Nioh

Nioh


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Koei Tecmo Games
Compatible With PlayStation 4™ (PS4™)
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features

  • Master every fighting style – learn the flow of combat and move with precision. Unleash combinations of attacks and dodges specific to a range of authentic samurai weapons, including polearms, katanas and axes
  • Explore a fantastical and dark vision of 16th century Japan – fight alongside and against legendary heroes and villains of the Warring States period
  • Face brutal and grotesque enemies – stand alone against skilled samurai, vile beasts, and demons known as the yokai

description

Those who remember the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo will recall the hype behind this historical action adventure; in preparation for it's canceled PS3 2006 release, a pre-rendered CG trailer showed Ni-Oh as a game about a blond-haired samurai - the offspring of a Western Woman and Japanese Lord set during the Warring States Era of Japan - and was based on an unfinished script of renowned Japanese film auteur, Akira Kurosawa.

Over a decade later, the finalized form of Nioh is now a difficult and dark samurai action game inspired by the original with supernatural elements designed specifically to incite trial and error; based on the reveal trailer and this description, one can almost say this is Samurai Dark Souls, Akira Kurosawa style!

Of course, with the history of Team Ninja's contemporary approach onNinja Gaiden, it would be safe to expect an exquisite combat mechanic. Details revealed so far explain a 3-stance attack system - low, neutral, and high; a high stance reserved for power attacks and low stance for defense. As well, weapons will have their own traits and can be switched in real-time and actions will be limited to a stamina meter lending to careful tactics in battle.

Similar to Souls, like bonfires, Shrines will be placed along the journey, where 2 activities take place, the first being a level-up point, and the second is the replenishment of "guardian spirits." Guardian spirits are a resource that drop from fallen foes, and is directly related to the means to cast and perform various special attacks - using these techniques will be at a cost of these spirits, so another element of strategy comes into play.

There is also an asynchronous online component where sword markers of fallen players serve to warn other players of high difficulty areas, and insofar, Nioh will be apparently littered with these sword markers, as is the intention of Team Ninja.

If anything, knowing that all the elements are finally coming together is a welcomed addition to the gaming universe; although there is only a 2016 tba. release date, based on what's been shown so far, Nioh is a "new" IP that gamers might have forgot about, but will definitely remember as it nears release!


further info

Official Release Date Feb 07, 2017
Genre Action RPG
Version  US
  ESRB Mature
Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.
PAX-Code PAX0008060380
Catalog No.  3002085
Item Code  0711719508700
Players  1

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Average rating:  (5 out of 5)
Total votes:309

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carlospenajr (91) on 12, Feb. 2019 19:32 (HKT)
Good JRPG
The battle system is good for those who like action based battles and the story is interesting enough
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piry311 (54) on 13, Jan. 2019 11:54 (HKT)
Good addition to the series
Some things would or need simple tweaks within the gameplay however it does not take on the way from the story and experience. A good add to my SAO collection.
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Mormegil (46) on 23, Dec. 2018 00:53 (HKT)
The best Soulsborne game yet!
The best of the best in its genre: thrilling Souls combat, incredible atmosphere, and plenty of exploration. Not to be missed by Souls fans.

The GOTY edition comes with a much more stylish case and the amazing Old Hunters expansion.

Top tier quality game.
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moomen35 (3) on 21, Dec. 2018 08:20 (HKT)
SAO game is very good
good gameplay and story
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rsoondur (42) on 20, Dec. 2018 20:26 (HKT)
Amazing
Nice & awesome game with complete edition which makes it even more fantastic in terms of gameplay.
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