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Nioh (Alpha Demo)

Even though I’m playing Dark Souls III right now, I’m not really that into the series (it kicks my ass so hard), but I was really curious about Nioh, Koei Tecmo’s attempt at a Dark Souls-like game. I dig the feudal Japan setting, and the combat system is interesting and different enough from the DS games – I like the idea of choosing different stances, and while in combat, after you’ve locked on to an enemy, it does feel more samurai-like in terms of movement than what you see in other games (especially while running around). That said, I probably died over a hundred times while playing, and I didn’t even face a boss character. I’m not quite sure if I’d end up wanting to get the full game when it comes out, but from playing this demo, it has piqued my interest.

By Jean Snow

Senior Manager, Esports at Ubisoft. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.