Nioh does a lot right, and whilst it's obvious it takes a lot of inspiration from the Souls series, it really does feel like a game of its own. That being said, Nioh filled a gap in my heart of tough but rewarding gameplay whilst I wait for the latest Dark Souls DLC to come out, and I'm also confident that Nioh is a game I will keep coming back to for a long time. If you have a Playstation 4, I will happily go on record with saying that Nioh is an essential game for your library, the stunning visuals, gripping story, and solid gameplay makes the game stand out from a lot of the competition. Whilst I do say it deserves to be merited on its own achievements, for me, it is the game that came closest to encapsulating the feel of the Souls series and Bloodborne, and feels so much more polished than games like Lords of the Fallen. As it stands, Nioh could well be my game of the year.
At the end of the day, it does what it says, it's a Warriors game, and it does it as well as most of the other games do. It's nothing spectacular, but it is good mindless fun.
While the abundance of content overwhelms and impresses me, with a lot of it being really well polished I find it almost impossible to dislike this game. But that doesn't mean to say it's a perfect game, it has a lot of glaring flaws such as poor combat and lots of frustrating moments that break the immersion. All in all I highly recommend this game, as even with all the cons I found, I still found myself really enjoying almost every second of it and wanting to keep going. It's an astounding game but it doesn't give me the feeling that it's a Zelda game. It holds up really well, but after about 30 hours in the cracks do begin to show, but the game manages to keep holding itself together, something a lot of games fail to do. All in all it's a great game and I'm loving it, it was worth the £60 price tag. It's not the best Zelda game (I'd give that to Wind Waker) nor is it my favourite (Link's Awakening) but it took an ambitious leap and did a great job of it for the most part.