On Friday night I played the first hour or so of Nioh.
This means I am AN AUTHORITY ON NIOH.
But I'm keen to hear what you all thought of it.
The chatter around this game is super positive. "Bloodborne with samurai" is the phrase being bandied about and it's pretty accurate.
My only concern, an hour in, is just how similar to Bloodborne/Souls Nioh is. It seems extremely derivative. I'm totally fine with a game like Nioh filling a Souls-sized gap in my 2017, but I also like my video games to be innovative and interesting.
Also, there are elements of From Software games that are difficult to imitate — the depth of the lore, the atmosphere, the authenticity of the dialogue, the world building. Nioh doesn't quite seem to have that.
But it does have the core pacing, and some pretty damn good combat. I suspect I'll keep playing, but I'm not buying into the hype just yet.