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 Post subject: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 16:52 
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Looks interesting

http://kotaku.com/nioh-is-basically-sam ... Socialflow

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The PS4's Nioh Is Basically Samurai Bloodborne, And It Is Very Good


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nioh

http://www.thejimquisition.com/nioh-review/

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Nioh is an arresting game, one that consistently encourages and spurs its players on even when it’s beating the tar out of them. It showers its challengers with increasingly powerful weaponry but is never shy about pummeling them via some hulking, terrifying demon from Japanese folklore’s ghastliest recesses.

When you mix in gorgeous looking artwork, as well as console graphic options that allow for adjustable framerate, you’ve got a game that really does go all out. This is backed up by terrific music, sound effects, and immersively diverse voice acting that crosses linguistic lines.

Nioh got attention for its similarities to other titles, but it deserves to be remembered as its own special game, one that sees and raises the efforts presented by its inspirations. With fast and uncompromising combat, an engrossing economy of loot, and a mesmerizing artistic style, action-RPGs have rarely been this refined or this captivating.

And the little green boys have bowls on their heads and that’s just delightful.

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 17:10 
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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Reviews are live (list copied from Neogaf)

Opencritic 88
Metacritic 88
Eurogamer [Recommended]
Game Informer [9/10]
UsGamer [4/5]
Push Square [8/10]
Destructoid [9/10]
IGN [9.6/10]
Attack of the Fanboy [4.5/5]
Next-Gen Gaming Blog [9/10]
JeuxVideo-Live [18/20]
NDTV/Gadgets 360 [8/10]
Critical Hit
Eye Eye [8.5/10]
XGN [9.2/10]
Gamespot [in progress]
Trusted Reviews [4/5]
DualShockers [9/10]
PlayStation Universe [9.5/10]
God is a Geek [in progress]
CGMagazine [9/10]
Jim Sterling [10/10]
onpsx [9/10]
Gamekult [8/10]
FextraLife [9.5/10]

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:51 
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I'd hate this game.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:57 
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I'm going to be all over it. I was worried it wasn't going to last long but 70 hours sounds enormous.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:59 
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markg wrote:
I'd hate this game.


:this:

I'm more than happy to concede this is my fault and my problem. But I can't be doing with anything this demanding. Don't have the dexterity, time or the patience. Which is a shame as this is meant to be excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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I was about to buy RE7 but I think I'll go for this now.

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Spoliers but if you want to see what the start of the game is like (roughly 1 hour of play)


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Glad it features a Bastard Sword. Hopefully you get to upgrade to the Bastard Plug I trod on this morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:21 
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Got this, it's really good, but the first proper boss is kicking my arse.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Pundabaya wrote:
Got this, it's really good, but the first proper boss is kicking my arse.


Is that the

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One in the room at the top of the hill with the forge in ?

It was odd walking up and taking out the few enemies outside and then seeing the piles of 'dead' icons all over the area


I've had a few goes and he keeps killing me so I'm back to exploring and searching for the little green altar sprites :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Yeah, it sounds like a right piss boiler this one. Definitely not for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article ... ptwitterus

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How 'Nioh' Tells Stories Through the Deaths of Other Players


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When you're surrounded by the failures of others, you can't help but pause and wonder.

There are dozens of little touches and design ideas that Nioh plucks from FromSoftware's Souls series, and in many cases, developer Team Ninja put their own spin on it. One of the most effective is bloody graves, the game's riff on bloodstains, which mark the spot another player died in. The Souls games are judicious about where those bloodstains show up—Nioh is not. Instead, the bloody graves become a blaring red siren that death is around the corner.

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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zaphod79 wrote:
Pundabaya wrote:
Got this, it's really good, but the first proper boss is kicking my arse.


Is that the

ZOMG Spoiler! Click here to view!
One in the room at the top of the hill with the forge in ?

It was odd walking up and taking out the few enemies outside and then seeing the piles of 'dead' icons all over the area


I've had a few goes and he keeps killing me so I'm back to exploring and searching for the little green altar sprites :-)


Nope, it's the one
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in the big ship. He has two big balls (oo-er)


The one you're talking about is a mini-boss... Think Black Knights in Dark Souls.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 15:26 
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markg wrote:
Yeah, it sounds like a right piss boiler this one. Definitely not for me.

Pissboiler should be a subgenre like roguelike. Dark Souls: gothic action RPG pissboiler.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Lonewolves wrote:
Pissboiler should be a subgenre like roguelike. Dark Souls: gothic action RPG pissboiler.


Would you quantify that with the volume of piss it boils ,the speed , the time to a rolling boil ?

Dark Souls would boil 500ml of piss in 18.4 seconds

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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zaphod79 wrote:
Lonewolves wrote:
Pissboiler should be a subgenre like roguelike. Dark Souls: gothic action RPG pissboiler.


Would you quantify that with the volume of piss it boils ,the speed , the time to a rolling boil ?

Dark Souls would boil 500ml of piss in 18.4 seconds

Now you're just complicating matters


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 15:41 
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Did Billy Big Balls last night.

Did a 'side mission' on the same map as that level, which was just murderising a bunch of bandits, then on to the next level.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Whats your weapon of choice Pundy ?

I'm still using the big black axe that i got fairly early on but wondering about switching for some of the others to hit the bonus points and familiarity buffs for them (I did that with the first knife on a rope that i picked up but went back to the axe and have been pretty much only using that)

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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 20:13 
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I am using a yamoto-den uchigatana. A sword, basically. It's a blue named one and it's random buff is one that increases familiarity damage by a chunk. I feel the one handed sword is the lack of all trades, good damage, reasonably fast attacks, easy to use.

I do think that it's a slight weakness in that a) all the weapons have slightly confusing (often Japanese) names b) the loot is random c) there are subtypes (tachi vs uchigatana) d) loot is chucked at you like diablo or Borderlands.

It means that, unlike Soulsborne games, you can't really help. You can't say, "ah, you can find X weapon here, it should help."

Anyway. The bow and matchlock are really handy. Note: the bow is silent, the matchlock less so. Obviously. Headshots decimate most opponents.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Pro-tip: double tap X to roll. Makes things a lot easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 17:08 
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I haz the kneeo.

It's still in the wrapper.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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Nioh. Niiioh. I want a Nioh and I want one now.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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I haven't played this for a while. I enjoyed it well enough, but not enough to keep going when distractions appeared. It does tend to do that thing where you die and just think "well, that was bullshit".


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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And the story is kinda boring as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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I played some of this earlier and the combat was a strange but welcome mix of Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls and/or Bloodborne. I kinda like it.

Should I be overly concerned about using med kits though or are they abundant enough? I say this because two knights gave me a bit of good kicking and two hits from them basts got me down to a slither of health.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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One of the concerns I had from the pre release is the way that you had to scrounge for health packs and rebuild after a defeat.

I haven't heard anything about this in the full release, but it is probably the main reason I haven't been overly keen to get the game.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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I haven't died once so I can't say.

Mind you, your med kits replenish at bonfires so I'm thinking they're just the same as estus.


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 Post subject: Re: Nioh (PS4)
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I've died plenty.

They're the same as estus' but you can get the odd one or two from killing enemies like Bloodborne.

So far it's a nice mix of Souls and Borne in an oriental setting, mind you I haven't even got by the demo level yet...


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