Is Rise of the Ronin a Soulslike game?

Is Rise of the Ronin a Soulslike game?
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Is Rise of the Ronin a Soulslike game? The latest action game from Team Ninja – the studio behind Nioh and Wo Long – is out in the wild. It is a marked difference from previous entries, but what kind of gameplay style does it adopt?

People like to say anything with a stamina bar and limited HP restoration is a ‘Soulslike’ game, but there’s more to it than that.

If you’re stuck in Rise of the Ronin, consider reading our tips and tricks guide. We also have a guide covering all the romance options in the game. Now, is Rise of the Ronin a Soulslike game?

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Is Rise of the Ronin a Soulslike game

No. Rise of the Ronin is firmly not a Soulslike game. While there are aspects of the Souls formula, it is nothing like a Souls game such as Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Demon’s Souls, or Elden Ring. More than anything, Rise of the Ronin is an open-world action game that has a huge focus on a political story.

The biggest difference between Rise of the Ronin and a Souls game is the addition of difficulty options. In Rise of the Ronin, you can change the difficulty to be Easy, Medium, and Hard. When playing in easy mode, there are further accessibility options you can toggle on to make the game easier. These options can be switched between whenever you like in the menu, creating a much more tailor-made experience.

In our review of Rise of the Ronin, we also shut down the comparison to Ghost of Tsushima. If you’re wondering what we think about that, we said: “There are some surface-level similarities, but saying these two are alike simultaneously doesn’t give Ghost of Tsushima enough credit and gives Rise of the Ronin too much”. If you want an open-world action game, Rise of the Ronin will scratch that itch. It has brutally fun combat and there is plenty to do.

That’s it for is Rise of the Ronin a Soulslike. For more, read our guides covering multiplayer and co-op, and how to get more healing items.

Rise of the Ronin Souslike FAQs

What type of game is Rise of the Ronin?

Rise of Ronin is an open-world action RPG. There is an overarching narrative that you follow throughout the story. Each mission progresses this story.

What is a Soulslike game?

This term refers to a game that has been inspired by, or takes inspiration from the Souls games made by FromSoftware. These include Dark Souls, Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring.