Nioh is a peculiar beast in that we contemplate it to own “one of the finest combat systems ever put on a screen”, however on the identical time its lack of keyboard and mouse help makes it a little bit of a black sheep within the PC household. Dark Souls comparisons have been inevitable for Nioh, not solely due to its steely strive’n’die fantasy swordplay, but additionally as a result of Dark Souls too initially launched on PC in a rather compromised state. Fortunately, official fixes for Nioh have been a complete lot faster to reach – it’s about to help the PC’s oldest inputs in spite of everything.
Adam caught an ‘RPS Recommended’ badge on Team Ninja’s Sengoku-themed fight roleplayer in our Nioh Complete Edition review, however famous that its “journey from console to PC has not been completely smooth.” Main offenders right here had been the lacking keyboard and mouse controls, although Adam felt that this was inherently a extra controller-suited recreation in any case.
To every their very own, and, as of Thursday, we’ll all have a alternative of controls. Like so:
A 3-week wait ain’t so dangerous, by way of constructing a brand new enter system for a recreation that was not initially designed for it, I’d say. Good to see that they’re making all the things rebindable, too – one other widespread sin for console>PC ports is that they’re saddled with absurd fastened controls, like Q to leap or RMB to format your onerous drive.