Reviewing the DLC of a game can be an unfair task, because it is important only to criticize that part of the work. Nioh 2 By itself it is a solid, entertaining, challenging game with well-established foundations. You can even give it more than one turn to get everything out. Does such a game need additional content?
In what many talk about ethics talk about incomplete games, the DLC of Nioh 2 It is not compulsory, it is optional and it is up to the consumer to purchase it or not. Now, if you belong to that group of people who feel that the experience with downloadable content could be expanded further, it is important to clarify things well.
The problem with the DLC of Nioh 2 is that far from feeling like a justified complement to a product that is already solid, it is more like adding too much dressing to a hamburger whose flavor was already good. Where do we want to go? Of the three downloadable content, the last one, which is The First Samurai, ruins everything.
Is there any case that you spend on the Season Pass or that you worry about this last part of Nioh 2 What is supposed to expose more of the past of the history of this franchise? Time to expose it.
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The last piece to reveal the rest of the mysteries of Nioh 2
In the downloadable content of Nioh 2, your character travels back in time to an era where samurai did not exist. Here they introduce us to the origins of the (magical) sword Sohayamaru, why it exists, who carried it first and why it has a bond with the protagonist.
The objective is, in some way, to answer these doubts and, incidentally, to link the protagonist and antagonist of Nioh 2 with the sword. With this, it is worth clarifying that this third part of the DLC of this game of Team ninja it is totally alien to the previous ones, even though they ‘are united’. There is nothing that sustains some kind of relationship.
This causes the DLC story of Nioh 2 feel confused, senseless and that trips to the past have no reason for being. There’s no point in even trying a little. We could even talk about the fact that all the events that happen at the end of The First Samurai greatly affect the same franchise.
It is difficult to find a clear explanation for all the events that occur throughout this downloadable content of Nioh 2Especially because you really hope it’s that solid experience worth it, especially since you’re paying for something that extends the base game in a consistent direction.
Are there improvements to the mechanics? A weapon that changes everything?
The first two pieces of downloadable content created for Nioh 2 Maybe they didn’t add much to the already great story of one of the best PS4 games, however, with the new weapons, they adjust the experience. With the new moves, the strategy is adjusted and so on. In The First Samurai there is no such thing.
Ultimately, the joke of the third DLC of Nioh 2 is to adjust the endgame of the game and that the player can push all the weapons and other parameters of the created character to the limit. In addition to that, an even more difficult mode is added for you to give an additional spin to the game. It seems like an exaggeration, but for something you play these kinds of titles.
If that were not enough, there is also a new dungeon called The Underworld, an ideal place to obtain the best rewards through several floors that will make things a bit difficult when playing Nioh 2. It is similar to The Abyss from the first installment of the franchise. Of course, to access, you need to finish the game three times.
The problem with this section is that you wonder why you are searching again and again for all those elements in The Underworld when you have finished the story. It lacks an additional mode to use everything you already obtained, maybe a PVP, but, it is not seen that they will add it in the near future.
DLC continues to show how beautiful Nioh 2 can be
One of the most outstanding elements it offers Nioh 2 It is the quality and design of its settings, which, on this occasion, do not stop looking very beautiful. Let’s go! If you are going to suffer one combat after another, then the scenery and the journey are worth it.
The enemies are also fearsome, monstrous and gloomy, you know, the kind that you think you will not be able to defeat so easily because that is the nature with which a game like Nioh 2 it’s created. Now, there is a kind of recycling of evil creatures, but, that does not mean that the game is not enjoyable. It’s fun that it’s not just about physical appearance, it’s attack and movement design as well.
Finally, the third DLC of Nioh 2 feels fair and entertaining at the point of the challenge, the point is that the reward is not what we thought and the closure of the DLC content cycle does not fully meet its objective. That, estimable TierraGamer reader, is a shame.
Invest in the DLC or do I stick with the base game?
It’s time to answer the million dollar question, is it worth buying The First Samurai from Nioh 2? Well, right off the bat, the best thing you can do is wait for some kind of DLC downgrade in case you want to buy it. Sure, many hours of play are added, but it is not something extraordinary that you are going to feel fulfilled by giving more laps to the game.
Maybe this last piece of the DLC would have felt better if they tweaked or added something to the weapons or if some new branch opened up in the skill tree. This project gave for more. Now, it is not a forced project, it is rather one that was not executed or raised in the correct way, because, ultimately, that is the objective of this kind of content, to extend the experience.
Nioh 2 It is already a great game, there is no doubt about that and in the next versions that you will receive, you will surely enjoy it, especially when you did not have to pay for the additional content that comes in the DLC.
We play the DLC of Nioh 2 on a PS5.
Nioh 2 The First Samurai
$ 9.99 USD
Graphics and sound
9.0 / 10
- The enemy design is very good
- The Underworld is a nice addition
- The story does not close well
- Much effort to unlock weapons for nothing
- Only the endgame fits
- Time travel is very poor