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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Open World Nioh with sublime combat

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Gosh I can't stop gushing about Rise Of The Ronin, it's exactly what I wanted out of a Team Ninja game. So what is it that I wanted and why can't I stop gushing about it? Well ever since I played the Nioh series (enjoyed WoLong and platinumed that too), I'd been craving for an open world Nioh with Nioh's core combat systems since Nioh offers a sense of depth that makes me want to get better at the way I engage with enemies. Rise Of The Ronin is pretty much Open world Nioh with simple and straight forward side activities which has become a staple in most open world games. You get to pet cats that's a simple straight forward side quest yeah? You get to pray at Shinto Shrines, go and save a villager who's produce was stolen by conniving thieves. And then of course you get to defeat bad guys be it mini bosses, big bosses all in extremely laser focused, precise and sharp combat sequences. The game features multiple combat styles that you get to actively carry with ya in both weapons and each combat style can be switched on the fly while in a fight, to help you gain an edge over the enemy. So you're never really just playing with just one style just because you like it, rather the game makes you play smart and learn to appreciate other combat styles in order to stay alive and defeat your foes. The combat animations and audio of the clank of two swords striking against each other with the haptic feedback never gets old, trust me. I've already put in over 20 hours and I'm so hooked to the core gameplay loop. The visuals are also quite pleasing, don't get me wrong this isn't a Ghost of Tsushima and we must not compare Rise through the lens of Ghost of Tsushima. That's unfair comparison even though both games are set in Japan. Rather Rise Of the Ronin should be compared with the games output from Team Ninja, so with that in consideration I'm happy to report Rise Of the Ronin is easily the greatest looking Team Ninja game that surpasses the visual flair of both Nioh games and WoLong. My only major gripe is the game's optimization isn't where it should be. The game offers 3 graphic modes and the Performance mode is where the game is most stable with minor frame stutters. This comes as a surprise especially since none of these problems existed in the Nioh games on PS5. So yeah Team Ninja could've used for an additional month of optimization or their optimization team dropped the ball here. My current rating for the game with my play through in progress I'm going with a 9/10. Also ignore the negative reviews given by SkillUp and FightinCowboy (respectfully disagree their takes).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Team Ninja does it again!!!!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I’m shocked by some of the negative reviews that came out before the release. This game is awesome! The graphics and gameplay are top notch (I’m using line trace for graphics setting). Like all Team Ninja games; there’s a little bit of a learning curve to the combat. But once you get the controls memorized to muscle memory it becomes smoother and smoother. The grappling hook is by far the coolest arsenal to mix things up mid combat and use your surroundings to your advantge. I’m currently two hours in and cant put this thing down. I love it. No, its not the masterpiece of ‘Ghosts of Tsushima’ but its not far behind the samurai open world field. Mastering the ‘flash’ (parry) is challemging, but once you get it down; the blood gushes and heads fly. If youre having any doubt about buying this; I’m here to tell you that its worth it. This is easily the best game thats come out this year so far. Dont wait; go get it and be prepared for a blood splattering atmospheric adventure!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Challenging combat!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good game with challenging combat. Graphics are pretty good as well, but not mind blowing. The voice overs don't match the characters movements, my biggest complaint.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Really awesome game!!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I was skeptical about this game brcause of the graphics and the reviews. The graphics are a little subpar, but its such a great game! The combat is so much fun thar you dont want to stop playing! If you’re a fan of sekiro and ghost of tsushima then i highly recommend this game! Easily the best game i played so far this year!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Havent been able to put it down yet

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I preordered this game and have been playing it off and on for almost 2 weeks now. Its great! Took me a little getting used to at first but thats just a slight learning curve with the controls. That slight bump overcome and the rest has been great. Love the story and action. This is my firat Team Ninja game and I think I’ll be a fan from here on.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great samurai action

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I really love this game the character customization is great you can actually choose between male or female, and the combat is really fun and challenging the world is big and expansive and the towns are great it makes me feel like I'm actually in 19th century Japan.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game so far

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great game so far. Definitely has soem frame rate and pop in issues. Should have been fix patched by now but hasnt.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game ever !!!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Amazing game, game play is realistic as it gets. Highly recommend anyone who loves fighting/ open world games !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Fun game. If you like Ninja Gaiden you'll like this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game of the year !

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    To be honest this game is above my expectations, I’ve immersed myself in this world and is so amazing that for me is the best game of the year !

