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Nioh $19.99 ($15.99 w/GCU) @ Best Buy


#61 M_A_C   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   358 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 03:44 AM

I already bought this game digitally on PS4 and just recently on PC so I don't need this deal.

 

But I can say that Nioh is easily one of the best games of the year, so $20 ($16 GCU) is definitely a steal for the game.

which version do you like better?  The PC port isn't very good is it?



#62 Kev Cyberpunk   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   430 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:38 AM

This looks like this game's version of Ninja Dog mode to me: 


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#63 romeogbs19   Henshin A Go-Go Baby! CAGiversary!   2553 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 04:51 AM

Yeah, I'll probably still stay away. I'm not a Souls guy. I was just interested in this since I enjoyed the Ninja Gaiden games but those have very different mechanics.

Yeah, the Gaiden games under Itagaki and the Souls games are two very different titles.  I like the Gaiden games, but even those I lack the patience now to play.  I can easily imagine how quickly turned off I'd be by games like Nioh, Bloodborne, or the Souls series.



#64 MPoWeRM3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1879 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:22 AM

which version do you like better?  The PC port isn't very good is it?

The PC port is exactly as PS4 version, well except for 4K resolution if you got the hardware. Other than that, it's equal and same stability. Can't go wrong with either.



#65 MPoWeRM3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1879 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:28 AM

Yeah, I'll probably still stay away. I'm not a Souls guy. I was just interested in this since I enjoyed the Ninja Gaiden games but those have very different mechanics.

 

 

Yeah, the Gaiden games under Itagaki and the Souls games are two very different titles.  I like the Gaiden games, but even those I lack the patience now to play.  I can easily imagine how quickly turned off I'd be by games like Nioh, Bloodborne, or the Souls series.

Gaiden = offense oriented

Souls/Borne/Nioh = defense oriented

 

Both are great in their own terms.

 

Yes, the Alpha demo was pretty brutal, but I think it was because you were not used to it more than anything. It was quite different even for Souls/Borne players. It took me quite a bit too to beat it but when the final game came, it wasn't that bad since I've already accustomed to the mechanics in the demo.



#66 spicoli420   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   867 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:35 AM

They did drop the difficulty in the full game as opposed to the demos, especially the alpha. I don't know how much has changed since I platinumed the game when it first came out but there were some pretty strong builds that made the game a lot more manageable. I'd still say stay away if you hate the Souls games' mechanics though. It's an awesome game if you can handle some challenge and #2 behind Breath of the Wild for my GOTY at the moment.

Really hoping I feel the same regarding 2nd place behind the AMAZING breath of the wild. Just started Nioh and so far so good. Thanks OP for the heads up:)



#67 The Dead Texan   Rest in Peace, Big Rizzle CAGiversary!   3814 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 08:19 AM

Really hoping I feel the same regarding 2nd place behind the AMAZING breath of the wild. Just started Nioh and so far so good. Thanks OP for the heads up:)

 

It's a quality game, but I got really tired of the flat level design late in the game. I've played every Souls/Bloodborne game, so the thing that really set this game back was the lack of dynamic environments. 

 

$20 is a steal for the amount of content here. I should go back and finish it some time. 



#68 Supplice   Meta CAGiversary!   4863 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:32 PM

Is the real game easier than the demo? That demo was hard as a mother f-ker.

If only doing one playthrough on base difficulty then it's easy. There is always co-op too.



#69 ianharwood   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:27 PM

Damn got this and Yakuza over the summer for 50, should of waited.

Me too and it was totally worth it. Amazing games and got to support the devs!

 

Platinum'd both games. ~200 hours in Yakuza 0 and ~900 hours (and counting) in Nioh



#70 Sean Price   CAG Veteran Silenced   220 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:13 PM

Me too and it was totally worth it. Amazing games and got to support the devs!

 

Platinum'd both games. ~200 hours in Yakuza 0 and ~900 hours (and counting) in Nioh

900 AMERICAN? 

 

as in only 100 hours less than a THOUSAND??

 

FUDGE....  Maybe I should not buy this game then. 

 

I took me like 2yrs to beat Far Cry 3 and had about 90hrs into it.

ThAT GAME ALONE is the one reason why I have a 90+ PS3 Back catalog.. 

 

 

I have even less time for games now..  avg of about 2hrs p/week on a good week..

 

decisions, decisions..

 

THOUGHTS? 

 

 

oNe



#71 runthejewels  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:59 PM

I'm the same way. Easiest setting all day every day. However the idea of watching someone else play makes my head explode. Seriously, in this day and age where apparently that's all the rage I can honestly say that other than what gets shown during a video review, I have never spent a second watching someone else play any game ever.

Playing a game at even the easiest setting is still a more involved and rewarding experience than simply watching someone else do it.

I guess if you have an extremely low tolerance for feeling rewarded.


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#72 ianharwood   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   185 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:17 PM

900 AMERICAN? 

 

as in only 100 hours less than a THOUSAND??

 

FUDGE....  Maybe I should not buy this game then. 

 

I took me like 2yrs to beat Far Cry 3 and had about 90hrs into it.

ThAT GAME ALONE is the one reason why I have a 90+ PS3 Back catalog.. 

 

 

I have even less time for games now..  avg of about 2hrs p/week on a good week..

 

decisions, decisions..

 

THOUGHTS? 

 

 

oNe

I checked my system history and I overestimated. 696 hours, but that does include at least a hundred or so hours of me passing out with the game still playing.

 

The game can be as long as you want it to be - you don't HAVE to keep playing up to NG++++ xD

 

The main game can be beaten in well under 40 hours

 

I just love the game. I love Dark Souls-esque games, I love Ninja Gaiden, and I love RNG loot systems a la Diablo. And I have been playing the hell out of the co-op with friends

 

It's good shit and for that price it's a steal


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#73 chriscolbert   Everything right is wrong again CAGiversary!   3299 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:40 PM

I guess if you have an extremely low tolerance for feeling rewarded.


