With Nioh 2, Team Ninja signs a very successful sequel. The title is both better staged and very generous in terms of content and gives personality to a missing license, while the basic formula is strengthened. Yokai’s ability to unleash strength in the middle of a fight brings diversity and a new technical dimension to combat, where sensible timing and attention to the opponent’s stamina can hit the mark. In addition, Team Ninja doesn’t leave out newbies and includes tips to make progress easier. But the title remains as impressive as ever. Nioh 2 thus manages to strike a rare balance: that of a challenging and accessible action game that fans can enjoy as much (or even more) as they did with the first opus.