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Watch a Nioh beginner's walkthrough to see how hard Team Ninja's game really is

Nioh is hard. Very hard. Its creator Team Ninja has spent a long time away from the realm of hard games. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, Metroid: Other M, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball 3; these are light walks through the park. They are not Ninja Gaiden Black for Xbox, a game so hard it could literally make your brain explode. Nioh is that hard.  For anyone who's never played Nioh, the new Dark Souls-style action RPG by Team Ninja, here's a look at the game's first 90 minutes for an absolute beginner.

I've been playing games since I turned four in 1986, been writing about them since 1987, and writing about them professionally since 2008. My wife and I live in New York City. Chrono Trigger is my favorite game ever made, Hum's Downward is Heavenward is my favorite album, and I regularly find myself singing "You Won't See Me" by The Beatles in awkward situations.