PlayStation Plus subscribers will get a treat in November, as among the colorful list of free games coming to the console are 2020’s Nioh 2 and Nioh 2 Remastered.
This fast-paced action RPG from Team Ninja puts its own spin on a notoriously punishing fantasy genre popularized by FromSoftware’s dark souls Series. Souls games aren’t for everyone, and many players have admitted an infuriating defeat in the face of their high difficulty spikes, style attitude about story, and grueling boss battles – but for those who love a challenge, it remains. one of the best ps5 games and is now available for free at PlayStation Plus.
However, Nioh 2 is not your everyday Soulslike wannabe.
Playing as a half-human, half-demon spirit known as a yokai, the game tasks you with customizing the main character Hide. As you traverse the Sengoku Era, you’ll come across all the slashes and dashes loved by every Souls fan – but with so much more of a story at its core.
Hide’s focus on the character arc differs from the strict focus on aesthetics as seen in Dark Souls, carefully building plot in the combat sequences (opens in new tab) micro-dosing the player with reminders that their character is constantly stuck between two worlds.
These elements are deftly woven into the gameplay, rather than appearing limited, creating a challenging gameplay experience that still goes toe-to-toe with the best RPG.
When looking at Nioh 2 alongside her teammates November PlayStation Plus Games (opens in new tab), definitely stands out from the crowd. The LEGO Harry Potter collection is perfect for Potterheads looking to prepare for the highly anticipated 2023 release Hogwarts legacyand the indie gem Heavenly Bodies combines ragdoll AI with zero-gravity action – but Nioh 2 definitely deserves its share of the spotlight, especially with the lack of Elden ring DLC to keep Souls fans busy.
There have been rumors of an Elden DLC coming soon in light of Future Press release (opens in new tab) that they would be delaying Volume 2 of their coveted Elden Ring strategy guide, The Book of Knowledge.
Could this delay be a hint that new content will be released soon? Who knows, but in the meantime, you can also get Nioh 2 with your PlayStation Plus subscription.