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Re(9):Random Nioh: did you know?
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Recently I started playing Nioh. I know the game has been out for a bit but considering it's long gestation it seems only natural to wait a bit before buying a copy. First off, I like the combat. While the game has the trudge, die, repeat formula of a From Software game the fighting isn't done with the shoulder buttons. Instead, it uses the face buttons which is the way God intended action games to be played. I'm only at the start of the game but I can already feel that I have a fairly good idea of how I'm going to be approaching most fights from now on. Thankfully, the action feels like it's going to be enjoyable no matter how many times I swing my sword. Speaking of which, I'm having trouble deciding on a secondary weapon. My main weapon is the katana since it feels like a decent, well rounded weapon. After that, I'm at a loss. Should I go with double katanas just so I can stroll through the levels wearing three(!) swords? I'm leaning toward using the ninja chain since it seems to have decent crowd control, hits a great deal and -unlike the spear- doesn't clang against the walls as much. One thing that's charming about the game is that it's a bit of a mess. For example: The drops are too frequent so you end up carrying around piles of garbage. The crafting system feels like a lot of work for minimal reward. There is a secondary leveling system involving titles that I discovered and subsequently forgot about until a friend reminded of its existence. One would think that a game that had been in development for so long would be a bit more polished. I'm not any of this is bad, mind you, instead I'm amused by how many rough edges made it into the final product. I can't imagine what sort of Akira Kurosawa film would feature a white guy samurai throwing a magic dog at demons but somehow that turned into a game that's a hybrid of Ninja Gaiden and Tenchu. I'll be curious to see what sort of new silliness the game will throw my way. Since this shouldn't just be me using this forum as a blog post here's something akin to news: [URL=http://spiralchariots.com/goldenaxe/]Golden Axe is getting a stage play[/URL]. Is there an audience for this?
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