Nioh Collection For PS5, Reviews. The Definitive Edition
We analyzed the Nioh collection for PS5, which comes with all the content available in the saga and some visual enhancements.
Note– This review focuses on what it offers as a collection and remodeled versions. If you want to know our opinion about the two finished games, we recommend our original Review of Nioh and Nioh 2.
There was a time when Ninja team it was the study that followed. Led by Itagaki, the studio became a tech bug that was able to take advantage of the most powerful console of the moment, Xbox. So it came to be Ninja gaiden, founded as one of the best action games ever made (and added to Black). Before they had already left examples of their good work with the saga Dead or alive and with Ultimate which was great to watch and play. This Team Ninja is from the Nioh saga. A way to redeem yourself, to return to the top and leave the duel and the journey through the desert depicted by the former Ninja Gaiden II productions, without Itagaki and without direction too. Team Ninja is on top and that’s thanks to Nioh.
The collection: content and technical department
Nioh saga drinks from by clear influence. The first, structure and formula of Souls we can find and the ki -resistance- bar or in the amrita accumulation system – like souls – that we lose every time we die, as well as the situations that come around Prayer zones and enemies, reset shortcuts to promote faster difficulty and devil. The second, a Diablo formula based on loot, new and improved weapons and equipment, endless buildings and a climbing title in the second and third path where optimizing our team is the only way to take on the challenge. And third and least, a combat system that reminds us of Team Ninja’s know-how in action games.
Therefore, we can say that in 2017 Nioh went into the fashion Soulslike, but able to offer something of its own and differentiated. All this is set in a feudal and wonderful Japanese world where we are faced with a horror of demons with enemies of flesh and bones, all of them more dangerous. And with many other attributes of the titles themselves, such as the presence of tombs to try to steal the equipment from other players, a great combat system with different attack positions and completely different weapons and endless hours of play if we wish accomplish everything. .. just once. Because of that come other even more complex paths.
Both games hold a very similar soul. The origins of the game, where they are located and the way to progress. Also a very traditional map model: here we do not have a large interconnected world like the Souls, but different stages in which we enter, reach at the end, hit the board and exit. Within them are shortcuts and links that accelerate our progress, but everything happens in micro-zones. Adds a secondary that revisits places in the main plot, and other challenges. Without going into too much detail, for that you have the original analyzes, Nioh 2 is definitely a more agile game, more refined and interesting additions in combat. Both of them face peaks of unfair difficulty at times, but are perfectly viable in their first round based on superior equipment and skill. Another thing to follow, when you need to think about the constructions if you want to have options to progress. If we add a full co-op mode to this, the result of Nioh 2 game is essential.
Collection of both games for PS5 It comes with a lot of content. Not only because both titles will last at least 50 hours during the first round, but also because it comes with all the DLC that expanded the story and challenges. For Nioh, we find the chapters of the Northern Dragon, the Rebel Honor and the end of the massacre. For him, Nioh 2 comes with the Disciple of the Tengu and Penumbra in the capital, along with the first samurai.
To all this, the possibility of playing with different graphic modes is added in this remastering. Please note that the update is free for Nioh 2 owners on PS4. If you have the full edition of Nioh 2, updates to PS5. If the base game is your thing, the base game (and the DLC you bought) is updated. That, unfortunately, does not happen with the first Nioh. At this point we get into more dubious terrain, anyway, because after playing the title and enjoying it in its three graphic modes, we realize it improves, but we’re not facing a big lift with say, much less.
We have three graphics modes: optimized for PS5 mode, 4K mode and 120 frames per second. If we go step by step, we begin to say that the PS5 method is definitely the best proposal of the three. It is the one with the best visual effects and details, though the resolution is dynamic and far from native 4K. The 60 frames per second in this case is relatively stable in both games and the game looks good, but no exaggeration. The Team Ninja saga has some debatable visuals in the form of textures and effects, which have not been enhanced here. So the title works better and adds new details, as well as a better look at medium and long distances.
For him, the method 4K up the resolution, but this is penalized for the lack of other graphical enhancements, which make some details not sharper, especially if we go over certain aspects of the scene, without looking as they should in remastering.
This is a significant add – on and that is a recurring demand in the new consoles method 120 frames per second, which gives us a smooth movement never seen before on consoles. This method works a little better in Nioh than in Nioh 2, where we have some clearer drops, but in both cases it fulfills the task of offering us a surprising response, with a non-existent and delayed input delay that is appreciated. in games of this type. All of this is not free, and in return we have an obvious loss of graphic quality in both games. This is especially evident in Nioh 2, a game that is more in demand, and in the first Nioh it is less significant. In both cases we never noticed some visual glitch in this mode.
In short, there are three graphical modes with their nuances, but none of them stand out in a great way compared to the original games. We have improvements to the PS5 version, higher resolution in 4K and more fps in 120hz mode, but it could be a bit short as a “remaster” seeing the jump from one version to another. The question here is clear: is it enough to jump for anyone who enjoyed gaming on PS4? Being a free upgrade, you have a pass, but it is true that we could expect more at this point.
Finally, highlight two other characteristics of the collection. On the one hand, the non-existent loading times between death and dying, jump the menu to degrees and vice versa. Just two or three seconds and we’re back playing, which greatly enhances the experience of the original games. And on the other hand, use DualSense. It’s a bit subtle and not an exaggeration, but it is accompanied by sound and apathy. In the first case, with beat and beat sounds. In the latter, with small vibrations that range from the use of the ki pulse to explosions, beats we receive and others.
The Nioh Collection for PS5 is the best way to enjoy an essential set for RPG and action lovers. Hundreds of hours of gameplay with all the content released so far, an agile, unique and demanding combat system and unique possibilities for character customization and combat style. They are difficult games, sometimes with unfair difficulty peaks, but they are very satisfying. The Nioh Collection as a remake could bring more of itself into its graphical options, although we celebrate its good performance, the presence of the 120hz mode and details such as the missing loading times that make this the best way to enjoy (and die for) what’s new from Team Ninja. Of course, don’t expect anything new that will invite you to try it again if you have already thoroughly played the originals.
THE BEST _____
- Two of the best games like Souls in recent years
- The combat system is differential: surprising
- Some like 120hz graphics options
- Hardly any loading times
- The complete collection with hundreds of hours of play ahead
- As a remaster, it could give more of itself visually
- Some technical errors in the various graphics modes
- No free upgrades for first Nioh owners on PS4
A game with a great finish that we will enjoy and remember. A good purchase, highly recommended for lovers of the genre. He is well cared for at every level.