Nioh 2: The Complete Edition

Nioh 2: The Complete Edition

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Nioh 2: The Complete Edition for PC is an action roleplaying game, in this release complete (as the name implies) with all previously released DLC for a compact download and gameplay experience. In the first game, players had to play as the Western Samurai, William Adams (based on a real historical character), but in this version, you can choose his appearance as a costume, if you like, being instead a Yokai, or mystical creature/ spirit from Japanese folklore. About the Game The character c...
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- Nioh 2
- The Tengu’s Disciple
- Darkness in the Capital
- The First Samurai
Nioh 2: The Complete Edition for PC is an action roleplaying game, in this release complete (as the name implies) with all previously released DLC for a compact download and gameplay experience. In the first game, players had to play as the Western Samurai, William Adams (based on a real historical character), but in this version, you can choose his appearance as a costume, if you like, being instead a Yokai, or mystical creature/ spirit from Japanese folklore.

About the Game


The character customisation is highly intricate with plenty of detailed choices and you can immediately return to the creation studio if you don’t like the way your character looks in the rather different lighting of the game. This ensures that you have a character whose looks and clothing you are completely happy with, and you can even share a code that lets other players use your customisation as their characters.

Being a Yokai brings you powers you would not have as a human, and you can play as both, being Hide, a Shiftling, or half Yokai, half human hybrid. However, playing as a Yokai drains your Anima, so keep an eye on the health bars, and make sure you grab the soul core of any hostile Yokai you defeat. If you get it to a shrine quickly, you will harvest that Yokai’s powers and gain the ability to transform into them for a time.

Elemental Guardian Spirits give you strength against certain element enemies with Burst Counters which are excellently offensive defensive moves, Places called Benevolent Graves bring you AI companions who can help you in battle, or you can summon three real life friends for three-players cooperative multiplayer mode, adding some real life quirkiness to your gameplay.

Unusually for a second game in a series, Nioh2 is actually both the sequel and the prequel to the original, with the first part of gameplay occurring before the events in the original, and the latter portion dealing with subsequent events.

The story begins in the late 1500s, and the player’s character, Hide, befriends a merchant, Tokichiro who is aiming to make his mark on history by selling Amrita (which is mysterious god/ spirit/ demon energy used as an informal currency) and Mumyo, the leader of one of the tribe’s, who has been alerted to strange goings-on and come to sort out the Yokai she holds responsible for everything that has gone wrong...

The antagonist of the game, Kashin Koji, is a mysterious entity who harasses the party at every turn. He is from Hide’s past, and Hide must find out exactly who and what in order to restore harmony to the land. There are plenty of skills to learn, so beginners won’t be tackling the harder levels too soon, but they will enjoy a satisfying growth arc as they master the levels.

One skill to master as quickly as you can is Ki Pulse. At the end of an attack or combo, your stamina gauge turns white and refills quickly. By pressing at exactly the right moment, you can be back to full stamina in a trice, but you must press at the right time – too soon and you’re only half filled, too late and you miss it completely. Should the latter happen, the stamina resets and you must wait for the bar to fill at the regular pace. Practice nabbing it at exactly the moment!

Dark puddles – they are spawned by supernatural enemies – are something of a mixed blessing. They can interfere with your stamina generation but are great for your Anima, so you can Yokai up more easily. Once you have soaked up Yokai benefits, dispel the dark puddle with a Ki Pulse, returning your stamina to normal.

The blacksmithing system allows you to gather enemies fallen gear and transform it into something new and shiny, but this is geared more towards players in higher, harder levels, and can be ignored on your first playthrough, if you want to make rapid progress.

A Word about Weaponry


As expected from a game with a heavy Japanese influence, the weapons are beautifully crafted, diverse and completely, delightfully lethal. You can choose to equip yourself with traditional Japanese weaponry such as kusarigama (sort of ice pick-looking axes, with lengthy chains with which one can get inventively gory) and odachi, (which are basically the Japanese version of a longsword, and traditionally carried by Samurai) right from the character customisation screen.

As you progress, the game offers a rich melee combat experience, with most of the weapons made to be used up close and very personal. There are some distance weapons, such as bows and arrows, shuriken (stealth weapons, like throwing stars) and rifles, but much of the fun of the game lies in getting close enough to use the close combat weapons which include: axes, tonfas, dual blades, spears, split staffs, hand cannons, switchglaives and katana!

But we are not yet done with combat: each weapon behaves differently, so you can experiment a bit, and find out which style and which weapons suit you the most. All of the above-named weapons have light and heavy attacks, with light attacks being the ‘regular’ attack you will use most often, only unleashing the heavy attack when faced with the right circumstances.