With being married, having two children under 10, and a full-time job, it's more about having an extremely low amount of spare time to fight through games that are overly difficult just because. I have respect for those that enjoy them though but my ship has sailed on those types of games for the foreseeable future.
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#74 Sean Price   CAG Veteran Silenced   220 Posts   Joined 10.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 09:45 PM

I checked my system history and I overestimated. 696 hours, but that does include at least a hundred or so hours of me passing out with the game still playing.

 

The game can be as long as you want it to be - you don't HAVE to keep playing up to NG++++ xD

 

The main game can be beaten in well under 40 hours

 

I just love the game. I love Dark Souls-esque games, I love Ninja Gaiden, and I love RNG loot systems a la Diablo. And I have been playing the hell out of the co-op with friends

 

It's good shit and for that price it's a steal

SOLD!!!!!!!

 

buying it when I get home!

 

** even tho I'm basically Chriscolbert but 4 kids and all under 7..  13month is the youngest and he keeps me busy and has tripled the grey hairs on my dome piece....

 

 

oNe



#75 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1349 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2017 - 12:58 PM

which version do you like better?  The PC port isn't very good is it?

 

Honestly the PC port is fine.  It's not the best PC port I've seen (there's hardly any real graphical options compared to better PC ports), but on my rig I've been able to run it at the highest settings with a solid 60FPS (my PC setup includes an i7-6700k, GTX 1070, 16GB DDR4).  I do feel like it looks a bit better than the PS4 version and since it's loaded on my SSD it loads pretty quick compared to the PS4 version (outside of the 20 seconds or so it takes to load up the opening splash screens).

 

So between the two I probably prefer the PC version a little more.



#76 VendettaXBL   Hunter Master Race CAGiversary!   7498 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 November 2017 - 03:52 PM

Interesting..... my copy of Nioh that I ordered with Last Guardian on Tuesday showed up faster than all my early access BF stuff (which is coming in today)   :-k



#77 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4884 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

This is one of my top 3 games of the year. It's heavily, heavily dark souls inspired. But it also adds other elements and drenched in Japanese Shinto mythology and Sengoku period Japanese history. This price is beyond a no brainer.

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#78 miyamotorola   I have mild to moderate eczema CAGiversary!   3688 Posts   Joined 6.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:25 AM

:/ I wonder if this is gonna show up on cyber Monday even cheaper. Bestbuy does stuff like that. Makes you feel salty cuz you didn't wait 4 days.

#79 Barry Burton   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1644 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 02:39 AM

I wish all games came with settings to change the platitude according to gamers needs

Some of us want to play games for story

why not just read a book or watch a movie?


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#80 mcdull   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   669 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:08 AM

:/ I wonder if this is gonna show up on cyber Monday even cheaper. Bestbuy does stuff like that. Makes you feel salty cuz you didn't wait 4 days.

 

I was surprised it has been sold out yet after a few days (the other KOEI games that were sold out soon when they hit $20 though some back in stock)

If they lowered the price on cyber Monday, it would just create trouble for them. Many people and at least me will for sure just buy again and return the previous order (the extended period should be till Jan).



#81 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   12297 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

Looks like they took away the GCU discount on this.  Maybe it was supposed to be a Black Friday sale item?



#82 Untamed Sorrow   The Maple Kind ?? CAGiversary!   1104 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

Looks like they took away the GCU discount on this. Maybe it was supposed to be a Black Friday sale item?

Was just about to post this lol, but yeah GCU is dead for now.

#83 prateeko   IN THE BUTT! CAGiversary!   2833 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

Was just about to post this lol, but yeah GCU is dead for now.


GCU is dead but it'll be back in a few days and last year a lot of the same price came back in the weeks after black Friday so it's possible it may be cheaper

#84 raiser   CAG-Zombie CAGiversary!   414 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 23 November 2017 - 04:20 PM

I love the dark souls and ninja gaiden games and have beaten several of them (glutten for punishment?). As such I bought Nioh simply based on the comparisons and a 2 minute trailer. $16 seemed like a good deal for the hours of enjoyment (torture?) I'll likely get out of it.

Advice for new players to dark souls/BB, watch a few youtube videos on how to easily level your character in the early game. Spend a few hours just getting to about level 20. You'll still die (a lot), but it makes progression much easier and less painful when you stand a chance of taking a hit or two. If you don't like spoilers, just grind the first 20 levels near a fire.
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#85 runthejewels  

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

why not just read a book or watch a movie?


Because I like pressing buttons.

#86 Evilv6   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 November 2017 - 04:09 AM

Quick update guys: NIOH IS FUCKING AMAZING

As a guy who has hated every Souls game after Demon's Souls (yet keeps buying them) I came into Nioh expecting the worst. I think the best way to explain this is by saying that when I die in a Dark Souls game I felt like it was the game just being pure nonsense. When I die in Nioh it's always because I Fuck up.

 

TLDR; BUY THIS GAME


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#87 moja   Not Good Enough CAGiversary!   54 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 03:21 AM

This game has been discounted for longer than I thought it would last.  I seriously wonder if they will eventually put out a physical complete edition.  Is the DLC fleshed out well or is it pretty much skip-able as a fan of the game?  Anyone with experience?



#88 MPoWeRM3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1879 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2017 - 08:59 PM

This game has been discounted for longer than I thought it would last. I seriously wonder if they will eventually put out a physical complete edition. Is the DLC fleshed out well or is it pretty much skip-able as a fan of the game? Anyone with experience?


I haven't played the DLC levels yet but enjoying the new weapons it came with.
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