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Generally favorable reviews- based on 417 Ratings

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  • Summary: Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel. Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons. Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down allMaster the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel. Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons. Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down all enemies in your path using a revamped combat system and the ability to transform into a full Yokai to unleash devastating paranormal powers. Expand
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  1. Positive: 72 out of 76
  2. Negative: 0 out of 76
  1. Mar 12, 2020
    100
    Nioh 2 shows Team Ninja at the top of their game. From it's newly added mechanics to the awesome character creator and skill trees, the amount of depth on offer is incredible. The sequel improves on the original in every conceivable way and makes it one of the best entries in the genre. While it may be sadistically difficult at times, it's wildly entertaining combat will have you going back time and time again.
  2. Mar 10, 2020
    90
    Nioh 2 is not afraid to look face to face with the biggest names in the genre. Team Ninja has managed to expand its formula from a conservative perspective. The continuity of the elements that made the previous one unique serves to propel a game that feels almost infinite.
  3. Mar 24, 2020
    90
    Brutal from start to finish, Nioh 2 turns its outstanding combat system into a deadly dance that knows how to be cruel with defeat, but honorable with victory. It may not be far from the first game, but it was enough to refine the elements that founded the franchise to deliver one of the best titles of the closing of this generation.
  4. Mar 11, 2020
    85
    Nioh 2 is, in a nutshell, the improved "masocore" experience of the first installment. With more choices on the player’s arsenal, the next chapter of the Yokai infested Japan is a welcoming challenge for new and veterans alike.
  5. Mar 10, 2020
    83
    Nioh 2 is a more of the same, but capable of amusing all lovers of the first chapter and the souls-like aRPG players.
  6. Mar 11, 2020
    80
    Nioh 2 is a worthy successor to its original, hitting nearly every beat there is to make it the best it can be. Where it drops the ball doesn't prevent Team Ninja from taking the bases it needs or hitting its homerun with the game. It's an easy recommendation for any lover of action RPGs.
  7. Mar 26, 2020
    50
    The game is limited by the static nature of its mission-based structure and the protagonist’s severe lack of motivation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 120
  2. Negative: 22 out of 120
  1. Mar 13, 2020
    10
    Team Ninja made a great game with a few new touches to the old game.

    Great new yokai form vere large skill tree and Great boss desing
  2. Mar 14, 2020
    10
    Ótimo jogo, mas bem dificil... tem que ter paciência. Para quem gosta de desafios é um prato cheio!
  3. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    I'm not fan of first episode but this one is incredible good. I can recommend it for every soulsborne fan.
  4. Mar 13, 2020
    10
    I don't have a lot of time to play games, but I still love them, so I play many of them on normal difficulty. In a lot of games, I eventuallyI don't have a lot of time to play games, but I still love them, so I play many of them on normal difficulty. In a lot of games, I eventually end up killing all the baddies in the same way and it feels quite powerful if a game has done it right. I get the same feeling in this game, but for a different reason. You don't get to beat all the baddies in the same way. You have to get beat, figure out what you did wrong, figure out how to do it right and repeat. I need to set the controller down and walk away sometimes, but, in the end, it's a beautiful game and a break from the monotony of being too powerful in other games. It will humble you, but in a good way. Expand
  5. Mar 16, 2020
    8
    Nioh 2 doesn't warrant a perfect score; there are several issues with the game which need addressing. It does not, however, deserve theNioh 2 doesn't warrant a perfect score; there are several issues with the game which need addressing. It does not, however, deserve the hyperbolic bashing it has gotten thus far on Metacritic.

    Nioh 2 treads a lot of the same ground as the original 2017 game. You play through several missions, defeating an array of human and Yokai enemies, culminating in a final challenge in the form of one of the game's many challenging boss battles.
    The missions themselves are somewhat linear; there isn't a lot of room for exploring off the critical path, though you'll find no shortage of shortcuts to make traversing areas easier. The boss battles are varied and each offer a unique, often vexing challenge.

    The game's main drawback in my opinion, and what seems to be a source of much of the criticism on display in the user ratings, is the especially cruel barrier to entry, even by the standards of a souls-like game. Whilst the challenges never quite rise to the difficulty of the original game (in my opinion at least), there isn't a well defined difficulty curve and the game certainly pulls no punches from the offset.

    If you go in knowing this, and you're able to battle frustration long enough to push through without throwing in the towel and eating Nioh 2 a zero, the experience can be considerably rewarding.
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  6. Mar 13, 2020
    5
    i was very excited for nioh 2, since im a huge souls like fans and not just the souls fan, so i was waiting anxiously for this one. and ohi was very excited for nioh 2, since im a huge souls like fans and not just the souls fan, so i was waiting anxiously for this one. and oh boy was i in for a disappointment. The game is decent but some of my problems is the new yokai world. It is a terrible way to improve the difficulty. You are forced to play defensive with this feature and thats especially annoying in boss battles.

    And the problems Judas said aren't fixed either. Skills must be better balanced. The original hioh game had a better skill tree, nioh 2 is an improvment from the previous game but the skill tree in nioh 1 is so much better than nioh 2.Sure it looks cool but to me it makes discovering new skills a fair amount more difficult. There’s something to be said for simplicity when there’s that much information to take in and constantly review. I do like the changes to the way they’re handling / breaking down skills and points but the way it’s displayed is tough to get used to. Some of the new prerequisites make absolutely no sense in my opinion also add to that the fact that Can't we just go back to being a human breaking yokai horns and finishing them off that way instead of having to use a tokai form to counter. Some problems that Nioh 1 had persist in Nioh 2, namely how obviously useless a lot of skills are, and no doubt the game will devolve into spamming 1 move over and over later on.

    I also dislike how endurance and HP stats are (still) tied to weapons. Always makes me feel like a point in those stats is semi wasted because I'm not taking full advantage of its benefits if I'm not using the appropriate weapons.
    Maybe i expected too much. But ill say this , the game is a huge improvement from the first game but it could have been so much better and some obvious problems with the first game could have been solved or atleast improved.
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  7. Mar 17, 2020
    0
    绝对可怕的游戏,不要买这个游戏,这是非常糟糕的­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­绝对可怕的游戏,不要买这个游戏,这是非常糟糕的­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

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