noticing, but the environment restricts them, making it a wash. Do yourself a favor and pass on this compilation of recycled concepts and frustrating gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 42 out of 402
  1. Feb 7, 2017
    10
    Firstly I leave clear that nioh is amazing, but why? the answer depends on who is being questioned, therefore not be fooled into with gamesFirstly I leave clear that nioh is amazing, but why? the answer depends on who is being questioned, therefore not be fooled into with games perfect, because there are no.

    Nioh is a hard work to define because the gaming industry is so generic that sometimes good titles are judged as copies (unfairly.) But if on the one hand Nioh is called a copy, on the other it is called a renewal. I prefer to consider Nioh as a renewal because there are so many different ways of playing, it is difficult not to identify with a specific type of weapon or even the combat position.

    I'm not an expert in composition of art (animation and soundtrack.) But I would like to register my passion for Team Ninja's work in this part of the game, I really shivered whenever I heard new music while exploring the missions. As for graphics, I have nothing to complain about since I'm playing in action mode that works at 60 frames per second (I recommend doing the same, it's great.)

    I have not finished the game yet, but what I have seen gives history is excellent. It is incredible to be able to tell a story so rich in subtle scenes. The only flaw of the game so far are a few bugs I've witnessed, but that have not affected my experience with this excellent work at all.

    Finally, I leave here a maximum recommendation to those who love challenging games. Play this game as it will be one of the best experiences of your life within the game universe. For those who just want to relax, I strongly recommend that you do not buy because you will only stress more (unless you are a deity of difficult games). Everything in the player instigates me to improve, something that I consider obligatory in games of the type. Remembering that no one needs to take this review as a basis, I'm just a player leaving their opinion on a game.

    I wish good luck to those who buy, but be prepared not to do anything else until the end of the game.
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  2. Feb 19, 2017
    10
    This game is great, I really didn't expect it to be this good but it is. First of all the graphics are pretty nice, you have an option toThis game is great, I really didn't expect it to be this good but it is. First of all the graphics are pretty nice, you have an option to choose between three different modes, action mode, and two movie modes. Action mode is locked at 30 fps but the resolution on a standard ps4 will be 720 which looks pretty blurry. The movie mode locks the game at 30fps with a big improvement in graphical fidelity.

    Gameplay is great, with combat similar to DS and BB but faster and way cooler IMO. You have many weapons to play around with and a nice deep leveling system. There's tons of loot to find in this game which includes some really col armor. Its actually very similar to diablo so thats really cool too!

    The difficulty is pretty tough too, some people might not like this but Im cool with it since i have a lot of patience. If you get easily angered dont even touch this game lol because youre gonna lose your cool fast.

    Overall, graphics are nice, gameplay is A++ and the story in interesting. Definately pick this up if you like a good challenge!
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  3. Feb 8, 2017
    10
    Utterly splendid. Surprising amount of puzzles and exploring. Great challenge. Great reward. Its forcing me to use more words....INCREDIBLE!!Utterly splendid. Surprising amount of puzzles and exploring. Great challenge. Great reward. Its forcing me to use more words....INCREDIBLE!! Phenomenal. Expand
  4. Feb 15, 2020
    9
    Wie soll man dieses Game bewerten?!?
    Es ist eine Art Souls/Borne Game, es mit diesen Monumenten zu vergleichen wäre jedoch nicht fair.
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    Wie soll man dieses Game bewerten?!?
    Es ist eine Art Souls/Borne Game, es mit diesen Monumenten zu vergleichen wäre jedoch nicht fair.

    Nioh ist schwer und knackig, es bietet viel Raum seinen eigenen Spielstil zu finden und ein nettes Item/Lootsystem.
    Das Setting ist für mich top auch wenn es an den meisten Orten doch zu dunkel ist.
    Story ist anfangs etwas sehr konfus aber mit den Stunden immer packender.
    Das Gameplay war 2 Durchläufe lang ohne Fehler und immer flüssig, mit einer präzisen Steuerung.

    Ich finde es ist dem Hype gerecht.

    PS: es ist kein Vergleich zu Dark Souls usw. soll und muss es aber auch nicht sein.
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  5. Feb 10, 2017
    9
    one word= PERFECT GRAPHİCS= 10/8 GAMEPLAY 10/10 SOUND 7/10 STORY/10/9 Overall= 10/9 i really love this game this game can got 2017 game ofone word= PERFECT GRAPHİCS= 10/8 GAMEPLAY 10/10 SOUND 7/10 STORY/10/9 Overall= 10/9 i really love this game this game can got 2017 game of the year what i can say just buy this game you gonna be fine :) Expand
  6. Feb 10, 2020
    8
    I picked up nioh for free off ps+ and finally got around to playing, what a challenging but rewarding game. Levels are creative and beautifulI picked up nioh for free off ps+ and finally got around to playing, what a challenging but rewarding game. Levels are creative and beautiful to look at. Fighting system is deep and different from any game I've played before. The loot system is extensive and overwhelming. The story is a little convoluted but is definitely not the main focus of the game. The difficulty on this game is hard but gets more manageable once you unlock talisman. Skill tree is deep and can be confusing. Boss fights are all rememberable and unique. This is a long ass game if you try and do all quests. Nioh was worthy of my time and I'll be looking forward to nioh 2. Expand
  7. Nov 15, 2019
    0
    Another Souls clone that doesn't understand what makes the Souls games so good. Even Dark Souls 2 is better than this ****

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