Tagged "Nioh"

Feb 13
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

PlayStation 4 exclusive Nioh has had a successful launch, arriving at #2 in the UK top 40. It has certainly defied our expectations – we had it pegged for outside the top ten.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard failed to make it to three weeks at number one – it’s now at #3, dislodged by GTA V.

Rockstar’s evergreen crime caper is now one of five titles to take the top spot for 12 weeks or more, putting it alongside Who Wants to be a Millionaire (18 weeks), Wii Fit (16 weeks), Zumba Fitness (13 weeks) and FIFA 14 (12 weeks). Never underestimate the casual market.

FIFA 17 dropped to #4 while Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare remained at #5.

Battlefield 1 rose one place to #6 while Rocket League fell to #7. At #8 it’s last week’s new arrival Hitman: The Complete First Season. Positions #9 and #10 were then occupied by two top ten re-entries – Overwatch and Watch_Dogs 2.

WWE 2K17, Mafia III and Final Fantasy XV departed the top ten, meanwhile.

Nioh was the only new arrival this week, although we did see No Man’s Sky, LEGO Batman 3 and Mario Kart 7 re-appear in the bottom half of the top 40. With no LEGO Batman Movie tie-in, we guess LEGO Batman 3 is proving popular with those who missed it first time round.

Feb 08
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

While Team Ninja’s Nioh looks very similar to Dark Souls on first glance, critics are keen to stress that there are several key differences. Not only is it samurai themed, but it also has a different stamina system – which gives the chance to attack enemies when they’re suffering from fatigue – summonable spirit animals, and a weapon system with three forms of attack.

Review scores have been sky high – including top marks from Jim Sterling – with consensus being that it sees Team Ninja back on top form. Those who didn’t enjoy Dark Souls won’t find solace here, though. It put Polygon through their paces so thoroughly that they had to postpone their review. “This is almost certainly the most difficult game we’ve ever had to review in our decade-plus of writing about games,” they claimed.

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Rainbow Six: Siege – Season 2 aside, Nioh is this week’s only retail release. Next week looks set to make up for that, with both Sniper Elite V4 and For Honor out Tuesday.

On the Xbox One store the free-to-play Adventure Pop popped out of nowhere earlier this week. That was soon accompanied by another FTP release – mobile hit Fallout Shelter. We’ve spent a couple of hours with the post-apocalyptic homemaker and found it to be curiously compelling. Not the best fit for console – there’s a lot of time spent waiting for something, anything, to happen – but it’s pleasant enough. The presentation remains appealing and there’s enjoyment to be had by sending your civilians out to scavenge in the wasteland.

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