I’m going to start right off the top with that Nioh 2 is the BEST game I’ve ever played. It has everything I want from a game: awesome graphics, great characters, amazing gameplay, great sound design, awesome enemies, and interesting levels.
Let’s start off with the cons that I’ve heard. Mind you, these may have been vocal minorities that I just happened to stumble across. The level design is simple, with no life, and not open world. I actually don’t feel that the game needs to be open world because open world is so overdone at this point. Going from place to place with a loading screen giving you some information about it to read is very fun. The level design being simple and not full of life works here. You’re in war and coming in at different points of the battles that has happened or are going to happen. They are also very beautiful and I love everything about it. As I write this I am trying to think of cons. I can’t think of any. I just absolutely love this game and can’t recommend it enough to people who love Ninja Gaiden. Remember, way more Ninja Gaiden than Souls.
Now the pros. I’ll keep this as short as possible. The pros are the whole game. Though, the one I would like to highlight is how they handle Japanese history and myths. They get very into the weeds that you have to really set time aside to read about. It’s really, really cool. I also love how they handle some of the mythical characters, like Yorimitsu. I won’t give anything away. It’s pretty cool. The last pro is the combat and weapons. I love all the weapons. I love more than others, yet they are all satisfying to use so everyone will have one that matches their fighting styles. Everything is viable. It’s completely skill based. It’s the best.
Now that I’m done rambling, I would buy this for anyone who wants a difficult game about the Warring States period of Japan. It’s absolutely perfect for me. I hope someone finds this review a little helpful and will push you to buy this game. Best. Team Ninja Game. Ever.