Nioh 2 was not at all a recreation starved for content material materials, nevertheless the primary of three deliberate objects of DLC, The Tengu’s Disciple, is a substantial addition all its private. It introduces the coastal Yashima space with three new areas and 10 new missions which will, and virtually actually will, take avid gamers on the very least 10 hours to complete. Way more than that, there’s moreover a mannequin new weapon type known as the Splitstaff, an enormous handful of latest enemy types, troublesome new boss fights, new armor and weapon items, new soul cores, and new guardian spirits. The usual of the DLC advertising marketing campaign itself isn’t one thing to put in writing down dwelling about, nevertheless that’s nonetheless an unimaginable value and a very good function to sink your tooth once more into Nioh 2’s stellar combat.
The Tengu’s Disciple mainly fits into Nioh 2 as a facet story that takes place after the events of the precept recreation. Your character finds a dagger at a shrine that out of the blue transports them once more in time to the Heian interval, the place they be a part of forces with precise life Japanese historic figures Minamoto no Yoshitsune and the warrior monk, Benkei. There are some cool cutscenes that prepare among the many boss battles, nevertheless like Nioh 2’s predominant story, the plot in The Tengu’s Disciple is an afterthought largely merely used to frame the movement.
Nevertheless man, oh man, is that movement nonetheless practically pretty much as good as ever – and The Tengu’s Disciple solely serves in order so as to add new wrinkles on excessive of that layer of excellence. The massive new draw is the addition of the Splitstaff, a model new weapon type that scales primarily with Onmyo Magic, giving those who choose to deal with Onmyo Magic a rather a lot wished secondary weapon type to accompany the Switchglaive.
The Splitstaff is a tricky weapon to know, and early on, it really didn’t click on on very successfully with me. It relies upon very intently on its full of life talents which might be unlocked deep into the flexibility tree, and previous that, it moreover has a novel quirk in that ought to you keep down the assault button barely, the employees will rework, extending out and dealing an extra hit. Preserve the button down too prolonged though and likewise you’ll drop the combo, so there’s a specific rhythm to assaults with the Splitstaff that merely doesn’t exist with completely different weapons.
As quickly as I acquired over the preliminary finding out curve and constructed up some capability elements which will very properly be invested inside the terribly sturdy multi-hitting assaults of the Splitstaff, I spotted to truly choose it. Aesthetically, it brings once more recollections of participating in Ninja Gaiden with the Lunar staff, nevertheless even previous that its range is inconceivable, it’s really good at inflicting elemental standing sicknesses, and it presents a really fully completely different mannequin of play compared with my completely different predominant weapon, the Switchglaive, all whereas nonetheless allowing me to profit from extremely efficient Onmyo magic.
I ended up using my Splitstaff/Switchglaive assemble all all by way of the DLC, which took me about 12 hours full do you have to embody some backtracking to find a trio of issues required to unlock certainly one of many missions. Unfold all all by way of its 10 missions are a fairly large handful of latest enemy types, along with huge crab yokai with Groucho Marx facial hair; gross fleshy monstrosities known as Nuppeppo which have a nasty tendency to suck you up and spit you out like a nightmarish mannequin of Kirby; nastier variations of the monkey-like Enki enemies known as Kiryokis; and further small variations on completely different current enemies. The crabs are pretty irritating to fight ensuing from them being impervious to interrupt from the doorway, nevertheless the rest of the model new enemy types are pleasurable and troublesome new obstacles to find methods to maintain.
In spite of everything a very powerful challenges come inside the kind of the bosses. I don’t have to spoil them, nevertheless there are some good surprises in retailer for followers of the distinctive Nioh, along with some great pleasurable fights that rank up there amongst Nioh 2’s best boss battles so far.
While you’re a Nioh 2 superfan, a number of the partaking additions for you’ll little doubt be the Dream of the Demon situation, which mainly serves as Nioh 2’s New Sport++. As you’d take into consideration, Dream of the Demon raises the extent of all enemies, along with the gear that they drop, nevertheless it moreover remixes enemy areas, and introduces extraordinarily highly effective pink enemies which could be rather a lot stronger than your yard choice yokai. Merely for instance how deep into Nioh 2 you should be with a function to outlive Dream of the Demon, I’ve poured virtually 107 hours right into a character who’s stage 159. To survive the very first mission of Dream of the Demon, I’d ought to be virtually 100 ranges elevated.