Master the lethal art of the samurai in this brutal masocore action role-playing game… for death is coming.
Journey to 1555 feudal Japan, a country gripped in the misery and madness of endless warfare.
A place where monsters and evil spirits infest a land of natural beauty and menacing peril, where everyone from the smallest child to the bravest warrior lives in constant fear of the spiritual beings known as yokai
Play as a mute rogue living as a hired mercenary and renowned yokai hunter. Born to and abandoned by human and yokai parents, you are burdened with the ability to take on supernatural yokai form.
Can you survive the treacherous Sengoku era and terrifying Dark Realm?
by Daniel Tack
Nioh 2 is an incredibly punishing game where even the lowliest enemy can kill you in mere moments. Through perseverance, precise combat, and careful preparation, you can emerge from a world filled with duplicitous demons and humans. If you love systems and mechanics, your cup is overflowing here as you master elements like guard-breaking to ninja items. But be warned, this teacher is not a kind or cuddly sensei. Nioh 2 can break your spirit through constant, grueling punishments that push you well beyond your limits, but perhaps you have the spirit of the samurai to soldier on and taste victory even when all seems lost.
Embrace the demon inside you as you wreak havoc across a fictionalized Sengoku-era Japan
Environment variety is seriously lacking, with most of the game falling into mundane browns and grays in castles, villages, and caves. Moments when you’re using impressive abilities look beautiful, though
While it’s pleasing to hear your rifle hiss before letting loose, most of the audio is completely standard and forgettable.
With new mechanics layered on familiar gameplay, you must master additional maneuvers to survive. This is an extremely challenging and punishing game that should be approached with some expectation of failure
Offering a host of bosses to battle, challenges to overcome, and massive customization opportunities, Nioh 2 is a tantalizing treat for those with a thirst for serious and sometimes frustrating adversity
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