Nioh dev one-ups Dark Souls by saying limitless co-op is “too easy”

Nioh doesn’t have a simple mode – in contrast to its delicate Dark Souls rival.


Nioh developer Team Ninja has spoken out on modifications to the motion RPG’s co-op system, which imply gamers must have accomplished an space earlier than they will play by means of it with a buddy.

Unfortunately for these hoping to carry fingers and skip gently by means of the fearsome enemies of Nioh, it appears like Team Ninja by no means meant for gamers to have the ability to lower the problem by enrolling a pal.

“You cannot co-op through the entire game because that would make it too easy for players to beat the game,” Nioh artistic director Tom Lee instructed Kotaku.

“We want players to experience Nioh in how it was intended to be. We allowed players to co-op anytime in the last trial demo only because of the limited stages and time to try out the demo.”

So mainly, whereas co-op provides Dark Souls with an easy mode, Nioh sticks to its weapons – it’s meant to be tremendous laborious and also you’re not going to wriggle out of it by getting a excessive stage buddy in to help you.

Although it’s a wonderfully affordable stance for the builders to take, the truth that Nioh’s co-op system changed between the demo and release day, with no communication from Team Ninja on the topic, might be going to make folks sad: if you happen to purchased Nioh hoping to play by means of it in co-op straightforward mode, you’d be fairly furious.

Speaking as an enormous fan of co-op straightforward mode and cheesing within the Souls video games, I’m consigning Nioh to the “ha ha, no” pile with no disgrace, until Team Ninja has a sudden change of coronary heart.