That's weird because FROM are not gfx guys they are about gameplay so for me Nioh is literally like a love letter to FROM or a homage. They've basically copied everything from souls and then added their own layers. The combat stances alone elevate this game beyond Souls in terms of build craft...two different weapons, stances, play entirely light style for fast hits or chain into heavy hits...incredibly deep.
I agree, graphics aren’t From‘s forte, but everything else about their games click with me.
I’ll probably try Nioh again with the remasters. There’s something there but it didn’t fall in place for me on my first try. It wasn’t just combat, but art direction, feel, and the jaggies didn’t help.