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Playability over Graphics

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    TLDR: If you look past the graphics of this game and give it a go for a few hours, you'll be in for a fun experience with lots of replability. If you want to play a game solely for the graphics, then look elsewhere. The graphics aren't as horrible as other reviews say but this game compensates for that with a fluid and highly versatile combat system with lots of different weapon types and styles to fit the needs of every player. It'll be easy to pick up but difficult to master especially if you wanna get all fancy mixing up your playstyle. The game may not seem like much at the start but the more you play, the more the game offers. This definitely isn’t the first samurai style open world game but it for sure is pretty engaging with lots of random occurrences and side content to distract yourself with when you want a break from the main story. This game also has great boss replayability as you can either visit the dojo or use "Testament of the Soul" that unlocks later on in the game to go back to certain story bosses you've already fought against and fight them again as many times as you want along with any other missions throughout the game you may have taken a liking to.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    10 hours in and game is really fun

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I’m a fan of difficult games so I decided to play on Twilight difficult. Having a great time so far. The combat takes the parry system of wo long and adds in the stance and combat system of the Nioh games, along with a hint of Ninja Gaiden. Like most Team Ninja games, armor designs look great. Character customization is extensive and supports the use of character creation codes if you’re bad at making your own. I also like that you can switch between the protagonist and whatever ally is on hand, and co-op with friends is a good time. The graphics, while not cutting edge, look completely fine, not sure what all the fuss was about online. So far the games seems to run at a steady 60fps in performance mode and seems to even hit it on graphics mode uncapped. Overall, the game is a great action RPG with lots to explore.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not great but REALLY good

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This game has flaws. It’s not perfect. But it is really good. There isn’t as much polish in resolution, frame rate, story telling or character building as Ghost of Tsushima but it’s still a really good game. That may sound confusing, but it’s more a testament to my high regard for GOT than a critique of Ronin. If you like open world games similar to GOT and Assassin’s Creed you will enjoy this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Historical Japan Action RPG

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is an excellent action RPG that takes place in different areas of Japan during the Shogunate historical period. It is open world with many interactions with some historical figures and some created specifically for your character to possibly form bonds with. The fighting mechanics have improved since a May/June update, but can take some time to really master.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Open-world Japanese Samurai Simulator Masterwork

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Ronin is an amazing open-world samurai / ninja simulator. It gives me very good nostalgic vibes of Tenchu, Ninja Gaiden (by the same creators..), Bushido Blade, etc. Also very interesting to compare Japanese-made Ronin to the (also VERY GOOD) Western-made Ghost of Tsushima.. both excellent open-world samurai titles. Ronin has a touch more anime-esque stylised flare where as Ghost is a bit more samurai film (Kirasawa etc.) I do wish Team Ninja made actual Very Easy difficulty options (I play for fun / escapism / exploring worlds / art / story / characters / music & so on, not challenge or bragging rights. I do find Ronin to be a bit more palatable toughness-wise than Ninja Gaiden or Nioh. Overall worth the purchase for an open-world medieval Japan alone .. Team Ninja’s magnum opus

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not amazing

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Once you get the hang of the mechanics and figure things out it becomes much easier to play. However it just doesn’t feel as fluid as other titles that are similar or games that are comparable. The grahics also for a PS5 only game are not quite where I would expect them. But the game is fun overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought myself a copy of this game for my birthday. I was very hesitant as I had heard mixed reviews about both the gameplay and difficulty of the game. Whoever compares this game to a Souls kinda game is WRONG! Controls are easy to learn and master. There are 4 different difficult levels. The story is quite interesting. Great game. Its challenging but not unplayable, especially for an old gamer like myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game Mediocre Graphics

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have to say, this game is Amazing. I have enjoyed it for some time since I bought it. I personally play it on my Day 1 PS5 Disc and PS Portal. I love the World, Customization and Combat among other things. That said, I do wish the Graphics were a bit better. I understand Graphics aint everything but man. Great Game though. Highly Recommend the Game. Especially if you are into History or Japanese History.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Game. Not Perfect, But Great

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Not perfect, but a great game. Has wonderful characters and if you enjoy samurai games and this part of Japanese culture you will enjoy it. If you watch certain anime, you will know most of these characters. The gameplay and combat is fun, graphics a bit underwhelming but a great game.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Don’t always believe big reviewers!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    While the immediate reviews were that the game is horrible, the game is far from it! While true the graphics are not the best, the combat is what you play for. The movesets for each type of weapon are intricate and fun and never gets old switching weapon types! Overall I give the game an 8/10. I realy enjoyed my 55 hours till I platinumed it!

    I would recommend this to a friend