Japanese-samurai roleplay Nioh became the loudest statement on “Dark Souls not from the authors of Dark Souls”. The sticky tentacles of the new creation Team Ninja tightened the editor Gamemag more than a hundred hours of violent action, customize, build character, search for cleverly hidden secrets and the blood-tear prevoznemogaya harsh game design. At the beginning of may to the shores of the PS Store docked at the first paid DLC, Dragon of the North.
Before diving into the arms of history, it should tell you about the free patch 1.08dedicated to the game’s launch. The list of innovations is impressive. In addition to bug fixes and remade balance: full PvP (you can even fight 2×2), the ability to take two guardian spirits, new equipment, skills and even the right to turn William in juicy screaming girl. For such generosity and devotion of the samurai to the audience the Studio Team Ninja wants the polls to kiss and thank in advance to purchase add-ons, regardless of its content.
For modest submit to 700 rubles, we proposed the following range: a new class of weapons (odati), the third level of difficulty for the main campaign (way of the Demon) and a new story Chapter.
The first is quite simple. Odati – Japanese sword, katana different from the usual monstrous size. In the game he exploits the parameter “Force” and causing tremendous damage when not very impressive speed. To unleash this thing on the heads of enemies is extremely accepted. Particularly painful have opponents, and when pumping of the tree of skills they suffer from odati increased damage.
The complexity of the “Path of the Demon” certainly will please those who repeatedly paraproktit the main campaign and nothing can stop your enthusiasm, but to enable stacking New Game++ in the fee-supplements – at least a controversial idea.
The most delicious – it is still a new Chapter that continues the story of the confrontation of William and universal evil. Hard to put a hero in the Tohoku Northern region of Japan, where the local ruler with a stylish eye patch – date Masamune (aka the Northern Dragon) began to play with the Amrita, demons, and, in General, was a bad guy. The plot is set at the same level as in the original game. So don’t expect any incredible revelations. On the other hand, the story in Nioh has always been in the minor roles, the main thing is still the gameplay.
New region hardly differs from the previous six – nor the size nor the content. William once again susanti small settlements and mountain passes, which at this time graces abundantly drop-down snow. Storyline quests are only three, but in fact a full two. The third offers only bossfight. Additional missions, as before, all the same levels, but in a shortened and altered form, of the arena and the obligatory GIMP challenge with a pair of bosses at the same time.
Opponents, fortunately, a new diversified instances, forcing fairly at the beginning to sweat. Some Marines literally lose their heads and regrow in its place, the vile fire, poisonous materials UV free no-breathing tentacle, conveying the heartfelt greetings of the Las Plagas from Resident Evil 4. Through the streets walking tall demons with very unpleasant set of deadly attacks, and the old youkai ninja learned how to use firearms. However, a gang of old monsters and soldiers here, too, is not in short supply.
Bospital in Dragon of the North four. The Pantheon of Glabados Supplement assumes a samurai, a samurai, the samurai, the woman and the samurai, half-mutated centipede. The last is the most memorable battle in the entire DLC. And sorry, I’m sure many would not refuse battle with some impressive creature. The same date could have the decency to transform into a mythical reptile, but alas, it is dreary waving a pair of swords and a little magic. The tactics of the battle with the boss does not involve any of the highlights – would only have to teach of animation, look for “Windows” and solder back my two cents worth of steel. But for the victory over some of them you get new spirits: blue dragon, a centipede, allowing you to deal damage through block, and one spirit, which many will be glad to see.
In the main campaign Nioh authors tried to dilute the standard mechanisms of the interesting chips on the levels. In the sewers of William tore from the use of “leciak”, in some places, groups of strong contenders were scattered, when you have found and broke the magic crystal in the mines we were looking for ways to dispel the poisonous air in the port, lit the lights, to simplify a boss fight… In Dragon of the North has something similar – a fight with one individual can be simplified, slaying the gunners on the towers. Although with them even more fun.
Do not forget the developers and about quite a sensible design levels with well-hidden secrets, ambushes at every step and well-implemented shortcuts. The combat system is still the same fusion, and new enemies, well versed in the subject of your standard tactics. For example, painless bounce back almost never works, in this case the brat quite a lot of sneaky attacks. Bosses though inconspicuous, but at meetings with them, nerves still glowing white-hot, because it is difficult and driving.
Many shortcomings, such as easy style of the environment, reuse of the locations in side-quests and mostly faceless bosses, moved to and fro. To some extent, even worsened, given that this is the seventh Chapter, made in the image and likeness of the previous one. Speaking of cooking, the cake called Nioh want more berry filling, and adds a test.
Dragon of the North is a nice DLC for all fans of the Nioh, which slightly expands on the basic content and allows you to extend the fun of the project. Given the strong mechanics, the only serious disadvantage is the only duration. Otherwise, if you like the game, then you can buy the Supplement.