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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: 84 out of 91
  2. Negative: 0 out of 91
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 23, 2020
    100
    The second Nioh is more than just a continuation of the legacy. The authors have been able to learn from the mistakes of the first game, and thanks to that this is an excellent action RPG that will not let you rest and you will want to keep playing. [Issue#303]
  2. Mar 11, 2020
    90
    Nioh 2 is a balanced and beautiful game. It will certainly frustrate you to the point where you will want to walk away, but that first victory over a big bad demon will ignite a thirst in you to continue your difficult journey through ancient Japan. This game is not for the weak of heart, but most know that going into it.
  3. CD-Action
    Apr 17, 2020
    90
    It should be called ‘Nioh squared’ because it’s a monstrous game. A simply fantastic time eater. [05/2020, p.48]
  4. Mar 25, 2020
    85
    Nioh 2 is one of the most improved sequels to a game that I've ever had the pleasure of playing. With top-notch gameplay and highly rewarding open-ended character progression systems, I simply can't wait to see how Nioh 3 is going to turn out.
  5. Mar 10, 2020
    84
    Nioh 2 adds some tweaks to a great combat system, with important features that open up a lot of customizations. Nonetheless the recycle of assets shows a creative impasse and an alarming lack of fresh ideas.
  6. Mar 12, 2020
    80
    Ultimately, that excruciating difficulty and the feeling it evokes are baked into Nioh's DNA, though, and its boss fights remain compelling even as they vex and frustrate. Though it sometimes feels like a curse as you play, it is a testament that Nioh 2 successfully grabs and holds your complete attention so close for so long.
  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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  1. Negative: 43 out of 287
  1. Feb 11, 2021
    10
    i love this game so much .really better than nioh 1 in my personal opinion.
  2. May 22, 2020
    10
    I put 200 hours into Nioh 2 and a had a ton of fun with it, If you find yourself getting frustrated try and use different strategies andI put 200 hours into Nioh 2 and a had a ton of fun with it, If you find yourself getting frustrated try and use different strategies and take time to really learn enemies patterns and abilities.

    Make sure not to rush things and just button mash, because It really encourages learning the right moment to go all in on your offense and when to stay defensive until an enemy leaves itself open even if for a brief moment.

    Really looking forward to the DLC expansions.
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  3. 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
  4. Apr 30, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Nioh 2 is nothing short of amazing while it's Dark Souls-ish in terms of difficulty it is very different from FromSofts titles. It is unique where it has to be and the Japanese yokai settings is a refreshing new take. I spent 120 hours just doing the story now NG Plus and DLC will probably turn this into a 200 or 300 hour experience. Worth it Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2020
    8
    why some side missions are locked under stupid conditions ? otherwise a great game
  6. Mar 14, 2020
    6
    It's difficult for the sake of being difficult.

    Nioh 1 had its challenges as well but it felt like you could actually progress and become
    It's difficult for the sake of being difficult.

    Nioh 1 had its challenges as well but it felt like you could actually progress and become powerful. Here? Not at all. I enjoy a good challenge but the game is poorly balanced. Weapons feel underwhelming, skills are still mostly useless. The suggested level for missions is pointless as even if you are more than double the level, you will still get destroyed by damage sponge enemies that deal ridiculous damage to your over-leveled and over-armored character. The NPC summons are more often than not useless as well unfortunately. They only serve to be a enemy distraction for a short period of time or to help clear out some of the weaker enemies while you endlessly grind in hopes of finding something that will actually make a difference. For any of the more dangerous enemies, its over quickly. Again, even if they are overleveled. Finding actual players to summon becomes difficult in later levels as it seems not many people have been able to make progress to those levels.

    You can block basically everything without consequences except for grapples which takes away from the combat but its required since enemy tracking is often excessive which makes dashing/dodging a game of rng at best. Every encounter with yokai becomes a battle of attrition and drags each mission into excessive lengths of time for how small the maps actually are.

    Apart from the imbalance, combat/controls are fast and responsive. Customization is fairly in depth and the soundtrack is pleasant to listen to. The story isn't great but it isn't terrible either, though the voice acting choices for some characters are a bit distracting. The new systems, such as the yokai shiftling forms are a great addition to the formula but felt like they could have taken them a little further. Only a couple new weapon types but they add some new flare to the game. Technically, it is a well made and polished game. No bugs, frame rate drops, or crashes have been encountered thus far.

    Overall, a decent game but the difficulty spike will probably keep it from being a fully enjoyable experience for many new and old players.
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  7. Aug 26, 2020
    0
    Una mierda de juego mierda de graficos mierda de historia tiene bugs una basura.

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