Nioh screenshot of a battle against a demon

If you're looking for a challenging ARPG to really sink your teeth into, and you've already blazed through all of the Souls games time and time again, you might want to give Nioh a closer look. While the Dark Souls comparison is apt given its combat style, Nioh also has plenty of elements from games like Diablo and Ninja Gaiden, which makes the whole thing a bit of a mess, but thankfully quite an engaging one!

Since words alone aren't exactly ideal for describing these types of action-RPGs, allow me to share with you one of the gameplay previews. It should quickly let you know just what Nioh is all about. Have a gander:

If all of that looks like it's right up your alley, you'll be happy to hear that Nioh and all of its DLC are currently 75% off, bringing the price down to $15 on Steam. It's also worth mentioning that this promotion will stick around until November 19th, so you should have plenty of time to check out some more previews and user reviews.

Personally, I would recommend it. While there is no doubt that Nioh has some issues, mostly with the level design and how copy-pasted it can feel on occasion, both the combat and gearing systems are satisfying to dig into and more than make up for any of its shortcomings. So if combat-focused RPGs are your jam, and you're willing to let a few things slide, Nioh is definitely worth looking into.

Have fun!