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It's a game about raising your own level and mastering one of the finest combat systems ever put on a screen. It might be standing on the shoulders of Souls, but it's got its eyes on a very different destination.
With the right setup and using a gamepad, Nioh is an enjoyable and passable experience on the PC. There's lots of content, the gameplay is fun (if you like this style of gameplay).
Nioh: Complete Edition is worth every penny and hour of time you put into it, which will be over 100 hours of playtime. No matter how often you die, or what you do, you’re making progress. That second boss is still way too hard, but everything that comes before and after it is so good. This is the most refreshing take on the Dark Souls style of game, and is well executed. The use of historical figures and supernatural abilities create for a unique atmosphere.
Clearly with the focus on combat and challenging enemies, there are similarities with Nioh and From Software's Souls games, but unlike other games that have built themselves to be copies of the successful formula, the team behind Nioh have added their style into the mix to make it more than another game trying to lure the fans of hardcore action RPGs to it.
To simply label Nioh as "Souls-like" would be to imply that it is in any way derivative of the Dark Souls formula. It shares its similarities, yes, but Team Ninja has crafted a different beast entirely. William's journey to recover Saoirse runs brilliantly parallel to Japan's journey to recover order. Combat is fluid and variable thanks to quick weapon switching and an emphasis on recovering stamina mid-action instead of simply exhausting it in bursts. The overall presentation and aesthetic of Japan is breath-taking and unforgettable. The enemy variety is lacking, but that's easily overlooked by just how engrossing each boss is. With all the DLC present, Nioh: Complete Edition is an excellent way of experiencing Team Ninja's masterpiece for the first time, or just revisiting William Adams for another trek through Japan.
Team Ninja did a great job with Nioh and the same is true for the PC port. If you're looking for RPG with brilliant combat and devilish difficulty, this is your game.
Review in Czech | Read full review
When it was released earlier this year, Nioh was far more than just a Dark Souls clone; it was an intense, action-packed and painfully-challenging action RPG that carved its own path.
Nioh: Complete Edition is a great game. That much should be expected as the original release was. However, much like all Koei Tecmo PC ports, this release suffers from some glaring omissions and limitations. Fortunately, Team Ninja have already announced some patches to start improving the release.
If you're lucky enough to not have been plagued with port issues, then you'll find Nioh: Complete Edition to be a wonderfully difficult action game. Though it brings along a high level of difficulty that seems to be en vogue for recent action games, its emphasis on faster action makes it a perfect complement for the competition. Similarly, the loot drops are a great addition, and the oddball story makes the game feel more distinct. It would've been nice to see more PC-specific optimization, but Nioh is worth checking out for fans of difficult action games.
After the successful release of Nioh for PS4, now its PC version came out with all of its DLC. Nioh is a game that every RPG fan and also those who like difficult games must play. It must be said that the PC port of the game lacks the basic standards for a PC Port like mouse support (At the launch day). However, it is yet a good game and if you hadn’t the opportunity to play the PS4 version, now it’s the time. Score: 8.5 out of 10
Review in Persian | Read full review
Nioh: Complete Edition is a worthy “Soulsbourne” game, and maybe one of the best. With the inclusion of all the DLC and the great performance of the port, Nioh should be a day 1 purchase for all fans of the genre. The combat system allows you to play fast and aggressive or slow and defensive, whichever suits your playstyle, and the inclusion of DLC weapons from the start means that you have an incredible amount of customization right off the bat to play through this deep, lengthy game.
The acclaimed Nioh marks its debut on PC without any particular accomplishment or novelties: the PC version, that includes the three previously released DLCs, can either be defined "pure" or "lazy", depending on your point of view. The game is exactly the same we already appreciated on PS4, including the lack of support for mouse and keyboard.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The PC version of Nioh delivers excellent action and a staggering amount of content. Mastering the gameplay systems may seem overwhelming for new players, but those who stick with it will be rewarded.
Nioh: Complete Edition is arguably the best way to experience Team Ninja's fantastic action-adventure. Its tight combat requires fierce determination and its massive world can be daunting at first, but William is more than equipped to take on the horrors that await him.
NiOh: Complete Edition is a lazy port of the originale game: no support for mouse and keyboard, no settings inside the game (you have to use the launcher). Nonetheless is an edition that offers a lot of contents and all the three DLCs. It is a must buy for all the soulslike lovers.
Review in Italian | Read full review
A fantastic show of force from the long-standing Team Ninja, but one that feels like it didn't truly understand the mass appeal of the genre. Spruced up with the group's signature style, Nioh only falters with its less captivating world. We can appreciate the heritage, but it won't grab everyone.
If you have Nioh on the PlayStation 4, there isn't a big need to upgrade to the Complete Edition. If you haven't played Nioh and you like action RPGs set in ancient Japan, this is the game for you.
I consider that our generation of players is a very fortunate generation, and we are witnessing the birth of a new genre that belong to the souls and Nioh games and these games offer an amazing balance between the play style and the individual story, the duration of the game, or the replay value, the game easily can give you an experience of more than 50 hours of continuous play, and I expect to see a lot of games that embrace this style and offer us a similar experience
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Nioh: Complete Edition houses some impressive gameplay designs and mechanics that are partially undermined by its development choices. Depending on your preferred control scheme for PC gaming, Nioh will either mark an addictive addition to your library or the very bane of your existence. Assuming you can forgo the use of a mouse, this comprehensive Nioh package has plenty to offer that manages to rise above its faults to deliver a memorable offshoot that is able to define itself in a world where the “Souls-like” label usually engulfs all identity.