It’s difficult to talk about Nioh without talking about Dark Souls. There’s a lot of obvious borrowed mechanics from Dark Souls like shrines being bonfires, losing all your Amrita (souls) when you die and given one last chance to get them back. The creative director has gone on record saying he was greatly inspired by the Dark Souls series.
Yet, I feel giving a game the title souls-like sets a pretty high bar to reach in a game especially in the 3D space. Putting Nioh next to Dark Souls seems a bit unfair in my opinion, and I wonder how many people went in thinking that Niohwas going to replace Dark Souls, because in no way it does. But that’s not to say Nioh isn’t good. From what I played, I can say that I had a kickass time.
There are quite a few things Nioh did that I like a lot that made the game feel more than just a Souls game reskinned. Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Nioh”
A lot of games I played as a kid came from video rental stores. I remember every other week I had the opportunity to pick one videogame to rent for a couple of days, usually between Friday and Sunday. A lot of the games I picked were obscure mediocre gems. At the time, I didn’t go to any gaming website for reviews or information. I simply picked a game and hoped for the best. The end result was always the same, however, no matter what I was just happy playing a new game. Transformers: Devastation strikes my nostalgia chord. It takes me back to a time where I wasn’t so cynical about what I was playing and just had fun. Continue reading “Transformers Devastation Review”
Far Cry 4 is the answer to the surprising commercial success of Far Cry 3, but does the sequel add anything new to the series or is it just a money-grubbing product Ubisoft developed to cash out on Far Cry 3’s success? Continue reading “Far Cry 4 Review”