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Best PS4 Games #12 – Nioh

Developer: Team Ninja

Synopsis: Inspired by the story of William Adams, Nioh tells the story of another man named William and his journey to Japan in 17th century fictionalized wartime. Harnessing the skills and weaponry of the traditional samurai, he must take down a fictionalized Edward Kelley who seeks control of his own using the evils of the yokai of Japan. Take down soldiers and the supernatural as you make your way through 20 main missions of unstoppable difficulty.

Why it’s one of the 50 best PS4 games: In addition to taking on the mantle of “unwavering difficulty, punishing action-RPG combat, and stylized ambiance” from the Dark Souls series, Nioh forces you to expand your understanding of this genre’s mechanics. Multiple stances allow for strategic approaches to combat, letting the player solve the puzzle of their opponent in the manner best suited to them.

Its visual fidelity is superb, and its aesthetic focus on equipment and character design set it apart from traditional hack-and-slash samurai games. In Nioh, how you play your character is almost as important as how you present your character, offering personal choice to your character’s appearance with minimal sacrifice to gameplay optimization.

Nioh proves that From Software can pass the torch on without extinguishing the flame of its ingenuity.

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