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Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple

Sony Interactive Entertainment
Jul 30, 2020 - PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

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Game Revolution
4 / 5
8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
77 / 100
IGN Italy
7.5 / 10
85 / 100
PlayStation Universe
8 / 10
Critical Hit
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80 / 100
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Critic Reviews for Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple

It’s not a revolutionary piece of DLC, but, much like the armor and weapons it adds to the game, it enhances an already-strong and relentless warrior.

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The Tengu's Disciple is more of the same and that's largely okay. The historical figures and all-new yokai are memorable, the two main missions have good pacing, and the Splitstaff is just plain cool to wield. That said, I can't help but wish the story left a stronger impression – it ends a bit too abruptly.

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If you played the DLC for the first Nioh, then you already know what your'e going to find in The tengu's disciple: a downloadable content aimed for the hardcore players who want everything of Team Ninja's game. But, for that price, it's hard to say no to some more yokai slicing action..

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The Tengu's Disciple is a beefy DLC for its price: the new missions are long and, most of the times, challenging, and the staff has many tools to play with. If you are ready for some serious grind, this expansion can keep you busy for hours and hours.

Review in Italian | Read full review

I found this long awaited Season Pass and DLC to be worth every minute, even if I died hundreds of times. The new locations, Yokai boss battles, weapons, and enemies all intensified the demanding and challenging game. While I do wish the overall story was a bit deeper, maybe more will be explained in the two upcoming expansions.

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The Tengu's Disciple is a great addition to Nioh 2. It was great to go back and play through some of the original game locations before the protagonist William made his way through Yokai-infested Japan. The Splitstaff adds a great new weapon to master and some of the fresh enemies provide a great new challenge. Unfortunately, some hurdles the expansion puts in front of you feel incredibly unfair even for Nioh's standards.

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As a stand-alone experience, The Tengu's Disciple is a bit on the short end and there's not much to the story at all, but it does provide some of the best boss battles to date. If the rest of the upcoming DLC provides the same level of gameplay and showdown quality as this chapter does, then Nioh 2 is going to have some incredible longevity going forward.

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Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple is a very short experiencie that tries to tell a whole story, but at the same time it acknowledges that it's still missing some parts of the overall narrative. Fans of the base game should definitely give this a go.

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