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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: 64 out of 513
  1. Mar 20, 2017
    10
    Games with combat as fast paced as this tend to be a bit messy if not a lot, but Nioh´s battle system is also extremely precise and slick. AddGames with combat as fast paced as this tend to be a bit messy if not a lot, but Nioh´s battle system is also extremely precise and slick. Add to that an infinite amount of options, weapons, abilities, stances, items, that blend together perfectly and relate wonderfully to enemies and level design, and you have videogame action nirvana.

    The challenge it presents is also a very strong point. I´m honestly tired of games where it is almost impossible to get killed. Here you will die time after time, but if you play smart, focus and use al of your resources, you will get through every challenge you are presented with, and it will be most satisfying. That´s what videogames should be all about in the end.

    Gameplay mechanics are the soul of this game, but other aspects such as graphics, sound effects or character design are also at a very high level. I have completed 5 missions of this game so far, and if this keeps up, it´s flawless.
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  2. Feb 8, 2017
    10
    El combate en el juego es increíblemente emocionante. Hay cinco tipos diferentes de armas para elegir - katana, katana dual, lanza, hacha y elEl combate en el juego es increíblemente emocionante. Hay cinco tipos diferentes de armas para elegir - katana, katana dual, lanza, hacha y el kusarigama (una cuchilla en una cadena que se balancea). Cada arma tiene una postura baja, posición media y posición alta; Cada postura modifica el suministro de poder de ataque y Ki (resistencia) consumido. También hay tres tipos de armas de largo alcance: arcos, rifles y cañones de mano - el último de los cuales es muy divertido de usar en grupos de enemigos. Expand
  3. 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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  4. Mar 2, 2020
    9
    I recently picked up this game on my PS+ account for free and decided to give it a shot. I also want to say that I have never played any ofI recently picked up this game on my PS+ account for free and decided to give it a shot. I also want to say that I have never played any of the Souls type games before, so I really didn't have any preconditions or preconceptions of this genre.

    I was a little bit worried about the dying part. I died a lot in the beginning. Especially the first two levels. But the game only really takes away your experience points and only if you die again before reclaiming them. I found that the gameplay itself is so good that I didn't mind the repetition so much. It's a lot like the save system in Alien Isolation, which is a game that also forced you to get better and really understand the mechanics before proceeding far on your own merits.

    Meanwhile, you are constantly upgrading gear and skills and getting better at the game itself. You only lose exp points after you die and then die again before reclaiming the points at the spot you died. At some point though the gameplay clicks and you can really breeze by some of the lesser enemies or avoid them altogether if you choose. I'm actually surprised by the wealth of options the game gives you to use from melee to ranged to magic, and stealth too. Managing the death and rebirth cycle actually turns into a type of strategy all on it's own. Do you push ahead and risk death in a new area, or do you circle back and cash in your points which resets the enemies? It's like a game within a game sort of.

    Now for my biggest pet peeve in this game. The amount of items you can collect in this game is just too much. It's takes too much time to sort through and manage all this stuff and becomes quite annoying. It's loot overload. I typically donate everything to the shrine for more exp. points.

    However, I do really like the way they copied the MGSV mission structure which allows you to play at your own pace and tackle previous areas doing challenges and side missions.

    However this does kind make the story feel wonky but honestly the story is second fiddle. It's your standard Samurai fantasy stuff with demons and guardians and what not. Not terribly interesting and pretty much a carbon copy of every type of game ever made in the ninja action genre.

    This is not a game for everybody but at the 20 dollar or less price point, it's a steal. It's a full game offering hours of action but there is some stiff difficulty at times and that can get frustrating. But you can play at your own pace and if an area proves too difficult you can always hit up a previous level and try to grind for a little bit. There are also plenty of items that speed things up as well and honestly the constant dying and difficulty is a little overblown in some of the reviews. Just have patience in the first two levels and then things really open up. Bottom line, gameplay is top notch and will keep you coming back. If you like action games give it a try.
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  5. Jan 27, 2020
    8
    This is a very complex RPG game that has a huge gap on dificulty beetwen regular enemies and bosses. You have to be prone to study boss fightsThis is a very complex RPG game that has a huge gap on dificulty beetwen regular enemies and bosses. You have to be prone to study boss fights on youtube, have good reflexes for dodging and be a calm and pacient person. This game may cause stress and anger wich can lead to heart problems and cancer. Expand
  6. Mar 10, 2017
    8
    KOEI Tecmo and Team Ninja are able to bring a brave product: the influences of the creators of Ninja Gaiden you see and hear, but to create aKOEI Tecmo and Team Ninja are able to bring a brave product: the influences of the creators of Ninja Gaiden you see and hear, but to create a slower pace and reasons where the study of our enemy or choosing the right moment to attack prove fundamentals.

    From the graphic point of view will not shine purely technical level, but the Japan brought by the development team is something beautiful that already for a few years I wanted to see in a video game.

    I enjoyed it a lot and I hope to see a sequel that can raise even more, perhaps with a storyline more interesting and excellent work with Nioh.

    https://playars.it/nioh-recensione/
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  7. Jul 26, 2020
    0
    The dumbest game ever. Im stuck with last enemy on the map and its impossible to kill him, instant attacks, bugged counters, kills you in maxThe dumbest game ever. Im stuck with last enemy on the map and its impossible to kill him, instant attacks, bugged counters, kills you in max 2 hits. Basicly all the bosses ive killed i had to use bugs and glitches - no, its not a matter of a game lvl but idiots who made them impossible to kill by tactic, tracking moves, coordinated attacks or whatever just bugs, bugs and glitches. Gj team ninja Expand

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