Nioh's better mechanics or Dark Souls' deeper themes?
it makes no sense to compare them, both are amazing in their own ways. totally different games
Of course we can ompare them their very similar in a lot of regards. We compare Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne. Bloodborne and Nioh despite having contrasting settings are VERY SIMILAR in a ton of aspects. That being said I LOVED Bloodborne, but right now Nioh has my heart. I'll have to finish it. The ability to make bosses cannon fodder is something that will hurt Nioh in the long run I believe but damn if both of these aren't exclusive to PS4. It's time to start considering as a whole if PS4 > PS2
As far as overall entertainment value: Bloodborne >/= Nioh > Souls series. That's my personal opinion!
I'm loving Nioh but as far as my personal preference goes I just like the setting and creature designs better in the Soulsborne games better. Having said that though Nioh might have the edge on the massive variety of combat options.
because they are 'difficult' games and because Nioh feeds off the Souls playbook they will be compared. The one thing I'm surprised no has mentioned, at least I've yet to see, is how Nioh isn't an integrated, open world. One thing that makes the Souls games so incredible is their integrated world that opens as you progress. Every area in the game is connected making it one large map. In Nioh we go from mission to mission via a map. While it's still exciting to explore each area, each mission, I certainly miss the linked world which From Software creates with their Souls games. In some regards they are similar. Nioh definitely takes parts of Souls while implementing their own ideas and combat is a different setting. End of the day Souls games are phenomenal as is, so far, Nioh.
Good catch yeah that's another thing souls and Bloodborne have going for them.
Yes. I don't like dark souls but I absolutely adore nioh. Such a fun game.
I like Nioh more for the following reasons. -You don't have to dig for the story -Skills make the combat more interesting. -It's faster paced -No genital shaped enemies (so far)
It sounds like you have some deep seeded insecurities about seeing fallace-like things... Do you avoid eating hot dogs because someone might get the wrong idea, and you wouldn't want them thinking you're some kind of Mary? Lol I'm just messing.
Digging for the story was one of the best parts of Dark Souls. I forgot the name but there was a youtube guy that broke it down in depth and he was an excellent narrator too.
VaatiVidya I recommend for any Dark Souls fan interested in its world or otherwise confused. Hell, it's entertaining even if you just want a depressing fantasy story to forget about your day.
"a depressing fantasy story" Exactly! It was very depressing but somehow beautiful at the same time.
It sure has far better combat mechanics than the souls games which is to be expected from the developers of Ninja Gaiden but it falls behind in nearly every other aspect whether it be graphics, enemy variety, bosses, level design and multiplayer. This is why I said it wasn't an evolution of the souls formula.
NG Black/Sigma excels in all those department bar multiplayer, which NG2 got down, but it was laggy.
I agree. It does fall behind, but seriously... not by much at all. Hence the awesome scores this game has been getting. That being said, didn't they say they were adding some more multiplayer options later on like PvP etc? I love Nioh heaps, but I've found it to be a lot easier than Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Bloodbourne. Still having a lot of fun. Such a great game.
With the way the coop is set up that's already a problem, now pvp in a future update could be fine but just like dark souls there needs to be a lot of fine tuning for it to work
Exactly, combat is somewhat deeper due to the stances and skills but it's got feck all in regards to everything else. Story is "ech", atmosphere and general style well again NOTHING compared to Bloodborne and the soundtrack is about as forgettable as they get. But it's really fun on it's on, comparing it to the soulsborne series is doing Nioh a disservice really.
It has worse graphics but runs at 60fps, I'll gladly take 60fps over graphics in a game like Nioh. From Software could at least learn how to fix frame pacing issues.
I really like them both (and Bloodborne) for different reasons.
No, but from software finally has a competitor. Nioh is fantastic and is on par with souls and bloodborne, while still having unique features. Lords of the Fallen was ok, not on this level.
I'm still on the fence on buying Nioh. I'm a souls Bourne fan so Nioh has to be the same or better if I'm going to buy. If it's not as good it won't be worth it for me.
OMG relax brah. Take it from me, I played all of the souls games, even Demon's Souls when it first came out on PS3. You've got nothing worry about. Game is awesome. Coming from the Souls' games, you'll really love the deep combat mechanics and different stances.
Biggest differences IMO, more layers to the combat, example; stances and interactive stamina management. Tons more loot than Souls or BB, comparable to Diablo or Borderlands in that department. No huge interconnected world like Ds1 as it's mission based. Story is actually told rather than having to piece it together from item descriptions. It's not as gloomy or morbid as the souls and BB games, in fact you fight and talk to many humans. Oh and characters don't end every dialogue with a strange laugh or cackle :D Also there's a ninja who carries around a cat in his garments. Hope that helps
It's just as good. However, don't expect it to be a Souls clone with a samurai theme like some of the media have painted it to be. Despite it's few similarities it does a lot of thing different to the Souls games. The story is told in a more direct manner, Nioh has proper tutorial missions, it doesn't have an interconnected world, it uses a Diablo like loot system rather than upgrading specific weapons etc. If none of Nioh's differences both then I'd recommend it. I've played every Soulsborne game and I think Nioh is great.
Better than souls but NOT Bloodborne
I am so glad that i have the capacity to like both. I feel bad for people that have to choose sides.
I still think dark 1 and demon souls are the best games in this genre ...ps I have never played nioh and I'd like to one day, maybe goty edition
The only Souls games I've played is BB & DS3 which I'm still playing but Nioh takes a lot from those games but makes it something special that I like.The souls games surpasses Nioh far as art,enemy & level design but Nioh battle system is much better,though I enjoy all those games.
No way. Unfair to compare them given it's 3-1 in terms of installments. The lore is richer and more robust in DS, and I do like the combat better in DS as well. Having said that, Nioh is a beautiful game, very well-made.
Nioh is good game and I like it but nothing beat dark souls
In terms of combat it comes close, but for everything else, Miyazaki games are on a whole other level. Bloodborne is a gajillion times better.
Of course it is. It's a PS4 Exclusive.
imo, Nioh is way better than Dark Souls 3.
Depends. It's better in some aspects. Nioh has an actual story with characters. DS/BB had better lore though.
I think people need to stop comparing everything to souls games. They are similar yes but are both fun, neither is better or worse than the other, they just are.
I wouldn't say it's better than DS1/Bloodborne but it's definitely up there with them. I think Nioh is better than DS2/DS3 though.
Well good to know never played one of those.
IMO yes but that is a preference I enjoy the faster pace of both Nioh and Bloodborne over the slow mechanics of the Dark Soul's series. DS3 did a better job of this but it was still to slow for my liking anyway if you enjoy a challenge you can't go wrong with any of these games.
No, Nioh doesn't have the same vision or scope of the souls series. It's a game that wouldn't even exist if the souls series hadn't preceded it. That should tell you enough right there. Honestly I find the voice acting a bit on the cheesy side, and the cookie-cutter antagonist to be very anime. It's hard to take this game seriously, but that's doesn't mean it's not an enjoyable distraction to be had while we wait for the next FROM game.
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