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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
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  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: 53 out of 458
  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. Mar 9, 2017
    10
    Awesome Game! It should be at least a 89-90 score in my opinion. As a huge Dark Souls fan i have to admit that it's equal in some parts evenAwesome Game! It should be at least a 89-90 score in my opinion. As a huge Dark Souls fan i have to admit that it's equal in some parts even better than it. Expand
  3. Feb 12, 2017
    10
    I'm a long time fan of the Souls series (Dark Souls 1 through 3), and though I do still love those games they've grown long in the tooth. NiohI'm a long time fan of the Souls series (Dark Souls 1 through 3), and though I do still love those games they've grown long in the tooth. Nioh is truly the first game of its type to challenge Dark Souls for the top spot of action RPGs. But comparing it only to Dark Souls would do it a disservice as it's far from a simple Souls clone. Numerous systems, like the Ki Pulse system (an 'active reload' system for your stamina) keep the combat fresh and intense. There's also a lot of depth to be had. Even a simple sword has three different stances, each with their own move set, that you can string together. Switching stances frequently and smartly is a key skill to have in this game. Simply put, this is one of my favorite combat systems in any game ever.

    The atmosphere and music in this game are also great. If you're looking for a tough, innovative action game in the style of Dark Souls, Nioh is 100% for you. Seriously, if you have a PS4, BUY THIS GAME.
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  4. Mar 10, 2017
    9
    This game is fantastic! When I started playing my first thought was "If this is anything close to a Dark Souls experience I'll be happy!" ButThis game is fantastic! When I started playing my first thought was "If this is anything close to a Dark Souls experience I'll be happy!" But it's more in its own league. Nioh has much more dialogue and beautiful cut scenes with amazing art that really draws you into the story which stops you comparing it to other games and makes you enjoy it's unique style. I always like to try with any game I've enjoyed to try and pick out one criticism and with this game the only thing I didn't like was after the last main mission where the story seems to come to a conclusion there are then a few more side missions which I personally found tedious and no enjoyable but apart from that I loved the game. Definitely IMO harder than Dark Souls, but I'm glad if was as I really enjoyed the challenge. Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2017
    9
    Начну с того ,что я прошел все части серии ДС, следовательно могу дать объективную оценку данной игре. Постараюсь быть беспристрастным.
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    Начну с того ,что я прошел все части серии ДС, следовательно могу дать объективную оценку данной игре. Постараюсь быть беспристрастным.
    1) Графика 7 из 10 .
    Само собой я отдаю себе отчет ,что Nioh как и ДС игры не про графику ,а про геймплей,но,если в ДС ( я говорю о третьей части графическая составляющая очень не плоха ,то здесь она уровня PS3 )
    2)Дизайн локаций и обычных врагов 7 из 10
    В дизайне локаций Nioh так же крайне сильно проигрывает третьей части ДС , в которой иногда от величественных видов захватывает дух , ты словно погружаешься в эту атмосферу мрачного средневекового фэнтези с его замками и драконами. В Nioh всего этого не и в помине . Просто обычные коридорные локации , на которых расставлены враги , которые к слову так же проработаны хуже и менее талантливо ,чем в ДС.
    3)Дизайн боссов 8 из 10.
    Тут игра не так сильно проигрывает соулсу , хотя все же и проигрывает . Боссы достаточно оригинально выглядят , но за всю игру вам запомнятся буквально 2-3 босса ,хотя в том же ДС каждый босс крайне запоминающийся.
    4)Геймплей 10/10
    Вот в этом аспекте , между прочим , самом главном Nioh побеждает ДС . Играть в нее веселее . Интересные механики стоек . Что особо мне нравиться ,так это скорость игры , которая наверное чуть выше чем даже в ББ.
    5)Музыка 7 из 10.
    На фоне ДС опять же очень не выразительно .
    6)Сложность 10/10 .
    О сложности судить очень трудно , ибо рядовые противники тут попроще ,чем они же в ДС ,но вот боссы , на мой взгляд, куда жестче ,чем в ДС . Лично я никогда не страдал на боссах так , как я страдал в Nioh , даже в ДС 1 у меня было с ними меньше проблем.

    По совокупности игра должна получить 8 из 10 , но я считаю ,что она заслуживает девятки , потому что превзошла ДС в качестве геймплея , который является основополагающим в подобных играх.
    Добавлю ,что игру я прошел целиком и получил от нее массу удовольствия.
    Смотря на мои оценки вы можете подумать ,что она хуже ДС,но нет. Она проще-да (с точки зрения тех части, музыки) ,но хуже -нет. Может даже я получил от нее больше удовольствия ,чем от ДС.
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  6. Aug 20, 2020
    8
    Great game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. Jun 7, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Jogo repetitivo. O inimigo que aparece no tutorial do jogo vai até o final do game. Cheio de dificuldade ARTIFICIAL, pegadinhas, trilha sonora monótona e nem um pouco memorável, jogabilidade merda e manipulação pra levar o jogador a morte. O jogo tenta ser um dark souls mas acaba sendo um Sekiro da deep web Expand

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