Has anyone played the PS4 game, Nioh? I want to get it but I also want to see what some others think of it.
The gameplay is very similar to the one in Dark Souls, but it's nowhere near as hard nor exasperating. So basically, easier and faster-paced Dark Souls. More fun, too. I personally never liked Dark Souls because as an action combat fan, the slow pacing was fucking exhausting and boring. Nioh however had entertaining combat. If you've enjoyed the Ninja Gaiden series, you'll like Nioh.
If you like games that are more about the gameplay than the story then feel free to get Nioh. Not gonna lie, at times Nioh felt kind of... empty to me because I like story-based games and I think it would've been nicer if it had more story peppered in in-between the multiple gameplay segments. It sorta feels like you just have this linear progression and constant combat with not many chances for your character to interact with the environment. The story itself was also rather weak and the writing definitely needed some polishing. All things considered, the world-building was lackluster.
Nioh was one of the best games 2017 had to offer but it's not masterpiece material. Basically if you asked me which were the best 2017 releases I would name Nioh in my list, but if you asked me for the most memorable releases overall without that specific year in mind, I wouldn't even consider mentioning it. I probably wouldn't even remember it lol
EDIT: I realize this post probs focused too much on the cons of the game so I just wanna add that as I said in the first paragraph, the combat is fun. But like, really fun. The addictive kind of fun. So yeah even though the world-building and story could be better, the game does guarantee you'll enjoy fucking around with the combat since it's not as risky and exhausting as Dark Souls.