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Nioh: Defiant Honor

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 25, 2017
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Team Ninja

Publisher: Tecmo Koei Games

Genres: Action, RPG

Defiant Honor takes us to Osaka Castle, the largest and most impregnable castle of Sengoku era. This add-on features the legendary warrior Sanada Yukimura, serving Tokugawa Ieyasu’s archenemy Toyotomi clan, who values honor above all else. As tensions brew between the Tokugawa and Toyotomi clans, Sanada Yukimura prepares his men for imminent conflict against the Tokugawa’s forces by building a stronghold called the Sanada Maru on the outskirts of the Osaka Castle. With the castle fortified, Tokugawa’s forces were faced with a difficult and bloody challenge.

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Nioh, simply, is a game that throws more at you than you really need, something I've said before. It's nice then that Defiant Honor feels as though it was made to be something smarter, not necessarily bigger.

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It's fascinating how Team Ninja is mostly catering to the hardcore crowd with this string of add-ons up through Nioh: Defiant Honor. You can't really just jump into these levels without having mastered everything up through the campaign, and although that mentality might feel a little unwelcoming for some, I feel like Koei Tecmo gets it, and knows their audience.

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Much like so many middle films in trilogies, it all feels like this is the stop-gap between the first part and the concluding chapter that will apparently release later this year.

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7 / 10

Nioh has become bigger, harder and a bit more diverse. Defiant Honor is a great addition to the excellent game, which can be criticized only for the traditionally not realized plot potential and modest size of the new content. However, fans of hardcore and hunters for the best equipment will have a real test, because the complexity of the Way of the Wise will make you die a million times in anticipation of the last planned DLC, which is called "Bloodshed's End"

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