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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #1140 on: February 20, 2021, 02:38:35 PM »
My main issue with the first Nioh was the loot mechanic, and unfortunately it seems Nioh 2 actually gets even further into the rabbit hole. I love the Souls game for how atmospheric they are, no atmosphere can take hold for me when half my time is spent in inventory management. The soulsborne-ish gameplay and diablo like loot systems are both systems I love, but the combination of both doesn't click for me.

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« Reply #1141 on: February 24, 2021, 08:22:16 PM »
Yeah, that is the big downside of Nioh over the Souls games, going too heavy with the loot and the lack of world design or environmental storytelling.  Individual encounters, ambushes, and shortcuts are designed well but the levels themselves make little sense.  There is also a ridiculous number of one-off historical figures that appear for a single mission like they're important but you'll never see them again, and most cutscenes are so short that you have to read bios to understand anything that's going on.  It's really all about the combat and customization, which is fine.

I'm fairly late in the game now, level 101, and just crafted several parts of a set, then tempered each piece several times until I got several strong modifiers, so the loot doesn't even entice me that much right now.  You're generally better off crafting than finding.  Like in Nioh 1, sometimes you'll find a grave of a player that had a complete set (or several in one area) so you can farm parts that way.  I remember fighting like 20 in a row in Nioh 1 that all were wearing the Red Demon set, which wasn't even that good of a set so the revenants were easy kills.

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Re: General gaming chatter
« Reply #1142 on: February 25, 2021, 08:45:58 PM »
Pretty insane FF7R updates from the PS State of Play today.  PS5 version comes out on June 10th, upgrade from PS4 version is FREE, and there's also DLC where you can play as Yuffie that seems to bring in a lot of Dirge of Cerberus story elements.  They also dropped two trailers on their Twitter for new iOS/Android games, one a weird FF-theme battle royale game, the other is a FFXV-Pocket-Edition-Style recreation called FF7:Ever Crisis that is the entire FF7 compilation in one game (including Before Crisis which was never released outside Japan, and Crisis Core which was only on the PSP), which is awesome.  Sad that it's only on iOS/Android though.