In the "Soulslike" sub-genre, borrowing is not a bad thing - on the contrary, it is a tribute to the original series. Nioh 2, like its predecessor, relies on completely different principles of plot and combat system.
Despite the variety of weapons and ways to deal with enemies, they all have a distinct Japanese flavor. This approach is practiced by another, more successful project Sekiro, but the unique approach of the Nioh 2 series is the emphasis on the heroic and mythological side of the setting of feudal Japan, in particular - the era of the Samurai.
Where most sub-genre games try to match the bleak tone of the main DS series, Nioh 2 continues to develop a completely different direction. The game has a lot of colors, bright moments, mythological insertions - often the project is similar to the anime adaptation of the Japanese epic. Such identity can not help but attract - the player is in the setting of a fairy tale, coupled with the most eerie legend. Will please the project and fans of Japanese culture in the present, not alternative world. The creators - a Japanese studio, so the absence of logical and factual errors, as well as respect for the original sources are guaranteed.
The advantages of the game:
First of all, pay attention to Nioh 2 is worth of those who liked the first part. The second part follows the rule of a good sequel - a similar experience, but bigger and more varied, with some new mechanics and more content. If you liked the experience of the original Nioh, you will definitely like its sequel.
You should try Nioh 2 if you:
Nioh 2 is not very good for acquaintance with the sub-genre - it can be overloaded with details and content in some places, it combines a lot of mechanics. A beginner is better to choose something simpler, and a seasoned fan of the challange - take up the game quickly.