As well as these more human weapons, you will also have access to special Yokai weapons that are just as lethal as those mentioned above, but with additional mystic powers alongside their sharpness!

Complete Means Complete!


This edition of Nioh 2 is sold as the ‘Complete Edition’ and it lives up to this name, offering the three major issues of DLC (downloadable content) that have been released since the game’s initial offering. And, of course, you get the main game too!

  • The Tengu’s Disciple

  • Darkness in the Capital

  • The First Samurai

  • All of which offer new storylines and maps to play through, along with new treasures to seek, missions to complete and allowing further glimpses into the lives and backstories of the characters. The main game offers about forty hours of play time, and the three DLCs offer a further eight to twelve hours each, stacking up to a healthy and immersive game that you can allow yourself to sink into, knowing that you will not be done with it for some time.

    Nioh 2: The Complete Edition for PC is available for purchase on Instant Gaming for a fraction of its retail price. You will receive an official key and be able to play the game in seconds. Play smart. Pay less.

    Configurations

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    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4460 or over
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or over, VRAM 4GB or over
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 85 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 bit stereo, 48KHz WAVE file can be played

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    Best game ever played

    My first souls like game , completed

    after 300 hours of gameplay i have no regrets .

    might be difficult entry but after that , game gets easier since its have very good power scaling , you will get the feeling of getting stronger , even after new game +
    • Very nice power scaling
    • Gets too difficult early
    9/10

    The game is amazing. Just buy it if you are a souls fans. Just don't play it the way you'd play a souls game bc the game will punish it. I've played all the souls games and many souls likes and i definitely think this game is way harder than any of the games ive played even games like Sekiro.

    Don't let that discourage you! The games has its own unique and amazing mechanics. It could seems a bit overwhelming though but i assure you it is so satisfying when you learn the combat mechanics. There are many different skill trees and weapons you can pick up at any time.

    I really think the game shines with its level and boss design. Nioh 2 has some of the best if not the best bosses visually I've ever seen. While they aren't mechanical masterpieces like bosses like Gael the fights are really cool.

    A drawback for me is the leveling system. The missions have a recommended level which you are 90% way below which could be confusing. I think this level applies to the gear level more than the character level bc you can be very low level with some strong gear and ninjutsu and whipe bosses and enemies out.

    Overall, its a vary solid game. Its gorgeous and its very structured. It doesn't feel dull bc of the incorporation of Japanese mythology which makes even the basic enemies feel exciting. The game is tough and challenging but its truly amazing
    • Mechanics
    • Bosses/Enemies
    • Level Design
    • Could be confusing
    • None
    The Game is one of my Favorite Souls like of all time.

    I really like the Character Customization, the Gameplay is also very nice.

    different type of enemies and weapons, lots of Boss fights and the Game looks amazing
    Nioh 2 is a souls like dungeon crawler.

    Compared to the first Nioh it is special with regard to the new and exciting mechanics, but above all for the possibility of being able to create a character from scratch.

    Creating a character allows you to create a personal story, of your samurai or other classes.

    I recommend this game for those looking for a much tougher challenge than Dark souls.
    I have started with Nioh 1 back then in 2018, invested 1500h on PC + 300h on PS4 (Since I started after complete edition was launched)
    In Nioh 2 I have invested 1350h so far on PS4 and 66h at PC version currently! Game is amazing, Nioh 2 PC Port is hell better then Nioh 1! About game there is noting much I could say except that my hours and my gameplay speaks more then I could describe here! All recommendations!
    Game is worth more then they as for!
    • Best Action RPG
    • Great combat system
    • Great Replayability
    • FPS in certain areas, but with certain tweaks of settings that can be fixed
    It is a great game for an old Dark Souls gamer like me.
    It makes some things way better than the original Nioh.
    The story is a little meh but it is not soo bad that it is a bad point.
    I like itヾ(•ω•`)o
    • -Souls like (not for everyone)
    • A very ´´hard´´ game (also not for everyone)
    • The Drop mechanik is also something I really like
    • FPs drops sometimes
    My first Nioh game, watched some videos from other series and decided that i will buy this one.
    So i have like 20 hours and the game is awesome all around except some scenes where FPS drops. You can also play multiplayer co-op or with your friends so thats a plus.
    Playing on a controller 9/10.
    • Unique weapons
    • Awesome combat system
    • A lot of content
    • Multiplayer co-op
    • FPS drops

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