Ready your blade - grueling encounters await around every corner in this action RPG in a vast land ravaged by civil war.
To triumph you'll need patience, to learn where each foe - human or demon - is strong, and when to strike at their weaknesses.
Embrace every defeat as a step along the path to victory. Only in death will you find the way of the samurai.
Digital Deluxe edition includes the full game and a season pass to unlock three pieces of DLC containing extra missions, story, and a PS4 avatar.
The Season Pass includes three new downloadable story chapters – each with new enemies and quests – which you can access as soon as they’re available.
Online features may be terminated at any time.
*Online multiplayer requires a PlayStation®Plus membership.
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Nioh is a third person action RPG that owes a lot to Demon/Dark Souls. The areas where it stays similar to Dark Souls is the third person combat against powerful enemies and bosses, attacks taking stamina, dying causing you to lose your experience points unless you can make it to your body before dying again, dead players showing up where they died, and you have the ability to summon other players to your game as an ally. Separating the game from its inspiration is the more fast paced combat, being able to switch between three different stances with each weapon, and areas being separated into missions and sub missions rather than having one large world. You can make use of seven different kinds of melee weapons that all feel different enough, three kinds of ranged weapons, magic, and ninja skills, each of the stats that you spend skill points on will give bonuses to certain weapon or ability types. As you progress through the game you will unlock guardian spirits that can give you passive bonuses and can be activated to give you stronger attacks once you fill a meter from killing enemies. Enemies are made of humans and demons from Japanese lore, same of the demons can be dealt with by making certain gesture instead of killing them. Combat and boss fights are enjoyable and you have a good variety of equipment and skill options to make a character that fits your playstyle.
This game is amazing. It refines the combat seen in Bloodborne and Dark Souls and adds a healthy amount of its own ideas. The stances are great and allow for a lot of combat variety. Weapons are really cool. Each is intricately designed and lend themselves to different playstyles. Combat is tense, challenging and rewarding. The art style is stunning and environments and monsters are consistently impressive and intimidating.
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