Although I’ve experienced Nioh 2 through 2 demo times, it doesn’t help much when it comes to the official game when stuffed into my mouth without skipping.
The first blockbuster action game this March – Nioh 2 has finally been officially released, with Souls-like fans no stranger to this name, when it was dubbed Dark. Samurai version of the Souls. Nioh 2 can be considered as a comprehensive upgrade, with difficulty adjusted to a style that will torture the player to death several thousand times at any given time.
Nioh and the 13-year development path – P. Passing hands through many units is not the only difficulty in Nioh’s 13-year long journey. Choosing a style for the game is also a problem.
Nioh 2 is, in fact, a prequel about the events that took place before William’s departure to Japan. This time the main character will be a hybrid between humans and demons (not Inuyasha). Play homemade. The context of Nioh 2 is that Japan was still not in the fire of war, and the lords were still hoarding forces, with Amrita stones not yet widely exploited for use. The protagonist of Nioh 2 is a mercenary but accidentally gets caught up in the scenes in this chaos and learns about his demonic status.
Nioh 2’s gameplay is no different from the first part, but it adds many essential changes. The first are two new weapons, Switchglaive and Hachet (throwing hammers), which can be considered a combination of spear and Odachi, with the long-range coming and messy combos decent damage. Hachet is quite similar to Dual Sword, but instead of slashing, it’s more about throwing. This is a valuable change of Nioh 2 because we have never seen the primary weapon with a long-range style.
The next change is the skill panel now has more new items, including Shiftling and Samurai. Shiftling is an entirely new thing in Nioh because the main character is a semi-devil. During the game, you can collect the pieces of Demon Spirit dropped from ordinary soldiers or bosses. It allows us to use the same blow of them to attack.
The Shiftling ability will consume a new type of resource called Anima, which will automatically recover when you hit the target or hit the enemy. Devils have many varieties, and all can level up. They also provide additional stats like the intrinsic type. Moreover, Nioh 2 now also has a counterattack. By pressing R2 + O simultaneously, the protagonist will turn into a devil and fight back with the opponent. It is difficult to watch, but the reward received is off the table.
The most valuable improvement is probably the Ninja’s skills. Onmyo Magic branches will automatically increase if you use them in combat because anyone who has played Nioh knows how vital these two branches are at first. To dig the burying into, this improvement allows players to use them early without spending too many resources. The skill system and combos of weapons are almost unchanged. Just anyone who wants to get used to 2 new weapons must start over.
And the incredible difficulty from the first part remains the same. Even it is upgraded in Nioh 2 when the game introduces a new thing called Dark Realm or Yokai Realm. These are unique lands when the enemy is significantly more substantial, and the player has a reduced speed of Ki recovery – can be understood as a pool of unclean, but the range is full screen.
The only way to clean a Yokai Realm is to kill an extra boss, but this is not easy because apart from the Ki speed reduction, the monsters in Yokai Realm are much more buffalo. Moreover, you do not. Is there any way to bypass the Yokai Realm as they are usually blocking the boss’s main road?
Bosses in Nioh 2 will also call out Yokai Realm each time they lose about 40%. The less blood they call, the better it can be in a world where the opponent is twice as strong, and we are much weaker, needless to say, know the result Luckily, Nioh 2 has not eliminated the gamers way of life because it now allows co-op or calls for help from the graves.
In Nioh 2, there are blue tombs, which are the souls of the destroyed player, but unlike the red one in part one, you can use the Okocho cup to call them up and fight for yourself. This is a handy feature, especially at the beginning because there are tombs at level 30 or 40 (twice the player’s level), and there are tons of right equipment to protect us, of course. If you die, these guards will die.
I do not think things are good bodyguards because, on the boss, they were still pounded to soft people like meat beer. Besides, each will cost a certain amount of Okocho cup and not always have a right grave for you to use, so the bodyguard can only partially help. The key is still the ability of players – generally died several dozen times defeat the boss alone.
In general, with what Nioh 2 has shown, it is worthy of a quality Souls-like game and achieves what gamers expect. Did you eat onions well in part one? Why not continue the series of miserable days with Nioh 2?