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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  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: 55 out of 477
  1. Feb 21, 2017
    10
    Well, this is a perfect game for me.There are still a few bosses for me to fight in this game but i decided to write a review on this game.Well, this is a perfect game for me.There are still a few bosses for me to fight in this game but i decided to write a review on this game.
    I had dived in almost 80 hours in this game and i never get tired or bored by it. For your information im a hardcore bloodborne fan and i absolutely love nioh's combat mechanics.
    the bosses are very well designed and the atmosphere was very good as well
    I felt the upmost satisfaction after beating each bosses and i never had such feelings since i last played bloodborne.
    The story of this game was very fluid as well with so many likable characters like William, Hanzo and Okatsu.
    I never regretted spending my money on this game. This is a definetely must get for all soulsborne fans
    If you were to give me a choice of rating this game 11/10, i will rate it 11/10.
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  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. Mar 3, 2017
    9
    Its one of those your by yourself type games. Built for the solo player looking for challenging things that are some what balanced in allowingIts one of those your by yourself type games. Built for the solo player looking for challenging things that are some what balanced in allowing the player to approach the game with their own style. Customization is legit and plenty while game mechanics are acceptable. Lastly, games not for everybody its weird (grotesque), some satire (cats), and other strange developments (idk) but is a great purchase for hardcore players. Expand
  5. Feb 14, 2017
    8
    Very enjoyable game. Combat can be brutal it is very important to take your time and carefully read and use the walkthrough or it can beVery enjoyable game. Combat can be brutal it is very important to take your time and carefully read and use the walkthrough or it can be frustrating to the point of quitting, which I almost did. Gave it a second chance and restarted this time being very thorough and am having much more success this time.
    Pros
    Combat system is new and very engaging
    Loot system is fun and aesthetically pleasing
    Upgrade system is tailored to multiple play styles
    Enviroments are nice and diverse leading encouraging player strategy
    Cons
    Graphics are OK
    Story is bland (Team Ninja not a surprise)
    Difficulty requires some obstinance on the players part to avoid rage quitting
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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. Jul 1, 2020
    0
    Not worth the time it takes to learn how to play this game. Glitchy as **** and as soon as you learn the combos the game learns how to outsmart you

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