Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition

Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition

released on Feb 04, 2021

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Nioh 2 Remastered – The Complete Edition

released on Feb 04, 2021

In this brutal action-RPG adventure spanning demon-infested Sengoku-era Japan, discover the complete Nioh 2 story, including three huge expansions and exclusive next-gen enhancements. Master the way of the samurai, command powerful Onmyo magic and wield deadly ninjutsu abilities to survive in a world where death is always close at hand…

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If you liked the first Nioh, you'll definitely like this one too and if you haven't played the first Nioh...What are you waiting for?

It's mostly more of the same with a bit of a revamped combat system giving you some new yokai powers to use, new weapon skills, a couple new weapons and a massive skill tree, there's tons of variety and you can really experiment and play around with tons of different builds. You're also playing as a custom created character in this game instead of a set protagonist like William in the first game and I have to say the character creator is pretty damn great and detailed.

The boss design is absolutely killer, all the main game bosses look really cool and have some great move-sets, especially the late game bosses really wowed me. Level design is a step up from the first game, but still kinda weak in some areas. The story is pretty basic and it is very slow in the beginning, but does pick up in the later chapters and gets more interesting and I did actually start to care about the characters, there's some fan service-y moments since it's a prequel and you do visit some areas you went to or worked with some people you fought in the first game, but I think it's pulled off very well. However if you decide to read all the lore entries for the different yokai and the character backgrounds, that stuff is arguably more interesting than the main story itself.

My biggest problem with the game is the side missions being very bland (much like the first game) and a lot of them you just fight waves of enemies or collect a specific item and to make it worse almost all the side mission level design is not original and just re-uses previous levels in the main game and previous bosses, so you might go through the same area like 5 different times or fight the same boss repeatedly and it gets boring quick. My biggest advice to anyone who picks up the game is just play through the main missions first and if you enjoy it enough go through the side missions afterwards, because I did most of the side missions as they appeared and it broke up the pacing for the main story pretty bad.

Anyways, if you liked the first Nioh or just want a great and challenging Soulslike I'd recommend grabbing it, I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent on the game.

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You like Nioh 1 well let's take it to the extreme! More of everything. New weapons, magic, monsters, moves and a character creator. This is the definitive gameplay experiance in this type of game. Put hundrends of hours into it and there was still more stuff for me to do. Amazing game and a definitly GOAT contender.

Platinum #129

Nioh 2 ended up being a perfect refinement of Team Ninja's take on Soulslike game design. There is an absolute plethora of content to experience in Nioh 2 and the combat is everything I had hoped for. Finally, some FIST weapons.

This is league better then the previous game, the yokai shift was just the missing mechanic the game needed. The combat flows so much better with my dexterity build. The levels are larger with some really cool shortcuts, the bosses are larger and more varied, and the story is even a bit more interesting. Worth your time.