He held fast despite the storms, overcame his doubts, managed to question himself to avoid seeing his name appear in the long list of games announced and then canceled some time later. Project started in 2004 by Koei, triturated, returned in all directions to determine its potential, reset to zero in 2008 when the studio merged with Tecmo, Nioh Free Download will have a takeover of the last chance in 2010 by the Team Ninja (Dead or Alive, Ninja Gaiden). From a confession of developers, it was only a matter of little time for Nioh not to become an Arlesienne of the modern video game. Saved from the waters, the project could have displayed many signs of weakness, stigmata of its development more than eventful. But it is clear that the precepts of the Bushido way gave him a second breath both epic and full of mastery.
Hardcore, demanding, technical, a bit masochistic, the qualifiers do not lack to define our experience Nioh. If the game has long glanced at the Japanese historical RPG or the musô, Team Ninja has decided to inject a large dose of DNA of the Souls saga in order to give its final direction to the project. But Nioh is not to be regarded as a Souls-like at a discount copying a skipped formula without managing to match it. If its influences in game-design at From Software are obvious, one notices gradually the multiple differences of approach of the two titles. Yes, Nioh can be tough and intransigent just like a Souls. Yes, the game will ask you to move forward with great caution, learn how to manage your endurance gauge (here the Ki), alternate with mastery between attacks and dodges, or to make your way through tortuous environments full of traps and a handful of salutary shortcuts.
On the other hand, the opening of the universe of the saga Dark Souls here leaves room for a division in distinctive levels, the equipment loot is abundant and the gameplay is more nervous. What many consider at first sight as a simple Dark Souls in the country of the samurai actually extends his inspirations from the side of Onimusha of which he seems to be the spiritual heir, Ninja Gaiden for the technical requirement, and even Diablo for his a continuous flood of booty spouting monsters.
Did you like Les Souls? So you can turn to this Nioh without any great risk. You are a fan of challenge, but the saga of From Software has always chilled you by its approach, the game of the Team Ninja represents perhaps the alternative that you waited so much! Is Nioh in the end a difficult game? The term is ill-suited, we will speak here more willingly of requirement. Requiring your ability to take your life in one or two strokes during certain passages or personal errors, the progression becomes smoother once your character properly equipped and familiarized with the overall rhythm of the gameplay. If Nioh remains intransigent, he also knows to be more accessible than a Souls, except on some very strong bosses.
The player evolves in the skin of William Adams, a historical figure, the first Englishman to have trampled the Nippon archipelago around 1600. Under his false airs of Geralt de Riv in kimono, friend William deals with his shoulders the ambitious scenarios of the game. Less cryptic than that of a Souls, the frame of Nioh is exposed in broad daylight thanks to numerous cinematics and phases of dialogues to the paw Team Ninja easily identifiable. Plunged into the midst of the Sengoku clan war period, our future samurai will cross a series of historical figures such as Hattori Hanzo, Kuroda Kanbei and other Daimyo (feudal governors) of Japan from the historical.
This “authenticity” is nevertheless crisscrossed with brilliance with a much more fanciful Japanese folklore based on the great legends of the archipelago. Nioh world is invaded by the Yokai, tenebrous demons spreading their corruption on the land and in the hearts of men. Solo or aided by a few NPCs, William will have to speak the edge of his blades to restore a semblance of peace within a nation in crisis.
On the gameplay side, the dynamism of the samurai path borrowed by Team Ninja is obvious from the first minutes of grip. As a good saber, our character is able to handle a series of five weapons with distinctive strengths and weaknesses. The katana represents a good compromise between speed and attack power, the double blades enjoy a great rapidity, but of a reduced range; the lengthening of the lances compensates for the relative opening of your short-range guard where the raw power of the axes carries significant damage at the price of a high consumption of endurance.
We can also be seduced by the amplitude and the speed of the Kusarigama, this sickle associated with a chain capable of striking in zone at a good distance. Arches, arquebuses and other portable cannons complete this arsenal with a very good potential for damage at longer distance counterbalanced by a limited number of ammunition. Note that William will be able to equip two main weapons and two remote weapons to vary the approaches according to the opponents.
Information about the game
Filename : Nioh – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 100 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )