Team Ninja’s new action RPG Nioh is universally lauded as one of the best games to release this year. It is only February but the game has already left a strong first impression followed by plentiful hours of gameplay. The game currently holds an official score of 88 on Open Critic and is already being pinned by various media outlets as a game of the year contender.
The general consensus of Nioh is that it delivers a real challenging yet engaging combat system combined with over 100 hours of gameplay full of side quests coupled with the main story. This PlayStation 4 exclusive could be the strongest title in a gamer’s library by year end. Here’s a review round-up:
“Nioh can be an incredibly rewarding game as long you’re willing to give it the patience and time it deserves. It’s certainly not a game you should approach with a casual mindset, but that’s only because it demands as much respect as it gives,” Gamecrate.
“Nioh is exactly the game to reinvigorate those players who a felt a bit fatigued and tired of the traditional Souls formula, with a splash of Tenchu-style level design and hints of old-school Ninja Gaiden to spice things up,” CGMagazine.
“The way it builds on its most obvious inspirations with a highly refined combat system and an unexpected charming, yet gritty style all on its own allows it to boldly carve out its own identity, standing as a shining example of what action RPGs can be,” IGN.
“Everything that Nioh does is masterfully crafted and balanced exactly the way a video game should be. If you’re a fan of action/adventure games. Nioh is a must own. Hell if you’re a fan of video games, I can’t recommend Nioh enough,” PlayStation Universe.
“Nioh is a game of highs and lows. It’s a tremendous blast when the combat gets to shine, but it often gets the spotlight after hours of tedium. Instead of crafting a tight 20-hour experience like Ninja Gaiden, Team Ninja has opted to create a title that had me constantly grinding,” PlayStation Lifestyle.
Overall, it seems like Nioh is, at the very least, the latest must-have release for the PlayStation 4.