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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: 34 out of 368
  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. Feb 11, 2017
    10
    If you liked dark souls and or bloodborne you owe it to yourself to play Nioh. Nioh is not just some clone or knock off of those games, it's aIf you liked dark souls and or bloodborne you owe it to yourself to play Nioh. Nioh is not just some clone or knock off of those games, it's a relentless action Rpg with it's own style and feel. The combat is refined and feels just right. The levels are excellent and look great. One of the issues that i had with the dark souls and blodborne series was load times. This game loads very quickly and makes you want to keep playing after a tough boss fight. The range weapons are not only an option, they are a big part of the combat. Everything about this game screams quality and refinement. The story is kind of weak and fails to make a connection. The side missions are also a nice touch and add to the game. Fantastic game for action fans. Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2017
    10
    Nioh is a game where you end up getting nervous.
    The game reminiscent of dark souls, ninja gaiden and onimusha.
    You who are in doubt can buy
    Nioh is a game where you end up getting nervous.
    The game reminiscent of dark souls, ninja gaiden and onimusha.
    You who are in doubt can buy without fear the game is pure fun
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  4. Mar 31, 2019
    9
    "Nioh" features the gameplay of "Dark Souls" and the look of "Onimusha" . The developer, Team Ninja, previously made the "Ninja Gaiden" games"Nioh" features the gameplay of "Dark Souls" and the look of "Onimusha" . The developer, Team Ninja, previously made the "Ninja Gaiden" games and it shows. This is an extremely difficult action RPG that rewards practice and patience. It's faster-paced and more combat-oriented than the Souls titles, but it basically plays the same. You'll die hundreds of times since each enemy can kill you in a number of seconds. However, unlike "Dark Souls", the art style is colorful with an almost over-the-top comic book aesthetic. The look is visually appealing and will entice fans of "Ninja Gaiden". I haven't finished "Nioh" (it includes up to 100 hours of gameplay), but I absolutely love the challenge and combat system. For me, this is a more fun than frustrating action title. I would rate it with a 9 out of 10. Expand
  5. Feb 10, 2017
    9
    Gameplay is among the sleekest I've ever seen, which is truly important in a game with this style. Surpassing even the Souls games in tightGameplay is among the sleekest I've ever seen, which is truly important in a game with this style. Surpassing even the Souls games in tight controls. The game features enemies that are fun to fight, albeit a bit repetitive with it's black and orange colour scheme.

    As an ARPG fan, you will love this.
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  6. Sep 25, 2018
    8
    Nioh is indeed amazing. As a Souls veteran, at first I was getting frustrated because the difficulty is about 3 to 4 times higher than SoulsNioh is indeed amazing. As a Souls veteran, at first I was getting frustrated because the difficulty is about 3 to 4 times higher than Souls games. Lots of one-shot attacks. But you can definitely manage, and even if the average player won't be able to breeze through most bosses after a couple of playthroughs like in Souls, you get used to it. However, going into NG+ I became deeply frustrated with the difficulty and just stopped playing. And this coming from the most hardcore Souls fan you'll ever find. Souls is difficult but fair, Nioh is borderline masochistic. And I still have nightmares of being one-shot (just kidding). Expand
  7. May 28, 2018
    0
    It's a cheap Dark Souls rip off. It tries too hard to be hard (pun intended), but it just ends up being totally unbalanced and badly designed.It's a cheap Dark Souls rip off. It tries too hard to be hard (pun intended), but it just ends up being totally unbalanced and badly designed. Wish I could get my money back... GET BLOODBORNE DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!! Expand

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