As many have noted, Nioh's combat mechanics draw pretty heavy inspiration from the Souls series. I feel pretty much at home while playing, but I have not been able to figure out how to perform a backstab (assuming this is a mechanic in the game).
So far, I've tried:
- Performing a light attack on an unaware enemy from behind
- Pressing and holding the light attack button on an unaware enemy from behind (this just performed a single light attack)
- Performing a heavy attack on an unaware enemy from behind
I am certain that the enemy I attempted to stab in the back was unaware when I attacked.
Is there a way to perform a backstab? I didn't even notice a damage bonus for attacking an unaware enemy from behind. Am I doing something wrong or should I be using a specific weapon/type of weapon? Is there a backstab/back attack mechanic in this game at all?