...And the main reason for that is the load times after death are mercifully short.
Well there are other reasons as well. The combat has enough depth and movesets that when I die, I could think of more ways to get the upper hand or try a new strategy (such as changing stances). The story actually seems to have more going for it than whatever is happening in the Soul's games. I like the spirit animals and that there's more to customize and upgrade than your traditional souls game.
The one thing I do like about other Souls games that's missing in Nioh is that sense of dread (at least so far).
But man, those load times are great. Yes, I know DS on PC can have fast loading times too, but it's something to behold on a console which usually handles these things poorly (Bloodborne).
What are your thoughts on the game so far? I'm like 4 hours in, so barely enough for a first impression, but enough to compliment the load times.