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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 459
  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 16, 2017
    10
    I'm a fan of bloodsouls games and I simply love NioH even more than I loved going from dark souls to bloodborne. This game is extremely deep,I'm a fan of bloodsouls games and I simply love NioH even more than I loved going from dark souls to bloodborne. This game is extremely deep, has a very challenging, but yet natural way of controlling the combat (changing stances mid combo ect.) and I simply can't get enough of it. I already completed more than 100 coop missions and you really can see the difference between ppl which are in full control of their character and between those, that just smash the buttons and use one stance, lel ;) What is good is, that the noobs slowly vanish as the time goes, but on the other hand, competition grows stronger as we're getting closer to PvP release ;) oh boy, can't wait ... what a game!!! Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2017
    10
    Nioh creates its own distinct persona with ingenious game design, beautiful art direction, fascinating storytelling, aggressive combat, andNioh creates its own distinct persona with ingenious game design, beautiful art direction, fascinating storytelling, aggressive combat, and enormous amount of content to partake in. I went from a demo I was very cautious to try into a final release I fell in absolute love with. With all of these elements in tow and nary a criticism in sight, Nioh is arguably one of the best games of this generation. Expand
  4. Mar 13, 2017
    9
    Fans of Bloodborne and other From Software games will likely enjoy Nioh as it has a great deal in common with the formula of these games. ItFans of Bloodborne and other From Software games will likely enjoy Nioh as it has a great deal in common with the formula of these games. It however, also does many things differently.

    Nioh features talent trees focused on 5 weapon types, ninjutsu, and onmyo magic which skill points can be allocated to based on stats and weapon usage. This means that you can specialize in specific weapon types and cater your build towards your playstyle. I personally focused on strength and played the game using Axes to smash my enemies.

    Another major difference from From games is in the loot system. Nioh has a Diablo-esque loot system where weapons and gear drop from enemies with random bonuses and rarity levels. These items can be upgraded and the bonuses rerolled at the Blacksmith to help reduce RNG. However, the cost of doing this and frequency of gear drops means its almost always better to just wait for better drops. I enjoyed this system but many others hate the bulk of useless items you get.

    The biggest difference and strength of Nioh is the combat. Combat is fluid and skill based with dodging, ki management through timed ki pulses, and blocking. The better you get at the game the more the difficulty plummets as you take advantage of many game breaking abilities. Magic in particular has an ability Sloth that slows down enemy movement and attacks including bosses. This often trivializes some encounters, but it is your choice to use such abilities.

    The story of Nioh is about William Adams, an Irish pirate who goes to Japan to retrieve his stolen spirit guardian. He gets caught up in the machinations of Tokugawa Ieyasu and ehlps unify Japan through historical events such as the battle of Sekigahara. The game has many historically accurate events and characters with some creative license taken as the game contains demons and undead monsters. Overall, the story was interesting but easily ignorable and confusing for those unfamiliar with Japanese history.

    The biggest negative factor of Nioh is the enemy variety and level design. By the third of 6 regions in the game you have fought basically every new enemy you will encounter. Levels are filled with the same enemy Yokai and zombies and it will often get boring doing levels. The bosses however are really good and for the most part unique. Boss fights are where the game truly shines. Levels often feel samey as many feature typical Japanese village settings and mountain caves. Some areas like the Ninja mansion are visually interesting however.

    In conclusion, Nioh is a fast paced and fluid game from Team Ninja that is a definite must for those who enjoy games such as Bloodborne or who are interested in Japanese history and mythology. The game features a gameplay mode that locks the frame rate at 60 fps at the cost of resolution and this helps the game maintain its fast paced and fluid combat. PVP is being added in April and there are 3 planned DLC story packs that will hopefully add much more enemy variety.
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  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. Mar 18, 2017
    8
    It's a good game. The world is real nice looking, classic samurai feel to it. It's kind of like a cross between Souls and Ninja Gaiden withIt's a good game. The world is real nice looking, classic samurai feel to it. It's kind of like a cross between Souls and Ninja Gaiden with sort of a Diablo 2 sort of loot grind at the end, which is really cool. This game came as a surprise too, wasn't expecting to purchase it but after watching some videos on it I had to give it a go. Really good game, not sure how much longevity it has. Hopefully the PvP spices things up a lot! Expand
  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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